BA 294 ORD-LHR Aircraft Type

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  1. merice107

    merice107 Silver Member

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    So I saw today that one of the days I was looking at going out to London this summer, BA is using a 747-400 for flight 294. It seemed like some of the days were a 747 and some were a 777. Right now it looks like November is all 777s.

    If BA is using the 747 for higher numbers of people going to Europe over the summer, is there a way to know what days of the week are 747 days and what days are 777 days? Or is it that there may not be any pre-set rotation?
     
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    There's probably no substitute for looking at the timetable over a period of weeks to see whether there's an obvious pattern.
     
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    I see only the 744 for BA294 throughout June & July. When specifically are you looking to go?

    BA296 - the later flight - is the 777 over that same span.
     
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    I was mistakenly looking at BA296 for some of those....whoops.

    I guess it is a clear cut summer vs winter thing. BA switches to the 777 on Sunday October 26th.
     
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    My next question is if there is a way to reserve (pay for) seats more than 24 hours out when using AA miles? Or can one do that only if they have status on BA and/or AA?
     
  6. Globaliser
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    If you're OW Emerald or Sapphire, you can pre-allocate seats for free from the time of booking.

    If you're OW Ruby, you can pre-allocate seats for free from 7 days before the flight.

    In the case of Sapphires and Rubies, this excludes exit rows in the W and Y cabins, and also a few other seats that are reserved specifically for BA Golds (or Emeralds).

    There are some other specialist categories, too.

    Anyone who can't pre-allocate for free should be able to do so for the requisite fee.

    In all cases, you will probably need the BA PNR locator to get in to the booking using Manage My Booking on ba.com. If you haven't already got it, then AA res should be able to tell you what it is. If you do it within 24 hours of booking, you may be able to use the "travel agent booking" tool on ba.com to get into the booking, and get the BA locator directly from MMB.
     
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    Thanks!
     

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