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LHR-DFW flight August next year - Aircraft 781?

LHR-DFW flight August next year - Aircraft 781?

Old Dec 12, 19, 8:11 am
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LHR-DFW flight August next year - Aircraft 781?

Just got a seating change email... so is this set to be a brand new 787-10?

Obviously I won't be getting my hopes up this far out - but that would be exciting and bit of a bonus if it sticks!
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Old Dec 12, 19, 8:48 am
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Likely to stick if its already been loaded. Most of the A350 routes haven't been loaded yet!
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Old Dec 12, 19, 9:06 am
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And Seattle too!

Nice. Got an seat change alert for my Seattle bookings starting Jul 6. The 781 has a new First right?

A nice change since I was switched from CWS/A350 on my next trip to CW/B777.


Seattle 787-10

New first?
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Old Dec 12, 19, 9:16 am
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I would imagine it'll have new first, yes ^
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Old Dec 12, 19, 9:58 am
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A newly manufactured First but the same seat as on the other 787s
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Old Dec 12, 19, 10:40 am
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Although not a totally new type for BA any chance of this 781 going onto MAD for a week or two ??! (Wishful thinking from me I feel!)
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Old Dec 12, 19, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by rhysflies View Post
A newly manufactured First but the same seat as on the other 787s
Thanks for the info. Iíve only done BAís First product on the 747/777 so still looking forward to trying a different seat.

Still going to miss the 747 UD.
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Old Dec 12, 19, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by THEOBCMAN View Post
Although not a totally new type for BA any chance of this 781 going onto MAD for a week or two ??! (Wishful thinking from me I feel!)
I doubt it as I don't think they did this when the -9 arrived
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Old Dec 12, 19, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by travelsbyplane View Post
I doubt it as I don't think they did this when the -9 arrived
Well - I did take the 789 to MAD once but not sure that was for crew training or just in place of the usual 777 ?!
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Old Dec 12, 19, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by travelsbyplane View Post
I doubt it as I don't think they did this when the -9 arrived
They didn't with the -9 and I would imagine they won't with the -10. Crew will already be trained on the 787. Not a new type like the 787-8, A380 and now A350-1000 were.
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Old Dec 12, 19, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by UrbanLegend View Post
Got an seat change alert for my Seattle bookings starting Jul 6. The 781 has a new First right?
My August booking on BA48 is still showing as a 744, so no seat change alert yet! Is it a gradual process to load the new type?
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Old Dec 13, 19, 12:28 am
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Was about to search through hell when my reservation in April changed to a 781 and I couldn't for the life of me figure it out. Weirdly, the day before and after are still showing as a 777.
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Old Dec 13, 19, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by TedToToe View Post
My August booking on BA48 is still showing as a 744, so no seat change alert yet! Is it a gradual process to load the new type?
Maybe they load them in order of date? I received notice of the change for our early August flight To Seattle ( BA 49) yesterday.

i have not received any notification on our July outbound flight, but it was booked through Alaska Airlines. I checked in MMB and it is changed to the 781. More of the seats were already claimed, so I assume this means it was loaded into the schedule earlier than the August flight.
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Old Dec 13, 19, 1:38 pm
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Do we have an idea of the better seats/a seating guide related to the 781 yet?
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Old Dec 13, 19, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by safari ari View Post
Do we have an idea of the better seats/a seating guide related to the 781 yet?
On past precedent, it's best to wait until BA do some trial runs of the new aircraft, typically on a route like MAD or FRA. Soon enough thereafter there will be copious reports from many FTers which will allow for quite some insight into the new aircraft. Which in theory will be quite soon, if timetable holds (aircraft delivery in January, Atlanta starts in Feburary). There are 6 x 787-10 due in 2020, and another 6 due in 2021-22.
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