BAW076
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BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:33 am

Just a heads up for all you spotters at PEK...

BA have sent a Boeing 747-400 (G-CIVR) on the BA039 today (Carrying just 2 pax!), instead of the usual B772, so if any of you fancy getting up for its 0700 arrival to maybe grab some pics of this rarity, you have been warned she is coming!

However if thats a bit too early for you, it is scheduled for departure back to London at 0950, so you can watch her as she heads off!

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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:37 am

Carrying just 2 pax? Is this the result of the the strike that never happened?

Must be an awesome flight for those 2 people but quite freaky at the same time. Do you think they got upgraded?

How much did BA lose due to the 'strike'?
 
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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:13 am

Quoting Hawaijahaz (Reply 1):
Carrying just 2 pax? Is this the result of the the strike that never happened?

Yes.

Quoting Hawaijahaz (Reply 1):
Must be an awesome flight for those 2 people but quite freaky at the same time. Do you think they got upgraded?

I'd say there was a fair chance they did!

Quoting Hawaijahaz (Reply 1):
How much did BA lose due to the 'strike'?

I'm not sure of this...

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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:55 am

Wonder why that is? Maybe they were sending it there as there is increased demand. Is there any special event going on there in the next few days that would increase demand on flights?
 
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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:30 am

Quoting Theginge (Reply 3):
Wonder why that is? Maybe they were sending it there as there is increased demand. Is there any special event going on there in the next few days that would increase demand on flights?

I doubt it considering there was only 2 passengers on it!  rotfl 
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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:52 pm

Quoting BAW076 (Reply 4):
I doubt it considering there was only 2 passengers on it!

My guess would be that the return flight would have the increased demand. Or maybe with all the shuffling they're doing this was the equipment they had available to send?

By the way, how do you find out exactly which equipment will be sent besides on their website? I'm curious with all the cancellations if they will send a 744 to YYC because the flight is oversold (in the back anyways) just about every flight. Thanks in advance.

[Edited 2007-01-31 05:57:54]
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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:13 pm

Quoting PilotRecruit (Reply 5):
By the way, how do you find out exactly which equipment will be sent besides on their website? I'm curious with all the cancellations if they will send a 744 to YYC because the flight is oversold (in the back anyways) just about every flight. Thanks in advance.

http://www.acarsd.org/acars_search.html

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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:31 pm

Quoting BAW076 (Thread starter):
BA have sent a Boeing 747-400 (G-CIVR) on the BA039 today (Carrying just 2 pax!), instead of the usual B772

Sorry don't quite understand. IVR was in BOM yesterday and arrived at LHR this morning. It was on flight 139/138.
I think you got it wrong.
 
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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:46 pm

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 7):
Sorry don't quite understand. IVR was in BOM yesterday and arrived at LHR this morning. It was on flight 139/138.
I think you got it wrong.

This is from ACARS:

ACARS mode: E Aircraft reg: G-CIVR [Boeing B744]
Message label: Q0 Block id: 5 Msg no: S13A
Flight id: BA0138 [VABB-EGLL] [British Airways]
----------------------------------------------------------[ 31/01/2007 05:39 ]-

ACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg: G-CIVR [Boeing B744]
Message label: Q0 Block id: 7 Msg no: S51A
Flight id: BA0039 [EGLL-ZBAA] [British Airways]
----------------------------------------------------------[ 30/01/2007 12:43 ]-

ACARS got it wrong, not me!

It was infact G-YMMF (B772) which flew on the BA039 to PEK...

I hope nobody in PEK got up early to go and see the B744 that never came!!
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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:38 pm

2 PAX !!! What a lovely day to non-rev on BA !!!!

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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:36 am

Quoting BAW076 (Reply 6):
http://www.acarsd.org/acars_search.html

Thanks!!  Big grin
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RE: BA B744 At PEK (Wed 31 Jan 2007)

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:18 am

Not suprised at all for the loads. BA31 had literally no pax at all but carrying a full set of crew, and BA27 had about 30 pax from LHR arriving in HKG today.