Is PHL going 3 Class from next summer?

Old Sep 8, 19, 4:57 am
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Is PHL going 3 Class from next summer?

Apologies if this has already been covered, a quick search did not bring anything up. I have been looking at a trip to Philadelphia next April in F. BA.com is only showing indirect routings from LHR in F, changing the search to J shows direct routings from LHR but no F availability. The aircraft shown is a 777, previously 744s were used on this route. I therefore assume it will be a 3 class 777. Is this likely to be a refurbished aircraft with the new CW Suite or is it too soon to know yet?
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Old Sep 8, 19, 5:21 am
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If itís 3 class, very unlikely to be new CW suite
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Old Sep 8, 19, 6:54 am
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I believe that April will be the summer season next year sothere will be changes until then. It could (note the conditional) be an A350 but it's complete conjecture at this point...
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Old Sep 8, 19, 7:54 am
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The current plan loaded for PHL for next summer is that the daily BA67 will be a 3-class 777 and the later BA69 will operate 5 times a week with the B789 with F.
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Old Sep 8, 19, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by Airprox View Post
The current plan loaded for PHL for next summer is that the daily BA67 will be a 3-class 777 and the later BA69 will operate 5 times a week with the B789 with F.
Thanks for that info.
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Old Sep 8, 19, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by alex67500 View Post
I believe that April will be the summer season next year sothere will be changes until then. It could (note the conditional) be an A350 but it's complete conjecture at this point...
The general assumption is that the A350 will be seen on longer routes to Asia and shorter East Coast USA flights, as this maximises utilisation. In that scenario PHL seems a reasonable choice. BKK is regularly mentioned, but I think that's hope rather than expectation.
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Old Sep 8, 19, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by alex67500 View Post
I believe that April will be the summer season next year sothere will be changes until then. It could (note the conditional) be an A350 but it's complete conjecture at this point...
I tend to agree with your conjecture as the A350 is only 3 class - It is now much easier to transfer from the 3 class 777 to the 350 instead of a 4 class 744/777/789 with all the issues of down grading the booked F passengers. But I have no facts and data to back up my prediction. I also think there are other routes such as BOM and IAD for example that are moving to 3 class 777 summer 2020 from 4 class- maybe potential candidates for the A350.
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