I've flown YVR-LHR twice, in 2006 and 2007. Both times I had taken the early-evening flight out of YVR (BA86) and the standard evening flight on my way back home (BA85). This is back when it was 12 weekly in summer. Anyway, in 2006, it was through Terminal 4 on both legs. The year after, I flew through Terminal 4 on my way in, and Terminal 1 on my way out.
So, my questions are:
- Why were MIA/DEN/LAS/PHX/YVR/ACC/CPT/NBO moved from T5 to T3? Why those specific routes?
- Why did BA switch from 12 744 in summer to 7 744 + 5 772 (4-class), before deciding on a daily A380 instead?
- The move to an A380 at YVR freed up 5 LHR slots in summer. Which route got those slots?
Bonus question: If the Port of Seattle were willing to spend the money on A380 gates, would BA have favoured sending the A380 to SEA, or would they have been satisfied with year-round double daily? (772s in winter, 772 + Super Hi J 744 in summer, occasionally mixed in with 77Ls/77Ws.)