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KL AMS-LHR-AMS On B777-300ER!  
User currently offlinePHBUF From Netherlands, joined Mar 2009, 238 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 16644 times:

Heads up LHR spotters! KL1007/1008 on 23DEC will be operated by B777-300ER (PH-BVA is planned at the moment, but this may change at any time..) mainly to get rid of left-behind bags from AMS. Approximately 200 pax are planned on the flight together with almost 1000 bags. I guess now all the Flight Simmers among us can justify flying their 773 on the AMS-LHR-AMS route! 

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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 16509 times:

There's also a rumour that Finnair will be sending an A340 to LHR tomorrow (23rd) as well.


Flown in: A30B,A306,A310,A319,A320,A321,A332,A333,A343,A346,BA11,BU31,B190, B461,B462,B463,(..50 types..),VC10,WESX
User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 16330 times:

Great, is this the 8.30 AM or whatever flight? what are the real times? Is this the first time a B77W of KLM will land at LHR?


Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 3829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16189 times:

That'll look cool... I hope the passengers onboard enjoy!

User currently offlinealasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16115 times:

Quoting PHBUF (Thread starter):
Approximately 200 pax are planned on the flight together with almost 1000 bags.

Why only 200 pax?


User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16071 times:

Yes, the first visit of a KL 77W. AY 343s due at 09.10 & 17.15

[Edited 2010-12-22 09:42:48]


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User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16035 times:

I was just wondering what up-gauging would be in effect. Are UA, US, CO, DL and/or AA sending larger aircraft? Kudos to KL for the 773.

M


User currently offlinePHBUF From Netherlands, joined Mar 2009, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15981 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 2):
is this the 8.30 AM or whatever flight?

Correct, departing AMS at 7:35 UTC, arriving at 9:00 UTC in LHR if I'm correct..
The 1008 is scheduled to depart LHR at 10:30 UTC, arriving at AMS at 12:00 UTC.

Quoting kl911 (Reply 2):
Is this the first time a B77W of KLM will land at LHR?

Not sure, perhaps an LHR enthusiast knows this for sure, but I don't think a KL 77W has ever landed there

Quoting alasdair1982 (Reply 4):
Why only 200 pax?

Not sure on that either, this is the current booking..it might end up a little higher, you never know. The LHR-AMS leg is filled a bit better, with a booking of approx. 300 passengers.


User currently offlinePHBUF From Netherlands, joined Mar 2009, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15956 times:

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 6):
I was just wondering what up-gauging would be in effect.

EI is sending an extra A330-200 on the DUB-AMS-DUB leg tonight


User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15891 times:

Quoting PHBUF (Reply 8):
EI is sending an extra A330-200 on the DUB-AMS-DUB leg tonight

Because of problems in DUB or in AMS? AMS has been open for two days now right, with all runways available?



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlinePHBUF From Netherlands, joined Mar 2009, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15842 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 9):
Because of problems in DUB or in AMS?

Can't say for sure, like the LHR flights, most (if not all) of the EI DUB-AMS-DUB flights have been cancelled for the past two days, so it's probably to clear up a backlog of passengers from both DUB-AMS and AMS-DUB


User currently offlinealasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15788 times:

A BA 777 is off to EDI this evening. A couple of them were also used on a service each to BCN and MAD this afternoon.

User currently onlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15750 times:

& these are the reasons why us a.netters love all this weather related delays/cancellations & airport closures!  


Dublin, where Sam Maguire will be coming home to in mid September
User currently offlinePHBUF From Netherlands, joined Mar 2009, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15696 times:

Quoting PHBUF (Reply 8):
EI is sending an extra A330-200 on the DUB-AMS-DUB leg tonight

which will be the EI-LAX (very cool registration )


User currently onlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15596 times:

Quoting PHBUF (Reply 13):
which will be the EI-LAX (very cool registration )

After it returns to DUB from CDG.



Dublin, where Sam Maguire will be coming home to in mid September
User currently offlinea320211 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15561 times:

Quoting alasdair1982 (Reply 11):
A BA 777 is off to EDI this evening. A couple of them were also used on a service each to BCN and MAD this afternoon.

I am surprised that there is so much slack in the B777 scheduling... Would they normally be sitting unused or has some maintenance work been rescheduled to make them available?


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15508 times:

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 6):
I was just wondering what up-gauging would be in effect.

EI-DIR A332 is currently just crossing the South Coast of England inbound LHR from FCO



Flown in: A30B,A306,A310,A319,A320,A321,A332,A333,A343,A346,BA11,BU31,B190, B461,B462,B463,(..50 types..),VC10,WESX
User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15417 times:

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 16):
EI-DIR A332 is currently just crossing the South Coast of England inbound LHR from FCO

Why is EI flying to LHR from FCO and not to DUB? Or is this to assist BA or AZ?



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineDanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15335 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 17):
Why is EI flying to LHR from FCO and not to DUB? Or is this to assist BA or AZ?

EI-DIR is an Alitalia A330-200.

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-272.htm



Flown: A319-21, A346, A380, B733-4, B738, B744, B752, B762-4, B77W, CR2, CR9, DH4, E190-95, F70-100, MD-11, MD-88, MD-90
User currently onlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15272 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 17):
Why is EI flying to LHR from FCO and not to DUB? Or is this to assist BA or AZ?

Remember about 95% of the AZ fleet is EI- registered  



Dublin, where Sam Maguire will be coming home to in mid September
User currently offlineclimb1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13294 times:

Quoting alasdair1982 (Reply 11):

That is correct. G-ZZZA is inbound for LHR as I type this. Operating BAW9158 from EDI.
Earlier today another BA 777 was operating LHR-AMS!

I remember when we had snow a few years ago and KL sent a 744 here to pick up stranded pax.

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 6):

UA have been using 744's on the LHR-DEN route yesterday and again today apparently.

[Edited 2010-12-22 15:31:53]


In my eyes the Boeing 747 will ALWAYS be the queen of the skies!
User currently offlinegrimey From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 449 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12869 times:

Quoting PHBUF (Thread starter):
Approximately 200 pax are planned on the flight together with almost 1000 bags

I thought all bags have to match the pax on board


User currently offlineirregking From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12811 times:

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 6):
Are UA, US, CO, DL and/or AA sending larger aircraft?


United did send a B747-400 on their ORD-LHR-ORD run yesterday 21 and today 22 DEC.... instead of the usual B763
Then again only one flight operated on each of these days... normally UA has B763's running 3 x daily between ORD and LHR



Worked on: A300,310,319,320,321,332,333,342,343,346,380,B732/3/4/5,744,DC10 -- Currently working on: A380 only
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12698 times:

Quoting grimey (Reply 21):
Quoting PHBUF (Thread starter):
Approximately 200 pax are planned on the flight together with almost 1000 bags

I thought all bags have to match the pax on board

If that was the case nobody would ever receive their bags after they have gone astray. How would they send them except on a later flight?


User currently offlinegrimey From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 449 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12622 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 23):
If that was the case nobody would ever receive their bags after they have gone astray. How would they send them except on a later flight?

True but when the trouble happened with T5 in LHR didn't BA get cargo aircraft to deliver them. I see noting wrong with what they are doing at the moment in order to deliver peoples luggage before Christmas I just thought there was strict laws against that.


25 Viscount724 : If memory correct, BA had to use trucks to get bags to passengers as there wasn't room on flights. I think the regulation you are referring to is tha
26 VV701 : On many of the shorter long haul routes the elapsed time between departure from LHR and return to LHR is well under 24 hours. For example BA107 LHR-D
27 caleb1 : When did UAL start flying LHR-DEN? I ask this because of what I read in reply 20.
28 flyorski : I assume he meant BA.
29 Post contains images wellies :
30 Burkhard : That will be the normnal load and all those left behind rebooked cleanup of the mess. Such a rule would kill aviation and make luggage insurances ext
31 alasdair1982 : Likewise again thia afternoon. BA446 (14:50 to AMS) is being operated by a 777.
32 PHKLM : BA446 & BA447 to be operated with 777-200ER G-YMMK.
33 LondonCity : Roughly a year ago LHR was again affacted by bad weather with lots of cancelled flights. I remember that LH used an A340-600 and a B747-400 between F
34 climb1 : BA951 MUC-LHR, usually an A319. Currently operated with B777 G-YMMT. BA954 G-YMME just departed LHR for MUC.[Edited 2010-12-23 06:57:15]
35 GCT64 : OH-LQC A340 on short finals 09L as AY833 at the current time, exactly on schedule for 1715 arrival.
36 Post contains links Viscount724 : March 30, 2008 I believe. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/14481414/detail.html[Edited 2010-12-23 15:51:13]
37 flyingfool : And for Friday again a 777-200 on the BA446/7 LHR-AMS-LHR, currently planned with G-YMML Mike
38 trystero : Ahh! Real luxury! Merry Christmas everybody!
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