vikinga346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 518 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3389 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!
...you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you shall return
planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3310 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.
tristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4152 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2782 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!)
flyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1028 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1914 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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