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Old 28th Jan 2019, 14:35
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
G-BYGE (not G-BYGC) has gone to Dublin for painting, left LHR on Sunday mornnig.
The retro 747 is due out of the paint shop on 18th February.

I'm pretty sure it doesn't take 3 weeks to paint a 747, so this may well be a regular repaint of one that was due.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 15:22
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Aircraft for BOAC livery is G-BYGC. G-BYGE Is in DUB for paint strip and repaint from union flag to white union flag with crest livery.

G-BYGC is to fly to DUB once G-BYGE has been repainted around 8th feb
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 15:58
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repaint from union flag to white union flag with crest livery
Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference ?

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Old 28th Jan 2019, 16:19
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference ?
The colour of the white! The newer variation is 'brighter' white.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 17:12
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Originally Posted by Flightrider View Post
Northeast would be fun though...
That would be amazing and a welcome antidote to the proliferation of eurowhite schemes around these days. Thread drift, but I remember a few years ago the late evening A320 shuttle from LHR to NCL called up on Newcastle Radar as 'Northeast 12T'. Thought I was imagining things but it turned out it was an ex-Northeast pilot's last flight before retiring. Nice touch.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 13:26
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So the big BAW hinted announcement tomorrow is ?

"BAW 100 It`s coming departing 01.02.19"
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 15:57
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
So the big BAW hinted announcement tomorrow is ?

"BAW 100 It`s coming departing 01.02.19"
The money is on a new TV advert.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 16:38
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Possibly resurrecting last week's "100 flights" offer which failed spectacularly when the website couldn't cope ?
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 05:56
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Is the announcement not the cancellation of all flights from Manchester to HEATHROW prioritising European passengers needs over those from the North of England ?

Why not alternate the cancellations rather than this carte Blanche "scrub em all attitude".

Irony of irony, Heathrow appears to be operating normally
As at 7am.

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Old 1st Feb 2019, 10:35
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Because UK regional passengers

a) can often use trains or surface transport whereas only Paris is easily accessible from the UK by train

b) you're a captive market and they prefer the longer distance cash flow

c) its easier to get everything back in place tomorrow in the UK
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 10:51
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Because UK regional passengers

a) can often use trains or surface transport whereas only Paris is easily accessible from the UK by train

b) you're a captive market and they prefer the longer distance cash flow

c) its easier to get everything back in place tomorrow in the UK
Try telling that to someone who has just arrived on the QF 9 from Perth at about 5am to find there 7.30am flight to NCL cancelled. Or indeed any other long haul arrival into LHR this morning with onward domestic connections to NCL or MAN.
Next flight to NCL about 3pm. Long wait!.
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 12:08
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BA 100 appears to be a 90 second ad just sent out to Exec Club members (of which I am one which is how I know).
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 13:04
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Because UK regional passengers [are] a captive market
Not really mate... Outside London, if you're in any English or Welsh city other than Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds or Bradford, KLM are essentially your national airline. Don't know about Manchester or Leeds/Bradford, but from Newcastle, KLM tend to be cheaper to get to most places.
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 13:16
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No need to remind me!

Just about any route to the UK is cheaper from Europe if you avoid LHR - and a LOT pleasanter!!!
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 14:35
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Originally Posted by jensdad View Post
Not really mate... Outside London, if you're in any English or Welsh city other than Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds or Bradford, KLM are essentially your national airline. Don't know about Manchester or Leeds/Bradford, but from Newcastle, KLM tend to be cheaper to get to most places.
And at least they actually ARE 100 years old this year...
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 19:25
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And at least they actually ARE 100 years old this year..
So are BA. Because a firm takes over others, almalgmates some etc doesn't change a great deal, other than staff, logos etc. Ford have no doubt swallowed up all manner of smaller firms along the way, yet nobody would deny they are still Ford?
Isn't KLM Air France anyway? At least, that's what it says on their aircraft:
Ship Photos, Container ships, tankers, cruise ships, bulkers, tugs etc
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 19:37
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Rog 747

Glad to see you have removed your rather controversial post about the BA advert

Much more suited to the Daily Mail I think !!
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 19:46
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Originally Posted by MARKEYD View Post
Rog 747

Glad to see you have removed your rather controversial post about the BA advert

Much more suited to the Daily Mail I think !!


Yes OK but I was touching a bit of stand up humour - Throw in W1A, 2012 Ab Fab outnumbered and a sprinkle of League of Gentlemen - get my drift>?
Obviously I was wrong and folk didn't get it - my mistake -

Exits stage left

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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 05:55
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Obviously I was wrong and folk didn't get it - my mistake -
Yes - don't give up the day job...
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 11:01
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Don't apologize Rog747, you were not to know this thread was full of snowflake PC lefties
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