CHRISBA777ER
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BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:10 pm

Is it a 772 currently? When does it move to a 77W and whats the likelihood it will be a 77W in October?

Am planning a trip to Aus and am not booking if its a 772 as the old entertainment system and tired seats doesnt do it for me, so will spend the £100 extra and go Cathay.

Any ideas folks?
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:20 pm

It's the new 773 and because the software says my response is too short, I'll say it again - it's the new 773
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:21 pm

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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:21 pm

Hi Chris,

Y or J (or F) ?
If Y, be careful, CX Y fixed shell seat are a pain in the back.
If J, then, well...life's good.

Cheers

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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:23 pm

Anyone else think it funny you're not actuallu willing to fly on most of the BA 777 fleet given your erm....username?

Personally I would love to be able to predict that any given flight had G-ZZZA / B / C to get on a rare B777 non ER, but not all the way to Australia, I am not THAT keen !

[Edited 2012-01-19 04:31:03]
 
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:30 pm

Ooh - I'm taking the same flight on the 29th September.

Will HKG still be the 77W by then? Or will the 77W revert to the ORD rotation, as it did last summer?
 
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:35 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 4):

Anyone else think it funny you're not actuallu willing to fly on most of the BA 777 fleet given your erm....username?

I didnt think of that but yeah - although they were state of the art, properly lovely to fly on back when I joined the site almost 11 years ago!

Quoting jetlag73 (Reply 3):
Y or J (or F) ?
If Y, be careful, CX Y fixed shell seat are a pain in the back.
If J, then, well...life's good.

Going Y as I'm paying.
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:38 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Thread starter):
Am planning a trip to Aus and am not booking if its a 772 as the old entertainment system and tired seats doesnt do it for me, so will spend the £100 extra and go Cathay.

I believe that only RR powered 772s flew the very long haul routes like LHR-SIN-SYD as the GE powered aircraft do not have the overhead crew rest area required on such routes. However the four-class RR 772s do have such a rest area . And since the very recent upgrade of G-RAES with the latest F, W and Y Class product and the latest Thales Top Series IFE AVOD System, the only GE powered 772s with the old GEC Marconi GMIS IFE System are those registered in the range G-VIIA to 'IN. Many of these birds, like G-RAES, are likely to be fitted out with the new Y as well as the new F and W cabin along with the latest Thales AVOD System by the time October comes round.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Thread starter):
Is it a 772 currently?

Has it ever been a 772? I thought - correct me if I am wrong - that until it was first operated by a 77W last year LHR-HKG had been operated by BA only with 744s for literally years and years.
 
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:45 pm

I think the new additional HKG flight coming in future (I think BA31) will be on the 772 (YMM range)...
As far as I'm aware, the BA27 had always been 744 and 77W
 
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:17 pm

If you're going all the way to Oz should should try and find a A380.

Sitting in a Y seat on a twin jet with nowhere to go for 24hrs is no joke.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:52 pm

 
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:00 pm

Quoting VV701 (Reply 7):
Has it ever been a 772? I thought - correct me if I am wrong - that until it was first operated by a 77W last year LHR-HKG had been operated by BA only with 744s for literally years and years.

When there were 3 daily (?) BA flights to HKG back in summer 09(?), the third one was with the 772 I believe.
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:36 pm

Quoting Babybus (Reply 9):
Sitting in a Y seat on a twin jet with nowhere to go for 24hrs is no joke

So why is it different than sitting on a quad for 24 hours with nowhere to go?
 
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:43 pm

It used to be on the 744, then the 772, and finally, the 77W.
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:31 pm

Quoting Babybus (Reply 9):
Sitting in a Y seat on a twin jet with nowhere to go for 24hrs is no joke.

Really don't understand this - makes no difference as far as I can tell. I mean there might be a thrill for a spotter / enthusiast to fly the Queen Of The Skies but the passenger experience is no different in any way at all. In fact an A330 is probably better with 2-4-2 seating than any jumbo.

Please explain?
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:24 am

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 4):
Will HKG still be the 77W by then?

I was on this flight last week, and the crew I had a brief chat with in the galley were pretty certain that it will remain as a 77W flight in the long term, until the A380's start arriving and things change... They thought that it was pretty much the perfect aircraft for the route -- the same F/J cabins as low-J 744's but with 50 less Y seats.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 6):
Going Y as I'm paying.

The new product is definitely an improvement, but I wasn't all that impressed overall. Biggest gripe -- the headrest was extremely uncomfortable.

Quoting Babybus (Reply 9):
should try and find a A380.

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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:27 am

Quoting nu (Reply 1):


I am sorry to inform you that BA doesn't operate the 773. Don't mix this plane up with the 77W.

773= Boeing 777-300 (Non-ER)
77W = Boeing 777-300ER

Hope this clears all the misunderstanding.

Cheers
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RE: BA27 LHR-HKG

Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:48 pm

Quoting jetlag73 (Reply 3):

Absolutely correct - CX in Y for 12 hours LHR-HKG was horrendous for me. The seat was the worst I ever had & so will be avoiding them in the future !!

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