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BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:29 pm

The British sailors who were "guests" of the Iranian governement are supposed be coming home on this flight but I can't seem to find it anywhere, no tracking at all.

Please, no politics here.  Smile
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:32 pm

It's operated by BMED, a regularly scheduled flight.
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:45 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):

Thanks! Smile
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:58 pm

MSNBC will be carrying the arrival live in the States, FYI. (CNN and others might be as well.) Scheduled arrival is noon, London time, which should be shortly.
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:59 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):

Yeah, I've got Fox and CNN on split screen.  Smile

This was not a special flight. They said that there are regular passengers onboard but they've all been asked to move to the rear of the aircraft. Does anyone know what type of metal this is?
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:01 pm

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 4):
Does anyone know what type of metal this is?

A321 in the schedule.
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:02 pm

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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:03 pm

BA6632 is due to land at 12.05 according to the flight info www.BA.com

Their are live report from T4 on the BBCNews now showing the 2 Royal Navy helicopters waiting with engines running for the 12 Sailors to arrive home.

Looks like the BMed A321 may be using the Royal Suite adjacent to T4 to disembark-or perhpas that's the most convenient place for the Navy helicopters to wait.

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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:03 pm

Quoting Lxlgu (Reply 6):

Thanks guys, I see that now. Blurry picture on the screen, had to look at the main gear to be sure.  Smile
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:04 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):
A321 in the schedule.

Poor guys... 6h00 plus on an A321...hope there's at least IFE inside!

but then again I wonder if they are travelling C or Y class

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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:08 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 9):
I wonder if they are travelling C or Y class

They're in C and they said that they were drinking for free.  Big grin
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:08 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 9):
C or Y class

C
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:10 pm

Can anyone of you figure out the reg? I wonder if any a.netter is there taking pics of the a/c

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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:12 pm

Reg: G-MEDL
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:27 pm

Interestingly a BA flight operated by BMed part of Bmi on an Airbus aircraft with parts made by BAe
 
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:31 pm

Flight landed 1202 - arrived 1203.
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:36 pm

There's just something curiously British about helicopters taxiing out to the runway to takeoff.  Smile
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:53 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 13):
Reg: G-MEDL

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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:49 pm

Why not back to their Ship.
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:55 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 9):
Poor guys... 6h00 plus on an A321...hope there's at least IFE inside!

Much better than their "stay" for the last two weeks, surely.... Big grin
 
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:57 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 18):
Why not back to their Ship.

They were not returned to their ship in order to be debriefed and reunited with their families. This was the best course of action for all concerned, I believe.
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:10 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 18):
Why not back to their Ship.

Because there are no direct flights between Tehran and HMS Cornwall?  wink 

More seriously they were flown by two helicopters from LHR to Chivenor which is the home base of all the Royal Marines in the party and where all their families were waiting. And I do not expect that many of the 15 were over keen on going back on HMS Cornwall and renewing their work of inspecting ships before they were permitted to dock in Iraq. Finally the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines will wish to debrief them.
 
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:16 am


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BMED competes with IR on the LHR route; have a look at their website, they fly to some fairly unique places, all with 32x a/c. Some of their more recent deliveries incorporate in-seat IFE in both cabins, the olders don't.
 
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:45 am

Just curious

Those BMED routes are sort of medium hall routes, that compare with places Lufthansa fly A330s and A340s to and Air france even fly even fly the 773er (im thinking Beruit here, similar stage length). My question is how are those A320s configured? Do they have Club World seats? I'm guessing they would have something like the old Cradle seat BA used to use in Clubworld before the flatbeds, because it seems to long for club europe?

anybody got any info?
 
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:46 am

But the question on everyone's lips is... did BA manage to lose their luggage?  Wink

Good to have them back, and keen to see what was behind those rather forced Iranian TV appearances & confessionals.

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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:13 am

Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 23):
I'm guessing they would have something like the old Cradle seat BA used to use in Clubworld before the flatbeds

Correct. Not sure if the J seats on the BMED A320/321s are identical to the old BA seats but a news report on either CNN or BBC earlier this evening taken on board the A321 carrying the British sailors had a brief shot of the J cabin taken from the rear (probably taken through the curtain from Y class) and the J seats were 2 x 2 but you could only see the seatbacks.

Per the BMED website, their A320s and A321s have a a very spacious configuration, with only 124 seats on the A320 (22 J and 102 Y) and 149 on the A321 (31 J and 118 Y).
 
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:49 am

The C seats on BMED are the old BA cradle seats, the new (old and new) club world flat beds were too heavy.
 
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:42 pm

The seating is similar to any narrow-body BA aircraft, with (slightly) more space between the rows.
I've flown LHR-BEY on many occasions and nothing special to mention about them. I'd definitely prefer a widebody but not enough traffic.
 
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:46 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 9):
but then again I wonder if they are travelling C or Y class

I'd venture to guess that they'd be glad to be in the hold after their little "vacation"  Smile

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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:07 pm

Quoting Ncelhr (Reply 27):
The seating is similar to any narrow-body BA aircraft, with (slightly) more space between the rows.

In the Club World cabin the seats are very different to the 2x3 Euro Traveller/Club Europe converter seats on BA mainline's 737/757/Airbus fleets. They are longhaul-style cradle seats, similar if not identical to the design BA used on the widebody fleet until the flat bed was launched in 2000, arranged in 2x2 config.
 
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RE: BA 6634 Bringing British "Guests" Home

Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:59 pm

I was in the gym yesterday whilst they were showing footage of the plane landing and they showed a 757 landing..
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