HEATHROWHUNTER
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BA’s A321NEO Routing Network

Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:30 am

Hi Everyone,

BA are still using standard A321 (G-MED’s) on the mid-haul routes (4/5 hours) they operate like AMM,DME,CAI,BEY.

With the recent introduction of the A321 NEO’s I am surprised the cabin layouts have not been setup to accomodate these routes but are in fact similar to the European and domestic cabins (G-EUX’s).

As the NEO offers an improved fuel efficiency does anyone know why BA chose to use the NEO on shorter European routes / domestic as well and not on the destinations as noted above ?

Many Thanks
 
Andy33
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Re: BA’s A321NEO Routing Network

Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:23 am

The earliest deliveries of A321neos (which are running late and out-of-sequence) were intended as approximate replacements for the seven 763s in Euro/domestic configuration, as such they will frequently undertake journeys nearly as long as the four remaining mid-haul configured A321ceos, and absolutely required to be in shorthaul configuration. In practice the deliveries haven't been particularly prompt for this purpose, mostly due to the well documented engine issues, and G-NEOP which should have been the first suffered damage on the ground before it even had its test flights, and is only now at the test flight stage, some 6 months after it should have been delivered. Maybe with hindsight the first four should have been used to displace the mid-haul planes which would then have been reconfigured for shorthaul, but we are where we are.
 
senatorflyer
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Re: BA’s A321NEO Routing Network

Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:45 am

HEATHROWHUNTER wrote:
Hi Everyone,

BA are still using standard A321 (G-MED’s) on the mid-haul routes (4/5 hours) they operate like AMM,DME,CAI,BEY.

With the recent introduction of the A321 NEO’s I am surprised the cabin layouts have not been setup to accomodate these routes but are in fact similar to the European and domestic cabins (G-EUX’s).

As the NEO offers an improved fuel efficiency does anyone know why BA chose to use the NEO on shorter European routes / domestic as well and not on the destinations as noted above ?

Many Thanks


Those mid-haul planes usually only do one round trip a day while the neos are performing up to 6 flights per day. In terms of fuel saving I would assume the savings would be higher on 6 shorter sectors (combined) than one round trip of a longer sector.
 
opticalilyushin
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Re: BA’s A321NEO Routing Network

Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:38 pm

The Mid haul fleet make use of the dedicated business cabin on those premium-heavy routes, especially Moscow

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