Which 777 is this for BA460 LHR-MAD this Sat?

Old Dec 3, 19, 8:51 am
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Which 777 is this for BA460 LHR-MAD this Sat?

Hi All - regular on the LHR-MAD route especially on the 777 rotation which 9/10 times lands me in a W seat or the occasional CW upgrade. For this week's flight though the seat map has me stumped with a 2-4-2 layout in Y (See below). Anyone know which model this is? Could it be a leased plane substituting? Goes back to row 40.

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Old Dec 3, 19, 9:01 am
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Looks like a 3-class 777 to me. CW rows 1-5, 10-11. WTP 12-14, rest Y.
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That was my first thought but since BA Source says that Y layout is the traditional 3-3-3, why is MMB showing it as a 2-4-2?
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Hi All - regular on the LHR-MAD route especially on the 777 rotation which 9/10 times lands me in a W seat or the occasional CW upgrade. For this week's flight though the seat map has me stumped with a 2-4-2 layout in Y (See below). Anyone know which model this is? Could it be a leased plane substituting? Goes back to row 40.

Nope not a leased aircraft, this is aircraft code 77J. I'm not sure why it's been altered like this, probably something to do with managing load distribution, or to allow for sudden aircraft change last minute, I'm really not sure. Somebody on this board will know

FYI, aircraft in 77J code at the moment are G-YMMA/R/S/T/U. These are 777-200ER with 3 class cabin layout
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A old unrefurbished 3 class 777 according to EF!
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That was my first thought but since BA Source says that Y layout is the traditional 3-3-3, why is MMB showing it as a 2-4-2?
IT glitch in MMB no doubt.
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That was my first thought but since BA Source says that Y layout is the traditional 3-3-3, why is MMB showing it as a 2-4-2?
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IT glitch in MMB no doubt.
It had me stumped too, but when you look at the bassinet blocks on Expertflyer then it becomes clearly one of the G-YMMx 777-200s, 3 cabin, used on Nassau, Bangkok and what-not. So the app has simply shown the aisles in the wrong places, it's a 3-3-3 in WT with some nice seats in WT for couples and singles.
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Interesting CWS. SO we picked 26 AB exit row. Sounds like C will go unsold in theory then for a nice flight. Will watch for 12-14 opening of course. Usually happens at T-72 if I recall correctly. As ever - thanks all for the fast advice!
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It shouldn’t do as the flight is no way near full.
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That was my previous assumption as well when the 777 started on this route but have been on many rotations where W opened up and Y has been far from full on boarding. We will see...
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The front end. Bit of a disappointment if you’d booked it when it was a 777-300 with the possibility of FLUB ....

4E looks to be one to avoid, danger of being pooped on by the flying baby,
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That was my first thought but since BA Source says that Y layout is the traditional 3-3-3, why is MMB showing it as a 2-4-2?
My uneducated guess is that, because the front few rows in the “economy” section of this flight do actually have a 2-4-2 configuration, the software has assumed this is the configuration for the whole cabin, and re-aligned the 3-3-3 back section to fit. That ‘s left nowhere for the C seats to go, so they have been swept under the virtual carpet.
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W opened up as expected @T-72. Still 2-4-2 all the way back 🤔
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Due to be operated by G–YMMS.
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