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BA32 26th May, Schedule Changes, Cabin Class Missing

Old Apr 24, 21, 3:35 pm
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BA32 26th May, Schedule Changes, Cabin Class Missing

Can anybody shed light why on the 26th May BA32 from HKG to LHR scheduled departure was changed from 23:10 to 12:45?

Also I noticed on mileage and cash booking basis.
First class has disappeared as a bookable option.

Could this be an equipment change to the new business class product?

All other flights that week have all classes available. I think is highly unlikely first is fully booked? With current covid restrictions?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Apr 24, 21, 3:41 pm
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Hi,

As coming back from hkg the departure time has been changed as the flight and cabin crew come straight back. The inbound crew rest on the outbound then after around 90mins in the ground at hkg the outbound crew rest and the inbound crew operate the flight back to lhr.

The f cabin is used for r est so is not available for pax.

This is due to the quarantine requirements at hkg. I think this has been discussed in another thread here but cannot find it at the moment

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Old Apr 24, 21, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by pikotw888 View Post
All other flights that week have all classes available.
No, all flights from 23 May to 29 May inclusive (3 days either side of 26 May) have no first class availability and all are timed to depart HKG at 1245 - for the reasons that The _Banking_Scot says.
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Old Apr 24, 21, 4:16 pm
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There is already an extensive discussion of this. Bottom line is that the F cabin becomes crew rest so that the two flights can be performed without subjecting either crew to the oppressive HKG quarantine rules which would likely make the route not viable.
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Old Apr 24, 21, 7:41 pm
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See these threads for some discussion regarding HKG:
BA resumes flights FROM Hong Kong
Has BA stopped selling First class on HKG-LHR?
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33199179-post133.html
Layovers during Covid
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Old Apr 25, 21, 3:15 am
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Sounds like a tough trip, Particularly for the inbound crew.
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Old Apr 25, 21, 4:05 am
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Originally Posted by IAMORGAN View Post
Sounds like a tough trip, Particularly for the inbound crew.
I dunno, leave in the evening, catch some ZZZs. No passengers allowed onboard so no hassles. Freshen up with a generous pack of wipes into a clean uniform and operate back with presumably a low passenger load so plenty of chance for some in flight rest. Presumably a good chunk of time off after & an efficient way to have worked lots of flight hours.
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Old Apr 25, 21, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by sammyg901 View Post
I dunno, leave in the evening, catch some ZZZs. No passengers allowed onboard so no hassles. Freshen up with a generous pack of wipes into a clean uniform and operate back with presumably a low passenger load so plenty of chance for some in flight rest. Presumably a good chunk of time off after & an efficient way to have worked lots of flight hours.
And if you don't manage to catch many ZZZs for whatever reason then it's going to be a very long duty back to base.
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Old Apr 25, 21, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by sammyg901 View Post
I dunno, leave in the evening, catch some ZZZs. No passengers allowed onboard so no hassles. Freshen up with a generous pack of wipes into a clean uniform and operate back with presumably a low passenger load so plenty of chance for some in flight rest. Presumably a good chunk of time off after & an efficient way to have worked lots of flight hours.
No, itís not a nice duty at all. The human body is not meant to spend that amount of time on a 777.
It also makes what would be a relatively high earning 5 day trip into a relatively low earning arduous duty.

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Old Apr 25, 21, 9:49 am
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No, itís not a nice duty at all. The human body is not meant to spend that amount of time on a 777.

And the same applies to India routes until further notice I hear, wonder if this will be a growing trend due to events unfolding
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Old Apr 25, 21, 10:11 am
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Perhaps return-loading a crew will become the default for all long-haul RED category destinations.
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