Ironically, the switch from a 747 to 777 actually means, in the end, more capacity for SAN
because the 777 flight is nonstop to LHR
, and does not require a stop as the 747 did.
A 747-400 can not feasibly operate from SAN
nonstop, so I can assure you that SAN
will never see such a flight, unless a new runway is built. If BA
wants to expand here, they will add more frequencies. Speaking of which, BA
's IATA Draft Schedule for winter shows the resumption of daily service to SAN
. I wouldn't hold my breath on this, though, because I remember looking at the draft summer schedule a few months ago, and it also listed SAN
as a daily service. This obviously hasn't happened, as BA
still doesn't fly to SAN
two days out of the week.
On a related note, I wouldn't be surprised if PHX
is upgraded to a 747-400 within the next year or two.