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Old 31st Aug 2017, 00:10
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Originally Posted by Pizzacake View Post
Any ideas what aircraft will be on the Vegas route ?? The lgw-las used to be the 777 til it caught fire. Be nice to do the flight on a newer aircraft than the old 747.
Tho you get the feeling as it can be lively flight they put the older equipment on it.
Ok then well your first question was,

'any ideas what aircraft will be on the Vegas route'?

I replied in the way I did because the obvious answer to that is a Boeing 777-200 seeing that all British Airways long haul from LGW is based around that aircraft, was I being smart of course I was because everyone knows that so your question wasn't smart.
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Old 1st Sep 2017, 07:44
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See I don't follow Gatwick or BA so don't know that. So not everyone knows it and if I knew it I wouldn't have asked. Doh.
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Old 1st Sep 2017, 22:00
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For someone who doesn't follow Gatwick you seem to be only posting on the Gatwick thread!

British Airways long haul operation out of London Gatwick Airport has been based purely around the Boeing 777-200 since 2003.

May I ask what do you follow?
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 04:28
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Leave off mate, take a chill pill. Let people ask questions!
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 10:32
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Originally Posted by T250 View Post
Quite the opposite in fact, only change at LGW will be A350 changes to B777 and maybe twice a day
That would surprise me.
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 10:42
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Seems some more info on the higher density BA 772 initial routings. Presumably the rest of the 3 class to follow British Airways outlines London Gatwick HD 777-200ER routes in S18 :: Routesonline
BA Y seats seemed bad enough as they were!
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 00:00
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BA aren't adding an extra 777 to Gatwick next year, they are using the slack in the existing fleet along with a reduction of 1 flight per week to Orlando, Kingston and Oakland to fund the resumption of Vegas and new Toronto route.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 07:38
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Do you know this for certain? I am not totally convinced. Some of the slack will be needed to enable the 777 refits to continue. Also several new 787s being delivered Heathrow between now and end of 2018.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 08:04
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If need be, they will do so with LHR 777's. Certainly no 'new' aircraft types at Gatwick.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 10:33
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No there will be no new aircraft types but probably more 777s over time.
25 are being refitted so I expect some of those will be based at Heathrow too. That will also make the changes being bases easier to accommodate.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 10:34
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I don't think 'any new aircraft types' at Gatwick was mentioned just that new Boeing 787's being delivered to LHR will displace Boeing 772 to LGW.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 13:00
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Exactly Canberra97. Thank you.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 17:47
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Originally Posted by vectisman View Post
Do you know this for certain? I am not totally convinced. Some of the slack will be needed to enable the 777 refits to continue. Also several new 787s being delivered Heathrow between now and end of 2018.
Yes, I work for BA and on Yammer ( internal forum) someone asked if this meant that LGW was getting an extra 777 and someone from the fleet planning team replied back saying no. Just the slack in the existing schedule, Cape Town will have ended when Vegas starts and the reduction in OAK, MCO and KIN will fund the Toronto. Obviously some aircraft will rotate from Heathrow during that time too, but based aircraft will remain the same.
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Old 12th Sep 2017, 22:29
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So is Easyjet about to announce a connection service with Norwegian and Westjet at Lgw using Gatwick Connects?
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Old 12th Sep 2017, 22:32
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Just did a dummy booking from Bfs to Sin on Easyjet.com.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 02:56
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Not available on the app yet...
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 07:25
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Probably why MoL was miffed and no Med flights from LGW with DY next summer
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 08:05
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i think it's a promotion of the gatwick connects service that's been going for a few years (specifically on easyjet.com) rather than anything new as such
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 14:19
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The big plus is to do two flights on a single EZY booking via their engine.
You can also do this for just EZY fights as well so Jersey to Gatwick to Reykjavik on a single booking, 2 sectors.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 15:33
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Furthermore I understand that they plan to offer a similar service from Milan Malpensa, Geneva, Amsterdam, Paris CdG and Barcelona.
Wonder who would be the partner companies...
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