CAI-LHR Boeing 788 year-round

Reply

Old Apr 25, 19, 10:11 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Programs: ExecutiveClub GGL/CCR MileagePlus 1K FLyingBlue GOld
Posts: 86
CAI-LHR Boeing 788 year-round

Hey sorry for not being able to find the wiki with aircraft change but it seem that BA changed the aircraft to Cairo, now it seem to be Boeing 787-8 year-round. No more A321 ex BMI to Cairo. I have a booking for November and I got an email informing me of a seat change, when I went on, I saw that they switched from a321 to 788. Looking on Expertflyer I saw that now it appears 788 for all the days in October, November, DEcember, January etc.
That's excellent news for those cheap fares out of Cairo and I inventory
high.and.above is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 19, 10:34 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 204
Never actually flown it. Is there a consensus whether the 321 ex BMI business class is in any way a superior product to the much maligned regular CW?
Brisbane Road is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 19, 10:38 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,558
Seems the beginning of B788 shorter sector routes, perhaps a sub fleet that won’t get new club world suite J.


Last edited by richardwft; Apr 25, 19 at 10:51 am
richardwft is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 19, 12:47 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 253
HighAndAbove, BA are still using the 777 CAI-LHR. They stopped using the A321 at the end of March. They also use the 787-8. A close eye always needs to be kept on this route for seasonal flight changes. Hopefully, you will get your preferred plane when you fly, Until tourism picks up significantly in Egypt they may still use the A321 again in winter.

Last edited by AnaTravel; Apr 28, 19 at 2:18 am Reason: CAI-LHR from CA-LHR typo
AnaTravel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 19, 12:52 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK
Programs: Mucci, BA
Posts: 9,261
For a couple of years, it has been 321 during winter and 788 during summer. Seems like it's mainly 777 these days. A 321 was still scheduled for this winter, but it seems like it's now a 788 and has had a slightly improved schedule change - leaves CAI at 0630 rather than 0330 or whatever it was.
BA6501 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 19, 3:09 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: London
Programs: OneWorld Emerald (BA) & Sapphire (QR), Star Alliance Gold (O6), SkyTeam Elite Plus (AZ)
Posts: 2,268
Looking at the June schedules it looks like the 788, 789 and 772 are on the CAI route.
shefgab is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 19, 3:14 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 7,416
I wouldn't bank on anything being 'year-round' for CAI. Plenty of time for changes yet...
AnaTravel likes this.
Ldnn1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 19, 5:11 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: ORD
Programs: BA, AA, SQ, UA, LH, MR TIT, IHG GLD
Posts: 7,779
I am flying CW next week CAI-LHR and the flight will be operated by a 777 with 4 cabins configuration.

In the past I was able to secure a seat in the First cabin on online check-in with CW service.

Is that still possible to do at this time or the F is always closed and not open for BA elite members as it used to be?
NA-Flyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 19, 8:00 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, A3*G, Mucci de l'expertise des Apps
Posts: 2,571
Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
I am flying CW next week CAI-LHR and the flight will be operated by a 777 with 4 cabins configuration.

In the past I was able to secure a seat in the First cabin on online check-in with CW service.

Is that still possible to do at this time or the F is always closed and not open for BA elite members as it used to be?
CAI-LHR is now controlled strictly by the airport. The F cabin will remain closed during OLCI and if it is required on the day they will select and move the people chosen at around 2.5 hours before departure, just after they start actual check-in. In the past once the cabin was opened they would let the cabin fill up with anyone who could choose it, now they will select only the minimum number of people needed to be moved out of CW.
Airprox is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 19, 12:45 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: ORD
Programs: BA, AA, SQ, UA, LH, MR TIT, IHG GLD
Posts: 7,779
Originally Posted by Airprox View Post
CAI-LHR is now controlled strictly by the airport. The F cabin will remain closed during OLCI and if it is required on the day they will select and move the people chosen at around 2.5 hours before departure, just after they start actual check-in. In the past once the cabin was opened they would let the cabin fill up with anyone who could choose it, now they will select only the minimum number of people needed to be moved out of CW.
In the selection process: will they upgrade to F cabin based on status or fare bucket paid?
NA-Flyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 19, 2:12 pm
  #11  
Moderator, Iberia Airlines, Airport Lounges, and Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Programs: BA Lifetime Gold; Flying Blue Life Platinum; LH Sen.; Hilton Diamond; Kemal Kebabs Prized Customer
Posts: 38,884
Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
In the selection process: will they upgrade to F cabin based on status or fare bucket paid?
Status, or rather CIV.
corporate-wage-slave is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 19, 2:24 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, A3*G, Mucci de l'expertise des Apps
Posts: 2,571
Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Status, or rather CIV.
Not CIV at CAI, they don't differentiate between Gold and GGL.
Airprox is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 19, 2:30 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 253
On my last CAI-LHR flight I couldn't check in online before the flight. Luckily, we had selected our CW seats long before.
AnaTravel is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread