speedbird203
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DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:15 pm

Hey, Checking British Airways website, On January 12th 2007, British Airways will operate there 772 on the LHR-DTW-IAH, IAH-DTW-LHR route. I thought it was interesting because it looks like its just a once day change, Here's the question, Why would BA switch to the 772 for one day? I couldn't come up with any ideas to why. Will be interesting to see after the 767 operating the route for a while, Will be nice to see a 772 in the DTW airspace. Just thought I'd share with everyone interested.
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:43 pm

Equipment changes for one-day can happen from time to time with any airline......

Could be for several reasons:

1. Loads - sometimes a larger aircraft is used when there are many overbookings.

2. MX - the 767 that normally operates the route went tech and the 777 is subbing.

3. Ops - this swap was planned due to operational reasons and aircraft schedules.

My guess is that, in this particular case, BA is still feeling the effects of the Russian/Spy/Radiation situation......BA had 2 or 3 767s out of service for a few days and BA is still recovering from that situation - some 767s still have not gotten back to the proper schedules for flights and maintainance.
 
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:07 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 1):
Equipment changes for one-day can happen from time to time with any airline......

Could be for several reasons:

1. Loads - sometimes a larger aircraft is used when there are many overbookings.

2. MX - the 767 that normally operates the route went tech and the 777 is subbing.

3. Ops - this swap was planned due to operational reasons and aircraft schedules.

My guess is that, in this particular case, BA is still feeling the effects of the Russian/Spy/Radiation situation......BA had 2 or 3 767s out of service for a few days and BA is still recovering from that situation - some 767s still have not gotten back to the proper schedules for flights and maintainance.

Thanks.
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:36 am

I believe this is also around the time of the Detroit auto show. LH brings in a 99-seat business class 744 for a couple of weeks due to the increased demand. The flights are always bursting at the seems. But, since this is only a one day upgrade, I'm not sure if there is any correlation.
 
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:38 am

Quoting SpeedBird203 (Thread starter):
On January 12th 2007, British Airways will operate there 772 on the LHR-DTW-IAH, IAH-DTW-LHR route. I thought it was interesting because it looks like its just a once day change, Here's the question, Why would BA switch to the 772 for one day? I couldn't come up with any ideas to why. Will be interesting to see after the 767 operating the route for a while, Will be nice to see a 772 in the DTW airspace. Just thought I'd share with everyone interested.

Could they be adding extra capacity for the North American International Auto show?

http://www.naias.com/
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:40 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 4):
Could they be adding extra capacity for the North American International Auto show?

Never even thought about that, That maybe why, Wish the 772 change was permanent lol.
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:57 am

It wont be due to the radiation scare as that involved 767s from the short haul fleet which arent equipped with Club World/World Traveller Plus cabins.
 
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:02 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 1):
2. MX - the 767 that normally operates the route went tech and the 777 is subbing.

OK we are talking a full month away! Talk about foresight!
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:04 am

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 3):
LH brings in a 99-seat business class 744 for a couple of weeks due to the increased demand. The flights are always bursting at the seems

Which thankfully, they are doing again this year. I only wish I was up there to get a shot of it. I'm sure someone else at DTW will get a shot of both planes
 
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:53 am

Can someone at BA Confirm this.. If it's 100% true, I'll be there with camera in hand..

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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:06 am

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 9):
Can someone at BA Confirm this.. If it's 100% true, I'll be there with camera in hand..

British Airways website conforms it, But would be good for a BA worker to also make a post conforming the change, Would be nice to see a updated picture of a 772 at DTW.
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:19 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 7):
OK we are talking a full month away! Talk about foresight!

Hahaha, sometimes you have to laugh at yourself! I think that you realize that I was giving general reasons as to why there are equipment subs, but it come out very funny. Regards.

Quoting Madhatter (Reply 6):
It wont be due to the radiation scare as that involved 767s from the short haul fleet which arent equipped with Club World/World Traveller Plus cabins.

Valid, but I heard from a friend at BA that ALL 767 ops have been a bit screwed up since the subject 767s were unexpectedly pulled from service and will continue to be for the nearterm future........its seems that some MX schedules and plans were effected and it will take a while until everything is back to normal. Does this effect this one off sub in January? Hard to say.
 
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:34 am

Does BA normally fly to IAH via DTW? Only?

That seems strange.
 
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:43 am

Quoting D L X (Reply 12):
Does BA normally fly to IAH via DTW? Only?

That seems strange.

Hi,

Due to Bermuda II Houston can't be served non-stop from Heathrow so BA operates the B767 flight via DTW (previously ORD) in addition to twice daily B777 services from LGW.
 
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:17 am

Quoting Englandair (Reply 13):
Due to Bermuda II Houston can't be served non-stop from Heathrow so BA operates the B767 flight via DTW (previously ORD) in addition to twice daily B777 services from LGW.

And previous to ORD it was IAD with a 744. Once the Bermuda II silliness is abandoned or at least modified to allow IAH access you'd probably see double daily 744s on an IAH-LHR run.
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:23 am

Quoting Englandair (Reply 13):
Due to Bermuda II Houston can't be served non-stop from Heathrow so BA operates the B767 flight via DTW (previously ORD) in addition to twice daily B777 services from LGW.

Yep Route is LHR-DTW-IAH - IAH-DTW-LHR, And from my understandings not many passengers fly from IAH to LHR via DTW on this route.
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:45 am

From the IAH standpoint, it'll be too late in the evening to get a picture, + we already get the 77 earlier in the afternoon. But thanks for the update!

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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:51 am

Quoting ATCT (Reply 16):
From the IAH standpoint, it'll be too late in the evening to get a picture, + we already get the 77 earlier in the afternoon. But thanks for the update!

No problem, Yes i heard about the BA 777 services from LGW, Thought it would be interesting to have the DTW-IAH leg with a 772  Wink
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:03 am

Quoting SpeedBird203 (Reply 10):
But would be good for a BA worker to also make a post conforming the change

The booking system is showing a B777 on January 11 and 12. They will have First cabins.
 
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:10 am

Going to be there! I've been needing an excuse to go back there for a day. Anyone want to meet up? We can co-ordinate, meet at the Hampton, I think it is? IM me if interested.
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:18 am

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 3):
I believe this is also around the time of the Detroit auto show.

Not just yet, 2007 NAIAS is in January.
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:18 am

I'm definately in

ANyone, email me if interested

What time does the flight usually come in?

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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:30 am

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 20):
Quoting LHUSA (Reply 3):
I believe this is also around the time of the Detroit auto show.

Not just yet, 2007 NAIAS is in January.

Ah, Niel, did you read the dates in question by Speedbird in the starter?

Quoting SpeedBird203 (Thread starter):
Hey, Checking British Airways website, On January 12th 2007, British Airways will operate there 772 on the LHR-DTW-IAH, IAH-DTW-LHR route. I thought it was interesting because it looks like its just a once day change, Here's the question, Why would BA switch to the 772 for one day? I couldn't come up with any ideas to why. Will be interesting to see after the 767 operating the route for a while, Will be nice to see a 772 in the DTW airspace. Just thought I'd share with everyone interested.
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:19 am

Quoting Englandair (Reply 13):
Hi,

Due to Bermuda II Houston can't be served non-stop from Heathrow so BA operates the B767 flight via DTW (previously ORD) in addition to twice daily B777 services from LGW.

Thanks for this.

I imagine that they can't sell the ticket IAH-DTW. How many people would actually fly the flight with the stop just so they can get to LHR instead of LGW? Seems like an awfully expensive stop.
 
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RE: DTW & IAH Spotters, BA 777 On Its Way

Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:28 pm

Quoting D L X (Reply 23):
How many people would actually fly the flight with the stop just so they can get to LHR instead of LGW? Seems like an awfully expensive stop.

Those who have local connections within the UK, Scotland, etc. and flying onward to Lagos, Nairobi, etc. Oil company personnel run this route much more than the LGW sector.

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