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*CANCELLED* BA100 : Heritage-liveried B747s on MAN/NCL/GLA rotations 25 Aug

*CANCELLED* BA100 : Heritage-liveried B747s on MAN/NCL/GLA rotations 25 Aug

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Dear

We're looking forward to welcoming you on board your flight with us from London Heathrow to Glasgow on 25 August.

We wanted to let you know that we'll be making a change to the aircraft operating your flight. Your flight will no longer be operated by a Boeing 747.

We understand that, after speculation on aviation websites, some of our customers booked on BA1482 hoping to be part of our birthday celebration. We’ll happily offer a full refund to anyone who no longer wishes to travel.

You'll be able to view the timing changes to your flight at ba.com/mmb in the next 24 hours.

If you would like to make a change to your booking, please contact us.

If you booked through a travel agent, please contact them to make any changes.
On Sunday 25 Aug - the day of BAs 100th birthday - BA are operating these domestic rotations with 747s, reportedly the three heritage-liveried aircraft :

NCL (seatmap shows a Mid-J 747) NOTE: 747 NOW APPARENTLY CANCELLED as of 07.06.2019
BA1326 LHR-NCL 0920-1035 (stop 2:05, MCT 0:30): aero404, george77300, jfallesen, Msm2000uk, peter h, Telecasterman,
BA1327 NCL-LHR 1240-1400: aero404, Bazza1603 x 3, Brighterside, Chris9642, corporate-wage-slave, Fontana, george77300, jfallesen, Msm2000uk, peter h, S_W_S, squawk, Telecasterman, WickedStepMother, VG31.

MAN (seatmap shows a Mid-J 747) NOTE: 747 NOW APPARENTLY CANCELLED as of 07.06.2019
BA1386 LHR-MAN 1010-1120 (stop 1:30, MCT 0:30): 81romeo
BA1391 MAN-LHR 1250-1400: 81romeo

GLA (seatmap shows a SuperHi-J 747) NOTE: 747 NOW APPARENTLY CANCELLED as of 07.06.2019
BA1482 LHR-GLA 1200-1330 (stop 1:30, MCT 0:30): bisonrav, IFE Wizard, McG, shl +1, Schwann, hodders
BA1487 GLA-LHR 1500-1625: bisonrav, IFE Wizard, shl +1, Schwann
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Old May 31, 19, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by peter h View Post
Just off the phone to BAEC. The WT+ cabin is blocked off and will be opened up at some time in the future - when the WT bookings reach a certain point. The guy I spoke to just told me to keep checking availability every so often, but he couldn't do anything at the moment.

I'm doing the LHR-NCL-LHR b2b.
Weird if you start a new booking then the seat map is open.... I'm only on G class so can't understand why it's showing me PE, when Economy is wide open...

PE is only showing 2 x available seats
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Old May 31, 19, 11:25 am
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I can’t get any seats on the return flights from any city (would have liked MAN-LHR-MAN)

Shame as it seems we share a birthday and I would have made bronze after being a blue for ages.

Ah well. If you’re not quick...
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Old May 31, 19, 11:28 am
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Booked 1st flight out GLA on the Sunday to fly the 747 back. Seat map greyed out in economy.
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Old May 31, 19, 11:35 am
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I've filled in the wiki with the flights I'm on, would be sensible to add yourself or ask a responsible adult to do this for you. Please to respect the alphabetical order, as there are certain amongst us with a strong OCD leaning.

You can of course book the flights as two separate one ways, which makes a lot of sense with redemptions.

I'm happy with GLA because it's a fairly leisurely turnaround and good opportunity for brunch and watching the other flights go out. I booked this as a J redemption GLA->LHR and then a revenue Y outbound, using a PP voucher to pay for it. I looked at a few odd combos to get on more aircraft, but nothing really worked. Should be a fun day anyway.
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Old May 31, 19, 11:41 am
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Trying to book the Glasgow flights cheapest economy to be on big BOAC

BA website shows available seats on both flights

somehow I am getting rejected in the end with this message:

"at least one of your flights is no longer available"
you can choose alternate flights on the same day or start a new search
start again / continue/

...??
Can somebody help/advise?
Thanks in advance

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Old May 31, 19, 11:49 am
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You can't book a return online directly, you can however book as two separate one ways (more expensive) or call BA. The GLA turnaround is within the MCT and you should be able to get the agent to waive the fee as you can't book online.
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Old May 31, 19, 11:53 am
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£474 NCL-LHR one way in J...!

Not sure there will be many £59 POUGs on this flight...
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Old May 31, 19, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by bazza1603 View Post
Weird if you start a new booking then the seat map is open.... I'm only on G class so can't understand why it's showing me PE, when Economy is wide open...

PE is only showing 2 x available seats
Hi, yeah saw the same. the 2 WTP+ where bassinets. Anyhow Ive booked it with auto assign Econ seat atm.

Just a side question - I will be coming down from MAN. On the 25/8/19 the first flight is due arrive 8:10am - I'm kinda thinking that's a tad risky for the 9:20am NCL 747 (prob remote gate)? appreciate thoughts pls.
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Old May 31, 19, 12:01 pm
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Trying to book B2B to GLA from LHR now but webpage and app keep erroring. Doesn't seem happy.
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Old May 31, 19, 12:02 pm
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"A problem occurred whilst calculating your fare. Please try again."
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Old May 31, 19, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Telecasterman View Post
Hi, yeah saw the same. the 2 WTP+ where bassinets. Anyhow Ive booked it with auto assign Econ seat atm.

Just a side question - I will be coming down from MAN. On the 25/8/19 the first flight is due arrive 8:10am - I'm kinda thinking that's a tad risky for the 9:20am NCL 747 (prob remote gate)? appreciate thoughts pls.
Hi,

Should be enough time ( if you have your bp in hand ) as long as there is no major delays as you will not have security to go through as you will arrive domestically then go to T5 connections ( you will have your photo taken) then up the escalator to the departure area.

Regards

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Old May 31, 19, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by bisonrav View Post
You can't book a return online directly, you can however book as two separate one ways (more expensive) or call BA. The GLA turnaround is within the MCT and you should be able to get the agent to waive the fee as you can't book online.
Trying to book both flights separately is insanely expansive.FlightBA1482 1 Adult£90.00£28.44£118.44 Price is the same for the return flight.

I ma outside the UK I am not sure there is a toll-free phone number to call BA from another country?
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Old May 31, 19, 12:13 pm
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Which country?
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Old May 31, 19, 12:14 pm
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Are there any details circulating about what might be actually happening on the day? Ceremonies at Heathrow? Freebies? Service on board in both classes?
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Old May 31, 19, 12:18 pm
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Understand that Alex Cruz will be flying in personally, using a jet pack and hi visibility vest, to distribute BoB goodies in the gate area. Avios or credit card payments only though.
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