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For the most part I only have publicly available info, so places like the BA Source are good indicators of when Gatwick will get New F, though I think it’s only Bermuda, St. Lucia and Barbados which offers an F cabin currently.
Any of the three 777s LGW with F could receive a substitution from an LHR aircraft at any time (as was the case on a journalists’ jolly to Barbados last year) but this is unlikely. Being primarily leisure routes, they are not as high priority for the new cabin as LHR services.
I would suggest, and this is a personal estimate, that you should be 90% confident of getting new F on a Gatwick aircraft by the end of 2011 and 100% certain by Easter 2012.