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Old 19th Dec 2019, 15:52
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Once again an invitation to fill in an enormous online questionnaire that allows me to say if I think BA makes me feel good but has no space for complaints or a discussion of the awful food service and the bone hard seating

No wonder they sail on thinking they're "the world's favourite airline" when they have proofed the system against complaints
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 16:51
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Good job Ryanair's around to take the "accolade" of worst airline from Which. It means BA is only the second worst airline!
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 17:28
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BA2272/2273 LGW to JFK is sold and seat booking as a B777 - 200 4 class seating 3.4.3 in economy. however for the last couple of months has been operated as a Evelop A330 -300 2 class seating economy 2.4.2

the reason I bring this up is that we are on this flight in July 2020

now if it continues we will I'm sure get a re seating email

question is why this flight constantly and why the shortage of Gatwick class B777?
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 17:31
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash
BA2272/2273 LGW to JFK is sold and seat booking as a B777 - 200 4 class seating 3.4.3 in economy. however for the last couple of months has been operated as a Evelop A330 -300 2 class seating economy 2.4.2

the reason I bring this up is that we are on this flight in July 2020

now if it continues we will I'm sure get a re seating email

question is why this flight constantly and why the shortage of Gatwick class B777?

Due to the 787 issues out of LHR. Some LGW 777s have gone up to LHR to help the operation.
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 20:23
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash
BA2272/2273 LGW to JFK is sold and seat booking as a B777 - 200 4 class seating 3.4.3 in economy. however for the last couple of months has been operated as a Evelop A330 -300 2 class seating economy 2.4.2

the reason I bring this up is that we are on this flight in July 2020

now if it continues we will I'm sure get a re seating email

question is why this flight constantly and why the shortage of Gatwick class B777?
The JFK route is normally scheduled to operate on a GE 777 in a 3 class configuration of 32/52/252. Occasionally the 3 class RR 777 in 32/48/252 or the GE 777 4 class in 14/48/40/136 are used but the 3 4 class 777 aircraft are mainly tied up with the BGI/UVF/BDA as they are first class routes. Any other routes out of LGW with the 4 class 777 operating (they do operate frequently on ANU) the first cabin is sold as a business product. Particularly in winter schedules and during aircraft maintenance the 4 class GE 777 do move around the routes and occasionally get seen on MCO/KIN/CUN etc infrequently.

As flyer guy has said due to ongoing 787 engine issues one of the LGW 3 class GE 777 is currently based at LHR solely covering the BWI route daily. The Evelop lease is due to end mid Jan and the route due back on BA metal after the annual pause to the route for a few weeks end of Jan/start of Feb.


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Old 20th Dec 2019, 09:35
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Many thanks. Makes sense was/am hoping we get a sub A350 Chance / Fat

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Old 30th Dec 2019, 11:28
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Busiest European BA monopoly destination

As a regular on the BA LHR-HAJ services I wondered whether this route is in fact the busiest London (all airports) to Continental Europe destination served by only BA (currently 12/7, from Summer 2020 up to 19/7). Who would know better than this forum? any takers?
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 13:26
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Is the BA website down ? It keeps telling me that it cannot find any flights.
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 13:31
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Is the BA website down ? It keeps telling me that it cannot find any flights.
No problems here!
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 14:00
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I have now got it to show my outgoing flight but when I ask for the return it says that they do not exist - despite my having made a relevant booking earlier in the day.
And on the 1st. Jan. I managed to make the second booking.

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Old 9th Jan 2020, 07:59
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The BBC is reporting that Willie Walsh is retiring as head of IAG w.e.f. 30th June. Some Spanish bloke will take over.
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 08:06
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'Some Spanish Bloke' is of course Luis Gallego, the head of Iberia.
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 16:40
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Originally Posted by inOban
'Some Spanish Bloke' is of course Luis Gallego, the head of Iberia.
Hope he has some new /different views to Alex Cruz
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 16:50
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In some parts Gallego means “some Spanish bloke”. I like to think ETOPS knows this.
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 17:14
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According to Google, it means a Gallician. Given their Celtic-influenced culture, I doubt they like being called Spanish at all!
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 22:22
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I can confirm that in South America, the term 'Gallego / Gallega' was (and maybe still is, I'm not sure on that bit) used to refer to any Peninsular Spaniard. I think the idea that their culture is more Celtic-influenced as anybody else's in Western Europe seems to be a modern invention based on the fact that they're on the Western seaboard of Europe. Their language is definitely Romance. But I wouldn't say those last two sentences on a dark night in Vigo
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 10:46
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BA have suspended all direct flights to/from China until at least Friday (31st).
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 13:23
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An 18+ hour delay to the 057 to JNB last night has gotta hurt the pax. Not too many spare 380s lying around.
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Old 29th Feb 2020, 11:16
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Route changes

See BA are juggling the fleet a bit, presumably with the spares from China.
Sao Paulo upgauge from 773 to 744, anyone know which layout that will be?
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Old 14th Mar 2020, 08:53
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Boeing 747s

I wonder, could coronavirus speed up the retirement of BAs remaining 747 fleet?
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