BA Gatwick 777 Refurbishment

Old Feb 19, 22, 10:11 am
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BA Gatwick 777 Refurbishment

I知 flying the BA2039 and BA2038 in June 2022. I知 trying to work out if the aircraft, 777, will be refurbished as were flying out of Gatwick and back into Gatwick. I知 not fussed about the aircraft having the brand new refurbishment with club suits, but am hoping the aircraft won稚 have the really old BA product with tiny tv screens. I致e asked BA And they said it値l be an aircraft that痴 not refurbished, but then looking at the seating map for my flight WTP is has 6 rows (rows 10-15) and economy is 10 abreast. Does this mean it is a refurbished aircraft?

also is there a list of aircraft that still have the really old BA procuct?
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Old Feb 19, 22, 10:23 am
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Hi Sazio , yes, the 10 abreast in economy is an indicator of a refurbished 777 that will have up-to-date IFE.
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also is there a list of aircraft that still have the really old BA product?
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Old Feb 19, 22, 10:53 am
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Thanks is there a way of seeing which aircraft I am, whether it痴 77T or 77S etc? Also is there a list of BA痴 777 aircraft that operate out of Gatwick? Just trying to confirm as best I can whether my Orlando flight will have a refurbished aircraft
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Thanks is there a way of seeing which aircraft I am, whether it痴 77T or 77S etc? Also is there a list of BA痴 777 aircraft that operate out of Gatwick? Just trying to confirm as best I can whether my Orlando flight will have a refurbished aircraft
The aircraft flying out of LGW can be found in this thread.
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Old Feb 19, 22, 11:25 am
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Then, this thread tells you the status of 777s, specifically.
LGW & LHR selected 777s go 10-abreast (3-4-3) in Y 2018 onwards
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Old Feb 19, 22, 11:25 am
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Thanks, and one more question, on the seat plan on my booking WTP has 48 seats (rows 10-15) which by the plans looks like 77S, but on my ticket it痴 selling class says 禅. What痴 the difference between 77S and selling class T?
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Old Feb 19, 22, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by Sazio View Post
Thanks is there a way of seeing which aircraft I am, whether it痴 77T or 77S etc? Also is there a list of BA痴 777 aircraft that operate out of Gatwick? Just trying to confirm as best I can whether my Orlando flight will have a refurbished aircraft
AFAIK all the 777s currently based at LGW are of type 77R, 77S or 77T. If WTP is in rows 10-15, it's a 77S. WTP in rows 10-16 is 77T. WTP in rows 21-25 is 77R (because this type also has an F cabin). They have all been converted to 10-abreast in World Traveller, and so they all have the "new" Panasonic IFE.

Looking at https://speedbird.online/fleet.php I can see that long haul flights out of LGW in the past 30 days have been served by G-VIIO,P,T,U & X, and by G-YMMB,C,D & F, which are all either 77S or 77T.

Please note that even though your seat map may show WTP in rows 10-15, this does not guarantee that you will fly on a 77S type aircraft, because equipment may be subject to a last minute change, but you should be confident that it will be a refurbished aircraft.
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Old Feb 19, 22, 11:28 am
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There are not related in anyway, one is a selling class and the other an aircraft code.
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Old Feb 19, 22, 11:36 am
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Thanks, I知 quite confident it痴 a 77S in that case, have all of the 77S been refurbished?

and the 77J that are due to be upgraded to 77S, is there a chance (I know aircraft swaps can happen at any time) that as 77S I may actually get a 77J as they池e due to be upgraded to the same type?

im just really hoping for a refurbished aircraft, otherwise it could be a very long flight!!
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Thanks, I知 quite confident it痴 a 77S in that case, have all of the 77S been refurbished?

and the 77J that are due to be upgraded to 77S, is there a chance (I know aircraft swaps can happen at any time) that as 77S I may actually get a 77J as they池e due to be upgraded to the same type?

im just really hoping for a refurbished aircraft, otherwise it could be a very long flight!!

Every one of the Gatwick 777 fleet has been refurbished. The unrefurbished 77J type only flies out of Heathrow. Whilst it is a possibilty that BA may decide to move some 77J type from Heathrow to Gatwick, I think it extremely unlikely. So I guess it is fortunate that flights to Orlando will be departing out of Gatwick by the time you will be flying.

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There are only five 772s (all currently based at LHR) which have the Rockwell Collins IFE system with small screens. These are the 77J configuration, which will be refurbished to 77L configuration (with Panasonic IFE and Club Suite) by the end of the year - for continued service at LHR.

All other aircraft have the newer Thales or Panasonic IFE with larger screens.
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Entertainment systems exLGW are excellent now, however the content isn’t great. I’d load a tablet with shows / movies you want to watch regardless of which aircraft you get.
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Old Feb 20, 22, 7:34 am
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Wow, thanks for the responses everyone!! Are all BA 777 aircraft all WIFI equipped as that痴 a feature I would also like to try on the flight?
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Old Feb 20, 22, 7:41 am
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Hi,

From here

On-board WiFi: soft launch is underway

It looks like all 777s do have wifi installed now.

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