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Old Jan 27, 10, 5:09 am   #1
 
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Which 777 used for Male from Gatwick?

We are flying in club to Male this Sunday and intend to check in on line, but not knowing which plane they will use am at a loss on which seats to try and select.

I know it will be a 777, but which configuration, was talking to my friend last night who is crew for BA but works from LHR so has no idea which plane will be used! We are both on the tall side so prefer seats with a bit of extra room if at all possible, which is why I like to be aware of my preferred seats at checkin time.
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Old Jan 27, 10, 5:27 am   #2
 
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It will be a 3-class 777. When we flew in Dec the Male route was getting aircraft with the new CW, but not sure if the LGW fleet have all be refitted yet. The crew reckoned that Male was getting the reftted aircraft in preference to some other LGW beach fleet routes. There's a seat plan on the BA web site. 5 A/B or J/K are generally reckoned to be nice seats, though as always its a personal thing!
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Old Jan 27, 10, 5:27 am   #3
 
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3 class 777.

Unfortunately the seat map on SeatGuru seems to be a slightly different version - so have a look at that but it will differ slightly. Anyone know where to find a seat map of the 3 class Gatwick 777's?
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Old Jan 27, 10, 5:31 am   #4
 
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It will be a 3-class 777. When we flew in Dec the Male route was getting aircraft with the new CW, but not sure if the LGW fleet have all be refitted yet. The crew reckoned that Male was getting the reftted aircraft in preference to some other LGW beach fleet routes. There's a seat plan on the BA web site. 5 A/B or J/K are generally reckoned to be nice seats, though as always its a personal thing!
All LGW 777's have NGCW.
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Old Jan 27, 10, 5:36 am   #5
 
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3 class 777.

Unfortunately the seat map on SeatGuru seems to be a slightly different version - so have a look at that but it will differ slightly. Anyone know where to find a seat map of the 3 class Gatwick 777's?
BA site is accurate for these now including that in the front cabin A/B and J/K are rows 2-5, not 1-4.
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Old Jan 27, 10, 5:43 am   #6
 
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I think those seat maps are for the LHR based aircraft though. They definately have more than one type of 3 class 777. I believe the LGW based ones can easily be identified by a row in the middle of WT which only has two seats in the centre on one of the rows (not sure what that is all about).
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Old Jan 27, 10, 5:54 am   #7
 
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I think those seat maps are for the LHR based aircraft though. They definately have more than one type of 3 class 777. I believe the LGW based ones can easily be identified by a row in the middle of WT which only has two seats in the centre on one of the rows (not sure what that is all about).
Fair point - I was only looking at CW
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Old Jan 27, 10, 6:02 am   #8
 
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Fair point - I was only looking at CW
Just to make you aware I think we use the bunked aircraft with 48 club seats on the Male
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Old Jan 27, 10, 7:40 am   #9
 
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All LGW 777's have NGCW.
Thought this was the case, but thanks for confirming this.

Thanks for all the information regarding cw seats, will keep my eye on the 5A/B or 5J/K, though to be honest will still have a good trip whatever seat.

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Old Jan 27, 10, 3:09 pm   #10
 
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We had G-YMMB which I believe is a LHR aircraft? Beware there are no overhead lockers in Row 1 or 2 in the centre sections to make way for the crew bunks overhead.
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Old Jan 27, 10, 3:30 pm   #11
 
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It will be be either G-YMME or G-YMMF, as the length of this sector requires the crew rest, and is better suited to the RR engines. These are 48J aircraft, 24 in the forward cabin and 16 immediately in front of WT+.

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Old Jan 27, 10, 5:38 pm   #12
 
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I'm in Club on a 3 class 777 Friday 5th Feb LGW-MCO, and it looks like row 4 is still the last row in the front cabin, as the next seat back on MMB is 10A.
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Old Jan 27, 10, 8:49 pm   #13
 
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I'm in Club on a 3 class 777 Friday 5th Feb LGW-MCO, and it looks like row 4 is still the last row in the front cabin, as the next seat back on MMB is 10A.
Se1lad,

On the MCO, we tend to use the VII_ range of 3 class aircraft, which lay-out is as you described, 40J seats.


The MLE is on a bunked aircraft, more often than not YMME, which has 48J seats. This aircraft used to be a LHR aircraft, but is now a LGW aircraft

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Old Jan 28, 10, 1:32 am   #14
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Rules have not changed. Strictly no alcohol allowed in.
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Old Jan 28, 10, 5:48 am   #15
 
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Rules have not changed. Strictly no alcohol allowed in.
But they will confiscate it on arrival and then give it back on the way out? I have never tried but I thought I'd heard this was the case.
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