In March 1979 Boeing launched the 757 announcing an EA
order for 21 and a BA
order for 19 frames. BA
had provisionally selected the 752 to replace its inefficient HS
121 Trident 2s and 3s in 1978. With the worldwide economic slowdown at that time Boeing received no further orders for the 752 for some time.
|Quoting seahawk (Reply 5):|
But 757 on TATLs routes did not happen until the early 2000s.
launched two 752ER trans-Atlantic scheduled flights on 3 January1995. The two aircraft assigned to these missions were especially configured for 161 passengers (J20 / M141). BA205/04 operated GLA
. BA187/86 operated BHX
|Quoting stratacruiser (Reply 16):|
One of the earlier 757 TATL missions I can remember was BA's short-lived MAN-JFK-BOS rotation about 25 years ago.
has never operated a scheduled TATL 752 flight out of MAN
, They did operate a 763, primarily G-BNWU, between MAN
from the end of March 1993. This flight was operated for over 15 years. It had no add-on.
|Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 32):|
In BA's case the capacity was probably useful due to LHR slot constraints, but in the end they proved too big and unprofitable and were sold and replaced with more economic A320 family aircraft.
operated a fleet of 752s from March 1983 until October 2010. Their fourth frame, G-BIKD
, had accumulated 32,252 hrs in 32,261 cycles in its 18 years service with BA
. This was fairly typical for those 752s that, like 'KD, spent most of their service with BA
configured to operate on domestic trunk routes out of LHR
The two 752s placed in service on TATL flights out of BHX
replaced 763s that had previously operated these flights.
|Quoting viscount630 (Reply 47):|
Erm........ I flew BHX-JFK-BHX on BAs G-BPEC in February 1995. Monarch, and others, had been flying their 757s trans-Atlantic, on charters long before that.
|Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 70):|
The BA 757 service BHX-JFK continued to YYZ. Didn't last very long.
First flight on this route was on 3 January 1995. This service along with the GLA
service was suspended on 25 October 1998. Earlier the flights had been operated by L-1011s and then 763s.