Hey there,the first 747-300 is due very soon..TF-AME ( may become G reg),its an ex Corsair aircraft and will seat approx 530 people, and will be MAN
based, a -200 will continue at LGW
until approx March, when a second -300 will join, also ex Corsair.
On board service is excellent, -300 will have 15 cabin crew. The nose section on the aircraft seat 22 passengers, and is an excellent service, dealt with by 2 cabin crew, and involves champagne on boarding, PTV, 50inches legroom, leather interior, 4 meal choices, wedgewood china dishes...
Economy also has full leather interior, TF-ABA has PTV through out, 3 meal choices for economy, free drinks, free entertainment...better than most charters
Delays have been plentiful this summer, many caused by hurricanes, and the usual knock on effect.
Some also caused by night time flying restrictions ( not allowed land at LGW
prior to 6am). Dress code being introduced in April for Upgraded cabins.