Thowman From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 363 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12288 times:
A rumour that I have seen on another website that is apparently doing the rounds at the moment is that BA are so short of long-haul equipment, that they are considering getting 4 of the former UA 744s to fill the gap between now and the introduction of the next batch of 777s in 2008.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15090 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12227 times:
Quoting Thowman (Thread starter): A rumour that I have seen on another website that is apparently doing the rounds at the moment is that BA are so short of long-haul equipment, that they are considering getting 4 of the former UA 744s to fill the gap between now and the introduction of the next batch of 777s in 2008.
It could be pure gossip, but who knows
Given that UA's 744's are P&W and BA only use RR's for their 744's, I highly doubt they will add a sub-engine fleet just for four planes...
Geo772 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12059 times:
It would be a very curious move by BA to do this. The aircraft would be very difficult to integrate into the rest of the fleet, unless they were put on dedicated services - which introduces its own set of problems.
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10435 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 11862 times:
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2): It's amazing how many rumors appear on the board where the members like to call this one "kiddiesyappingaboutairplanes.com", or some variation.
Well what else will we talk about? Yes most rumors don't come true, but some do. And sometimes there are shockers like United annoucing service to Kuwait. I have no problem with rumors being posted as long as it points out that they are a rumor.
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GBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 11749 times:
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 11): I was pointing out the irony in a rumor being bounced around on the same board that has so much disdain for this board. Sorry you missed that.
Tiny difference being the rumour originated from 'galley gossip' not just plain idle speculation plucked from the sky It seemed slightly more informed than that and therefore worth discussing...although still unlikely (for various reasons mentioned), hence the clear opening caveat.
AADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11491 times:
Even if BA does not use P&W 744s they might lease them until they take delivery of new 777s. They could farm out maintenance and only use them between desitnations that can service P&W engines. It would be more expensive, but temporary.
Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11408 times:
BA made the mistake of getting a whole load of odd ball 742's from BCAL when they merged, it was a bit of a disaster, and while the UA 744's probably wouldn't be as bad a problem as the ex BCAL aircrafts, it would still be a bad decision.
So I would be highly surprised if BA were to do that for such a small fleet.
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