8herveg
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Which BA B777 Tends To Fly To Nairobi?

Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:32 pm

Does anyone know which B777's normally fly to Nairobi from Heathrow? Is it the ones with the 12 channel loop entertainment?
 
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RobK
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RE: Which BA B777 Tends To Fly To Nairobi?

Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:40 pm

There isn't one in particular. Over the past month :

VIIN
VIIG
VIIE
VIIX
VIIK
RAES
VIIS
VIIJ
YMMH
YMMP
VIIY
VIIU
YMMJ
VIIH
VIIC
 
dangould2000
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RE: Which BA B777 Tends To Fly To Nairobi?

Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:42 pm

I'm not sure whether it is regularly, but the last time i operated that sector (last month), it was indeed the old 12 channel loop 'GMIS' system.

When are you going to NBO?
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RE: Which BA B777 Tends To Fly To Nairobi?

Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:46 pm

Quoting dangould2000 (Reply 2):
When are you going to NBO?

10th October of this year. I can't stand the old 12 channel loop system. It's not so bad on an overnight flight because you just tend to eat and then sleep, but the flight leaves at 10:20am and gets into Nairobi at 8:55pm - that's a long 8/9 hour flight waiting for the film you want to watch!!
 
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RE: Which BA B777 Tends To Fly To Nairobi?

Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:49 pm

According to thebasource flights this month have been exclusively with GE engined 777s.
Only 2 flights this month have featured aircraft with New First and AVOD. All other flights have
been on aircraft with the loop system.
 
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RE: Which BA B777 Tends To Fly To Nairobi?

Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:55 pm

Quoting RobK (Reply 1):
VIIS
VIIJ
YMMH
YMMP
VIIY
VIIU
YMMJ
VIIH
VIIC

All of these flighs are AVOD aren't they? According to the basource, so still quite a high chance of getting AVOD over GMIS?
 
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RE: Which BA B777 Tends To Fly To Nairobi?

Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:32 pm

Hello 8herveg,

First of all, I hope you enjoy your stay in Nairobi - it's my home city and you are going during the brilliant time when the weather is becoming warmer - and everything is in bloom - flowers, fruit and women!

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 3):
10th October of this year.


Back to the flights, I totally agree that whilst I love look out over the African lanbdscape at 30000ft+, but the 12 bog standard channels are annoying, I am not up to speed about any update plans to the 772s.

I would love for the 77W to go down to Nairobi one day - It'll be the first of it's kind there - but that is a dream.
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RE: Which BA B777 Tends To Fly To Nairobi?

Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:53 pm

A significant number of the 777s have the old IFE (mostly four class GE aircraft I believe), with channels operating a loop system. I believe most of the RR aircraft have the new IFE, but I could be wrong.

If the aircraft has new First, then it also has the AVOD IFE.
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RE: Which BA B777 Tends To Fly To Nairobi?

Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:37 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 5):
All of these flighs are AVOD aren't they? According to the basource, so still quite a high chance of getting AVOD over GMIS

No none of the GE powered 777s from G-ZZZA through to and including G-VIIN have AVOD. All 777s RR and GE powered from G-VIIO onwards have AVOD.

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