FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2160 posts, RR: 3 Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14058 times:
I'm hoping that the vast amount of knowledge on this site can help me with some info about the BA 767-336ER fleet. I know that BA has used the aircraft on both long and short haul flights, but can anyone provide dates for aircraft that have switched between roles? I know that some aircraft have always been long or short haul birds, but equalyy some (including ones that went to QF) have served in both, so any info on dates they served in either role would be appreciated. Also, any info on the configurations, as I know that the long haul birds were three class, then two class, then some get the First flat beds, then they went to three class without First.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8228 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8070 times:
Quoting VV701 (Reply 2): G-BNWA:
When delivered configured for 247 passengers (C154 / Y83). Initially primarily operated LHR-CDG-LHR and by October 1991 to and from CDG, FRA, FCO, LCA and LIN.
Still configured C154 / Y93 in December 1996 in sub-fleet of eleven similarly configured 763s comprising 'WB, 'WC, 'WD, 'WE, 'WF, 'WK, 'WL, 'WV, 'WW AND 'WY as well as 'WA. All eleven LHR based.
By September 1999 'WA reconfigured for between 229 (C134 / Y95) and 252 (Y252) passengers.
As at 31 July 2010 'WA together with 'WB, 'WX, 'WZ, G-BZHA, 'HB and 'HC in sub-fleet of seven aircraft operating between LHR and ARN, ATH, CDG, DME, FCO, FRA, IST and LCA.
'WA's last revenue flight configured for up to 252 passengers (C134 / Y95 to Y252) IST-LHR (BA677) on 22 September 12.
'WA's first revenue flight configured for up to 259 passengers (C68 / Y179 to Y259) LHR-FRA (BA902) on 8 November 12.
Here's the same data for the fourth to sixth BA 763s:
As for ''WA up to and including "By September 1999 . . ."
WFU 27 October 2001 after operating LCA-LHR (BA663). Parked LHR
Ferried LHR-YMX-MHV (BA9288) 28 March 2002. Parked
Ferried MHV-LHR (BA9255P) 30 May 2003. Parked
LHR-NCE (BA344) 3 September 2003. Returned to service
ATH-LHR (BA631) 2 December 2003. Then WFU. Parked LHR
LHR-FRA (BA910) 24 February 2004. Returned to service
LCA-LHR (BA663) 30 October 2005. Last revenue flight in short-haul configuration (C134 / Y95 to Y252)
Ferried LHR-LGW (BA9177E) 5 November 2005. To BA Maintenance LGW for conversion to long-haul configuration
Ferried LGW-LHR (BA9153P) 14 January 2005. First flight configured for 189 passengers (J24 / W24 / Y141) with lie-flat J Class seats and AVOD in all cabins
LHR-TLV (BA165) 15 January 2006. Returned to service
31 December 2012 together with G-BNWC, 'WH, 'WN, 'WO, 'WR and 'WU in sub-fleet of seven long-haul configured 763s operating with first generation J Class seats and scheduled for replacement with 787-8s
As for G-BNWA until:
MAN-LHR (BA1389) 1 June 2000. Last BA revenue flight
RO LHR QF livery 11 June 2000 painted "VH-ZXA" but fuselage registration later taped "G-BNWE"
QF registered VH-ZXA 8 August 2000
When delivered (23 June 1990) configured for 194 passengers (F9 / J44 / Y141). Initially operated to Middle East destinations initially AUH. BAH and RUH subsequently expanded to include DOH, JED and KRT
From 27 October 1991 primarily dedicated to serving AUH, BAH, DHA, DXB, JED, KWI, MCT, RUH and THE.
By (when?) 31 December 1996 converted to short-haul configuration and operating in a sub-fleet of eleven 763s based at LHR and configured for 247 passengers (C154 / Y93) - see G-BNWA
LCA-LHR (BA665) 29 September 2000 last BA flight.
RO LHR Qantas livery 9 October 2000 painted "VH-ZXB" but fuselage registration later taped "G-BNWF"
I found one reference to an early BA 744 configuration of 18 F, 75 J, 277 Y.
F went from 18 to 14 when the original reclining sleeper seats were replaced with flat-bed seat in the mid-1990s. An article about BA's new Club World and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) changes a few years later said J was going from 75 to 70 and Y from 277 to 177, with the addition of 30 of the new premium economy seats. There's also a configuration with fewer J and more Y seats. I'm not sure whether there was more than one configuration on the 744s originally or whether the 18/75/277 was standard on all.