VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8665 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
Quoting BA174 (Reply 4): F-HAVN seems to be the one with the new three class service and cabins upgraded to match F-GPEK.
F-HAVN was ferried ORY-LHR on 7 June (EC920) and was returned to ORY on 21 June (EC921). I guess this visit was to update the cabins to seat up to 114 passengers, 20 in 'Biz Bed', 28 in 'Biz Seat' and 66 in 'Eco'. It certainly operated ORY-EWR-ORY (EC003/04) every day since 23 June.
Note that EC had been promoting the new 'Eco' class as being launched on 19 June with both ORY-EWR-ORY rotations updated by 29 June
The other two EC 752s have also both visited LHR recently. F-GPEK arrived on 20 June (EC910), returned to ORY on 22 June (EC911) and then operated ORY-EWR-ORY (EC001/02) from 22 to 29 June. F-HAVI arrived at LHR on 22 June (EC930) and departed on 28 June (EC931) and operated EC001/02 on 30 June and 1 July and EC001 today (2 July)..
I do not understand the two-day visit of 'EK to LHR - perhaps minor maintenance - but the return of 'VI on 28 June afte six days coincides with the second flight planned update from 29 June.