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Boeing 777 Club Suites: route info and updates

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Boeing 777 Club World seat maps

777-300ER Four class configuration: 8F 76J 40W 130M

777-200ER Three class configuration: 48J 40W 184M

777-200ER Four class configuration: 8F 49J 40W 138M


Boeing 777 Club World Suite embodiment programme

777-200ER

Three class configuration: 48J 40W 184M (10/13, 77% complete)
Four class configuration: 8F 49J 40W 138M (15/15, 100% complete)

777-300ER

Four class configuration: 8F 76J 40W 130M (7/16, 44% complete)

Completed (re-entry to service date):

G-RAES, Boeing 777-200ER, 08 October 2019
G-VIIL, Boeing 777-200ER, 31 January 2020
G-VIIK, Boeing 777-200ER, 02 March 2020
G-VIIM, Boeing 777-200ER, 20 March 2020
G-VIIN, Boeing 777-200ER, 14 April 2020
G-VIIB, Boeing 777-200ER, 25 April 2020
G-VIIF, Boeing 777-200ER, 15 June 2020
G-VIIS, Boeing 777-200ER, 12 July 2020
G-VIIC, Boeing 777-200ER, 08 September 2020
G-STBM, Boeing 777-300ER, 01 October 2020
G-YMMI, Boeing 777-200ER, 08 October 2020
G-VIIG, Boeing 777-200ER, 28 October 2020
G-STBN, Boeing 777-300ER, 05 November 2020
G-STBO, Boeing 777-300ER, 06 January 2021
G-STBP, Boeing 777-300ER, 08 January 2021
G-VIID, Boeing 777-200ER, 28 February 2021
G-YMMN, Boeing 777-200ER, 04 March 2021
G-YMMO, Boeing 777-200ER, 21 April 2021
G-VIIE, Boeing 777-200ER, 29 April 2021
G-STBD, Boeing 777-300ER, 20 July 2021
G-YMMP, Boeing 777-200ER 23 July 2021
G-VIIH, Boeing 777-200ER, 16 August 2021
G-YMMJ, Boeing 777-200ER, 03 September 2021
G-YMMH, Boeing 777-200ER, 05 October 2021
G-VIIJ, Boeing 777-200ER, 29 October 2021
G-VIIA, Boeing 777-200ER, 14 December 2021
G-YMMG, Boeing 777-200ER, 07 January 2022
G-YMML, Boeing 777-200ER, 31 January 2022
G-YMMK, Boeing 777-200ER, 24 February 2022
G-STBH, Boeing 777-300ER, 31 March 2022
G-YMMT, Boeing 777-200ER, 24 May 2022
G-STBG, Boeing 777-300ER, 14 June 2022

In Progress: (the below aircraft are in CWL, and believed to be undergoing CS refits )

G-STBJ, Boeing 777-300ER, TBC (originally planned for May 2021)
G-STBK, Boeing 777-300ER, TBC (originally planned for June 2021)
G-YMMU, Boeing 777-200ER, TBC (originally planned for December 2021)

Planned (subject to change):

G-STBA, Boeing 777-300ER, TBC (originally planned for October 2020)
G-STBE, Boeing 777-300ER, TBC (originally planned for December 2020)
G-STBF, Boeing 777-300ER, TBC (originally planned for January 2021)
G-STBL, Boeing 777-300ER, TBC (originally planned for February 2021)
G-STBB, Boeing 777-300ER, TBC (originally planned for March 2021)
G-STBI, Boeing 777-300ER, TBC (originally planned for April 2021)
G-STBC, Boeing 777-300ER, TBC (originally planned for July 2021)
G-YMMR, Boeing 777-200ER, TBC (originally planned for 77S configuration)
G-YMMS, Boeing 777-200ER, TBC (originally planned for 77S configuration)

Twelve 3-class aircraft based at LGW and three 4-class aircraft planned to be based at LGW but currently operating from LHR are not included in this list. See details here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...8-onwards.html
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Old May 12, 22, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by kingcole974 View Post
Can you correct my understanding? The aircraft I’m flying to MCO on in August as the 14 F but also 10 across in Y. I thought the two could not co exist
There are three of these aircraft that were refurbished for use at LGW pre-COVID, but are now operating from LHR. All cabins received a refresh (new curtains, carpets, linings, mood lighting) and new Panasonic IFE throughout, whilst the WTP and WT seats were replaced with the latest product.
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Old May 13, 22, 2:31 am
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Originally Posted by Speedbird1201 View Post
G-VIIP has been at CWL since 11th April which seems quite a long time to have been there for just routine maintenance. Has this aircraft been temporarily parked?

Also, does anyone have any further details of when G-YMMT will be back in service following the recent CS refurb?
G-VIIP heads back to LGW this evening, but is doing a straight swap with G-VIIR which heads down to CWL this afternoon.
No update on G-YMMT yet. It was mentioned that the CS refit has been completed upthread but it appears aircraft that have the new CS fitted spend an extra week or two at CWL, so perhaps it is for certification purposes?

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Old May 13, 22, 2:54 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
No update on G-YMMT yet. It was mentioned that the CS refit has been completed upthread but it appears aircraft that have the new CS fitted spend an extra week or two at CWL, so perhaps it is for certification purposes?

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I think it's going through that period where it has to sit for a couple weeks after refit. I guess because this is the first one going from the old 3 class to the new 3 class, whereas the previous ones that got the same refit were the old 12F four class frames.
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Old May 13, 22, 6:44 am
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Very difficult to predict and BA are prioritising JFK to be all-Club Suites and even that has been getting aircraft swaps last minute. My advice would be is to ask yourself "Would I be absolutely mortified if I flew old Club World and not be able to tolerate it?", if the answer to that is yes, then go book an AA operated service instead and come back to BA in approx 12 months from now by which time the entire 777 fleet should have been refurbished and perhaps they'll move onto retrofitting 787s, not forgetting that hopefully some of the stored 787-10s may finally be allowed to be delivered if and when FAA life the Boeing deliver embargo
Has this changed? We're considering BA CS for JFK-LHR RT in the near future, but would very much like to avoid CW. Is there any reliable way to estimate the chances of a last minute swap?
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Old May 13, 22, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by richarddd View Post
Has this changed? We're considering BA CS for JFK-LHR RT in the near future, but would very much like to avoid CW. Is there any reliable way to estimate the chances of a last minute swap?

So far today, everything that has departed for JFK/EWR has C/S fitted. And everything else assigned JFK today is the same.

EDIT : Same for tomorrow so bar a last minute change, most likely due to a tech aircraft or to avoid a significant delay from some other means, I’d say you are pretty much as a good as guaranteed. The 777-300 rotation will have the highest chance of a sub to old config as there are fewer of them fitted.

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Old May 13, 22, 2:04 pm
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I have a general question. What please is the best way to find out which aircraft are rostered for individual flights in advance? Expertflyer will tell you a few hours in advance but is there anywhere that dop better than that? Maybe it is impossible anyway. I know the difference in the seat map but that does not always work is tyhere is a change in the finasl few days.

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Old May 13, 22, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by richarddd View Post
Has this changed? We're considering BA CS for JFK-LHR RT in the near future, but would very much like to avoid CW. Is there any reliable way to estimate the chances of a last minute swap?
Nothing has changed from my old comment, officially you could still get the old CW seat. BA are trying to prioritise it but it's definitely not a "rarity" as such to get old CW on the JFK route, chances are lower than other routes but other than checking a day before or on the day, there's no 100% guarantee unfortunately and there won't be till at least the 777s are all done. You can use Flight Radar or similar sources to look at registrations and keep your fingers crossed!
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Old May 13, 22, 4:33 pm
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What please is the best way to find out which aircraft are rostered for individual flights in advance?
I think you have to bribe an insider!
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Old May 14, 22, 6:07 am
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G-STBG has been in CWL for some time. Is this undergoing refurb?
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Anybody flown out of EWR recently? If so am on the 188 whats the food like in the lounge? Fingers crossed still showing club suites on mmb
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Anybody flown out of EWR recently? If so am on the 188 whats the food like in the lounge? Fingers crossed still showing club suites on mmb
The lounge menu is at https://ewr.yourmenu.cloud during opening hours.
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Originally Posted by AirbusA350 View Post
Nothing has changed from my old comment, officially you could still get the old CW seat. BA are trying to prioritise it but it's definitely not a "rarity" as such to get old CW on the JFK route, chances are lower than other routes but other than checking a day before or on the day, there's no 100% guarantee unfortunately and there won't be till at least the 777s are all done. You can use Flight Radar or similar sources to look at registrations and keep your fingers crossed!

What is the latest expectation of that happening?
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Old May 15, 22, 3:43 pm
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What is the latest expectation of that happening?
Well 777s are meant to be completed by the end of this year as per BA’s official publicly stated target. There are still 15 aircraft left to go and only 6 months left in the year. Unless things rapidly pick up, it looks like it might be a month or two off target.

Therefore it’s going to probably be 2023 before Club Suite starts becoming more common. By that time all 777s will have been done, Boeing’s 787 delivery embargo hopefully would’ve been lifted meaning at least 4 - 5 more 787-10s will be in the fleet (in addition to the 2 currently) as well as nearing the completion of BA’s A350 order, this would only leave behind the 787-8 and 787-9s as well as A380s without Club Suite amongst BA’s long-haul fleet. BA haven’t announced any new/updated projections for when (or if) the older Dreamliners and A380s will be retrofitted.

But 2023 onwards, the chances of Club Suite will be a lot higher than now
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Old May 18, 22, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by AirbusA350 View Post
Well 777s are meant to be completed by the end of this year as per BA’s official publicly stated target. There are still 15 aircraft left to go and only 6 months left in the year. Unless things rapidly pick up, it looks like it might be a month or two off target.
I'm getting nervous (probably shouldn't, but...) since our flight in December (LHR-ATL) that was supposed to be a 787-10 was changed to a 777 with the old CW configuration. That seems to be a significant downgrade and I thought the ATL route was going to get the 787-10 to be a bit more competitive with DL/VS on that route. What are the odds it switches back or at least is on a 777 with the club suite? I have a hard time seeing them keeping this a/c, but also not sure I want to risk my hard-earned miles/vacation on that 2-4-2 config in J.
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I'm getting nervous (probably shouldn't, but...) since our flight in December (LHR-ATL) that was supposed to be a 787-10 was changed to a 777 with the old CW configuration. That seems to be a significant downgrade and I thought the ATL route was going to get the 787-10 to be a bit more competitive with DL/VS on that route. What are the odds it switches back or at least is on a 777 with the club suite? I have a hard time seeing them keeping this a/c, but also not sure I want to risk my hard-earned miles/vacation on that 2-4-2 config in J.
Far too early to make any predictions unfortunately. Aircraft swaps literally happen even on the day. A more educated guess can be given towards autumn as we'll likely have a more realistic idea of when the 777s retrofit might actually be completed. A LOT of things can change between now and then, from COVID rules at the time, to aircraft to Boeing's delivery embargo being lifted (which'll bring another 4 - 5 built and stored 787-10s into the fleet) etc.
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