Well, there we go again. I have just about had it with your consistent false and factually wrong presentation of information regarding BA's withdrawal from KUL.
Whilst I am not a BA-fan at all, I actually haven't read any press release by BA telling that they withdraw from the route because nobody flies it (your words!). So, I invite you to come up with this official BA statement.
Once again, BA decided to withdraw for economical reasons. As a regular visitor of thise site, you should know that it is perfectly possible to fly full planes and still loose, or not make money.
Concerning the topic, although what you say is possible, I would find it extremely hard to believe that BA would put a high density 777 on the KUL route, for the following reasons:
- high density 777s are LGW based, BA33 operates from LHR;
- high density 777s are extremely tightly scheduled, and generally have a schedule arriving in London in the morning and leaving again in te morning or early afternoon;
- a KUL flight would require such an aircraft not only to be transferred to LHR, but also would make it fly in a totally different time frame, being away from London for 2 consecutive nights, which is, given the highly daily utilisation for the Carribean flights, very unlikely. I don't believe they have such an aircraft not flying for 2 consecutive days;
- the flight would have to operate without a first class and with a business class that is no more than a premium economy cabin. I don't think that high yield KUL pax would appreciate that (or don't they have any high yield pax? In that case it is high time for BA to withdraw...)
- whilst it might be a logical thing to put a high density a/c on the route for the holiday season due to high demand, I think the routes generally flown by this a/c are in even higher demand, so it would make no sense for BA to put a lower density configuration on those routes. This is something that would for sure not be accepted by Flying Colors, the company who is marketing those charter flights, and to which BA guarantees these aircraft and their daily number of seats;
- I have, btw, been trying to find a BA33 flight operated by such and aircraft (there is a website stating all a/c movements at LHR airport), but I saw BA33 only operated by regular 777s in the period I looked;
These are just my thoughts about your post. Most probably, they absolutely make no sense, so I am anxiously looking forward to your answers to above remarks.