manzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 26 Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4418 times:
I'm due to fly this route on Tuesday 19th Oct. I know it's on a BA777, but is there anyway to find out ahead of the flight if it's going to be one of the older GE powered 777-200s or a later RR powered 777-200? Oh and what level of IFE can I expect?
Not that it's a matter of life or death, whichever it is I will be on the aircraft, just idle curiosity really!
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Auchmithie From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4187 times:
Usually operated by the Gatwick GE 3 Class 40J machines G-VIIO,P,R,T or one of the two Heathrow RR 48J machines which are based at Gatwick at any time (G-YMMF is currently the 48J machine on Gatwick - US/Carribbeen duties). All have AVOD. On current allocations the only chance of no AVOD is if 4 Class G-VIIA substitutes. G-VIIB is currently at Heathrow with G-VIIU at Gatwick.
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4854 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4148 times:
I flew this last week - we were on G-VIIR and G-VIIT which were both GE powered aircraft.
AVOD was on both aircraft, though on the outbound flight on G-VIIR, the AVOD was broken, so we only had loop entertainment for the flight. It was explained there was a fault that was unable to be rectified prior to departure.
Both flights had really nice food, free drinks in World Traveller and great crews both ways. You'll enjoy it - and St. Lucia is a wonderful place!
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
vv701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8387 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3477 times:
Quoting Vasu (Reply 6): Will these too be converted in due course?
I believe that in 2011 the 4-class 772s currently without AVOD including both 'IA and 'IB will be fitted out with the new F Class cabin, the new W and M Class cabins and the latest Thales AVOD system currently available on BA's two 77Ws. But there are apparently no plans at this time to upgrade other aircraft to the Thales AVOD system. .