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User currently offlineSAA747 From South Africa, joined Apr 2002, 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2080 times:

Why is British Airways now changing its tail design to the Union Jack on all its planes, instead of keeping its new "world design"  


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User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 705 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2040 times:

To many people dont like it and it makes life a bit harder for ATC.

User currently offlineMr.SQ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

The British people says that different tails don't represent them...

Alvin


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
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Hi all

It's 'flag' and not 'jack'.........pleeeeeeeze.
Or Chatham Historic Dockyard.

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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

personally i wasnt too fond of the world images scheme but feel the new speed bird 'Ribbon' logo suited that look more than the Union flag one 


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User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Although I liked some of the World tails, some were crappy. The new scheme is the hottest! I don't think it's a good idea to have inconsistent paint schemes for an airline.




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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

To make the point last year when BA had the world colors they made 40,000,000 pounds before taxes. In the first quarter of this year with the flag tail they have made 200,000,000 before tax. See the point?
Iain


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

I don't think that was the main reason Iainhol, more to do with BA getting a grip with reality, and executing tough decisions (future of domestic services etc. etc)

The change of livery was a good move though, although there will always be those who liked Utopia...


User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

I liked the "world design"; however, I really like the union flag look on the tail. You can easily recognize BA and it gives it the look a world class airline should have.


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User currently offlineBritAir777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

Okay.... in 1997 British Airways revieled the "World Images" scheme. A few weeks after that Virgin Atlantic announced thier new paint livery, that would proudly include the union jack, Which made Virgin Atlantic, "Britians Flag Carrier". On june 6 1999 the annoucment was made that no more world images would be pianted Instead new delivers would sport the new union jack livery. The "new" union jack livery is really a world image. It was originally made just for the concorde.So all in all yes they are phasing out the world images. If any of you wanna argue go out to barnes and noble (US) or any other book store and buy this months issue of Airliners. It lists and shows all the world images. I hope i answeed your question.


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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1928 times:

Does anyone know if Deutsche BA and Comair, which don't operate to Britain, will keep the "World Images" schemes? IIRC the World Images for Deutsche BA were all designed by German artists, so taking away their artwork and replacing it with a stylized British flag would be kind of insulting I think. However, I do think that the agency BA used for the "Union Jack" livery could do a great job if they did something with the German flag.
I will miss some of the World designs, especially the "Waves and Cranes" one when it is on the 777.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineSAA744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1926 times:

I dont no but im sorry for kinda copying ur username.

User currently offlineTrident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

The Chatham Dockyard scheme which is now to become the standard BA tail colour, is almost identical to BA's original scheme (used between 1974 and 1984).

The Utopia schemes were also playing havoc with maintenance schedules. Spare parts (such as rudders, trim tabs etc) had to be specially painted each time they were replaced or swapped from a similar aircraft (if it carried different tail colours). The sheer cost alone of these technical problems was instrumental in making BA re-think the sense of carrying multiple tail colours.


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

I'd be really sad if BA decided to repaint her DELFTBLUE DAYBREAK and DELFTBLAUWE DAGERAAD tails.
I saw them and I really liked it very much. I really think that these are the best tails of BA fleet.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Hi Trvlr,

regarding your query about Deutche BA and Comair wearing the new Union flag, Comair is already sporting it i dont know about DBA, infact theres a picture of a Comair 727 in the new colours in the following thread 'Can airlines Be Franchised Abroad' look up the reply by UK-TWA 



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User currently offlineMr K From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Everyone,
Can someone tell me where you're all getting your info from regards world image painted aircraft being "re-painted" in Union Flag colours?
I work for the company and this is certainly news to me.As far as I know,aircraft painted with world images will stay as so.All aircraft still in "old" colours as well as all newly delivered aircraft,will be painted in Union Flag.This will give a split of 50% world images and 50% Union Flag.
I am into work on Monday,so shall make some enquiries.In the meantime,if anyone has "info" that i'm unaware of,please feel free to enlighten me.
Thanks in advance.


User currently offlineNickV1r From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Does anyone know if BA painted an aircraft in the "Pause To Remember" scheme for this year?

User currently offlineTrident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

My understanding was that BA were planning to repaint all theiir fleet in the Union Flag scheme but only as each aircraft was due for its normal re-paint. This means, of course, that the World Image tails will survive for afew more years.

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