avion
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BA 747s On Caribbean Routes

Sat Apr 07, 2001 11:50 pm

I flew London-Montego Bay- Kingston- London during Spring 1997 in a BA 747 classic. I remember that the overwing exists were inoperative. BA had just put seats there.

Does anybody know how BA got away with that? They just blocked an exit.

Tom
 
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RE: BA 747s On Caribbean Routes

Sat Apr 07, 2001 11:53 pm

does anyone know which a/c they used on caribbean routes. I went to Antigua in february on G-VIIP

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RE: BA 747s On Caribbean Routes

Sun Apr 08, 2001 12:22 am

From what I have observed over the past 2 years BA has been using only 777's on their Caribbean routes.
 
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RE: BA 747s On Caribbean Routes

Sun Apr 08, 2001 12:55 am

When Concorde is operating, supersonic service is also available on flights to Barbados.

Avion, I haven't got an answer to your question, sorry.

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aussiestu
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RE: BA 747s On Caribbean Routes

Sun Apr 08, 2001 12:59 am


Yes BA did use 747 clasic aircraft to the Carribean and yes Doors 3 do not exist. If you look at all BA 747 Classic aircraft there are no Doors 3 on any of them. It was only BA and Cathay Pacific that blocked them off. Cathay soon reinstated theirs. Due to loads (seat wise) on the 747 classics BA can evacuate these aircraft with only 8 doors and so there is no need for them to be there. Lots of savings for them I bet?
 
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RE: BA 747s On Caribbean Routes

Sun Apr 08, 2001 1:06 am

Thanks for the info Aussie;

When you mention loads, was this because of smaller numbers of seats in First and Club class than normal, or other reasons?

Apparently the Windows & Doors add a lot of weight, so the less of them there are, the less the fuel gets guzzled down!

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aussiestu
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RE: BA 747s On Caribbean Routes

Sun Apr 08, 2001 4:49 am


Thanks Captain Pickard.

It was due to BAs overall seatfactor load and the fact that the aircraft could be evacuated successfully without those doors. Other carriers had more seats on board thus could not remove doors 3. For a time BA had several classics with doors 3 back on. This was due to the 2 class cabin and the many many more seats that had been installed. These did not last long and were a pain for the cabin crew.

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