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Confirmed: LGW 772 go 10-abreast (3-4-3) in Y from early 2018

Confirmed: LGW 772 go 10-abreast (3-4-3) in Y from early 2018

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Updated 777 aircraft now in service

LGW longhaul aircraft:
G-VIIX 8 March 2018
G-VIIR 20 Apr 2018
G-VIIO 23 May 2018
G-VIIP 25 Jun 2018
G-VIIT 07 Oct 2018
G-VIIU 07 Nov 2018
G-VIIV 28 Jan 2019 (4-class)

Coming up:
G-VIIW - 18 Mar 2019
G-VIIY - 02 Jun 2019

G-YMMC - May 2019
G-YMME - Jun 2019
G-YMMD - Oct 2019
G-YMMA - Nov 2019
G-YMMB - Nov 2019

LHR Longhaul aircraft:
G-RAES - September 2019
G-YMMF - September 2019
G-VIIF - November 2019
G-VIIG - December 2019

Photo of the new cabins
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Old Jan 15, 19, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by BigVince76 View Post
Does anybody know if there are IFE boxes, and if so do they encroach on your leg space in Y? As a couple I'm tempted to book the pair seats at the back, are these any good?
This may help...

[First FT Pictures] G-VIIX refurbishment [LGW B772, including 3-4-3 seating in WT]

I was a 772 out of LHR and it had IFE boxes, itís fine and doesnít encroach. There are worse problems in life.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by BigVince76 View Post
Does anybody know if there are IFE boxes, and if so do they encroach on your leg space in Y?
The IFE boxes are "pan mounted" (to the bottom of the seat) and are not visible or in the way.

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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:01 am
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The IFE boxes are "pan mounted" (to the bottom of the seat) and are visible or in the way.
Do you mean *not* visible or in the way?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:26 am
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1 View Post
Do you mean *not* visible or in the way?
I did indeed. Thanks for spotting that
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Old Jan 16, 19, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by Steve_ZA View Post
The IFE boxes are "pan mounted" (to the bottom of the seat) and are not visible or in the way.
This is great news, thank you.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 2:48 am
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My CPT-LGW for January 2020 is showing 32J which I think means that they expect to have refitted at least one of the crew-bunked aircraft between now and then.
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Old Jan 23, 19, 11:21 am
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We've booked an Avios CPT-LGW for December into WT+ and rows 10-15 are WT+.Can't see anything that matches up on BA Source. Anyone know if this is a new layout (and therefore refurbished frame)?
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Old Jan 23, 19, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by jsdickinson View Post
We've booked an Avios CPT-LGW for December into WT+ and rows 10-15 are WT+.Can't see anything that matches up on BA Source. Anyone know if this is a new layout (and therefore refurbished frame)?
It might be this 32J52W252Y | The BA Source
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Old Jan 23, 19, 12:52 pm
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G-VIIV - the first of the 4-class LGW 777s to be given a facelift - went off to Singapore on 2 December and still isn't back. The wiki suggests 28 January as a delivery date. Even allowing for a few days break around Christmas, it seems really odd to me that it would take 2 months to upgrade when it was taking a month to do a 3-class.

Does anyone know whether this desperately slow progress is going to continue throughout this year, that all 4-class aircraft are going to take this long? If so, I dread to think when the 777 refurb programme will be finished. Do all airlines take this long to do refurbs? This is not meant to be a jibe at BA. I'm genuinely interested in the varying timescales and why it should take so long.

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Old Jan 23, 19, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by f4monty View Post
G-VIIV - the first of the 4-class LGW 777s to be given a facelift - went off to Singapore on 2 December and still isn't back. The wiki suggests 28 January as a delivery date. Even allowing for a few days break around Christmas, it seems really odd to me that it would take 2 months to upgrade when it was taking a month to do a 3-class...
The aircraft aren’t all the same age and some may need additional work that take longer. BA need competitive configuration revenues, they wouldn’t go slow without reason.

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Old Jan 23, 19, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by f4monty View Post
G-VIIV - the first of the 4-class LGW 777s to be given a facelift - went off to Singapore on 2 December and still isn't back. The wiki suggests 28 January as a delivery date. Even allowing for a few days break around Christmas, it seems really odd to me that it would take 2 months to upgrade when it was taking a month to do a 3-class.
I guess the first 4-class will take longer because details such as IFE wiring will differ from the 3-class refurbs. No doubt, the Christmas and New Year break will have added to this.
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Old Jan 23, 19, 6:06 pm
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Whenever aircraft undergo such changes to the cabin they have to have a 14 day Ďno-flyí period. (Not entirely sure why!) As this is the first 4-class to be reconfigured this is why itís taken longer than the others. The next aircraft, G-VIIW, is only due to be in SIN for 41 days.

The current plan is for only a further 10 777-200 aircraft to be reconfigured this year:

3-Class: (32J 48W 252Y) - G-YMMA/B/C/D/E
4-Class: G-RAES, G-VIIF/G/W/Y

G-YMMA/B/E are then planned to be based at LGW (alongside G-YMMC/D). G-YMMR/S/T will be returning to LHR. Meaning all of the 777s operating at LGW will be refurbished by the end of 2019.

A further 16 will be completed in 2020 and the remaining 10 in 2021.

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Old Jan 24, 19, 4:21 am
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It might be this 32J52W252Y The BA Source
But our seat map doesn't seem to have a row 16. Maybe a different configuration?
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Old Jan 24, 19, 4:35 am
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A further 16 will be completed in 2020 and the remaining 10 in 2021.
Does this mean the 16+10 would be from LHR fleet and they will have the same layout without the rumoured 'new new CW seats with doors'????
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Old Jan 24, 19, 4:45 am
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But our seat map doesn't seem to have a row 16. Maybe a different configuration?
Are there the same number of rows in the DEFG central block on both maps?
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