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I have just been “downgraded” with the replacement of the long haul 767 BA aircraft for a 7.5 hour overnight flight to Almaty by a short haul 767. I have heard of this happening with much shorter flights to Moscow and Jeddah but to change the product from a lie-flat bed on a 7.5 hour overnight flight to a short haul CE configuration (not even with empty middle seat on 767) is – in my view – astonishing. I assume this is a function of poor reliability on 767’s and a lack of spare long haul 767’s given a number having been withdrawn from the fleet. Does this suggest that all long haul 767routes are now at heightened risk of being swapped to the short haul version if tech issues arise ?

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