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hunterboy
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BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:57 pm

I see two BA 787-9's are parked at Manchester until Saturday. Any idea why?
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:59 pm

Reduced flying programme over Thanksgiving, cheap and availability of space is the reasoning behind them being at MAN.
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:23 pm

So, it's cheaper to fly them to MAN and park them for two days, than it is to park them in the BA maintenance area at LHR? Incredible!
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:27 pm

Full up at LHR
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:23 am

I'd think they'd fly the 789s and park 772s.
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:56 am

Because it's the destinations that the 787-9 fly to that are having a reduction in service over Thanksgiving weekend and not the 777 destinations.
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:50 am

Its space rather than money. Thanks Giving has a reduced LongHaul flying programme with all the works going on at LHR many stands that have been used in the past are no longer available. So 2 a/c parked at MAN, 2 at CWL and 1 at LGW.
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:30 am

Why does Thanksgiving affect BA?
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:49 am

Look's like two BA 744's (G-BNLP & G-CIVJ) positioned LHR-CWL yesterday, 'could' be maintenance yet also could be storage/lack of space at LHR over the holiday weekend.
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:05 pm

KaiTak747 wrote:
Why does Thanksgiving affect BA?


Because BA flies to places, for example, the USA, where they celebrate Thanksgiving and therefore the demand from certain demographics, for example, Americans, decreases.
Just as Carnaval affects BA's Brazilian flights.
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:07 pm

KaiTak747 wrote:
Why does Thanksgiving affect BA?


Because BA flies lots to the USA. When you are talking about BA new destinations as Oakland and Ft. Lauderdale with Austin launched 2 years ago all the obvious cities are already flown to.
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:21 pm

seabosdca wrote:
I'd think they'd fly the 789s and park 772s.


British Airways only has a limited number of destinations equipped to handle 787s. British Airways rarely will use a fly along mechanic. Only a limited number of cities have mechanics licensed on the 787 and spare parts to support the 787. A mechanic requires 6 weeks of training to work on a 787 so that is a high cost for cities that don't usually get 787s. They can't easily swap 787 onto 777 routes. Swaps also result in a requirement to dead head crews in and out of the destination city. It adds quite a bit of cost to swap widebody fleets around.
 
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:35 pm

TedToToe wrote:
So, it's cheaper to fly them to MAN and park them for two days, than it is to park them in the BA maintenance area at LHR? Incredible!


Cheaper than putting a crew on them and flying them mostly empty to/from the USA, apparently...
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Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:50 pm

Revelation wrote:
TedToToe wrote:
So, it's cheaper to fly them to MAN and park them for two days, than it is to park them in the BA maintenance area at LHR? Incredible!


Cheaper than putting a crew on them and flying them mostly empty to/from the USA, apparently...


esp. if the crew lives in MAN.
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