Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5115 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3416 times:
I live in the caribbean island of Grenada.. BA used to use the 747-200 for about 7 years.. then replaced them on that route with the 747-400, which in turn served the island for almost the same amount of time. But during the last two years however we have been served by the 777. The basic reasons among others is that the 777 has a lower passenger capacity(we cant full a 747-400 normally) and is cheaper to operate than the 747-400. two plus'
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3274 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3378 times:
I have just flown on the BA/AML 777-236 ER from Tobago to LGW and back (check my trip report). TAB was started by BA in 1998 after it sold Caledonian, which had started its services to TAB with DC-10-30s in 1993 (those continued under jmc until last month). BA initially flew nonstop once weekly with the DC-10-30 then in 1999 they brought in the Triple Seven. (I was in Tobago one week too early to see the 777's debut but that was the time that I could get a vacation.) Service was increased to twice weekly last year and Grenada was added to the route - that arrangement continues today. The planes used to TAB have Club World and World Traveller classes.
Over in Barbados, BA flies daily from LGW using the 777-236 in a 3-class configuration (First, Club, World Traveller) so the AML arrangement does not hold there. In fact, during peak times they use the 747-436. My parents flew on the 747-436 last year to LGW. The Triple Seven, however, dominates the Caribbean routes now.