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Just curious to know if that's the BA 777 that visited MAN last week? http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/Irfan1234/untitled.jpg
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Hard to tell mate it could be the daily MAN-JFK service with the 767. unless they put a 777 on the run?
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I'd say it was, especially looking at the size of the tail.
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The tail shape would suggest it probably is. The 777 has quite a narrow looking tail for an aircraft of that size which this tail apears to be. Couldn't be 100% certain though.

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Also, why do American Airlines park at T3? Would have thought they'd park or T2, or maybe T2. It's odd seeing a widebody next to all the smaller BA/bmi aircraft.
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A330-330: Which day last week ?

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A330-330: Which day last week ?
Last Friday.
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Last Friday.
Ok mate was going to say if it had been thursday id have asked me dad as he fllew into MAN from london for a meeting.
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It was indeed a B777, and it was operating a LGW-MAN-LGW service. I have no idea why. :)
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It was indeed a B777, and it was operating a LGW-MAN-LGW service. I have no idea why. :)
There's no back-up at Gatwick if one of the 737s goes tech - so they often use a T7 as a replacement, or combine 2 flights into 1 on the T7
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It was indeed a B777, and it was operating a LGW-MAN-LGW service. I have no idea why. :)
really?? i would have thought they would put a 757 or a 767 on that run!!
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really?? i would have thought they would put a 757 or a 767 on that run!!
No point getting a 757 or 767 to operate the flight instead when British Airways doesn't have any of these two aircraft based at Gatwick.
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No point getting a 757 or 767 to operate the flight instead when British Airways doesn't have any of these two aircraft based at Gatwick.
Ah i see cheers for that.
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So for example ncl operates routes to LHR AND gatwick and say if a heathrow aircraft went tech they would send up a replacement from heathrow. Not a gatwick base aircraft?
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So for example ncl operates routes to LHR AND gatwick and say if a heathrow aircraft went tech they would send up a replacement from heathrow. Not a gatwick base aircraft?
Would they even bother to operate the flight and not just cancel it or delay it whilst work is carried out? Surely, to make it easier, if they were going to send an aircraft up to Newcastle, they would send one from the airport to which the flight was going to.
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I was told last week when i was at ncl that BA do there best to replace the tech aircraft and still do the flight.
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I know there was a 777 in last week but by the looks of it this picture was taken in the morning... Right? If that is so I thought the 777 only operated that flight in the evening?
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Stop making sense, Sam!!! :D:D:D
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I know there was a 777 in last week but by the looks of it this picture was taken in the morning... Right? If that is so I thought the 777 only operated that flight in the evening?
Ok im confused does than mean that a 777 does the MAN-LHR run often then??

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Ok im confused does than mean that a 777 does the MAN-LHR run often then??
Not often but it does happen from time to time. They put a B777 on that evening because one of the previous B737 Gatwick shuttles had been cancelled. BTW that pic was taken in the morning, the B777 didn't park on that stand when it arrived. It looks like a B767 tail, also that is the stand the BA 76 normally goes from in the morning. So to answer the question, no that isn't a BA 777. Flex
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Also, why do American Airlines park at T3? Would have thought they'd park or T2, or maybe T2. It's odd seeing a widebody next to all the smaller BA/bmi aircraft.
Because AA operate from T3 :). They aren't the only airline to operate widebodies from T3, the BA 767, and the bmi A330's also go from T3.