Speedbird744
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British Airways Caribbean Routes With 777?

Tue Jul 10, 2001 8:54 pm

I'd like to know if British Airways Caribbean routes will always be dominated by the Boeing 777 (for the next 15 years?) Why not the 747-400 anymore?
 
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RE: British Airways Caribbean Routes With 777?

Tue Jul 10, 2001 11:30 pm

well, i've been on this route on one of the AML leased 777s, i think they'll continue for over 10 years, but im not sure for how long,

they used to use DC10s a couple of years ago, they got retired and i guess the 744s "stood in" while they were waiting for the 777s

Hope this helps,

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RE: British Airways Caribbean Routes With 777?

Wed Jul 11, 2001 12:37 am

Thanks, so can you see the 747-400 ever flying there and taking over 777 routes?
 
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RE: British Airways Caribbean Routes With 777?

Wed Jul 11, 2001 1:27 am

I live in the caribbean island of Grenada.. BA used to use the 747-200 for about 7 years.. then replaced them on that route with the 747-400, which in turn served the island for almost the same amount of time. But during the last two years however we have been served by the 777. The basic reasons among others is that the 777 has a lower passenger capacity(we cant full a 747-400 normally) and is cheaper to operate than the 747-400. two plus'
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RE: British Airways Caribbean Routes With 777?

Wed Jul 11, 2001 5:26 pm

I have just flown on the BA/AML 777-236 ER from Tobago to LGW and back (check my trip report). TAB was started by BA in 1998 after it sold Caledonian, which had started its services to TAB with DC-10-30s in 1993 (those continued under jmc until last month). BA initially flew nonstop once weekly with the DC-10-30 then in 1999 they brought in the Triple Seven. (I was in Tobago one week too early to see the 777's debut but that was the time that I could get a vacation.) Service was increased to twice weekly last year and Grenada was added to the route - that arrangement continues today. The planes used to TAB have Club World and World Traveller classes.

Over in Barbados, BA flies daily from LGW using the 777-236 in a 3-class configuration (First, Club, World Traveller) so the AML arrangement does not hold there. In fact, during peak times they use the 747-436. My parents flew on the 747-436 last year to LGW. The Triple Seven, however, dominates the Caribbean routes now.

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