GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13457 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2856 times:
The retiming of the BA002 to it's original 08:30 am slot, is now planned to be on the 4th August.
A BA aircraft will position out on Saturday 3rd to allow this, however, these plans may yet be revised due to operational considerations.
During August, BA plan to substitute the JFK flight with a BGI on the Saturday.
More details to follow.
RickB From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2787 times:
GDB, I take it this will mean the the BA001 Concorde will overnight at JFK before returning on the next day's BA002? Seems like an awful waste of an aircraft to have it sitting there for 20 hours each day !!
Gordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2752 times:
I'm sure I may be corrected - Under normal circumstances the morning BA001 arrival aircraft would not normally wait for 20 hours but depart early afternoon as the BA004 for an LHR arrival at around 22:15 GMT. The Inbound BA003 arriving at around 18:00 EST would then fly out the BA002 at 08:30 EST.
With the aircraft staying at JFK for 20hours overnight allows the serrvice to be re-timed to the correct BA002 times which has a noticable increase in passenger loads.
It also offers a much more robust service as any faults that develop on the inbound aircrtaft have time available to be corrected to save any cancellations. if the fault can't be corrected in the 20 hrs a quick turnaround of the BA001 means only a couple of hours delay.
To operate 2 services a day(BA1/2) it takes 2 aircraft, but for 4 services(BA1/2/3/4) only 3 aircraft are needed.
Shamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2554 times:
All the posts on this subject all either have am/pm or use the 24 hour clock (ie 8am is 0800 and 8pm is 2000). Air France overnight their Concordes at JFK, so the aircraft that arrives at 0845 leaves at 0800 the next day.