FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2080 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3438 times:
If not a special livery, what about retrojets? A 747 in BOAC colours? A 777 in BCal colours? An A.320 in BEA red box? 2004 is BA's 30th anniversary, but then it probably doesn't consider that anything special.
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3359 times:
I am sure that back in the mid 1990's BA held competitions every December where children design a new Christmas livery and they will put the winning design on an aircraft for Christmas. I can remember seeing a 737 that had been done. - A Tradition which has long since faded away though.
Retrojets sound great - Perhaps TCX could paint all of their fleet into Flying Colours retrojets
Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
Boo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
I think its unlikely - BA just like to maintain a strong dependable and consistent 'British' image.
This is why they never retaliate with the constant tacky / libellous slogans that Virgin/Easyjet & particularly Ryanair use in their advertising campaigns.
They don't stoop to their level!
Their branding and sense of decorum is strong, if a little staid at times, but overall, i think events like Concordes last day / Rugby World Cup / various state visits and the 'poppy' image for Rememberance Sunday are strong and tasteful PR for BA without resorting to the tasteless tat of the above.
I would like to see them do something for the 30th anniversary however, but with budgets tight it may not be what they would wish for .
Maybe we'll be surprised!