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BA 777 To BCN 09 Mar  
User currently offlinevikinga346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

Attn BCN spotters,

BA is subbing an Airbus 320 for a 3-class B 777 on the LHR-BCN-LHR run as demand is high for the Arsenal/Barcelona game on 8 March. This flight will be taking passengers home and will be mopping up any oversales from the other rotations that day.

Would be great if someone could take some photos!


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User currently offlineplanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

This is fairly unusual, I've never known BA to operate larger aircraft for a match at this stage in the competition. They also seem to be subbing a few flights on the 8th/9th on the slightly larger A321, as apposed to the normal A320.

I'll be in Barcelona for the match, but unfortunately its a Ryanair 738 home for me.


User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

I am surprised that the demand is not there for a 744 but great to see a 777 on the route.

User currently offlinetristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3930 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 2):
I am surprised that the demand is not there for a 744 but great to see a 777 on the route.

The problem with the B744 is the large F/J cabin.
The 3 class B772 carries 275 pax, the high J B744 carries 299, and the low J 337.
So not many more seats, but a much greater operating cost (unless you can sell all those biz seats!)


User currently offlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

Quoting tristarsteve (Reply 3):
The 3 class B772 carries 275 pax

Looks as if WTP is being sold as Euro Traveller. Res system showing config 48J/227Y

Quoting tristarsteve (Reply 3):
So not many more seats, but a much greater operating cost (unless you can sell all those biz seats!)

Just tried to book a flight from BCN to LHR on 09th March. BA.COM shows that there is no seats available in any class.

Wednesday departures from BCN are showing as using following a/c

07:35 BA477 - A320
09:10 BA489 - A320
11:35 BA479 - A321 (Normally A320)
13:35 BA485 - A320
16:20 BA475 - 772 (Normally A320)
18:25 BA481 - A321 (Normally A320)
20:25 BA487 - A320


User currently offlineHeeBeeGB From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

The 772 is wide open going out but as said above, its full on the BCN-LHR sector.

Only BCN-LHR seats on BA for the 9th is on BA481, 3 empty seats (unless things have changed)

And yes WT and WT+ are being sold as euro traveller.


User currently offlinedowntown273 From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

Quoting HeeBeeGB (Reply 5):
The 772 is wide open going out but as said above, its full on the BCN-LHR sector.

Only BCN-LHR seats on BA for the 9th is on BA481, 3 empty seats (unless things have changed)

And yes WT and WT+ are being sold as euro traveller.

Ryanair in the other hand is selling Barcelona-London (from GRO to STN/LGW/LTN) for as low as 45 Euros for that day, taxes included.

Am I missing something?


User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1013 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Quoting downtown273 (Reply 6):
Ryanair in the other hand is selling Barcelona-London (from GRO to STN/LGW/LTN) for as low as 45 Euros for that day, taxes included.

Am I missing something?


Two possible explanations:

1. It may be that despite Ryanair's best efforts, people do not associate GRO with Barcelona. Or they don't want to deal with the bus ride (especially not on the morning after a long night of either celebrating or drowning their sorrows, depending on how the match ends).

2. Some people are actually willing to pay a lot more if by doing so they can avoid Ryanair. (This may just be me though.)

[Edited 2011-03-04 05:27:07]


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User currently offlineHeeBeeGB From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

Boring fact but the 777 is actually oversold by 3 in M but few spare J seats so a nice upgrade to CW on BCN-LHR for some pax if everyone turns up!

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