dvintiadis
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BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Mon Oct 28, 2002 5:20 am

I think that BA have changed the aircraft they use from London to Athens from 757 to 767.I saw that on a reservation that i wanted to do.The used to have 767's prior to sep.11.Can anyone confirm about the change or say if they are doing this for all flights to Athens?
 
donder10
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RE: BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Mon Oct 28, 2002 5:58 am

Well lately OA have been sending in a lot of 343s so I guess demand must be very high.
 
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RE: BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:31 am

London to Athens is a major route. When I was a travel agent (here we go again...) that was probably the single route I booked the most seats. Whatever else happened each day, I always booked a dozen seats, probably 60% Olympic 40% BA (we had better fares with OA). BA have always used a mix of 757s and 767s.

As a rule of thumb, the main European routes BA deploy 767s on are: Brussels (one or two a day; mostly 757s), Nice, Frankfurt (see BRU), Athens and Cyprus. Paris was all 767s til the Chunnel opened.
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RE: BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:34 am

BA used to fly two daily B767's from LHR and one daily B737 from LGW pre 9/11.
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RE: BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:38 am

Was full both flights I flew to athens last week, I was wondering when they'd change back to the 767, but am glad we got the 757 (although the flight back we ended up in a little problem with a lack of fuel).
 
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RE: BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:40 am

I thought the 767 was a regular on the Istanbul and Moscow runs, or is that my imagination?


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RE: BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:44 am

LON-ATH is a busy route. In fact, this past Friday, BA 2640 (one of the last LGW-ATH flights) operated as a 777-200. BA has two daily flights using a mix of 767s and 757s (767 operates on TuWe) and OA has two dailies with 340s and A300s.
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RE: BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:51 am

Last year at least, there were 2 daily BA services (1 757, 1 767) LHR-SVO.
 
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RE: BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Wed Nov 06, 2002 6:04 pm

Indeed the LON-ATH route is very busy and maybe one of the profitable routes that OA operates. Now that OA doesn't fly ATH-BKK-SYD-MEL, more A340s will be used for flights to London Heathrow.
 
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RE: BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Wed Nov 06, 2002 6:32 pm

capt Picard:

For the Moscow route, BA has mainly been using 757 lately for their daily evening flight
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RE: BA Changling Equipment On London-Athens Route

Thu Nov 07, 2002 6:05 am


Has the BA flight to ATH increased to 3xdaily due to the end of the LGW service. If they are deploying 767s then they must be busy. ATH on BA and OA must make money?