|Quoting EI321 (Reply 77):|
Please dont tell me you think BA will be using those catalogue seat counts on there aircraft. This 250 seat gap is completely irrelevant, because it just wont happen.
True, but using BA
's current 767, 777 and 747 seat-counts, there is almost double the "gap" between the A350-1000/777-300ER and A380-800 as there is now between the 777-200ER and 747-400.
That is why I can accept the argument that BA
could fly the 787-8, the 787-9/787-10(ER), the 747-8I and the A380-800. The seat gaps between each model in four classes would be similar to what BA
has now between the 767, the 777 and the 747.
That being said, I can also accept BA
buying the A350-800, A350-1000 and A380-800, but the seat gaps between each in four classes will be wider then if they use the 787, 747 and A380. I do not believe BA
would use the A350-900 as the "seat gap" between it and the A350-1000 would be too small in four classes, though BA
could take it as a separate three-class (CW, WT
) configuration as they currently fly the 767s in since the refit.
What favors the A350 right now is RR
power across the entire line, which BA
can't get on the 747-8I. On the flip side, BA
could choose GE
power for the 787s and A388s (via EA
) and just break from RR
completely. Or BA
could continue to do what they do now and fly a mix of GE
(748) and RR
(787/A388) powered planes.