JosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 9201 times:
I am aware that British Airways used to serve San Jose Costa Rica, Bogota Colombia, Pittsburgh USA, Abidjan Ivory Coast and Caracas Venezuela from LGW. Does anyone know what aircraft British Airways used to operate on these routes, the frequency of these routes and whether they were direct services or not? Also I would like to know the departure and arrival times at LGW of these particular flights as well.
If anyone has any information of any of these routes above or any other former British Airways routes that no longer operate, I would be most grateful if they could get back to me, however much or as little as they have.
BA also operated LGW-MSY for a couple of years in the earliy 1980s. Didn't last long. They used the L-1011-500 on that route. It was probably dropped around 1983 when, as part of major route cutbacks to stem huge losses, BA sold their L-1011-500s to the Royal Air Force.
jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7443 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8797 times:
Back in the late 80's and early to mid 90's, BA operated DC10 service:
Some of these I can't be certain, but the 2 above I know they operated
Quoting BAViscount (Reply 9): Wasn't that an LHR flight? I took that flight back in 1992 - it made a stop in IAD both directions. At the time they used a 744 on the route but I believe they changed to a 767 shortly after.
It was. During the 1980's it was operated as a BA218/219 LHR-PHL-PIT as an L10 and then a 744 in 1992 and then flipped to a 747-777 over the next decade
directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1733 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8591 times:
Remember some of the Saudi routes (ex BCal?) operated from LGW. I frequently flew from DHA to LGW on the 767 or 777 (the 747 was operated to DHA at some point as well).Remember at the time (late '90s/early 2000s) that LGW had a lot of 747s, and all sorts of intercontinental flights arriving and departing. I remember having a BA timetable from 2001 that showed a lot of routes from LGW. A bunch of US routes, plus assorted routes to West Africa and South America. For some reason I seem to recall that BA had LGW-KUL as well, but could be a figment of my imagination.
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8518 times:
Quoting USAirALB (Reply 16): BA used to fly CLT-LGW nonstop with a 777 until October 2001.
Just curious, when did BA start that route? I know that Piedmont started LGW-CLT back in 1987 (I flew that route a couple of weeks after it started) and that it was eventually replaced by US Airways, but I've got a mental block over BA being in that market! I've got family in the CLT area and I know that my Mum and her brothers eventually switched to flying AA LGW-RDU when they visited their sister and her family in NC and never flew direct to CLT on BA, am now wondering why (although may have been cost-related).
Not saying it didn't happen, like I said, just curious as to when!
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