Where has B77W G-STBB gone?

Old Dec 5, 10, 11:35 am
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Where has B77W G-STBB gone?

Just wondering what's happened to G-STBB no info on BA Jet Tracker for this bird for last few days and I have noticed the 77W been removed from the ORD route until Sat 11th Dec?

I am due to fly to ORD on 11th Dec on the 77W I hope they don't change it at this late stage, mind you looking at the loads there would have to be a lot of UPG's.
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Old Dec 5, 10, 11:46 am
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No info here either...
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Old Dec 5, 10, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by flyBD View Post
Just wondering what's happened to G-STBB
Have you checked down the back of the sofa?
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Old Dec 5, 10, 2:05 pm
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Is this the BA 777 I saw stuck at BHX last week?
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Old Dec 5, 10, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ginger50 View Post
Is this the BA 777 I saw stuck at BHX last week?
Nope!

that would of been either G-VIIB or G-VIIO. they are LGW based 777-236er's and diverted to BHX when LGW closed due to snow.

G-VIIB positioned Birmingham - Bridgetown Barbados empty as BA9154 to operate the return Bridgetown to LGW.

G-VIIO positioned empty from Birmingham - Antigua as BA9155 to operate the Antigua-LGW.



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Old Dec 5, 10, 2:16 pm
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I saw -TBA and -TBC at T5B yesterday. They looked very smart. And they were parked and connected to air bridges, which scotches that particular rumour.

Dunno where -TBB is though.
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Old Dec 5, 10, 2:16 pm
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Hopefully it has gone a long long way away and will be replaced by a nice 747.
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Old Dec 5, 10, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by flyBD View Post
Just wondering what's happened to G-STBB
Didn't HMQ borrow a 777 for her State visit to Abu Dhabi around the time STBB disappeared?

Maybe she forgot to bring it back - or maybe she's kept it to give to Chazza as a Chrissie pressie
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Old Dec 5, 10, 3:02 pm
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Hopefully it has gone a long long way away and will be replaced by a nice 747.
Maybe a 747-8!
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Old Dec 5, 10, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by ardboe View Post
Maybe a 747-8!
As great a thought as that is, it just isnt going to happen currently !

At least we are going to see a 747-8 in BA paint scheme, all be it a 747-8F
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Old Dec 5, 10, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by ardboe View Post
Maybe a 747-8!
Hope not. The 747 pax series have had their day and the market has truly voted with their feet on the 747-8i

Fundamentally it is still a 1960's structural design and no amount of "warming over" will change this. It's like Ford trying to sell a 2010 updated version of the Mk 2 Cortina to the market....even re-engining it and giving it an interior makeover won't change the fact it is still based on a Mk 2 Cortina.

The A380, A350 and 773 (probably a next gen 773) is the way to go for the VLA market....the vast majority of airlines certainly think so
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Slightly OT......but if you are in T5 on Tues/Weds, you might see an "old friend" on stand and attached to a jetty.

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Originally Posted by Speedbird218 View Post
Slightly OT......but if you are in T5 on Tues/Weds, you might see an "old friend" on stand and attached to a jetty.

care to explain ??
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Old Dec 5, 10, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
care to explain ??
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I assume 218 means G-STBB will be back at T5?
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Old Dec 5, 10, 3:33 pm
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I assume 218 means G-STBB will be back at T5?
No, look out for an a/c without any BA markings...but will be a familiar face to many of you

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