Dreamliner to Houston?

Old Oct 4, 18, 9:10 am
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Dreamliner to Houston?

Afternoon All,

I have a trip to Houston booked on BA195 on Sun 28th Oct. Was just checking my seat having read the whole port/starboard discussion on another thread, decided I wanted the right hand side so I could get better views of the frozen north. In the process, I realised the seat map shows 2-3-2 in WTP and when I went to Seat Guru it showed it as a 789. Ooh, thinks I - how very exciting (I don't get out much!). I then checked our homeward bound flight on Fri 2nd Nov (BA194) and this shows up as a 777 (and indeed the seat map on the BA app shows 2-4-2). FR24 history for these flights shows 777s all the way (as far back as I can see without a subscription). I realise 787s are in a state of flux with the engine issues and so this is probably all up in the air.

Just wondering if anyone knew whether the 789s are scheduled to be doing this flight in late Oct or has the internet conspired to get my hopes up?

Cheers,
Al.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by alhenderson View Post
Just wondering if anyone knew whether the 789s are scheduled to be doing this flight in late Oct or has the internet conspired to get my hopes up?
The actual seat map for your actual flights is the best guide to what is currently planned to operate those flights.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 9:23 am
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The actual seat map for your actual flights is the best guide to what is currently planned to operate those flights.
Thanks, good to know. Just interesting that the BA app does not seem to know what type it will be - has a dash where it's supposed to tell me that. Maybe its their way of keeping me interested and adding a sou-con of excitement to the whole thing :-)

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Old Oct 4, 18, 9:51 am
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Oh how I miss MyFlightsApp @schofs.

I'm booked on the 195 early December and it was a 787-9 when I booked it. Looks like it's been swapped to a 777. Only checked because of this thread.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 9:52 am
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Oh how I miss MyFlightsApp @schofs.

I'm booked on the 195 early December and it was a 787-9 when I booked it. Looks like it's been swapped to a 777. Only checked because of this thread.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news :-(
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Old Oct 4, 18, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by alhenderson View Post
Thanks, good to know. Just interesting that the BA app does not seem to know what type it will be - has a dash where it's supposed to tell me that.
That's a longstanding quirk, the newer aircraft types aren't specifically mentioned in MMB. However if you look at thebasource.com then you can work it out. Or if you give the dates someone here will check for you. BA195 on 28 Oct is a 787-9 at the moment.

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Old Oct 4, 18, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by golfmad View Post
I'm booked on the 195 early December and it was a 787-9 when I booked it. Looks like it's been swapped to a 777. Only checked because of this thread.
+1 to this. Got the family booked across to UK for T/giving trip, and had told them all about the upgraded WTP seats and entertainment system they could expect. Sounds like the 787's have been generally removed from IAH Rats!
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Old Oct 4, 18, 10:57 am
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+1 to this. Got the family booked across to UK for T/giving trip, and had told them all about the upgraded WTP seats and entertainment system they could expect. Sounds like the 787's have been generally removed from IAH Rats!
I think it must have happened quite recently because ExpertFlyer still shows mine as a 787-9 in Flight Availability but when I check the F seat map it shows as a 12F 777. That will probably correct itself in a couple of days.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 11:19 am
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Yes this was announced some time ago that during W18, the earlier IAH rotation (the BA195/194) will be on a 789. About time too! The non-refurbished RR 777s have been constant at IAH for about a year now, so please to be getting a newer product once again. Of course IAH was one of the first outstations to get 789 service, so itís not new to the airport. I am surprised itís on the earlier service though (As thatís the normally busy one except on Thursdays).

Take what we can get and hopefully we wonít be seeing Air Belgium at IAH anytime soon!
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Old Oct 4, 18, 11:30 am
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Yes this was announced some time ago that during W18, the earlier IAH rotation (the BA195/194) will be on a 789. About time too! The non-refurbished RR 777s have been constant at IAH for about a year now, so please to be getting a newer product once again. Of course IAH was one of the first outstations to get 789 service, so it’s not new to the airport. I am surprised it’s on the earlier service though (As that’s the normally busy one except on Thursdays).
Unless I've misunderstood you I think you have this the wrong way around. The 789 appears to have been removed from the early flight. Both flights appear to have been operated by 12F 777s (apart from one 14F) in September and it seems set to stay that way for the next wee while. ExpertFlyer is still showing 789 in early December but that does not tally with the ExpertFlyer seat map or BA MMB information.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 4:05 pm
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Iím booked to Houston on 787-9 towards the back end of March 2019 on the early (9:30am) flight.

or at least I hope I am 😄
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Old Oct 4, 18, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
That's a longstanding quirk, the newer aircraft types aren't specifically mentioned in MMB. However if you look at thebasource.net then you can work it out. Or if you give the dates someone here will check for you. BA195 on 28 Oct is a 787-9 at the moment.
I'm sure all the old hands know this, but I couldn't get the above website, the address is thebasource.com
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Old Oct 4, 18, 4:47 pm
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All 787 Houston flights in November to be subbed to the 777, only announced to the pilots 2 days ago (weíre currently bidding for Nov rosters).

If youíre going to/from IAH in Nov you can expect to be on a 777. No idea what the plan will be after that!
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Old Oct 4, 18, 6:07 pm
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Are the 747s still coming back or now mix of 777 and 787s?
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Old Oct 4, 18, 6:45 pm
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There will be zero Dreamliner service to IAH from the schedule change W18 and for the foreseeable. All RR Trent 1000 package C engine related.
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