Yes I was also wondering, why do they even rebrand those flights? Why not operate them under the own name? I thought the purpose of the open skies agreements were that an airline does NOT have to create a subsidiary first, but can operate under their own name?
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Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 11): Yes I was also wondering, why do they even rebrand those flights? Why not operate them under the own name?
I agree that Open Skies isn't the most creative name ever but as mentioned in previous threads it was named as such to link in with the agreement called Open Skies.
One of the reasons they may be operating under a subsiduary rather than mainline BA is that if this venture doesnt work then the PR isnt going to be too bad for BA. (I dont think it can get any worse for them at the moment anyway)
I was just looking thru their pilot hiring requirements and the benefits and remunarations for these. In my eyes they are pretty good and seems like good fun to hop the pond to different european destinations.
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25 Caspian27: The reason this is crap is that BA management is starting a new airline outside of the established labor groups circumventing the seniority of the pi
26 EA772LR: Are these BA 757s biz class only?? A good looking plane by the way. Maybe it's because we're so used to seeing BA with blue bellies and engines.
27 Sketty222: These aircraft have 3 cabins, Business, Premium Economy and Economy 24 J seats 28 Y+ seats 30 Y seats
28 AirNZ: This is interesting, coming from someone in a country who at every opportunity put down union/labour groups as irrelevant and money grabbers.....also
29 8herveg: Are these the actual seats for Open Skies?
30 GeorgeJetson: It looks just like another plain plane to me: The usual Euro white fuselage with a litte bit of gray at the botton. The BA tail is the only thing that
31 A380US: Yeah thats definatley it and like if theres the slightest rain or snow then like you wouldnt be able to see the words "open skies"
32 EA772LR: Exactly what Ii was thinking, because if so, then I'm very impressed. It looks like a nice product.
33 Msl747: Well, they are from their website so I would assume so... http://flyopenskies.com/ -Matt
34 Caspian27: Are you accusing me personally of putting down labor groups? Don't paint every American with the same brush. I AM labor...not management. All the acc
35 Gulfstream650: I think that th product is excellent however I believe that the branding is cheap and shoddy.
36 Ari: The livery just looks like a hybrid livery!! I would have thought BA would have used their iconic colour scheme to promote the service more. Still, th
37 DavidkunzVIE: Obviously you've never seen a VFW-Fokker Jet. j/k
38 Rivet42: I'm quite disappointed - apart from the fin (which won't be a priority for the travelling public), there's not much about this that links it to the BA
39 Ncelhr: And that's pretty interesting since on another thread which discussed those black rings specifically, a number of people asserted that there was a te
40 Sketty222: IIRC was it not something to do with a radar or an ILS trial? I remember seing both the LHR 75's and also LGW based 73's with this "nose ring" Lee "
41 Ncelhr: Some said it was GPS. But you see, the OpenSkies aircraft is ex-BA G-BPEK which had the ring when it was BA. Its register is being officially transfe
42 Sketty222: I dont know, maybe thhe ring was there for specific testing and once the testing finished they just left it there as it was of no use without the cor
43 BP1: Everyone please remember, Open Skies the deal, is in the first phase - if the US does not bend on foreign ownership ideals, then in a few years, altho
44 Gkyip: Aren't we forgetting KLM? It looks ok, but that's it, just ok. I don't like the branding behind the seats, i.e. "Biz" "Prem+" and "Econ". I think it'
45 Runway24R: It looks pretty good I think. To the people who think the name is not very good: I would like to point out, that this airline will not be flying from
46 VV701: No, I do not think so. All of BA's fleet of 752s operating out of LHR are painted with these black rings. Some, but not all, of BA's 737s operating o
47 Kanban: for seating and other facts see http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iYIM8QU0ycp32uxrpdvKblPLb3nQ
48 Voyager747: The one thing that intrests me is what is their ATC call sign?
49 Christao17: That is exactly what I thought when I saw the picture. It is Orient Thai / One-Two-Go!
50 BA787: I'm probably not the first to notice it, but I'll be the first to mention it: Calling the bird "Lauren" is a nice touch. I assume this is from the Pro
51 VV701: And it was called 'Project Lauren' after the first name of the daughter of OpenSkies CEO. Does he have any more children?
52 Baexecutive: I've noticed this a lot recently not just 'open skies' related, its been on ba.com and t.v. commercials