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Will BA Ever Have A Special Livery?  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Will British Airways ever paint one of their aircraft in a special livery? bit like QF did with Wunala, Nalanji and Yananyi?

Be nice to see one, what sort of livery would you like to see them paint on one of their aircraft?

Glenn


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User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

No, of course not. That wouldn't be very British. Not at all. After all, Baroness Thatcher may disapprove.

On a less British note, they do occasionally add titles for special events, do they not?

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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

After the way "World Tails" went down... probably not.

User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

British Airways do occasionally add titles for special events, such as the Poppy Appeal.


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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2084 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3449 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.


Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

The world tails may not have gone down to well, but they were on every a/c, surely people wouldnt mind seeing one in a special livery. 30th anniversary livery would be nice too!

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

Would be nice. But I don't see it happening somehow. Rod Eddington's not really a British history kinda guy, being Australian and all...

Don't know what it is. Just some airlines I don't see doing special colour schemes. Especially BA.

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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

BA named 747-436 C-CIVR 'Sweet Chariot' and added rugby logos for carrying England's World Cup winning squad home.


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User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3370 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 Big grin

Regards,

Phil
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User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

Don't those fugly tails count as a special livery?

User currently offlineBoo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3300 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!




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