|Quoting art (Reply 25):|
Does BA use different capacity aircraft on the route (eg B767/B777/B744) according to varying demand throughout the day?
is currently operating three flights a day to DXB
. Two are overnight and one is a day time flight. Depending on the date one of the overnight flights (BA107) is a 744. The other two (BA105 and '09) are both 772s. However since earlier in December all three flights have been 4-class 772s.
The two overnight flights depart from LHR
a little more than an hour apart (2035 and 2140). (With the local arrival time approaching 12 hours on the clock after the local departure time, flights can depart LHR
up to early afternoon and arrive before midnight or depart late evening and arrive around breakfast time.) This all creates the picture of a 380 - (F14 / J97 / W55 / Y303) replacing two 772s (F14 / J48 / W40 / Y122 each or F28 / J96 / W80 / Y244 when combined) resulting in an additional 1 'J' and 25' W' but 14 fewer 'F' and 59 fewer 'Y' seats. More importantly it would free up one LHR
slot pair. It also shows that the routes the 380 initially flies might well be seasonal.
What is likely is that loads vary with the day of the week. So we quite probably will see what we saw when BA
introduced the 77W with the ffirst 380 flying five or six different routes depending on the day of the week. If this happens DXB
looks a good route as BA
could use the fare price mechanism if it needed to to reduce 'Y' demand on the day of the 380 flight.
|Quoting Seabiscuit (Reply 20):|
i'm looking forward to seeing the BA A380 in PHX next year Any remote possibility of this occurring?
On diversion from LAX