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What's The Diff Between BA And Brit Asia Airways?  
User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Well that's the question, what is the difference and why does it exist?

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User currently offlineReno_air From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

The difference is only the livery. The Asia Aircraft also fly tom other destinations of BA such as Miami or Orlando etc.

reno_air


User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

The two BAA a/c are the only ones allowed to fly into Taipei. Flying the "official" livery into Taiwan, would be offensive to China, as they would regard the airline's home country as recognising Taiwan as an idependent nation. Officially, it is not.

Something like that anyway. Look at Swissair Asia, KLM Asia, Air France Asie etc.

Politics.  


User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Yeah but United flies to Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei under the same livery, so......?

User currently offlineRyanair From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

For years the Chinese refused to allow any airline that flew to Taiwan into China, hence many of the worlds airlines set up subsidary companies (ie. airplanes with a slightly different tail design and name) to fly to Taiwan. Although officially seperate companies, all have been fully integrated into their parent airlines ops.

Today China turns a blind eye to airlines flying into Taiwan, possibly why United can get away with it. Officially though the ban still stands.


User currently offlinePresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 664 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

The big difference is that United and the U.S. airlines are not state owned. I know that British Airways is not, but it has the reputation of being the British flag carrier. The other ones that use alternative liveries (Swissair, KLM, Air France, Japan Air Lines) are all currently or at one time state owned. Flying a state owned airline into Taiwan, gives the tacit impression that that country is recognizing Taiwan's independence, something none of these countries do. The changes go beyond livery, however. They are actualkly set-up as separate companies (at least legally).

Ah, the wonderful world of Chinese international politics.


User currently offlineJWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1916 times:

NWA gets away with it too!

Jack


User currently offlineRyaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1911 times:

What about Canadian? They fly to Beijing and Taipei. Now that it's merging with Air Canada...

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2602 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Silly me! I always thought that the US didn't give a rat's ass what China thought vis-a-vis Taiwan.

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