1st B744 Super Hi J rolled out

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Super Hi–J 747 (74S)

•Seatplan:



•Reconfiguration/Refurbishment Dates:


All Complete
31Jul–09Sep - G-CIVF - Complete
30Oct–28Nov - G-CIVS - Complete
28Nov–23Dec - G-CIVW - Complete
28Nov–23Dec - G-BYGE - Complete
02Jan–27Jan - G-CIVV - Complete
11Jan–05Feb - G-CIVR - Complete
30Jan–24Feb - G-BYGF - Complete
05Feb–01Mar - G-BYGA - Complete
24Feb–20Mar - G-CIVX - Complete
01Mar–04Apr - G-CIVH - Complete
20Mar–16Apr - G-BYGD - Complete
04Apr–29Apr - G-BYGG - Complete
16Apr–15May - G-CIVY - Complete
29Apr-24May - G-CIVZ - Complete
15May–09Jun - G-CIVI - Complete
24May–24Jun - G-BYGC - Complete
09Jun–06Jul - G-CIVG - Complete
21Jun–14Jul - G-BYGB - Complete

The following flying schedule is struck through because it is now obsolete, but left in place for now as an archive.

• Planned Flying Schedule 01Jun17>31Aug17
(NB times stated in LOCAL subject to change):[/b]

BOSTON

CHICAGO

DUBAI
BA107 LHR1255 – DXB2310 Mon/Wed/Thu
BA107 LHR1300 – DXB2315 Fri

BA106 DXB0110 – LHR0555 Fri
BA106 DXB0130 – LHR0615 Tue/Thu/Sat

JOHANNESBURG
BA57 LHR2125 – JNB0915 Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun

BA54 JNB2045 – LHR0655 Mon/Wed/Thu
BA54 JNB2110 – LHR0720 Tue/Sat

KUWAIT
BA157 LHR2155 – KWI0605 xWed

BA156 KWI0820 – LHR1315 xThu

NEW YORK JFK


RIYADH
BA263 LHR1345 – RUH2230 Mon/Wed/Thu

BA262 RUH0035 – LHR0535 Tue/Thu/Fri

SEATTLE
BA49 LHR1530 – SEA1710 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun

BA48 SEA1915 – LHR1225 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun

WASHINGTON
BA217 LHR0940 – IAD1245 Daily [1-31May, 1-31Aug]

BA216 IAD1800 – LHR0620 Daily [1-31May, 1-31Aug]
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Old Sep 9, 15, 1:16 pm
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1st B744 Super Hi J rolled out

G-CIVF which has been undergoing maintainence in Cardiff since July 31st was rolled out earlier and flew back to LHR this afternoon. This is the first of 18 B744's which are having their interiors 'refreshed' with upgraded inflight entertainment systems and a move to the new Super-Hi J layout of 86 CW seats.

Feedback welcome from anybody who flies her over the next few weeks.

http://www.thebasource.com/mobile/?p=25097

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Old Sep 9, 15, 2:07 pm
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That link suggests they've found some space somewhere, or seats shrank?

"The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/145Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y"

:-)
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Old Sep 9, 15, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by peterrabbit View Post
That link suggests they've found some space somewhere, or seats shrank?

"The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/145Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y"

:-)
It's gone from 185 in Y to 145.

It'll still be rubbish back there.
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Old Sep 9, 15, 2:46 pm
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I'll be very curious to see how the new upholstry looks in the WT cabins and see how the new IFE works out!
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Old Sep 9, 15, 2:49 pm
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I'll be very curious to see how the new upholstry looks in the WT cabins and see how the new IFE works out!
Providing it works without requiring 3 reboots to get started - it'll be better I imagine.
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Dreading. Absolutely dreading it.

If Club World main deck was not an unpopular cabin to work in before (which it is by the way), it is going to be every junior crew member working in there on these aircraft.

Dreading seeing that aircraft code on a roster.
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Old Sep 9, 15, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by BingBongBoy View Post
Dreading. Absolutely dreading it.

If Club World main deck was not an unpopular cabin to work in before (which it is by the way), it is going to be every junior crew member working in there on these aircraft.

Dreading seeing that aircraft code on a roster.
Silly question perhaps but would an extra 16 CW passengers not require some increase in crew numbers? If not I suspect you may not be the only one who is less than satisfied...
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Old Sep 9, 15, 3:22 pm
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Actually I'm looking forward to it, I certainly won't be doing the service the way the BA "experts" who have never been crew have designed.
I love a challenge and will do my best to see if I can make it work.
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Old Sep 9, 15, 3:24 pm
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Silly question perhaps but would an extra 16 CW passengers not require some increase in crew numbers? If not I suspect you may not be the only one who is less than satisfied...
We have gained 2 extra crew for CW on the main deck making it 6 crew, one of the crew has come from the WT cabin where there is less customers an the other crew member is an extra being added making 15 cabin crew.
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Old Sep 9, 15, 3:33 pm
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We have gained 2 extra crew for CW on the main deck making it 6 crew, one of the crew has come from the WT cabin where there is less customers an the other crew member is an extra being added making 15 cabin crew.
Well, that sounds quite sensible. If it works for BA and keeps the 747's flying (in a bit better condition) I'm all for it!
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We have gained 2 extra crew for CW on the main deck making it 6 crew, one of the crew has come from the WT cabin where there is less customers an the other crew member is an extra being added making 15 cabin crew.
So the 'super Hi J' will actually have a better crewassenger ratio to the regular Hi J?
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Old Sep 9, 15, 3:39 pm
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Yes it does, but the routines that we have been given are not workable, the professionals
onboard will find a way to make it work.
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Originally Posted by peterrabbit View Post
That link suggests they've found some space somewhere, or seats shrank?

"The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/145Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y"
Originally Posted by V10 View Post
It's gone from 185 in Y to 145.
And in plain English, if it helps anyone who hasn't seen it described elsewhere: the aircraft used to have a mixture of 30 WT+ and 40 WT in Zone D (between doors 3 and 4).

The refit puts two whole rows of CW (16 seats) immediately aft of doors 3, and moves the 30 WT+ seats aft to run back to doors 4. That's where the loss of 40 WT seats comes from.
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Old Sep 9, 15, 5:59 pm
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Link to seat plan compliments of the BA Source:

http://www.thebasource.com/seatmaps/...6j30w145y.html

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They've put it back in the list! Hooray!

Various tracker posts and wikis now updated.
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