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Does British Airways Fly The A321?  
User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3378 posts, RR: 14
Posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2673 times:

Last week, when I was planespotting at London Gatwick, I saw what I thought to be a British Airways Airbus A321 in the new Union Flag livery, taking off toward the west. I know they have A319s and A320s, but I tried looking on the website and found no photos of the BA A321. Do they have them or was I just hallucinating? Was it really an A320 I saw? Does BA have any regional partners that fly them?

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

GB Airways operates an A321 in full BA colours. There is a pic of it at Just Planes.


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Are there any pics of it here in a.net?


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6383 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

I know British Mediterranean Airways which is a BA franchisee has two A321-200's (v2500 engines) but they fly the Heathrow-Tehran route . The first one was delivered in Feb and the second is to be delivered this month March.
Puerto Rico

Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2574 times:


I thought I was halucinating as well when I saw this plane last Sunday at Malta. But then I pinched myself and she was still there. In the timetable it says operated by GB Airways, but there´s no indication whatsoever of that on the plane.

Daniel Smile

User currently offlineLBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

As GB Airways is a full BA subsidiary it is not noted on the a/c. Brymon a/c are similar. There is a good piece about GB in this month's Airliner World mag.

User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2542 times:

British Mediterranean
British Regional
GB Airways
National Jet Italia

All BA franchise carriers who look/act/speak/fly as British Airways. One should never know if they are flying on real BA or one of the franchisees.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8743 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2526 times:
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The British Mediteranian A321's won't start to be delivered until Feb 2002.


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Actually on all BA franchise carriers there is a small logo of the operating airline under the cockpit windows on the side of the nose. It says "Operated by" and the logo of B/Med, Brymon, GB or whoever.

Nice to know B/Med are doing well, getting A321s, Tehran et al - I flew on them to Beirut in 95 when they were still an independant airline with one route (LHR-BEY) and one A320, with three-class seating. They really are a first class operation. I guess they may have had to reduce the quality of service since they became a BA franchisee - when I flew with them, in Economy everyone got a printed menu, a postcard (nice shot of the aircraft), snacks, semi-PTV, the whole lot. And three classes on an A320! Far out.

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

This is a sexy plane:


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