Mexico City operated by 787-9

Old May 29, 17, 12:46 pm
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Mexico City operated by 787-9

Some interesting fleet updates for the winter season. Mexico on a 787 will be vile!

MEX to be operated by 787
SAN - 747
ATL - 787
GIG - 787
PEK - 747
NRT - 777-300 on certain days
HND - 777-300 daily

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...as-of-26may17/
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Old May 29, 17, 1:08 pm
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I'd take MEX any day on a 789 rather than a tired Mid J 744 (although maybe not so in Y - but I've avoided Y since FlyerTalk )

Shame to see Lima suspended, but seems Dubai will now have decent new (interior at least!) aircraft on all three flights
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GIG on 789 and increased to 6 weekly, yay!
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Old May 29, 17, 1:12 pm
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This thread could do with a better title!
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Old May 29, 17, 1:14 pm
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I've got a SAN and a PEK which have turned into 747s, so I'm happy about that!
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Old May 29, 17, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by RafKa View Post
GIG on 789 and increased to 6 weekly, yay!
It could be a typo (788 instead of 789) because F seems unavailable right now on the route, as noted here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...-november.html

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Old May 29, 17, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by kaizenflying View Post
Mexico on a 787 will be vile!
Nice aircraft in any cabin other than Y.
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Old May 29, 17, 1:44 pm
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Nice to see LAX getting a third frequency but bummed that IAH will be going back to an unacceptable J product.
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Old May 29, 17, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Nice aircraft in any cabin other than Y.
Which is where the majority of passengers will be.
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Old May 29, 17, 4:34 pm
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Doesn't AeroMexico use the 788 on it's LHR rotation? If so, I assume the Y experience is exactly the same as with or similar to BA (in terms of seat pitch and width) making it a like for like competition.
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Old May 29, 17, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Nice aircraft in any cabin other than Y.
Depends what metric is being measured. It's a fairly long sector and the current offering in Y provides old seats and a knackered old IFE system with postage stamp screens.

Whilst I'm yet to make it to the very back of a Dreamliner, I'd take it any day over some flickering (at best) Rockwell Collins dross.
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Old May 29, 17, 6:10 pm
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GRU with a 77W means acceptable IFE and working toilets?! lol
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Spent 3 anxious weeks waiting for a F redemption to appear next March from MEX (used to be easy) then one did on Friday. Total delight to see it's on the 787-9.
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Old May 30, 17, 12:58 am
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Originally Posted by kaizenflying View Post
Some interesting fleet updates for the winter season. Mexico on a 787 will be vile!

MEX to be operated by 787


http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...as-of-26may17/
I am quite surprised by the huge cut in capacity on that route I thought it is one of BA most busy routes!!
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Old May 30, 17, 1:28 am
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I wouldn't be surprised to see it change back for summer 2018.
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