TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3859 posts, RR: 34 Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2875 times:
The A319 have only been at LGW for a short time each during B737 maint. They are not based there now.
BA Shorthaul LGW has a profit target to meet next year before new aircraft are ordered. Some B737 leases have been extended.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2883 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2591 times:
Even a four-year old aircraft can be old and worn out in the interior if not properly taken care of (see UA 777s). I have ridden on a 25-year old JL 747 classic and the interior was very clean and modern (except the toilet, still circa 1978).
BA's 737s were delivered mostly in the early part of 90s so the airframe is not even that old. It's the just the fact the BA hasn't kept it end on maintaiing its interior.