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by 747fly
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 124325

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

To add to Speedbird96's post, there are current 5 747s left which haven’t had the full refurbishment (they still have the old Rockwell IFE), which are G-CIVD/J/K/L/N. These are all still at LHR and only one has flown in the past week (VJ). My suspicion is those 747s in BOH and TEV are temporarily st...

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by 747fly
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s
Replies: 21
Views: 9069

Re: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s

ikolkyo wrote:
COVID-19 probably made it easy to do 3 at one time.

Nothing to do with the virus, this was planned months ago.

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by 747fly
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM serving AMS-DXB with 3 different ac types?
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: KLM serving AMS-DXB with 3 different ac types?

Bear in mind DXB for them is probably mostly point to point, and demand fluctuates....EK are king on the DXB runs! BA and LH are using a variety of equipment to adjust capacity for the same reason.... That is incorrect. LH/AF/KL/BA/LX/TK also take a good chunk of transfer passengers. Either to Nort...

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by 747fly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv
Replies: 36
Views: 20354

Re: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv

Heady landing - needs to be check/repaired, then will position back to LHR.

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by 747fly
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club Europe: Disruption and Delight - NCL-LHR-STR.
Replies: 5
Views: 6268

Re: British Airways Club Europe: Disruption and Delight - NCL-LHR-STR.

I chose to pair my salad with a glass of Champagne. British Airways serves Champagne Castelnau Réserve in Club Europe - a fine Champagne, but not quite as good as the Laurent Perrier served aboard Air France. Thank you for the detailed and interesting report! Just for information, BA serve Laurent ...

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by 747fly
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30550

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Looks great, sadly the old CW will be around a LONG time with the 744 fleet keeping the current seats as they will be around until 2023 or 24. Sadly BA didn't introduce new seats on the 787, they kept the old ones, really recycled from old planes leaving the fleet. Four years really isn’t a long ti...

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by 747fly
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 25211

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

Alex Cruz has confirmed the A380 WILL be getting the new seat, so don’t get too excited about its demise just yet....

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by 747fly
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 9386

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

I had been wondering which airline would be first to introduce USB-C charging BA's refurbished 777s based at Gatwick have USB-C charging. You can see it in the first picture here: http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pressrelease/details/86/2018-247/9236 (For the record I’ve used it in person, not...

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by 747fly
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A source close to British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans
Replies: 46
Views: 12482

Re: British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans

G-CIVB is about to be fully refurbished so doubt it’s retiring anytime soon. The article has out of date information.

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by 747fly
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline food distribution system
Replies: 11
Views: 3287

Re: Airline food distribution system

For BA at least, meals are loaded to passenger load. Y and W are loaded exactly (i.e. 100 meals for 100 pax), J and F are slightly overcatered to give more of a chance of first choice of meal. The remaining J meals are then for the cabin crew to eat. In terms of your second question, it’s very diffi...

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by 747fly
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAW & 788 service to Caribbean
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Re: BAW & 788 service to Caribbean

The 777 sent to BGI already has more premium (same economy) seats than the 787-9, and likewise the 777 sent to NAS has more seats in every cabin than a 787-8, so if it was premium seats that are needed, the right aircraft are currently on the route.

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by 747fly
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 12195

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

While we're discussing landor, can we agree that this would be *the* best looking 787 in the air? http://orig11.deviantart.net/f989/f/2013/325/5/5/british_airways_livery_concept_by_superstardeluxe-d6v317e.jpg It looks lovely, but why does it have the Queen (as in the band) logo on the back?

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by 747fly
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?
Replies: 11
Views: 8508

Re: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?

Slightly disconcertingly just as I was about to step aboard, the airbridge dropped. Whilst the drop was not massive, maybe two or three inches, it was unnerving. That will be the automatic levelling function - as the aircraft gets heavier, it gets lower so the air bridge automatically goes down do ...

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by 747fly
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12471

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

jghealey wrote:
BA's incoming A321neos have 235 seats.. that's only a difference of 10 or so seats from the 767s?

The A321neos have 220 seats, with the refitted ceos having 218.

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by 747fly
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12471

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

The 777 to Madrid is purely for cargo purposes - a 4-class -200 is usually used and has fewer seats than a shorthaul A321. The 767s with 259 seats are being replaced with 321NEOs with 220 seats - not a huge decrease in capacity though cargo capacity will obviously decrease. I’m sure BA knows what it...

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by 747fly
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 642360

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

JannEejit wrote:
Rumours abound of a new BA livery launching with the A350. I guess we'll need to keep an eye on the tail...


It's having the current Union Flag (i.e. the tail logo) put onto the sharklets as well. Nothing major. Source: the internal company forum. There's a picture but doubt I'm allowed to post it.

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by 747fly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My friend tried the BA A380 Upper Deck in World Traveller and wrote this review for YVR-LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 12492

Re: My friend tried the BA A380 Upper Deck in World Traveller and wrote this review for YVR-LHR

I would have really appreciated something like a small bottle of water like American Airlines hand out. On a long overnight flight, this would have been nice.

Maybe my eyesight is going, but I’m sure I can see a little bottle of water on your meal tray...

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by 747fly
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 6387

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

Arion640 wrote:
Meanwhile, at British Airways....


Without wanting to move too far away from the main subject, BA are launching their new 1-2-1 Club product next year on the A350 and 787-10. Some 777-200s, -300s, 787s and A380s will be refitted.

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by 747fly
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 12156

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

The reason for the fleet swap (Euro to Mixed) in September is to do with the new Club World service - Eurofleet aren’t being trained due to the fact they only operate two routes with Club World (as opposed to Club Europe).

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by 747fly
Tue May 15, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old BA LHR 777
Replies: 6
Views: 3497

Re: Old BA LHR 777

All of the G-YMMx aircraft and a handful of G-VIIx (maybe V, W and Y) have the old economy and premium economy seating, and old Rockwell IFE. The G-YMMx at least are being fully refurbished next year with new seating in Club, Premium and Economy.

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by 747fly
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 26163

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

The first thing that worries me on this one is the fact that A321s will be fitted like this. Although the report says short haul, you would not expect an A321 nowadays to fly less than 2 hours. I’m not defending the new seats, but most BA A321 flying is well below two hours. Picking one at random, ...

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by 747fly
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 10246

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

Yes all 15 are having new seat covers/foams, carpets, curtains and lighting, of which 9 (so far) are having new Panasonic IFE fitted. Not sure why the budget for all 15 want found but may happen yet.

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by 747fly
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 10246

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

Of the 18 remaining unrefurbished 747s, three are retiring in the next year, and the remaining 15 are being refurbished starting this month, with new IFE being fitted from August (only 9 have been approved for new IFE so far). Unless the plan has changed, this was the case a few weeks ago. Long over...

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by 747fly
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 18983

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

BA 744 departures today:
ACC
BOS
CPT
DEL
DEN
DFW
DXB
IAD
JFK
KWI
LAS
LAX
LOS
MIA
NBO
ORD
PHL
PHX
SAN
SFO
YVR

Some are seasonal, YVR is a 388 over Summer, one JNB is a 744 over northern Summer, AUS changes to 744 this Summer, SAN is usually a 77W over Summer, a few that spring to mind!

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by 747fly
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 52
Views: 11906

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

The 787 entirely depends on where you’re sitting. Near Door 1 and you’re approaching A380 levels of quietness, however around Door 3 it's louder than a 777, especially on the ground!

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by 747fly
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launches A320 Airspace cabin
Replies: 27
Views: 10846

Re: Airbus launches A320 Airspace cabin

Give me shelf bins anyday, they’re far more crew-friendly than pivots bins. Imagine trying to close an aircraft full of pivot bins (777 is the worst), they get very heavy when full of luggage, and the poor aisle passengers generally get a face-full of my pelvis as they’re set further back from the a...

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by 747fly
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?
Replies: 26
Views: 4075

Re: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?

G-ZZZA to ZZZC are 4-class 777-200s (GE engines) and have new interiors. LHR based. G-VIIA to VIIH, VIIJ to VIIN, VIIIS and RAES are 4-class 777-200ERs (GE engines) and have new interiors. LHR based. G-VIIO to VIIR, VIIT and VIIU are 3-class 777-200ERs (GE engines) and have old interiors (refitted n...

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by 747fly
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?
Replies: 26
Views: 4075

Re: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?

Thanks, so old seats, old entertainment etc. in World Traveller! Shame... The 777s used to Dubai have the same seats as the 777-300/787/380 and the same inflight entertainment, with plug sockets and USB charging points. There may a rare occasion where a Rolls-Royce model is subbed, which do have th...

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by 747fly
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: easyJet NEO registrations
Replies: 7
Views: 2223

Re: easyJet NEO registrations

There's a comprehensive post on Flyertalk detailing all aircraft arrivals and departures. Information comes from a BA staff member, and is usually very accurate! http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1476013-ba-fleet-new-aircraft-arrivals-retirements-master-tracker.html (Apol...

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by 747fly
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: easyJet NEO registrations
Replies: 7
Views: 2223

Re: easyJet NEO registrations

I believe BA has already bagged the G-NEOx registrations!

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by 747fly
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with Complimentary Sparkling Wine in Y?
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Airlines with Complimentary Sparkling Wine in Y?

BA have a Cava, while technically only for W, you'd have a get a mean cabin crew not to give it you in Y - the bars are the same bars.

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by 747fly
Wed May 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA B777-200ER LHR > MAD in CE (CW Cabin)
Replies: 3
Views: 3316

Re: BA B777-200ER LHR > MAD in CE (CW Cabin)

Thanks for the report!

Regarding the IFE, it's nothing to do with the EU so not sure why that was announced! BA doesn't have the rights (from film studios) to have the IFE switched on on European routes (bar ATH, IST and LCA).

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by 747fly
Tue May 16, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: G-YMMT and G-VIIA - Sockets or USB in Y?
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: G-YMMT and G-VIIA - Sockets or USB in Y?

G-VIIA has universal plug and USB in Y, G-YMMT has nothing.

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