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Does BA Flies 777s Into Cdg?  
User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

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Does BA operate scheduled 777s to CDG? or it's just a charter?

If so, why do they need such big liners when they have a flight almost every hour? and why don't thay use 763s?


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User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

I have never known this to be a 777 route, maybe this was just a rugby charter with France V England ??
EGFF



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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

I know that BA used to fly the 777 to CDG when they first aquired it. I guess it was on testing runs. But this was back in 1996.

UAL747


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

Probably just a late a/c change. If the a/c supposed to fly the route needs maintenance and there are no substitute a/c they might put in a 777 instead.

GOT



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User currently offlineBibeb From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Strange, AMS saw a BA 777 yesterday as well in stead of the usual 757 on the Heathrow route. Coincidence or a change in a/c strategy for short haul?

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

Might have been a rugby charter perhaps?BA did fly the 772 to CDG when they first got them for 2 main reasons I think
1)crew training
2)problems with the GE90S to do with ETOPS.
Alex


User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

I thought the regular aircrafts on this route were more like 757 (at least that's what I flew on last fall).

Although I remember a movie shot in the 70s on which one of the character flys to London on an AF 747. At that time it seemed to me a big plane for just a short flight, but then the pilot said "our first stop will be London". So... maybe it is just a stopover...


User currently offlineBasteward From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

We (BA) are short of crew on LHR eurofleet at the moment so some flights have been going on Worldwide fleet aircraft to fill in our gaps!!

User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

On 18th March I saw a BA777 land in CDG. I was driving on road A1 just north of Paris when the plane was landing.

Megatop


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7937 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

I have actually seen Air France 747 Classics at Heathrow more than once. As stated above, there are loads of reasons, ie last minute equipment change (A300 goes tech), lack of short-haul crew, give the aircraft a testdrive after it's been in the hangar, etc etc. I like seeing unusual aircraft subs, always interesting (ie Olympic regularly using A340s from Athens to Heathrow).


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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

The Olympic 340s have been in alot recently at LHR.
Also the Turkish 340s too!


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1272 times:
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TAP flew A340's to LHR along with A320/A319's, but i ain't them at LHR for ages.

Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

I remember 18 months back seeing an Iberia 340 at LHR too.We have had a KLM 743 in once this year too.
Alex


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Yes, I have spotted a few European widebodies coming into LHR when I have been there: Swissair MD-11, Iberia A340, KLM 767-300 (I know it is part of KL's Eurofleet), etc. I also have a book with an Air France 747-400 taxiing in the background at LHR.


Jeff


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Swissair 330/M11
KLM 763
SAS 763 are all scheduled daily although the SAS may have changed


User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

They used to operate large aircraft regularly in the pre-Eurostar days due to a great demand that is now shared with the high-speed train.

More recently they operated them during France's notorious airport strikes when they were forced to reduce flights.


User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Lufthansa had to use a 747-400 for the 35min flight from Frankfurt to Munich a couple of times due to aircraft shortage.
Inseat video, reclining seats, First Class, all on a domestic 400km flight!


User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Okay... When BA uses its 777, AF its 747, KLM its 743 etc... do they use the same terminals and/or gates?! I mean AF operates the A300 to LHR T2.... but can T2 hold a 747 for ex?




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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2167 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

Bibeb, yes heres the data for 25th March:

BA0428 To Amsterdam, N/lands G-YMMG 777 25/03/2002 06:48
BA0429 From Amsterdam, N/lands G-YMMG 777 25/03/2002 11:01

Megatop, theres not 777s that went to CDG on the 18th, are u sure it was 18th??

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7937 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

T2 seems capable of handling the big jets. The AF 747s and OA A340s I've seen at LHR have all been parked at gates (not remote stands). I doubt all the gates are wide enough but it seems that quite a few are. If T2-bound aircraft had to use a remote stand it'd be a couple of miles away, there is nowhere near T2 for parking. Heathrow is the busiest international airport in the world (pax numbers) but it isn't very big. I think DFW is eight times bigger (or four times, can't remember). Basically it's shoehorned into the west London suburbs and it's creaking at the seams. But as far as I know the only remote parking is over by T4, and maybe some in the vicinity of T3.


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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1120 times:
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Cedarjet,

In this thread http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/762600, the top 10 busiest airport for Jan-Nov 2001 were:

1 / ATLANTA, (ATL) / 70'134'310 / -5.3
2 / CHICAGO, (ORD) / 62'018'075 /-6.9
3 / LOS ANGELES, (LAX) / 56'723'112 / -7.4
4 / LONDON, (LHR) / 56'282'138 / -5.9
5 / TOKYO, (HND) / 54'087'804 / 4.3
6 / DALLAS, (DFW) / 50'991'685 / -9.2
7 / FRANKFURT, (FRA) / 45'396'171 / -1.2
8 / PARIS, (CDG) / 44'784'408 / .1
9 / AMSTERDAM, (AMS) / 36'931'042 / .2
10/ DENVER, (DEN) / 33'573'131 / -5.7

Perhaps you mean DFW is 4 or 8 times the size in terms of area?

David/MAN


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

David...he made if pretty clear that's what he meant.



User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

Hello,

British Airways (BA) had selected CDG as one of the destinations for its newly-delivered 777-200s that were still in a proving period (until 1997). Alongside Paris, the first 777s also operated to Middle East. These flights allowed to carrier to train a few crews on the type.

Here is a photo of such a flight:


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More recently, the airline has sent a few 777s or even 747-400s when it had to cancel flights (bad wheather, ATC problem, etc.). But that's very rare.

We've also had a few Concordes here, but Air France's ones are more usual  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


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