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Anonymous26 Jan 2016
Hi, I understand that the A380 is switching back to a 747. I’m looking at going out on the 19th May to Miami in WT+. Anyone know if this is a clapped out old banger of a plane with old AVOD/seats or a refreshed plane?26 Jan 2016
As far as I’m aware BA only has 2 refurbed Jumbos completed and they are being used exclusively on the JFK route. If you’re going B747 to MIA then the a/c will undoubtedly be as you describe.26 Jan 2016
Does anyone know why BA are moving this from A380 to 747? Quite surprised to hear this as it just started in October last year.
I’m booked to come back from Miami on the A380 in October and was really looking forward to experiencing it for the first time.27 Jan 2016
UKGB, had a look and both flights on the 19 May LHR-MIA are showing as being operated by 747-400 with Mid J configuration.
The refurbed aircraft are primarily on JFK/DxB but also sometimes appearing on LOS, KWI, RUH, BOS.27 Jan 2016
@ conshaldow – 27/01/2016 12:18 GMT
I believe it has to do with a recent accident in Miami where a BA A380 hit a jetway, and damaged one of its engines, hence requiring the aircraft to go tech. Not sure how long it will be out of service, but I believe that was the cause as the A380 fleet doesn’t really have any space for one out of service to continue the destinations served being unaffected. I imagine by October the situation will have been resolved.27 Jan 2016
UKGB any dates in particular? For tomorrow its the 175 and 113 although as more are converted over time the number will increase.
Nearly all the 777’s rostered on the route have the new Thales IFE.27 Jan 2016
Not till May 28th May…too far out? flights 176, 116 & 172. All are showing as 747’s. There’s lots of other BA flights out of JFK, doubt they’re all on refurbished aircraft!27 Jan 2016
@dutchyankee – I fear you are mistaken there as the A380 that bumped the jetbridge returned to service 3 days ago. It certainly wouldn’t have any bearing on flights in May.
Only the engine cowling was damaged and it was replaced on site with a part flown from UK.28 Jan 2016
@ SimonS1 – 28/01/2016 09:21 GMT
Hi Simon, as I said I wasn’t sure if that was the case, and I also said I wasn’t sure how long the aircraft would be out of service. All I know is the change in aircraft on the route followed the accident, so thought that had some part to play.28 Jan 2016