787 to Vancouver, Newark, Montreal and Dar es Salaam [rumours]
I see that these have been announced as the opening routes for the 787 - currently served by a 747, 2 777s, 767 and a 4 times a week 767.
An unusal mix, to Vancouver this will surely not replace the 747 - could it be a non daily service, maybe combined with Dar? On Newark will the 787 reduce capacity while on Montreal increase it, though not to the capacity of the 777 that has previously operated this route?
Interesting. Thought the 787 might launch with a new route, but there you go.
I know the long haul fleet is pretty squeezed at the moment, with 2 (?) 747s being repaired for unexpected damage. Might explain the fleet juggling whilst they wait for more aircraft to give a bit of slack?
Originally Posted by riga
And it does amuse me that for the endless emails of personal thought and whines that clog this site, that no one picked it up all day!
(spoilt passenger mode) Am having separation anxiety from the UD already .
YVR to LHR is a busy route, it's rare that I've seen empty seats, at least in W and J. I would like it if the summer service of two flights a day, five out of seven days a week, were to be increased to year around rather than from May through September. The earlier departure of BA86 is .
YUL is an obvious route to me having been a regular user until recently. The 767 seems often to be bit too small and the 777 often a bit to big (used only in high season). The 787 is probably be the perfect fit. Lets see!
Would I sound selfish if I say that I wouldn't want BA to take away the 747 on the LHR-YVR Route? This is our LAST remaining 747 passenger flight in and out of YVR!
That aside though, I hear the BA flight is always full since many passengers take it to connect through LHR. Wouldn't make much economic sense to replace it with a smaller aircraft if they can properly fill a 747.