TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4311 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4460 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, 3042 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4176 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.