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BA777 LGW-UVF...GE Or RR Powered?  
User currently offlinemanzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

Folks,

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!

Cheers!

Rez


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8761 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3682 times:
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Quoting manzoori (Thread starter):
older GE powered 777-200s

Yes, BA usually deploys either G-VIIA, G-VIIB, G-VIIR, or G-VIIP on the LGW-UVF-POS route.


User currently offlineAuchmithie From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3622 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.

Source: http://www.thebasource.com


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4627 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3583 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!
User currently offlineAuchmithie From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

G-VIIB and G-VIIU swapped back to their normal bases this morning. G-VIIB back at LGW and G-VIIU back at LHR.

User currently offlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 465 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

The following 777's are currently operating ex LGW:

G-VIIA - 14F/48J/40W/124Y - NO AVOD - GE engines
G-VIIB - 14F/48J/40W/124Y - NO AVOD - GE engines
G-VIIO - 40J/24W/219Y - AVOD - GE engines
G-VIIP - 40J/24W/219Y - AVOD - GE engines
G-VIIR - 40J/24W/219Y - AVOD - GE engines
G-VIIT - 40J/24W/219Y - AVOD - GE engines
G-YMMB - 48J/24W/203Y - AVOD - RR engines
G-YMMF - 48J/24W/203Y - AVOD - RR engines

-- Info correct as of 15 Oct 22:00GMT


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3127 times:

Quoting GSTBA (Reply 5):
G-VIIA - 14F/48J/40W/124Y - NO AVOD - GE engines
G-VIIB - 14F/48J/40W/124Y - NO AVOD - GE engines

Will these too be converted in due course?


User currently offlinemanzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Many thanks all for the detailed info. Not long to go now so v excited!

Been before but on BWIA A340... OMG what a lethargic climb out of LHR! Not so much a take off as the earths curvature just dropping away (as someone once said!)

That said, the flight was nice and quiet though the IFE was shocking!

Treating ourselves to a helicopter transfer to Casgtries though... minibus transfer last time was properly a white knuckle ride!

Cheers!

Rez



Flightlineimages DOT Com Photographer & Web Editor. RR Turbines Specialist
User currently offlinevv701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7403 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2912 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. .


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