BA85 - LHR - YVR delays

Old Jun 9, 22, 5:43 pm
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I actually saw an A380 specific liveried maintenance truck at T5A today, so they must need it. Presumably 18 months in the Spanish deserts mean lots of teething problems. Would be interested to hear economics of operating them nowadays (even against the old RR 747s) vs say a 773. 4 engines on 2000ís technology must be a drain.
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Old Jun 9, 22, 5:47 pm
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Based on FR24 data, it appears that 8 of 12 frames are currently in service: G-XLEA,C,E,F,G,H,I,K,L.

And I believe there are six daily A380 departures (am I missing any?):

10:25 = ORD (BA 295)
11:15 = BOS (BA 213)
13:30 = MIA (BA 209)
14:00 = SFO (BA 287)
17:10 = IAD (BA 293)
17:15 = YVR (BA 85)

In theory, eight frames should be sufficient for this schedule, but there must be quite a few tech issues cropping up: per FR24, neither XLEL nor XLEI has flown in the last few days. (And with just six frames, operations are clearly going to be fragile.) I imagine that YVR / IAD, being the last departures of the day, are extra susceptible to delays (all other things being equal).
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Old Jun 9, 22, 10:58 pm
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I’m on the Saturday 11th June 84 back from YVR and it’s already reporting a 1:35 min delay, so putting my connection up to EDI at risk. At what point will BA decide to auto-change me to the next flight connection or will they wait and see the possible landing time of the 84 first? Just concerned that with Flight Connections /Border /Security delays I’d never make it even with 1 hr).
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Old Jun 10, 22, 6:41 am
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Ugh I was wondering why the Dulles 292/293 A380 flights were showing so many delays. Yesterday was the worst I have seen yet 293 arrived at IAD 3:26 late (left LHR 3:41 late) and 292 (currently still in the air) Left IAD 3:39 late and is scheduled to arrive 3:33 late today. Going to be flying 292 a week from today.
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Old Jun 10, 22, 7:16 am
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I am pretty sure the A380 that didn't fly on Wednesday night due to electrical issues is still in Boston - I definitely saw a BA A380 sat by an AA maintenance shed at 6am Boston time.
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Old Jun 10, 22, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by Simonp27 View Post
I am pretty sure the A380 that didn't fly on Wednesday night due to electrical issues is still in Boston - I definitely saw a BA A380 sat by an AA maintenance shed at 6am Boston time.
G-XLEL has been there since arriving on the 8th.
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Old Jun 10, 22, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by Nonspecific View Post
Based on FR24 data, it appears that 8 of 12 frames are currently in service: G-XLEA,C,E,F,G,H,I,K,L.

And I believe there are six daily A380 departures (am I missing any?):

10:25 = ORD (BA 295)
11:15 = BOS (BA 213)
13:30 = MIA (BA 209)
14:00 = SFO (BA 287)
17:10 = IAD (BA 293)
17:15 = YVR (BA 85)

In theory, eight frames should be sufficient for this schedule, but there must be quite a few tech issues cropping up: per FR24, neither XLEL nor XLEI has flown in the last few days. (And with just six frames, operations are clearly going to be fragile.) I imagine that YVR / IAD, being the last departures of the day, are extra susceptible to delays (all other things being equal).
LEI is on its way to Miami so, BA seem to be slowly recovering the schedule. BA85 (LEG) is showing a very small delay today.
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Old Jun 10, 22, 9:03 am
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And tomorrow's 85 now showing on time.

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Old Jun 10, 22, 9:55 am
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Tomorrows 293/292 Dulles rotation was cancelled, so that may be helping recover the schedule. 217/216 was upguaged to a 77W.
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Old Jun 11, 22, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by TheChangingMan View Post
My thoughts too. Already a 6 hour delay flagged for tonight. How much will that cost in compensation?
I was due to fly on BA84 on the 8th. It ended up departing around 3am on the 9th.

Without me on it... because I made a last minute booking on Lufthansa to get home. I would have missed my connection at Heathrow and I had to get home no matter what.

Requested a FTV about 5 hours before scheduled departure. Haven't seen any email confirmation, so not only does BA avoid EC261 compensation with me, but they will probably simply claim that I no-showed...
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Old Jun 11, 22, 5:46 am
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The FTV is date stamped at the BA end, and I imagine you have screen shots at your end too. You won't get the EC261 component for delay, because you were not delayed on the flight in question, but you do get EC261 for the refund cancellation since the flight was more than 5 hours delayed. You don't need to accept an FTV or eVoucher, you can have cash.
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Old Jun 11, 22, 9:18 am
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Not the YVR flight but the 287/286 (SFO) on the 13th is showing a delay too, also an A380. Couple days out though so Iím sure this will change otherwise my connection is looking rather tight!
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Old Jun 11, 22, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
The FTV is date stamped at the BA end, and I imagine you have screen shots at your end too. You won't get the EC261 component for delay, because you were not delayed on the flight in question, but you do get EC261 for the refund cancellation since the flight was more than 5 hours delayed. You don't need to accept an FTV or eVoucher, you can have cash.
Thanks. I was unaware of this rule. https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...refund-options

For the amount in question, BA vouchers are pretty close to cash for me. But it's nice to know that I am entitled to a cash refund when I finally get through to BA...
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Old Jun 11, 22, 1:39 pm
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BA292 (A380) from Dulles last night (well really this morning by the time it left) was 4:09 late departing despite the inbound 293 being "only" an hour-ish late.
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Old Jun 13, 22, 3:29 pm
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Tonight's BA 85 left 4 hours late from LHR. Someone up-thread said that things would get better....seemingly not! Now concerned for my departure on Thursday....
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