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3rd BA LHR-LAX Flight  
User currently offlineIrishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 385 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9920 times:

BA is offering a 3rd LHR-LAX flight this summer. The flight number is 279. According to the timetable it is being served with a 777. Does anyone know if it will be a 772ER or a 77W?

Thanks.

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User currently onlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2042 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9897 times:

Flights 278/79 will be a 77W.


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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7363 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9506 times:

Quoting Irishpower (Thread starter):
BA is offering a 3rd LHR-LAX flight this summer.

BA operated three daily 744 flights last summer, BA268/69, BA278/79 and BA282/83.

While BA268/69 was nearly always operatws in Summer 2011 by a 'Mid J' 744 configured for up to 337 passengers (F14 / J52 / W36 / M235) the other two flights were operated by a mix of 'Mid J' and 'Hi J' 744s, the latter configured for up to 291 passengers (F14 / J70 / W30 / M177).

For comparison purposes BA's 77Ws are configured for up to 297 passengers (F14 / J56 / W44 / M183).


User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2832 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9420 times:

Now that AA has JV/ATI with BA, I wonder if it's time for them to drop their own metal on the crowded LAX-LHR route in favor of codesharing with their partner that offers a superior product? This has to be the sort of route that is costing AA a fortune to run but suffering from rather low yields thanks to heavy competition from BA, VS, UA, and NZ. I know L.A.-London is an ever-popular route for the entertainment industry and British tourists, but I have to believe a little rationalization can go a long way...


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User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9417 times:

Thats an impressive seat count BA will offer, no matter what configeration they go with. Is this generally an O & D market or is there lots of connections, particularly on the London end?

User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2832 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9182 times:

Quoting ual777uk (Reply 4):
Is this generally an O & D market or is there lots of connections, particularly on the London end?

Lots of O&D, that's for sure. Plenty of business and leisure traffic between L.A. and London - you hear plenty of British accents here whether it's in the office or at the club!

That said, BA is also a popular option between L.A. and Scandinavia, among other places. I imagine they get a healthy contingent of connecting traffic beyond LHR just as they would with all other North American markets.



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17047 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9114 times:

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 5):
That said, BA is also a popular option between L.A. and Scandinavia

  

Every time I have flown on BA to/from LAX I have seen quite a few Swedes on board.



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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6077 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8983 times:

Hasn't BA had 3 daily during the summer for years now? I don't think this is anything new.


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User currently offlinehohd From United States of America, joined May 2008, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8498 times:

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 3):

The problem is that if AA drops its flight, AAdvantage members would not able to earn 100% regular and status miles on BA flights, except on higher fare classes. Plus AA is now serving alcohol free to economy class, so AAdvantage members would prefer for AA to continue to offer flights. And AA has relationships with other non-oneworld airlines, (QR etc.) where QR members would earn miles.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24724 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8443 times:

Quoting ual777uk (Reply 4):
Is this generally an O & D market or is there lots of connections, particularly on the London end?

Excluding Canada and Mexico, LA-London is one of the top-5 international city pairs from the US. About 1.4mil people travel between the cities annually.

Quoting as739x (Reply 7):
Hasn't BA had 3 daily during the summer for years now? I don't think this is anything new.

Yes for like 10-odd years.



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User currently offline747srule From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8285 times:

I would consider it newsworthy because it is a different aircraft than a 744. Looks like I will finally see a BA triple 7!!!


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User currently offlinerunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2173 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8272 times:

Quoting hohd (Reply 8):
The problem is that if AA drops its flight, AAdvantage members would not able to earn 100% regular and status miles on BA flights, except on higher fare classes.

This is not true. The earning scheme is metal neutral, whether you fly AA or BA.

The bigger issue for AA elites is the fact that BA charges fuel-surcharges on redemption (where AA does not) and the inability to use system-wide upgrades on BA at the moment.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17047 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8238 times:

Quoting 747srule (Reply 10):
I would consider it newsworthy because it is a different aircraft than a 744. Looks like I will finally see a BA triple 7!!!

Exactly, and besides that it is on their newest and best product.



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User currently offlineolddominion727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5891 times:

Quoting Irishpower (Thread starter):

Looks like a 77W


User currently offlineAirxliban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4045 times:

Quoting 747srule (Reply 10):
I would consider it newsworthy because it is a different aircraft than a 744. Looks like I will finally see a BA triple 7!!!

I second that. I've been flying LAX-LHR and vice versa 2-4x a year for the last 25 years and it's always been a 747. It will be incredibly exciting to see a BA 777 at LAX, although I hope that the type doesn't replace the 747 for a long, long time.



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User currently offlineKU747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

Quoting as739x (Reply 7):
Hasn't BA had 3 daily during the summer for years now? I don't think this is anything new.

More than 15 years.



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