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amax1977
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BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:15 pm

Hello pals,
I was booked on BA's SJC-LHR flight and just got an email from BA that the flight cancelled. They rebooked with one stop in PHX. I checked Google Flights and noticed BA's nonstop SJC-LHR flights are cancelled for 10 continuous days (June 8 until June 18). Why would BA cancel the route for 10 days?

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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:22 pm

788 issues?
 
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:26 pm

Seems to be operated by 787-9 equipment. Possible side effect of the ongoing RR engine issues. Reminds me of how upset the BA crews are that the 747 is being retired. When asked why a crew member would love the oldest widebody in the fleet, the answer was, "Everything just works".
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:37 pm

CX747 wrote:
Seems to be operated by 787-9 equipment. Possible side effect of the ongoing RR engine issues. Reminds me of how upset the BA crews are that the 747 is being retired. When asked why a crew member would love the oldest widebody in the fleet, the answer was, "Everything just works".


Thanks for the feedback. At least, I'm happy that the PHX-LHR flight that they rebooked me on is a 747 :)
 
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:45 pm

amax1977 wrote:
Hello pals,
I was booked on BA's SJC-LHR flight and just got an email from BA that the flight cancelled. They rebooked with one stop in PHX. I checked Google Flights and noticed BA's nonstop SJC-LHR flights are cancelled for 10 continuous days (June 8 until June 18). Why would BA cancel the route for 10 days?

Cheers!


Why not take the SFO-LHR instead? SJC-PHX-LHR seems less convenient.
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:00 pm

Antarius wrote:
amax1977 wrote:
Hello pals,
I was booked on BA's SJC-LHR flight and just got an email from BA that the flight cancelled. They rebooked with one stop in PHX. I checked Google Flights and noticed BA's nonstop SJC-LHR flights are cancelled for 10 continuous days (June 8 until June 18). Why would BA cancel the route for 10 days?

Cheers!


Why not take the SFO-LHR instead? SJC-PHX-LHR seems less convenient.

Not if you plan to return to SJC and have your car parked there.
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:05 pm

Wonder how much compensation airlines are getting for these groundings, and who pays. I guess Rolls. I don't understand the appeal of the 787, batteries, software, engines, and the seats in the back (where I sit) are too damn small.
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:37 pm

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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:41 pm

Antarius wrote:
amax1977 wrote:
Hello pals,
I was booked on BA's SJC-LHR flight and just got an email from BA that the flight cancelled. They rebooked with one stop in PHX. I checked Google Flights and noticed BA's nonstop SJC-LHR flights are cancelled for 10 continuous days (June 8 until June 18). Why would BA cancel the route for 10 days?

Cheers!


Why not take the SFO-LHR instead? SJC-PHX-LHR seems less convenient.


Probably because the SFO flights are quite full.
 
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:39 pm

legacyins wrote:
Antarius wrote:
amax1977 wrote:
Hello pals,
I was booked on BA's SJC-LHR flight and just got an email from BA that the flight cancelled. They rebooked with one stop in PHX. I checked Google Flights and noticed BA's nonstop SJC-LHR flights are cancelled for 10 continuous days (June 8 until June 18). Why would BA cancel the route for 10 days?

Cheers!


Why not take the SFO-LHR instead? SJC-PHX-LHR seems less convenient.


Probably because the SFO flights are quite full.


Unless it is totally full, it shouldn't matter. If BA cancelled the flight, they will rebook the OP regardless of fare bucket etc. So if SFO-LHR is completely full, then not much one can do but if there are a handful of tickets (even in full fare J or Y), it should be an option.
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:22 am

cedarjet wrote:
Wonder how much compensation airlines are getting for these groundings, and who pays. I guess Rolls. I don't understand the appeal of the 787, batteries, software, engines, and the seats in the back (where I sit) are too damn small.


I don’t know. They might not get anything. Airplane warranties are only for 4 years

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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:40 am

Antarius wrote:
legacyins wrote:
Antarius wrote:

Why not take the SFO-LHR instead? SJC-PHX-LHR seems less convenient.


Probably because the SFO flights are quite full.


Unless it is totally full, it shouldn't matter. If BA cancelled the flight, they will rebook the OP regardless of fare bucket etc. So if SFO-LHR is completely full, then not much one can do but if there are a handful of tickets (even in full fare J or Y), it should be an option.


Did you read the OP? They did rebook him. Apparently he didn’t protest the one stop routing out of SJC.
 
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:56 am

The 787 is a very expensive paper weight :)
 
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:08 am

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Antarius wrote:
Why not take the SFO-LHR instead? SJC-PHX-LHR seems less convenient.

Hi Antarius,
I actually asked for SFO-LHR nonstop instead of SJC-PHX-LHR. I was told it's not an option. The other option they gave me was cancel with full refund which was not practical for me because my flight is in 3 days from now and if I want to buy a new ticket out of SFO it will cost me much more expensive than my current ticket.

Cheers,
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:15 am

amax1977 wrote:
Antarius wrote:
Why not take the SFO-LHR instead? SJC-PHX-LHR seems less convenient.

Hi Antarius,
I actually asked for SFO-LHR nonstop instead of SJC-PHX-LHR. I was told it's not an option.

Cheers,
Alan


That, AND you get a 747 flight!
AND you get a 747 flight WITH Rolls Royce RB211 engines!
Today, such a rarity. Qantas has retired so many of their Rolls-powered birds (only OJS and OJT are left, I think!).
And that just leaves........ hmmm, I can't remember any others.
 
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:21 am

AA737-823 wrote:
That, AND you get a 747 flight!
AND you get a 747 flight WITH Rolls Royce RB211 engines!
Today, such a rarity. Qantas has retired so many of their Rolls-powered birds (only OJS and OJT are left, I think!).
And that just leaves........ hmmm, I can't remember any others.


Hi AA737-823,
Yes. That's a nice surprise :). This month happened to be a nice 747 month for me:
- Last week, I flew KLM's 747 (SFO-AMS).
- Next week I'll fly BA's 747 (PHX-LHR).
- On June 27th, I'll fly LH's 747 (YVR-FRA).

Cheers,
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:14 am

Makes sense.

Both are alternative gateways for a larger market, both are 789s, and both require more than 1 aircraft per 24hrs....

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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:12 pm

amax1977 wrote:
AA737-823 wrote:
That, AND you get a 747 flight!
AND you get a 747 flight WITH Rolls Royce RB211 engines!
Today, such a rarity. Qantas has retired so many of their Rolls-powered birds (only OJS and OJT are left, I think!).
And that just leaves........ hmmm, I can't remember any others.


Hi AA737-823,
Yes. That's a nice surprise :). This month happened to be a nice 747 month for me:
- Last week, I flew KLM's 747 (SFO-AMS).
- Next week I'll fly BA's 747 (PHX-LHR).
- On June 27th, I'll fly LH's 747 (YVR-FRA).

Cheers,
Alan

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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:34 am

LH707330 wrote:
Cool that you're getting on all the different carriers, but don't you want to pick one to get status on?


Maybe some avgeeks (myself included) don't give a sh*t about "status" and just fly various plane and airline combinations for the pure love of it.
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Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:55 pm

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Seems to be operated by 787-9 equipment. Possible side effect of the ongoing RR engine issues. Reminds me of how upset the BA crews are that the 747 is being retired. When asked why a crew member would love the oldest widebody in the fleet, the answer was, "Everything just works".


It didn’t on my flight from DEN to LHR last July. The cabin in the ancient 747 was like a blast furnace and the crew (who suffered just as much as the passengers) were unable to fix the issue. Just what you want on a 10 hour flight.
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