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wrench1
5th Sep 2019, 01:18
Don't really care to get into the politics of the brand, but this is a good piece of video. In my often narrow view, aviation is the brand that got me where I went. Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/a4JdQi60an0

bringbackthe80s
5th Sep 2019, 02:27
Beautiful beautiful

DaveReidUK
5th Sep 2019, 06:37
Yes, I remember thinking what a nice bit of photography/CGI it was when it was first aired three years ago.

Note that BA has wisely disabled comments for the video ...

Arfur Dent
5th Sep 2019, 06:55
Brilliant, evocative video. Thanks!

vctenderness
5th Sep 2019, 09:04
Interesting to see they featured the wonderful 747 rather than the ugly kid on the block A380!

Capn Bloggs
5th Sep 2019, 13:28
Superb.

"Sight and follow the BA 747"

"Err Err!"

Adambrau
5th Sep 2019, 15:25
Amazingly beautiful video. Reminder how special air travel is and even though we take it for granted today I still see the magic in connecting people around the globe. Might help pilot contractions negotiations at BA too!

Arfur Dent
5th Sep 2019, 15:35
Are those "pilot contractions negotiations" just for the lady pilots?

PHDracing
5th Sep 2019, 16:31
I have often wondered about that silver haired professional up front....does he remember the kid who only wanted to do one thing.....................FLY!

anxiao
5th Sep 2019, 17:11
A real pilots advertisement. We would fly them tomorrow with that ad. I think I got a semi when the VC10 came on, which shows my BA history.

It is a rare revalidation of the position of the pilot in the mind of the flying public. In an airline with which I am familiar they took pilots out of advertisements in 1993, to trivialise the profession for financial gain, reducing conditions and services. Perhaps the current pilot industrial unrest in BA will be ameliorated by seeing that their corporates are using them as a positive in their public relations positioning.

I have several family and friends who ask me before a flight, "How are the pilots on this airline? Are they well trained?" It looks like BA marketing have caught this meme.

212man
5th Sep 2019, 18:17
Interesting to see they featured the wonderful 747 rather than the ugly kid on the block A380!
probably because itís 3 years old and predates the 380 entry.

wideman
5th Sep 2019, 18:59
Odd fact: everyone appearing in that advert is called Nigel.

Herod
5th Sep 2019, 20:27
I have often wondered about that silver haired professional up front....does he remember the kid who only wanted to do one thing.....................FLY!

Yep! I caught the aviation virus at the age of five and, with no known anti-viral, still have it. Medical and financial reasons preclude flying these days, but I'm lucky enough to spend time surrounded by aeroplanes, while doing my best to infect the younger generation with the virus.

Gipsy Queen
5th Sep 2019, 20:30
A real pilots advertisement. We would fly them tomorrow with that ad. I think I got a semi when the VC10 came on, which shows my BA history..

The VC10 was something else and unlike anything else (although I think the CRJ came sort of close as a small variant). Once had breakfast at Hanover with Flaps Rendall.

I've not seen this video before so my thanks to the original poster. Perhaps not so grateful for the reminder of my advance towards time expiry - with the exception of the tandem-seater biplane, I have logged time in all those piston-engined machines.

Sic transit and all that . . . .

DaveReidUK
5th Sep 2019, 21:04
probably because itís 3 years old and predates the 380 entry.

The A380 entered service with BA more than 6 years ago.

Turbine D
5th Sep 2019, 21:40
A nice ad the that quickly summarizes the history of the company!:ok:

Forum old Bart
5th Sep 2019, 22:25
To fly, to serve. That's pretty nauseating when an airline strikes and wrecks plans made months before to connect with loved ones for events that are then lost for ever. if you don't like the management, (who I agree are clueless of their main assets) understand that the word "professional" means using your imagination to find a way not to crap on the innocents who pay the wages, but could decide that once bitten, twice shy.

Banana Joe
5th Sep 2019, 22:26
So to hell with the right to strike, huh?

PaxBritannica
5th Sep 2019, 23:25
Did BA not have any women pilots three years ago?

Loose rivets
6th Sep 2019, 00:14
Walking past Pan Am's first office in Key West is very thought provoking. Such a small wooden building.


Living the dream. I got my pal's permission to post this a while back. It shows the dream in a young pilot's eyes.
(it was in the front seat of this that he managed to scare the bejeebers out of me. When we landed I was hooked.)

https://www.pprune.org/where-they-now/423730-egmc-1970-1980-a-8.html#post10522308

AmuDarya
6th Sep 2019, 03:05
It was nicely done..the sight of the VC10s got to me. I suppose it would be rude to ask why they left out the the DH Comet. Even a token Comet 4 would have been a nice acknowledgment of a very important plane in British Airways' history without bringing up an unhappy memory directly.

Atlas Shrugged
6th Sep 2019, 03:18
probably because itís 3 years old and predates the 380 entry..... which is still fat and ugly!

Herod
6th Sep 2019, 07:31
which is still fat and ugly!

I'm taking my first flight on one on Wednesday, so that will make two of us together! :ok:

golfyankeesierra
6th Sep 2019, 07:54
Why post a 3 years old commercial? Neither rumor nor news.

212man
6th Sep 2019, 11:33
The A380 entered service with BA more than 6 years ago.Oh dear - time is passing more quickly than I thought!

212man
6th Sep 2019, 11:39
.... which is still fat and ugly!Well, for a passenger a fat aircraft is a good thing. Not sure how often you've flown in it but I've been flying in J and F since 2008 in them (SQ/MH/EK/BA) and it's streets ahead of the 747 for the pax experience.

Lord Bracken
6th Sep 2019, 13:39
Why post a 3 years old commercial? Neither rumor nor news.

This commercial is from 2011.

India Four Two
6th Sep 2019, 15:30
I've been flying in J and F since 2008 in them (SQ/MH/EK/BA) and it's streets ahead of the 747 for the pax experience.

212man,
Completely different in steerage. I had one flight on SQ from London to Singapore. Several times during the flight, I went to the toilet, not to use the facilities, but just to sit in a different position! Iíll never fly on one again in Economy.

A great video, but I did find the breathless commentary rather annoying. I liked the last scene with Concorde blasting through the fleet. I bet that generated a few RAs!

DaveReidUK
6th Sep 2019, 17:31
This commercial is from 2011.

Well that would explain the absence of any of their A380s. :O

I could have sworn it was more recent, but you are perfectly correct. Some background: British Airways 'Aviators' by Bartle Bogle Hegarty (https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/british-airways-aviators-bartle-bogle-hegarty/1094041)