WesternFlyer From Norway, joined Sep 2010, 23 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2694 times:
Hi, I'm flying on BA903 and BA780 on a saturday in october. I'm doing it because I wan't to fly the B763 for the first time and also do an intra-european flight on a widebody for the first time. And BA's gonna be a first-timer as well.
Is there a possibility that both flights will be operated by the same a/c? Or is it a good chance that the flight will be on two different individuals of the aircraft type? Layover at LHR is around two hours.
When OLCI for these flights are avaiable will it be possible for me to choose a seat with extra legroom? Or do I have to pay extra for that. It's already possible to choose seats for a fee but I won't do that since the whole trip has allready reached its budget.
BA780 was flown on 2011-07-12 by G-BNWX (B763)
BA780 was flown on 2011-07-11 by G-BNWX (B763)
BA780 was flown on 2011-07-09 by G-BZHA (B763)
BA780 was flown on 2011-07-08 by G-BZHC (B763)
BA780 was flown on 2011-07-06 by G-BNWX (B763)
BA780 was flown on 2011-07-05 by G-BNWW (B763)
BA780 was flown on 2011-07-04 by G-BZHC (B763)
BA780 was flown on 2011-07-03 by G-BNWZ (B763)
BA780 was flown on 2011-07-02 by G-BNWZ (B763)
BA903 was flown on 2011-07-12 by G-BNWA (B763)
BA903 was flown on 2011-07-11 by G-BNWA (B763)
BA903 was flown on 2011-07-09 by G-BNWA (B763)
BA903 was flown on 2011-07-08 by G-BNWX (B763)
BA903 was flown on 2011-07-06 by G-BNWX (B763)
BA903 was flown on 2011-07-05 by G-BNWZ (B763)
BA903 was flown on 2011-07-04 by G-BNWZ (B763)
BA903 was flown on 2011-07-03 by G-BNWZ (B763)
BA903 was flown on 2011-07-02 by G-BNWZ (B763)
So on 2 occasions so far in July its been the same aircraft, so about a 21% of having the same aircraft.
next flights : BD LHR-TXL J, FR SXF-STN Y, SN BRU-LHR Y, MA LHR-BUD Y, BA BUD-LHR J, BA LCY-SNN-JFK J, BA JFK-LHR J, BA
hal9213 From Germany, joined May 2009, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2170 times:
Its a funny experience. I flew on the same plane and same gate after a connection a couple of times. On shorthaul, if theres no distinction between arrivals and departures at the gate, people will look weirdly. I came out of the bridge as one the last pax, strolled around the gate counter, and boarded again 10min later.
People, who are not used to aviation operations will think you just came from where you are going, because they think a plane is only used back and forth on the same route (As is often the case with busses and trains). You can see those faces thinking "Why would he fly directly back again?".
Its obviously also fun to see and greet the same crew, if its short haul.