747/777 on SEA route

Old Aug 30, 17, 5:11 am
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747/777 on SEA route

Just checking
I presume the 777s on this route are 200 series old entertainment system and 747s old system too?
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Old Aug 30, 17, 5:21 am
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Do a dummy booking for your intended travel date. Look at the 777 seat map for WT+: four rows (32 seats in total) = old IFE in all classes except F

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Old Aug 30, 17, 7:01 am
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Have flown this route a few times - always the afternoon 747 flight from LHR and have been lucky to have the refurbished 86J aircraft each time.
I do know from keeping an eye on the route that it can be a right old mixture though.

Happened to notice that the morning 777 flight has been a 777-300 recently.

BrianWBrazil has the best advice - do a dummy booking if you know the dates involved (or ask on here if anyone can check expert flyer for you).
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Old Aug 30, 17, 7:04 am
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I flew SEA-LHR 2 weeks ago on the 747 and it was a refurbished cabin. I think 86J appears quite often but a dummy booking would be the best way to confirm.
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Off to SEA next weekend and according to MMB its 777 on the way out and 747 on the return 2 weeks later.
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Old Aug 30, 17, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by BrianWBrazil View Post
Do a dummy booking for your intended travel date. Look at the 777 seat map for WT+: four rows (32 seats in total) = old IFE in all classes except F
No BA plane has different IFE in F than the other cabins.

Easiest way to tell, for a 777, is to do a dummy booking in F - if it has 14 or 17 seats then new IFE, if it has 12 seats then old.

On a 747, as alluded to above, you need to look in J - if it's 86 seats, then you're good
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Old Aug 30, 17, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by allturnleft View Post
Just checking
I presume the 777s on this route are 200 series old entertainment system and 747s old system too?
The 777-200ER's used on the Seattle route are almost always are refit cabin (and IFE) aircraft, which are GE-90 powered VIIx 4 class aircraft. As someone mentioned, since the 18th August, 300ER's have been used for the early 53/52 rotation.

Over the last month, it looks once or twice a week it is a 52J aircraft on the daily 49/48 rotation.
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Sorry for bumping the thread, but didnt want to open a new one.

Which type of 777 will BA use to SEA during W17? Is it the 77W?
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Old Sep 11, 17, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by B747forever View Post
Sorry for bumping the thread, but didnt want to open a new one.

Which type of 777 will BA use to SEA during W17? Is it the 77W?
It looks to be to be the 777-200, but perhaps the one with the Thales equipment (so better IFE than Rockwell Collins). However there is a high chance of a substitution so I wouldn't put too much store on that. You can check by looking at MMB (or doing a dummy booking) and then looking at the seatmaps in thebasource.com
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Old Sep 11, 17, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
It looks to be to be the 777-200, but perhaps the one with the Thales equipment (so better IFE than Rockwell Collins). However there is a high chance of a substitution so I wouldn't put too much store on that. You can check by looking at MMB (or doing a dummy booking) and then looking at the seatmaps in thebasource.com

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Old Sep 11, 17, 2:49 pm
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At SEA ten days ago they were actively promoting the fact that the route had been upgraded to the 777-300 with signage, so I'd expect the 773 to be more prevalent.

(Certainly my return trip at the end of August was 773 both ways).
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Old Sep 11, 17, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Cymro View Post
At SEA ten days ago they were actively promoting the fact that the route had been upgraded to the 777-300 with signage, so I'd expect the 773 to be more prevalent.

(Certainly my return trip at the end of August was 773 both ways).
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Good to know
Though i gather the 747 used is the mid J ancient one!

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