British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF Returns to Service.

British Airways Boeing 747-438 G-BYGF, which has been at London Heathrow since returning from maintenance at London Stansted on 7th February, returned to service this afternoon operating BA113 London Heathrow – New York JFK.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 30th January, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this evening as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the seventh of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF Sao Paulo Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF arrived into Sao Paulo this morning as BA247 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 8th February), however its scheduled return to London Heathrow as BA246 was cancelled this evening due to a technical issue.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF Operates Los Angeles Rotation.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF operated the BA269/BA268 London Heathrow – Los Angeles rotation today in place of the usual A380. This appears to have been a planned swap as B747-400 flight crew were available at Los Angeles to operate the return BA268 on time.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF Keflavik Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier B747-400 technical issue at Keflavik, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF positioned London Heathrow – Keflavik as BA9152 this afternoon in order to continue yesterday’s diverted BA286 San Francisco – London Heathrow, routing Keflavik – London Heathrow.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF BA107 London Heathrow Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF operating BA107 London Heathrow – Dubai stopped the climb over Dover, declared PAN and returned to London Heathrow due to an unruly passenger. The same aircraft operated the flight once the passenger had been removed.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF BA26X Beijing and Copenhagen Diversions.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF operating yesterday’s delayed BA26 Hong Kong – London Heathrow as BA26X departed Hong Kong early this afternoon local time but diverted to Beijing where it remained on the ground for two hours. This diversion appears to have been medical. The length of the stop in Beijing meant crew could not reach London Heathrow within their duty hours so the aircraft further diverted via Copenhagen where a new crew had been ferried in the meantime.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF Operates Delayed Hong Kong Service.

Following the return of sister G-CIVX to London Heathrow last night, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF operated yesterday’s delayed BA25 London Heathrow – Hong Kong this afternoon as BA25X and will operate today’s delayed BA26 Hong Kong – London Heathrow as a day flight tomorrow numbered BA26X.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF New York JFK Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF operated BA177 London Heathrow – New York JFK today, however it was unable to operate the return BA174 due to a flaps problem. Sister G-CIVI, which operated BA183 London Heathrow – New York JFK and would normally have overnighted at JFK prior to operating BA178 New York JFK – London Heathrow tomorrow morning, was instead turned around to operate the delayed BA174.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF Returns from Los Angeles.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF departed Los Angeles this evening operating yesterday’s delayed BA282 Los Angeles – London Heathrow using callsign BA9602.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Heathrow Technical Issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB encountered a fuel leak at London Heathrow today meaning it was unable to operate the BA269/BA268 London Heathrow – Los Angeles rotation as scheduled. Boeing 747-400 G-BYGF substituted with a six and a half hour delay.

B747-400 G-CIVV BA117 Heathrow Technical Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-438 G-CIVV operating BA117 London Heathrow – New York JFK was around two and a half hours into the flight when it turned back to London Heathrow due to issues with the #3 engine. The flight was eventually operated  late in the afternoon by sister G-BYGF.