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British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights

Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:35 am

I was surprised last week BAW announcement new service for 747-400 late summer London to Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow for a while. But today BAW changed their minds all cancelled flights for 747-400 to those 3 cities. See the source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -aug-2019/

It would be fun to watch 744 in Newcastle. I don't know if Newcastle ever been 747-400 landing and take off in the past?

How sad it is!

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Re: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights

Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:33 am

Q wrote:
I was surprised last week BAW announcement new service for 747-400 late summer London to Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow for a while. But today BAW changed their minds all cancelled flights for 747-400 to those 3 cities. See the source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -aug-2019/

It would be fun to watch 744 in Newcastle. I don't know if Newcastle ever been 747-400 landing and take off in the past?

How sad it is!

Q


They did it, part of the 75th Anniversary celebration of NCL Airport. A BA 744 operated the flight between LHR and NCL.
 
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Re: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights

Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:25 am

Q wrote:
I was surprised last week BAW announcement new service for 747-400 late summer London to Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow for a while. But today BAW changed their minds all cancelled flights for 747-400 to those 3 cities. See the source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -aug-2019/

It would be fun to watch 744 in Newcastle. I don't know if Newcastle ever been 747-400 landing and take off in the past?

How sad it is!

Q

I've seen a BA 744 there once, it diverted from LHR, coming in from somewhere South East Asia. Can't remember the exact reason, but most of the other southern UK airports were getting very busy with diverted, so they dipped into NCL, where it's normally quite quiet. Left again after a few hours.
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Re: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights

Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:30 am

747s appear at NCL every once in a while, 2 or 3 years ago BA had 3 or 4 of them on the ground at one time
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Re: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights

Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:35 am

It was only for one day to celebrate the centenary and it was allegedly never official! But as the flights were loaded into the reservations system news got out and people went mad trying to book them.

But BA decided to go another way and now are refunding the tickets of anyone who bought them.
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Re: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights

Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 am

That’s disappointing. Maybe they figured it’s not worth it for their 45th anniversary. They’ll probably go ahead with this in 55 years time for the real 100th. Haha!

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