HKG aircraft swap end of 2019?

Old Jan 2, 19, 10:49 pm
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HKG aircraft swap end of 2019?

I'm looking ahead a year, with a view to an Avios booking HKG-LHR.

I noticed that the two BA flights seem to have swapped aircraft. On further investigation:
  • Up to and including 26 October, the earlier flights BA31/BA32 are A380 services, and the later flights BA27/BA28 are 777 services. I believe this has been the case for years.
  • From 27 October onwards (end of BST), the earlier flights BA31/BA32 show as 777s and the later flights BA27/BA28 show as A380.


Minor timing difference on HKG-LHR (~30 min), greater on LHR-HKG (~3 hours). But potentially significant for those of us keen to avoid 777s!

Any rhyme or reason? Temporary gremlins? Landing/gate slots? A350 introduction?

Apologies if this has been posted already - searched but nothing found.
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Old Jan 2, 19, 11:04 pm
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Nothing too new, is already happening now for the current winter schedule.

Am guessing is to prepare for any mis-connection that might happen during winter time if weather causes those short-haul flight to land late, there would be enough capacity to carry the mis-connected passengers
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Old Jan 2, 19, 11:11 pm
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Oh, fair enough. Thanks.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 3:16 am
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Originally Posted by zeltergiset View Post
I'm looking ahead a year, with a view to an Avios booking HKG-LHR.

I noticed that the two BA flights seem to have swapped aircraft. On further investigation:
  • Up to and including 26 October, the earlier flights BA31/BA32 are A380 services, and the later flights BA27/BA28 are 777 services. I believe this has been the case for years.
  • From 27 October onwards (end of BST), the earlier flights BA31/BA32 show as 777s and the later flights BA27/BA28 show as A380.


Minor timing difference on HKG-LHR (~30 min), greater on LHR-HKG (~3 hours). But potentially significant for those of us keen to avoid 777s!

Any rhyme or reason? Temporary gremlins? Landing/gate slots? A350 introduction?

Apologies if this has been posted already - searched but nothing found.
I flew the outbound on the 777 in Club last week having deliberately initially booked the A380 which was swapped, I can report was a ‘good’ 777 and not an old rattler like you may get on Bangkok
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Old Jan 3, 19, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by Will100 View Post
I flew the outbound on the 777 in Club last week having deliberately initially booked the A380 which was swapped, I can report was a ‘good’ 777 and not an old rattler like you may get on Bangkok
Yes I think in terms of HKG the 777 is pretty much always a 777-300ER which are all fairly new.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 3:50 am
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Any idea if the A380 / 77W are going to swap again for the summer schedule? I am First on 77W BA0027 on 12/04/19 and was hoping for the swap to A380 but hasn't happened yet !
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Old Jan 3, 19, 11:18 am
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