BA Adds Second Daily Flight to San Diego

Old Sep 18, 23, 2:20 pm
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BA Adds Second Daily Flight to San Diego

As per Twitter / X, British Airways will add a 2nd daily flight to San Diego, with effect from Saturday 20th April 2024:


The new flight BA265 will depart Heathrow at 12.15pm, arriving at San Diego at 3.25pm. The return flight BA264 departs San Diego at 5.15pm, arriving at London at 11:45am.

BA273 will depart Heathrow at 3pm, arriving at San Diego at 6.10pm. BA272 departs San Diego at 8pm, arriving at London at 2.30pm.
LHR-SAN 3:00 pm - 6:10 pm
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Old Sep 18, 23, 2:24 pm
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And information about the equipment (courtesy of Aeroroutes.com)

London Heathrow San Diego
eff 31MAR24 777-200ER replaces A350-1000XWB, 1 daily (flight number changes in effect)
eff 20APR24 Increase from 1 to 2 daily, new flight operated by 787-8

BA265 LHR1215 1525SAN 777 D
BA273 LHR1500 1810SAN 788 x4
BA273 LHR1530 1835SAN 788 4

BA264 SAN1715 1145+1LHR 777 D
BA272 SAN2000 1430+1LHR 788 x4
BA272 SAN2025 1455+1LHR 788 4
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Old Sep 18, 23, 2:34 pm
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Nice to see demand is there for this. It is a very nice city.
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Old Sep 18, 23, 2:35 pm
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I had seat alert changes and then email advising of flight time changes earlier for booking next May.
I've been put on the 787 flight with same flight numbers BA273/272 so i think the 777 (BA265/264) is the new flight, no?
Either way, can i request to be put onto the earlier 777 flights?
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Old Sep 18, 23, 2:42 pm
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Great to see this. Its a lovely city indeed and far less stressful as an airport to navigate than LAX. Shame there is no F though. Its the longest flight from LHR to the US and has a hugely wealthy catchment area in SD county and OC.
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Old Sep 18, 23, 2:43 pm
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Had a really good flight on that route earlier this year, but the SAN lounge really is dreadful.
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Old Sep 18, 23, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Ghrycllwl
As per Twitter / X, British Airways will add a 2nd daily flight to San Diego, with effect from Saturday 20th April 2024:

https://twitter.com/LondonAirTravel/...20103135990088

The new flight BA265 will depart Heathrow at 12.15pm, arriving at San Diego at 3.25pm. The return flight BA264 departs San Diego at 5.15pm, arriving at London at 11:45am.

BA273 will depart Heathrow at 3pm, arriving at San Diego at 6.10pm. BA272 departs San Diego at 8pm, arriving at London at 2.30pm.
LHR-SAN 3:00 pm - 6:10 pm
Just curious what lounge they use for their J, Saphire, Golds and GGL folks?
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Old Sep 18, 23, 8:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Tack
Just curious what lounge they use for their J, Saphire, Golds and GGL folks?
Aspire Lounge. It's ok, barely. In the mornings(only time I have been in there), lots of flights going out and it can get crowded.
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Old Sep 19, 23, 11:25 am
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As a San Diego resident, I’m happy to see a second daily flight to LHR. However, I’m going to miss the business class seats with the door on the A350-1000. The business class seats on the 787 and 777 are less desirable due to density and forward facing/reverse facing seat arrangement, IMHO. I definitely miss the first class seats that we formerly had with the 747 on this route.
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Old Sep 19, 23, 11:28 am
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Oh no way...Another USA destination
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Old Sep 19, 23, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by ermis177
Oh no way...Another USA destination
The same number of US destinations as before, just another flight there. Which would seem to indicate that the flights to that US destination are doing quite well.
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Old Sep 19, 23, 11:58 am
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Great to see another flight. Shame no F so doesn't change much for me personally. As a previous poster mentioned I miss 1A (or any row really) on the 747, having taken 10 minutes to get from car to gate (no need for a lounge).
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Old Sep 19, 23, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by rcarovano
As a San Diego resident, Im happy to see a second daily flight to LHR. However, Im going to miss the business class seats with the door on the A350-1000. The business class seats on the 787 and 777 are less desirable due to density and forward facing/reverse facing seat arrangement, IMHO. I definitely miss the first class seats that we formerly had with the 747 on this route.
The 777's based at Heathrow have the same seats as the A350, and the 787-8 starts the conversion process I believe next month.
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Old Sep 19, 23, 12:22 pm
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The A350 switch happens on the same day as HKG route switches a 350 with a 788
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Old Sep 19, 23, 12:36 pm
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I didn't think the BA 772s had the range for SAN - clearly they do.

Presumably BA will sell F on the 772s, althought it's refurbished F.
787-8 has no F, but might get the occasional FLUB if they use a 787-9
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