BA174
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RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:13 pm

Quoting jumpjets (Reply 49):
757s due any major overhauls that might need a short term replacement to keep the schedule running?

If not it seems crazy to introduce 767s whose interiors leave much to be desired on what presumably is meant to be a competitor to a superior AF product.

They last underwent D checks in 2012/3 AFAIK, I think this 767 might just be a hot spare or used if any of the flights particularly oversold. It's worth noting OpenSkies did have a fourth 757 aircraft (F-GPEJ) until 2011 when BA sold it to Privatair.
 
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RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:17 pm

Quoting lesfalls (Reply 48):

As I corrected earlier (could not edit the initial post), Openskies will compete against the new AF ORY-JFK route.
But it wouldn't change much if it was ORY-EWR as Openskies flies to both airports (EWR and JFK) daily.
 
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RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:11 am

It migh be a good idea to fly 757s twice a day to JFK while the 767 would take care of EWR. This way they would increase capacity on both airports, compete with AF with two daily ORY-JFK flights and offer more premium (C and W) seats on the better premium route.

Even better if the 757 premium cabins see a good refresher.

[Edited 2016-04-19 21:15:30]
 
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RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:42 am

I understood that the B767 is only a short term thing.
 
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RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:08 am

Quoting Lofty (Reply 53):
I understood that the B767 is only a short term thing.

Openskies releases planned Boeing 767 deployment dates on Paris Orly to Newark
- BA subsiduary, OpenSkies has announced plans to use a 767 on its Paris Orly to Newark
route for key periods of the year. The aircraft will be in use during August, September and October. (Airline Route Online)
 
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RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:13 am

Quoting Curiousflyer (Reply 52):
while the 767 would take care of EWR.

There is really no need or want to deploy that much capacity on EWR for an airline, unless that airline is United or part of Star Alliance. Even the largest foreign carrier in the New York metropolitan area, British Airways, flies 8+ daily to JFK with nothing smaller than 777s and 747s yet only deploys a single 787 on EWR.
 
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RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:55 am

Quoting GE9X (Reply 55):
There is really no need or want to deploy that much capacity on EWR for an airline, unless that airline is United or part of Star Alliance. Even the largest foreign carrier in the New York metropolitan area, British Airways, flies 8+ daily to JFK with nothing smaller than 777s and 747s yet only deploys a single 787 on EWR.

Its 2x daily 787 to be precise plus 8 x daily LHR to JFK, 1x daily LGW to JFK (soon) and 2x daily LCY to JFK for completeness

But your point is still valid: However I suspect that is partly demand and partly deliberate -to do with the scale of investment that BA has at JFK and sweating that asset base
 
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RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:30 pm

Quoting GE9X (Reply 55):
yet only deploys a single 787 on EWR.
Quoting mutu (Reply 56):
Its 2x daily 787 to be precise plus

It's going B788 and B789 for a time but is mainly B772 / B788 for the most part.
 
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RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:45 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 57):

Quoting GE9X (Reply 55):
yet only deploys a single 787 on EWR.
Quoting mutu (Reply 56):
Its 2x daily 787 to be precise plus

It's going B788 and B789 for a time but is mainly B772 / B788 for the most part.

At Newark BA faces of against United, which we all know has a huge hub there, and UA flies 5 or 6 times daily to Heathrow, like Chicago where UA & AA have many more flights then BA to London. BA has the largest single share to LHR from JFK and is the biggest airline in the NYC to LHR market.

BA does very well in other markets, they own Boston with 4 flights to LHR. LAX, Houston, Miami and San Francisco are also very strong BA routes.
 
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RE: Openskies To Get A 767

Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:29 pm

Any idea on what's planned for the 757s internally or externally? I'm presuming reprinting into a single livery for the fleet of three would be a priority.
 
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Re: Openskies To Get A 767

Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:37 am

Well, all four of the long haul configured 767s that lasted into summer 2016 have now left BA mainline service. G-BNWI has gone to CBG, apparently to be prepared for OpenSkies service. BNWY is at LHR out of service, BNWW is at BA Maintenance CWL for removal of BA specific components before scrapping. BNWM has passed through Cardiff and is at St Athan for scrapping.
Those that said only BNWI would fly for OpenSkies have been proved right.

Correction:
BNWY managed a domestic flight to Edinburgh yesterday evening, and returned this morning. Not dead yet.
 
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Re: Openskies To Get A 767

Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:07 pm

So the 767 will also feature the same BizBed (full-flat front- and rear-facing business class seats), PremPlus (premium economy product using "domestic first"-type seats) and regular eco cabins as the OpenSkies 752s?
Upcoming flights:
May: AM MEX-CUN 73H (Y), AM CUN-MEX 73W (Y).
August: KL MEX-AMS 74M (J), KQ AMS-NBO 788 (J).
 
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Re: Openskies To Get A 767

Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:22 pm

yoni wrote:
Openskies will get a 767 by August to increase capacity on NYC-ORY. It will be in a triple-class cabin (J24, W24, Y78). 78 seats in economy is very low for this aircraft, unless the pitch is huge (maybe a typo...).]


I don't see Y78 in the article. It says Y141 vs Y66 for the 757.
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