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BA Upgrade SYD To 77W & Move To T5

Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:18 pm

British Airways will operate the Boeing 777-300ER on its services to Sydney. I guess this ends the speculation about BA ending the service.

Flights will also operate from T5.

http://www.ausbt.com.au/ba-upgrades-...o-boeing-777-shifts-to-heathrow-t5
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:22 pm

Quoting seansasLCY (Thread starter):

Wow! I didn't see that one coming. It'll be nice to catch a BA 77W in SYD. Well done to BA for keeping this route open.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:23 pm

Why is that an upgrade? Poor 747  .
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:25 pm

Wow... An announcement many of us certainly didn't expect!

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Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:25 pm

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 2):
Why is that an upgrade? Poor 747 .

Much better product offered on the 77W.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:31 pm

Fantastic! And a very smart move, if they advertise the upgrade. I wouldn't have considered a BA 77E or 744 to the UK, but their 77W would be fine.
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:37 pm

Quoting qf002 (Reply 5):

I think they have no choice but to advertise it. I just hope it stays on for a while to come and not be some flight which is an attempt to stay on the route which ends up closing a couple of years later.
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RE: BA Upgrade SYD To 77W & Move To T5

Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:48 pm

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 1):
Wow! I didn't see that one coming.

Not really that much of a surprise. Alright, maybe the B777-300ER was unexpected but it's only logical that BA find space for its SIN and SYD flight in T5 as these are both prestigious destinations. The only reason that BA kept this service in T3 was because of the Qantas JV.
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:22 pm

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Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:28 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 4):
Much better product offered on the 77W.

Really? How so?

I just flew in CW on the 744 upper deck. How on earth would I find hostel class on the 777 to be a better product? The 744 had a brand new F cabin installed, how is that a worse product? What are we down to, Y class PTVs?

A 744 kept up to date with retrofits will never be a downgrade from the 77W.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:38 pm

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 9):
how is that a worse product?

The new Y and Y+ seats are a massive improvement. I can't speak for F and J, but in World Traveller I'd choose the 77W over a 744 and 772 any day. Indeed, I've flown BA28 twice this year for that precise reason, BA26 is a 744.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:40 pm

The 74s are in BA's plans quite a ways into the future, are there any plans to install an updated Y product?
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:40 pm

Don't get your hopes too high, it still says up to now on their websites a B744,
so we wait for an official news though
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:17 am

The move to T5 is confirmed but as Capri states schedules in CRS/GDS still show 744...
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:25 am

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 9):
I just flew in CW on the 744 upper deck. How on earth would I find hostel class on the 777 to be a better product?

Totally agree. CW on the 744 upper deck is in a different league from anything on the 77W, no matter how new and shiny it is!
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:42 am

Definitely a downgrade, from the Queen of the skies to a light twin !
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:49 am

Quoting LondonCity (Reply 7):
Not really that much of a surprise. Alright, maybe the B777-300ER was unexpected but it's only logical that BA find space for its SIN and SYD flight in T5 as these are both prestigious destinations. The only reason that BA kept this service in T3 was because of the Qantas JV.

Has it been confirmed that BA11/12 to SIN are also moving to T5? Would make sense if there is room to have both SIN flights at T5.

I wonder if BA9/10 to BKK will also make the move to T5 after the end of the QF agreement?
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:56 am

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 2):
Why is that an upgrade?

Many of the 'Mid J' configured 744s, the type operated by BA to SYD, are not and will not be fitted with the BA "New First" product. However all of BA's 77Ws are fitted with the BA "New First" product.

None of the seats in any of BA's 744s are fitted with the latest Thales i5000 IFE System. However all of the seats in all classes in the BA 77W fleet are fitted with the latest Thales i5000 IFE System.

None of BA's 744s are fitted with the latest BA World Traveller Plus ('W' Class) cabin/seat. However all of their 77Ws are fitted with the latest BA World Traveller Plus cabin/seat.

None of BA's 744s are fitted with the latest BA World Traveller ('Y' Class) cabin/seat. However all of their 77Ws are fitted with the latest World Traveller cabin/seat.

All of BA's 744s, like all of their 77Ws, are fitted with BA's second generation lie-flat 'J' Business Class seat. There are 52 of these seats on the 'Mid J' configured 744s used on the LHR-SYD route. There are slightly more of these same seats - 56 - fitted in all of BA's 77Ws.

So the BA 77W is a superior option to the BA 744 in all cabins. Even in Business Class, where the 744 fleet, like the 77W fleet, has the BA Second Generation Business Class seat, the seats in the 77W are fitted with a superior IFE System.
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:05 am

Thanks for the information about the variation of the 744 fleet. BA will have many of these birds for awhile, are there plans for updating the Y cabin? We'll have to agree to disagree about the J cabins, I still strongly prefer the 744.

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:16 am

Quoting VV701 (Reply 17):
None of BA's 744s are fitted with the latest BA World Traveller ('Y' Class) cabin/seat. However all of their 77Ws are fitted with the latest World Traveller cabin/seat.

I haven't flown in the new BA Y class seat, but new generation seats aren't necessarily better than the seats they replaced. I can think of many examples where the opposite is true and the old seats were much more comfortable.

One positive thing about BA's 777 Y class seats (old and new) is that they're still 9-abreast, not 10-abreast like many of BA's competitors.
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:41 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 19):
I haven't flown in the new BA Y class seat, but new generation seats aren't necessarily better than the seats they replaced.

In this case they are. The two times I've flown into LHR on a 77W I've left on a 744 and a 772. No comparison in terms of Y comfort.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:11 am

Quoting VV701 (Reply 17):
Many of the 'Mid J' configured 744s, the type operated by BA to SYD, are not and will not be fitted with the BA "New First" product. However all of BA's 77Ws are fitted with the BA "New First" product.

This is a moot point, though, because all BA services to SIN/SYD already feature New First. I'm sure there are occasional substitutions, but these are no more of an issue with BA than any other airline.

The upgrade here is for W/Y passengers. Shockingly, W/Y passengers are important for serving this market profitably, and BA needs this new product to compete with other airlines who are all offering latest-generation products in Y (QF and SQ spring to mind).

But there's also the fact that the 77W is far more efficient that the 744. It allows them to shed a decent amount of Y capacity without losing too much premium capacity, and that is a good thing in a market that is so saturated. They'll stand a much better chance of making money with the 77W than the 744.

And to throw a spanner into the works, the 77W is far more capable of flying DOH-SYD.
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:34 am

Quoting qf002 (Reply 21):
far more efficient that the 744

Good point, I hadn't thought of that. Given that Europe-Australia is traditionally a low yielding market, the lower operating costs (especially fuel burn) could make a big difference in this market.

Quoting qf002 (Reply 21):
hed a decent amount of Y capacity without losing too much premium capacity

That's true. They can cut their need to offer $1,800 returns and focus on more premium traffic. They are obviously happy with J/F loads since they've kept front-end capacity steady. Again this will allow a high cost airline to continue to compete in a low yield market.

Quoting qf002 (Reply 21):
the 77W is far more capable of flying DOH-SYD.

Touche  

And the longer that QR is denied additional traffic rights to Australia...
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:54 am

Quoting VV701 (Reply 17):

So the BA 77W is a superior option to the BA 744 in all cabins. Even in Business Class, where the 744 fleet, like the 77W fleet, has the BA Second Generation Business Class seat, the seats in the 77W are fitted with a superior IFE System.

That's a purely subjective view. IFE is not the be all and end all of the travel experience.


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Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:52 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 15):
Definitely a downgrade, from the Queen of the skies to a light twin !

Since when is the 777 "light"?

Quoting Max Q (Reply 23):
There is no finer way to travel than the queen of the skies.

And that is a purely subjective view, too. As has been mentioned, for many passengers (W and Y pax account for greater numbers than J pax) the on board product and on board experience is better, thus it is an upgrade. It is not the aircraft type, but the onboard product that defines the comfort and experience. It's just the a.nutters like us that would choose a flight by aircraft type ...
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:57 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 15):
Definitely a downgrade, from the Queen of the skies to a light twin !

...a light twin that can fly the same payload about an hour farther than the 744?
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:33 am

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 24):
It's just the a.nutters like us that would choose a flight by aircraft type ...

Guilty as charged..
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:02 am

My last transatlantic flight in Club my IFE failed after 20mins, full cabin so no chance of seat change.Had 9hrs looking out the window and reading, yes was compensated by BA with lots of points.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:22 am

Thank god. The 744 is way past its sell by date, rattles around like rattle snake, is much louder and as such far more uncomfortable.

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:42 am

I definitely prefer the upper deck on a 744 to the dormatory J cabin on the 77W. I'd consider this a downgrade, at least for J pax.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:12 am

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 24):
It's just the a.nutters like us that would choose a flight by aircraft type

According to Airbus the general public go out of their way to fly the A380   Which leads me to my next question. How likely will we seen then BA11/12 upgraged to the A380?
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:19 am

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 28):
Thank god. The 744 is way past its sell by date, rattles around like rattle snake, is much louder and as such far more uncomfortable.

Give me a 777-300 any day

Sorry but the privacy afforded by the F cabin on a 747 is second to none. Especially the F cabins on the 777   
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:37 am

Quoting OEH68 (Reply 29):
I definitely prefer the upper deck on a 744 to the dormatory J cabin on the 77W. I'd consider this a downgrade, at least for J pax.

Had the opportunity to fly J on the upper deck of a SQ 744 a few years ago (whilst they still had the mighty 747 in service) and it was by far the most serene flight ever. You can put in curtains between J and Y on the main deck but nothing beats the exclusivity and privacy afforded on the upper deck.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:41 am

SYD 744 to 77W... it's the beginning of the end...
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:53 am

Quoting eta unknown (Reply 33):
SYD 744 to 77W... it's the beginning of the end...

Maybe its time for BA to do soemthing different to beat Emirates at its own game. How would the 77W work if the flight was nonstop LHR to Perth ? With the booming business in westsern Australia may be BA should think outside the box of its traditional flying directly to east coast Aussie cities. BA Sydney passengers could be flown by Qatar or perhaps with Cathay over HKG.
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:01 pm

Quoting eta unknown (Reply 33):
SYD 744 to 77W... it's the beginning of the end...

Don't think so... The 77W product is better than that of the 744... The capacity is pretty much the same... This is BA's answer to QF/EK tie-up and the 7 daily A388 they have on the route.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:02 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 34):

Maybe its time for BA to do soemthing different to beat Emirates at its own game. How would the 77W work if the flight was nonstop LHR to Perth ?

Waste of a B77W I reckon. Perth is frankly in the middle of nowhere, and frankly BA is no more likely to beat Emirates to Australia than Emirates is to beat BA on the North Atlantic.
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:06 pm

Quoting crAAzy (Reply 31):
Sorry but the privacy afforded by the F cabin on a 747 is second to none. Especially the F cabins on the 777

Sorry but after "suffering" seats 1A and 1K on CIVS and BNLS in the last two months, I would far rather have had VIIS or STB[x]. I would have had no people opening the cupboard to stow and reclaim jackets, bags and other junk during the flight. I would not have had that annoying tapering towards the nose that restricts storage my own personal space compared to the constant diameter fuselage on the 777. Quieter cabin (at least from my perception) on a 777. And most importantly, I would not have had to fight my way past WTP to get out of door 2 on BNLS and get in front of them for the US immigration queue.

So if I were in First, would I rather be on a 52J B744 to Sydney or 77W - 77W every time.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:18 pm

I wonder if 777 flight crew lobbied for this route?

Are there any 744 flight crews not happy about this?
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:21 pm

I sincerely doubt that the pilots' wishes were even considered.

It's all about cutting costs and improving yields
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:27 pm

Is the 77W World Fleet crew or the new MidFleet? If it's the new MidFleet then surely that would create a rather large saving on crew costs in itself with minimum nights down route amongst others?
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:32 pm

I take it you are referring to Worldwide and Mixed Fleet?

The 77W can be operated by either, flights are allocated by route not aircraft type. The only exception is the 767 fleet which is operated by only Worldwide and Euro Fleet respectively.

SYD is currently a Worldwide route. If it went Mixed Fleet I wouldn't be too surprised though because of the potential cost savings.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:38 pm

744 to 77W is certainly no "upgrade". That would be the A380. If it comes to capacity the 77W is even a downgrade.
Its bad for the high-yield passengers also, as the 77W cannot compete with the 747 upperdeck as well as the nose compartment. In F/C and B/C give me a 744 over a 77W anytime.
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:40 pm

With further moves to T5 and T1 do you think BA might move out of T3 as not that many flights from there and when I fly from there it is usually only 3-4 BA Airbuses at the stand.

With news that 777X is being pushed back to next decade BA need to get check book out either for more 77W or A35X to replace the older 744 that the 380 isn't already replacing ( assume early G-BNL* aircraft).

Sorry if going off topic slightly but keeping with T5 is there much room to expand at T5 to take rest of T3 and possible T1 flights?
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:54 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 41):
I take it you are referring to Worldwide and Mixed Fleet?

That's the one!! Knew it was something M and W related!
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:32 pm

Quoting na (Reply 42):
744 to 77W is certainly no "upgrade".

How is replacing an aircraft with an older on board product with an aircraft with the latest on board product not an upgrade?

It's not the aircraft type, but it's the onboard product that matters.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:42 pm

Maybe the last chance for the route. If the much lower fuel costs and reduced number of Y class seats doesn't work with a 77W then what will? Perhaps the 787 or routing via DOH with QR or HKG with CX?
As for an upgrade I would say that is more PR speak. For F and J it's not but for Y and Y+ it probably is. I think the T5 change will be a great help and that is certainly a big upgrade.
Good luck to BA lets hope it works. It's a long time to have a such a new and fuel efficient aircraft away from LHR. It could do quite a few trans-atlantic rotations in the time it takes to and from Aussie, especially with 10 hours on the ground in SYD.
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RE: BA Upgrade SYD To 77W & Move To T5

Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:05 pm

So with the 77W replacing the 744 to SYD that ends BA 747 operations to Australia after how many years?
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:12 pm

Doesn't LHR-SYD use up effectively three planes at a time given the duration and turnarounds? How many 77W s does BA currently have, or will have next year?
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:38 pm

Lots of people here obviously didn't know that British Airways sent the B777-200ER to SYD until the end of March this year. Which is when it went back to a 747. Prior to that the B777-200ER has been operating the BA15/BA16 year round since April 2010 and prior to that northern hemisphere summers since 2007.

This is an upgrade in terms of its a route guaranteed the new first class seat and the brand new THALES IFE, which is a brilliant system compared to the current offering on the 747's.

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