Fall 2019 - no more 747 LHR DFW?

Old Dec 18, 18, 1:07 pm
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Cool Autumn 2019 - no more 747 LHR DFW?

Time to book my bi-annual trip to Texas for Thanksgiving 2019, but I cannot find a flight being operated by a 747.

I have checked on ba.com (Timetables) but have been able to find my favorite bird. I have also poked around on thebasource, but have not managed to figure out a definitive answer. Usually there is a switch between a 777 and a 747 sometime in Nov but the 777 carries on as far as 05 December.

Assuming this can be related to 747 retirement.

I would gladly connect in the US if it gets me the aircraft I want. Is there a clever way to find out what routes have this type of aircraft in November 2019?

Any helpful input is appreciated.

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Old Dec 18, 18, 1:43 pm
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Maybe there is one to Austin?

And you meant to write "autumn", didn't you...?

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Old Dec 18, 18, 2:51 pm
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With the addition of the fourth AA-operated LHR-DFW, BA have permanently removed the 747 from that route.

You could connect via ORD/JFK/IAD (among others) if you really want the 747? I think the AUS flight is only operated by a 747 in summer which isn't so useful for Thanksgiving travel.
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Old Dec 18, 18, 3:36 pm
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Hi,

Also,

PHX and the LHR-LAS flights are safe 747s at the moment ( albeit you may get one with poor IFE)

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Old Dec 18, 18, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Dubh View Post
Maybe there is one to Austin?

And you meant to write "autumn", didn't you...?
Yes, they already deployed 747 to Austin, Texas.

Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot View Post
Hi,

Also,

PHX and the LHR-LAS flights are safe 747s at the moment ( albeit you may get one with poor IFE)

Regards

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Good! I will be on the 747 from LHR-PHX. I'm taking nonstop flight. Don't they have wifi or not?
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Old Dec 19, 18, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by N830MH View Post
Good! I will be on the 747 from LHR-PHX. I'm taking nonstop flight. Don't they have wifi or not?
No Wifi on the planes that go to PHX unless you happen to have a swap at the time which is rare on that route.
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Old Dec 20, 18, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by Dubh View Post
Maybe there is one to Austin?

And you meant to write "autumn", didn't you...?
Title fixed, er, mended
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