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BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:43 pm

Imagine my surprise when I went to TPA this morning and saw BA at the gate. The Rudolph one.viously Wednesday flight was canceled. Today's flight from LGW is due just before sunset. So we'll have 2 BA 777 together. What route were Rudolph supposed to fly from LGW on Thursday. So will they cancel an inboung flight & just send Rudolph out with paying pax?
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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:54 pm

I saw via Delta's website that there was a strike involving UK Border staff leaving Passport Control severly understaffed at LGW and LHR. Delays of up to 8 hours were possible, especially for those who didn't have a passport from the EU. That would be my guess as to why BA cancelled the TPA-LGW flight.
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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:32 pm

Well, Rudolph backed out of the gate as the incoming BA strolled in. Rudolph's runway usage was very light.
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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:33 pm

Quoting TLHFLA (Reply 1):
I saw via Delta's website that there was a strike involving UK Border staff leaving Passport Control severly understaffed at LGW and LHR. Delays of up to 8 hours were possible, especially for those who didn't have a passport from the EU. That would be my guess as to why BA cancelled the TPA-LGW flight.

Turned into a non event as there turned out to be more people on UK border then normal and the place was REALLY quiet. I don't think any flights were cancelled though, flights were blocked out so people could not book adding to the number of customers flying thru, but no canx that I recall.

EDIT

A quick look at thebasource has given us an answer

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30th November 2011 - G-VIIT Tampa Technical Issue.
Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIT arrived into Tampa today as BA2167 but the return BA2166 has been delayed until tomorrow, indicating a technical issue with the aircraft
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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:29 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 2):
Well, Rudolph backed out of the gate as the incoming BA strolled in. Rudolph's runway usage was very light.

I was wondering why you kept calling it Rudolph, until it hit me. The Red Nose Day nosecone, haha good one. Next time I see it I am gonna shout Rudolph lol, same goes for the Red Nose 734 also.   
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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:11 pm

I was just wondering, is there a specific reason it has the red nose?


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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:57 pm

Quoting AZA330 (Reply 5):
I was just wondering, is there a specific reason it has the red nose?

Yes because over here we have Red Nose Day/Comic Relief every year here in Britain. They do a TV show once a year and they do stuff to raise money for charity, like a TV show doing special/comedy episodes etc... Also you can buy Red Nose's and wear them... on your nose.

Also there is a BA 734 which is the same.


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Red Nose Day/Comic Relief happens in March, so it looks if the red nose on the 777 and 737 will stay on for next year also.
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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:52 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 6):
Red Nose Day/Comic Relief every year here in Britain

[Pedant] It's actually every other year on odd-numbered years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Relief
(apart from the first ones, in 1988 and 1989).
On the other, even numbered years, there is Sport Relief, a similar idea to raise money for charity based around sporting events rather than comedy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_Relief
[/Pednat]

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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:07 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 2):

I'm about to upload Thursday's arrival, but its a sunset shot and I can't see th reg, anyone know? 2167 on Dec 1
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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:10 pm

01/12/2011 BA2167 London Gatwick Tampa G-VIIP B772 40J/24W/219Y
03/12/2011 BA2167 London Gatwick Tampa G-VIIR B772 40J/24W/219Y
04/12/2011 BA2167 London Gatwick Tampa G-VIIO B772 40J/24W/219Y
 
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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:52 am

Does anyone know what the mx issue was and who fixed it?
 
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RE: BA 2166 TPA-LGW Canceled Wednesday, Why?

Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:23 pm

Quoting Auchmithie (Reply 9):

Oh good, thanx  
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