This replaces service currently flown on VNA's Boeing 777-200ER (B772).
Flight VN055 will depart HAN at 12:30am for an overnight flight, arriving at LHR at 6:40am.
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The first return flight, VN054, will depart from LHR at 2:45pm on June 29, and arrive back at HAN the next day at 7:50am.
Then on June 30, the B789 will operate a revenue domestic flight for repositioning, Flight VN237 from HAN to Saigon (SGN), departing at 10:00am and landing at 12:05pm.
The first B789 flight out of SGN will depart early on July 1 at 12:05am and arrive at LHR at 6:40am the same day.
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It seems that while the equipment information has been loaded, VNA is using their B772 seatmaps as placeholders, so if while one can select a seat on a flight scheduled to be on a B789, it's very likely to change.
|A screenshot of the seatmap that appears on the LHR routes operated by the B789, |
though it's clearly the configuration for the B772. Image source: Reader Andrew R.
A blog reader reports that he was able to select a business class seat on the map, even though he is currently booked in a premium economy seat. I cautioned him to:
- Recheck for new seat assignments when VNA loads the final B789 seatmap into the system; and,
- Prepare to ask for a refund, since the first 4 B789s are slated to arrive with no deluxe economy seating.
(H/T: Andrew R.)