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LHR-DME Shortest BA Flight With Intl FC Service?

Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:00 pm

Just a thought, some flights are operated with a 747 and I wondered if this almost 4hr flight ranked as the shortest flight with which BA offered a full Int.First Class service?  
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RE: LHR-DME Shortest BA Flight With Intl FC Servic

Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:37 am

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):

BA has a few much shorter 5th freedom sectors using 4-class 777s in the Middle East and Caribbean. The 3 that come to mind. Obviously not much time for inflight service on those sectors.

Bahrain-Doha, 79 nm, block time 55 minutes.
St. Lucia-Grenada, 114 nm, block time 45 minutes.
Abu Dhabi-Muscat, 206 nm, block time 1 hr. 5 minutes.
 
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RE: LHR-DME Shortest BA Flight With Intl FC Servic

Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:47 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
Bahrain-Doha, 79 nm, block time 55 minutes.
St. Lucia-Grenada, 114 nm, block time 45 minutes.
Abu Dhabi-Muscat, 206 nm, block time 1 hr. 5 minutes.

It seems that the BAH-AUH route is delay prone as it is scheduled at 55min while AUH-MCT is only scheduled 10min longer even though the distance is twice that of BAH-AUH.
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RE: LHR-DME Shortest BA Flight With Intl FC Servic

Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:17 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
Bahrain-Doha, 79 nm, block time 55 minutes.
St. Lucia-Grenada, 114 nm, block time 45 minutes.
Abu Dhabi-Muscat, 206 nm, block time 1 hr. 5 minutes.

It seems that the BAH-AUH route is delay prone as it is scheduled at 55min while AUH-MCT is only scheduled 10min longer even though the distance is twice that of BAH-AUH.

Those are the shortest great circle mileages. The actual distance flown could well be significantly higher due to ATC restrictions etc.
 
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RE: LHR-DME Shortest BA Flight With Intl FC Servic

Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:22 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
BA has a few much shorter 5th freedom sectors using 4-class 777s in the Middle East and Caribbean. The 3 that come to mind. Obviously not much time for inflight service on those sectors.

Bahrain-Doha, 79 nm, block time 55 minutes.
St. Lucia-Grenada, 114 nm, block time 45 minutes.
Abu Dhabi-Muscat, 206 nm, block time 1 hr. 5 minutes.

I think St Lucia - Grenada would be 3 class not 4.

Additionally none of these really qualify as they won't really have any service to speak of, most of the time will be taken up with taxying, climb and descend.
 
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RE: LHR-DME Shortest BA Flight With Intl FC Servic

Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:40 pm

Yes if you are talking about a complete First service with a full menu etc then Moscow is the shortest flight with First service.
On the short Middle East shuttles the only service is generally drinks and canapés.

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