Old Dec 5, 17, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Tyzap View Post
On the date your flight was delayed, and at roughly the time you were due to fly, there were over 100 B787 in the air, including other BA B787ís. This could be because not every B787 is affected by the claimed fault or it could be because safety check or repairs have to be carried out in a short, but managed, time scale.
AIUI the nature of the problem means that it is not possible for the whole 787 fleet to be in the air, even though most of them can be. This is why there are unserviceable 787s littering a number of airports around the world. And so the fact that many 787s are nevertheless able to fly doesn't really shed a great deal of light on whether any particular airline has done all that it reasonably can. Arguably, some other airlines have had to resort to quite extraordinary measures to try to cover the present situation. If BA is focusing cancellations on routes on which it is easy to re-accommodate and re-route affected passengers, there's a decent argument that that's a reasonable approach. It's not been a case of "there are a couple of broken aircraft today".
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