British Airways London Heathrow Long-Haul Flight Plan

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We receive a lot of search enquiries about what type of aircraft is operating on a particular BA flight.

For many airports, it’s relatively easy.

Flights from London City, except for leased-in aircraft, are operated with Embraer E170 and E190 aircraft.

Short-haul flights from London Gatwick are operated with Airbus aircraft. As are, bar the very last Boeing 767 flights and wide body flights to Madrid, all short-haul flights from London Heathrow.

Long-haul flights from Gatwick are exclusively operated with the Boeing 777. For Heathrow long-haul, it’s more complicated as BA operates six types of long-haul aircraft with many sub-variations. Here is our guide to BA long-haul flights to North America. More regions around the world will follow in due course.

Some caveats:

– The data below is only accurate up to Sunday 31 March 2019, where there are a number of seasonal changes.

– This is not a live database and last minute substitutions are frequent. It should be used for indicative guidance only.

– It is common for some aircraft to be swapped according to aircraft availability and commercial demand such as the Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 787-9 and 52 and 70 Club World seat Boeing 747s.

– For some destinations, notably Moscow, aircraft change so frequently it’s impossible to give an indication.

North America

DestinationOutbound FlightInbound FlightAircraft TypeFirst ClassNotes
AtlantaBA227BA226Boeing 777-200YesOperates with Boeing 787-9 on Thursdays
AustinBA191BA190Boeing 777-300YesSwitches to Boeing 747 from 31 March 2019.
BaltimoreBA229BA228Boeing 787-8NoOccasionally operates with a Boeing 787-9
BostonBA213BA212Boeing 747YesSwitches to Airbus A380 from 31 March 2019.
BostonBA203BA202Boeing 777-200Yes
BostonBA215BA214Boeing 777-200Yes
BostonBA239BA239Boeing 777-200Yes
CalgaryBA103BA102Boeing 787-8NoRoute suspended until 31 March 2019.
CharlestonBA221BA220Boeing 787-8NoRoute launches on Thurs and Sun from 4 April to 24 October 2019.
Chicago O'HareBA295BA294Boeing 747Yes
Chicago O'HareBA297BA296Boeing 777-200YesSwitches to Airbus A380 from 31 March 2019.
Dallas Fort-WorthBA193BA192Boeing 777-200YesSwitches to a Boeing 747 from 31 March 2019.
DenverBA219BA218Boeing 747Yes
HoustonBA195BA194Boeing 777-200Yes
HoustonBA197BA196Boeing 777-200Yes
Las VegasBA275BA274Boeing 747Yes
Los AngelesBA283BA282Boeing 747Yes
Los AngelesBA281BA280Boeing 787-9Yes
Los AngelesBA269BA268Airbus A380YesAirbus A380 operates Mon, Fri, Sun only from 31 March 2019.
MiamiBA207BA206Boeing 747Yes
MiamiBA209BA208Airbus A380YesSwitches to Boeing 747 from 16 April 2019.
MiamiBA211BA210Boeing 747Yes
MontrealBA95BA94Boeing 787-8NoOccasionally operates with a Boeing 787-9.
NashvilleBA223BA222Boeing 787-8NoOccasionally operates with a Boeing 787-9.
NewarkBA185BA184Boeing 787-9 / Boeing 777-200YesOperates with Boeing 787-9 on Tues, Thurs, Sun and Boeing 777-200 on Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat
NewarkBA189BA188Boeing 787-9Yes
New OrleansBA225BA224Boeing 787-8NoOccasionally substitued with a Boeing 787-9.
New York JFKBA117BA172Boeing 747Yes
New York JFKBA175BA116Boeing 747Yes
New York JFKBA173BA112Boeing 777-200 / Boeing 747YesSwitches to all Boeing 747 from 31 March 2019.
New York JFKBA177BA174Boeing 777-200 / Boeing 747YesSwitches to all Boeing 747 from 31 March 2019.
New York JFKBA115BA176Boeing 777-200 / Boeing 747YesSwitches to all Boeing 747 from 31 March 2019.
New York JFKBA113BA114Boeing 777-200 / Boeing 747Yes
New York JFKBA179BA182Boeing 777-200 / Boeing 747Yes
New York JFKBA183BA178Boeing 747Yes
PhiladelphiaBA67BA66Boeing 747Yes
PhiladelphiaBA69BA68Boeing 787-9YesResumes three times weekly on 31 March 2019.
PhoenixBA289BA288Boeing 747Yes
PittsburghBA171BA170Boeing 787-8NoRoute launches four times weekly on Tues, Weds, Fri and Sun from 2 April 2019.
San DiegoBA273BA272Boeing 747YesSwitches to Boeing 777-300 on Sunday 31 March 2019.
San FranciscoBA285BA284Boeing 747Yes
San FranciscoBA287BA286Airbus A380 / Boeing 777-200YesAirbus A380 operates Mon, Thu, Sat, and daily from 31 March 2019.
San Jose (California)BA279BA278Boeing 787-9Yes
SeattleBA53BA52Boeing 777-200Yes
SeattleBA49BA49Boeing 777-200YesSwitches to Boeing 747 on Sunday 31 March 2019.
TorontoBA93BA92Boeing 777-200 / Boeing 787YesSometimes operates with 3 class Boeing 787-8
TorontoBA99BA98Boeing 777-200 / Boeing 787YesSometimes operates with 3 class Boeing 787-8
VancouverBA85BA84Boeing 747YesSwitches to Airbus A380 from 5 May 2019.
Washington DullesBA217BA216Boeing 747Yes
Washington DullesBA231BA230Boeing 787-8 / 787-9YesOperates until 30 March 2019.
Washington DullesBA293BA292Boeing 787-9YesSwitches to Boeing 747, and occasional 777-200 from 31 March 2019.

Central and South America

Buenos Aires BA245 / BA244 – Three class Boeing 777-200
Mexico City BA243 / BA243 – Boeing 787-900
Rio de Janeiro BA249 / BA248 – Boeing 787-800
Santiago BA251 / BA250 – Boeing 787-900
Sao Paulo BA241 / BA240 – Boeing 787-900
Sao Paulo BA247 / BA246 – Boeing 777-300