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BA Paints 747 With A Gold Nose!  
User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 21831 times:

British Airways have placed a gold nose cone on one of their Boeing 747-400's to represent the gold medals that team GB had one. Well done team GB!  

Jordan

[Edited 2008-08-25 15:06:45]

[Edited 2008-08-25 15:09:59]


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User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 21831 times:



Quoting Virginblue4 (Thread starter):

Any Pics?

Atlanta



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26854 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 21869 times:



User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 21834 times:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/200808...-from-olympic-t-1f24746d92e80.html

Theres a small picture in this article. Nothing special, just a gold nose cone.



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User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 21754 times:

I have one with the nose cone off..


http://latestnews.virginmedia.com/ol...8/21/ba_plane_to_get_gold_nose_job


-max



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 21741 times:



Quoting Legoguy (Reply 3):
Nothing special, just a gold nose cone

Also they named the aircraft "Pride".



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User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 21651 times:

According to

http://latestnews.virginmedia.com/ol...8/21/ba_plane_to_get_gold_nose_job

it says the nose cone is usally a dark blue colour. No it isn't it is white. Media really annoy me!
They have not got a clue what their talking about! Lol

Jordan



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User currently offlineBoeing747_600 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21530 times:



Quoting Virginblue4 (Thread starter):
British Airways have placed a gold nose cone on one of their Boeing 747-400's to represent the gold medals that team GB had one. Well done team GB!

Terrible idea by BA. Yeah, way to go, making the 13 silver and 15 bronze medallists from GB feel like crap.


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21498 times:

When I saw the first pictures I thought the plane had had its nose replaced with a unpainted nose. Did not realise this was intentional till it was pointed out to me. Looks really stupid.


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User currently offlineFruitbat From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 549 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21336 times:



Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 8):
Looks really stupid.

Maybe it does but (a) it's not permanent and (b) it's one way of recognising a team that's achieved the best GB performance in the olympics for 100 years - and restored some serious pride in UK sport after a pretty depressing 12 months!

Quoting Boeing747_600 (Reply 7):
Yeah, way to go, making the 13 silver and 15 bronze medallists from GB feel like crap

How do you figure that out?? I'm not sure they'll be that bothered actually...and some'll just use the near miss as motivation for 2012......watch out China, the US and Russia.....  Smile



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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21294 times:

Registration G-BNLD.


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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21253 times:

Which aircraft is that? Picture looks like G-BNLD or LP.

Good that they did something, but the golden nose looks like a hurry-hurry solution, something that can be resprayed in a few hours overnight so not to loose a single flight hour. They should have painted the Union Flag tail golden, that would have been something. Or 19 gold medals wrapped around the windows at the front, then the silver and bronze down the side. These stickers could have been produced within a day.
Verdict: Not very creative, I would have expected something more clever from this airline. Its clearly very much inspired by the 2006 football nose of LH.


User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21253 times:



Quoting Boeing747_600 (Reply 7):
Terrible idea by BA. Yeah, way to go, making the 13 silver and 15 bronze medallists from GB feel like crap

Sometimes I despair. Its TEAM GB, not individuals GB. A gold nose is entirely appropriate



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User currently offline9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 709 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21197 times:
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Quoting NA (Reply 11):
Which aircraft is that? Picture looks like G-BNLD or LP.

The answer can be found in the reply before yours....

Quoting LHR27C (Reply 10):
Registration G-BNLD.

:P



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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21163 times:



Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 13):
Quoting NA (Reply 11):
Which aircraft is that? Picture looks like G-BNLD or LP.

The answer can be found in the reply before yours....

Thanks,
but that only showed up after I wrote my post.


User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21151 times:

At least they did something..


what have other countries done to date ?



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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 836 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 21067 times:



Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 8):
When I saw the first pictures I thought the plane had had its nose replaced with a unpainted nose. Did not realise this was intentional till it was pointed out to me. Looks really stupid.

I agree - I saw it on TV and thought "who's the moron who dispatched that particular aircraft looking like that knowing it was going to be on TV!" Oh well...first indication of "British humour" and what we have to look forward to in 2012...


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 20927 times:



Quoting Boeing747_600 (Reply 7):
Terrible idea by BA. Yeah, way to go, making the 13 silver and 15 bronze medallists from GB feel like crap.

Why stop there? There were plenty of Team GB athletes who came home with diddley squat.

I don't think this is a slight against them at all. GB had one of the best Olympics ever, in terms of overall medal count and specifically the gold medals. Why not try and capitalize on some of the 'pride' that the country has in advance of the 2012 games?!

Quoting NA (Reply 11):
Verdict: Not very creative, I would have expected something more clever from this airline. Its clearly very much inspired by the 2006 football nose of LH.

Can't disagree there, but what do you want barely 24 hours after the Olympics closing ceremony?

I always felt that the Team GB Olympic logo (the lion that is morphed into a Union Jack) would have made a great logo for British Airways. It's far more interesting than their current color scheme without going completely overboard.



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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 20845 times:
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Quoting Richierich (Reply 17):
I always felt that the Team GB Olympic logo (the lion that is morphed into a Union Jack) would have made a great logo for British Airways. It's far more interesting than their current color scheme without going completely overboard.

Already been done by BA on an A320 (G-BUSC) as a special scheme for the Sydney 2000 Olympics!

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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 20772 times:

Well done BA!!

I'm not a big fan of the Olympics, and probably didn't watch more than about 20 minutes of it in total, but that doesn't mean that I'm not proud of what Team GB did for us. It's about time that we did something to be proud of, and the fact that BA has done something to recognise that achievement is all good as far as I'm concerned, whatever form that may take.



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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 20729 times:



Quoting Crosswind (Reply 18):
Already been done by BA on an A320 (G-BUSC) as a special scheme for the Sydney 2000 Olympics!

Yes, thank you for the research. I knew it existed somewhere!
I was thinking that this logo should have covered the entire tail and not just peek past the rudder!



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User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 20595 times:

Yes it could have been better, but who cares? At least they did something to show appreciation to the athletes.

Did UA put anything on their aircraft? I know they brought alot of VIPs over to PEK for the games but did they bring any athletes there or back?

If UA did fly the athletes, did they do anything like BA did? If not, then I agree with what has been said so far in this thread - at least BA did something.

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User currently offlineBurj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20085 times:

Slightly off topic, but why is it "Team GB" and not "Team UK"

I would guess it has something to do with the difference between "Great Britian" and "U.K." but being a Yank I can never keep that difference straight....


User currently offlineCityofAthens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 19956 times:

Link below to footage taken on board the flight , BA 38 from PEK. Apparently one of the team is using the onboard phone by one of the doors.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7581316.stm


User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 19900 times:
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Quoting Boeing747_600 (Reply 7):
Terrible idea by BA. Yeah, way to go, making the 13 silver and 15 bronze medallists from GB feel like crap.

Wow, you would think they'd be supportive of their team and not such wallowers in self pity.



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25 CPH-R : Well, it is Virgin media after all
26 Post contains links Lhrstu : That's a good question. Basically GB is England, Scotland and Wales. UK is England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. I'd assumed that Northern I
27 NQYGuy : " target=_blank>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7581316.stm Are tracky bottoms/shell suits allowed in Club World?
28 Babybus : I know what you mean, north America has so many abbreviations for things it's all a muddle. SoCal, sOHo, Dc etc. I suspect if they didn't need to hig
29 Post contains links OA260 : Quoting Burj (Reply 22): Slightly off topic, but why is it "Team GB" and not "Team UK" There is a heated debate going on at the moment about this . A
30 Atlanta : Thanks. I like the regular BA nose ALOT better. Atlanta
31 Gman94 : Our full country title is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, however most people would refer to themselves as being from Brita
32 Burnsie28 : So since BA painted this one with a gold nose "due to the teams success" I take it their 19 golds was more than usual?
33 GST : Every double decker bus will be modified to fold out into a garden on the roof, and all feature legendary guitarists. Personally I think it should be
34 1stfl94 : So did the Gold winners go in First, the Silvers in Club and the Bronzes in economy?? lol
35 Petertenthije : and those without medals can walk home
36 MadameConcorde : I thought the gold nose was a nice idea. Just discreet, not anything flashy. Was PM Gordon Brown on board with them? As another poster said, I wonder
37 PlanebearYYZ : Hi Congratulations to all the Gold Metal Winners in the Uk. For that Matter Congradulations to all the winners that have brought home metals. I sure h
38 Post contains links Ferroviarius : I suggest this plane to be named "Tyge Ottesen Brahe", though with a historic twinkling of the eye. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe Best
39 Gman94 : Gordon Brown arrived on a different flight about an hour earlier and greeted the athletes at the VIP suite when they arrived. I think someone said in
40 VV701 : Without realising it you have put your finger right on the British pulse. It is TEAM GB. And every British Olympian was part of that team. For exampl
41 Post contains images Maxisno1 : A bit of a half-arsed job to me. Not very creative? So far anything to do with London and Olympics has been less the creative.
42 Boeing747_600 : The nose cone should have been pie-charted with a large swath unpainted to represent those events where British athletes participated but didnt medal
43 Richcandy : Don't expect it to be. London 2012 will be much more low key that Beijing or Sydney. I was talking about this lastnight with some friends who still l
44 Boeing747_600 : Well, there's word that NASCAR will replace equestrian events in 2012, so Team GB may not do nearly as well in London as it did in Beijing
45 Richierich : I hope you are not missing my point. My point was that there were plenty of Team GB athletes who didn't win a medal yet fully deserve the respect of
46 GDB : Burnsie28, the 2008 team had the best UK Olympic performance for 100 years. (That one, in 1908, was held in London too, with far fewer nations, far fe
47 Virginblue4 : Thanks to LHR27C for the registration of the aircraft! Jordan
48 Gman94 : The neigh sayers and doom and gloom merchants can whine all they like 2012 is here to stay, I'm from London and can't bloody wait for 2012. There are
49 MidEx216 : I think that's really uncalled for. They're proud of their achievement. Just because the number of medals they got was that far offset by the number
50 Climb1 : Its a shame the amount of negativity is associated with a bloody nose cone!!! At the end of the day BA didn't have to do anything more than transport
51 Wrighbrothers : It was obviously a last minute thing and that was visible, but to be honest, I doubt the airline planed this thing too far in advanced, and just wante
52 Post contains links and images Boeing747_600 : Hey, Air India's had them for decades  View Large View MediumPhoto © John Farrington - FlightLineImages[Edited 2008-08-26 12:31:11]
53 Post contains links KL5147 : KLM did nothing to mark the plane. (PH-BFG) It made a fly past over the 1928 Olympic stadium in Amsterdam before landing. http://nl.youtube.com/watch
54 Fruitbat : You know how you learn soomething every day? Thats mine for today - thanks! Or when I write it on my I94 Visa Waiver thingy...... Just a bit And soul
55 GST : There is also going to be several bureaucracy orientated events, including bureaucracy hurdles (where the athletes compete to avoid the forms nececar
56 Fruitbat : We're also going to introduce events where the audience will decide who wins, in a similar style to X-Factor, Pop Idol and Big Brother. These will hel
57 GST : And BA will fly our victorious athletes home from London City to Heathrow in several gold nosed 146 aircraft.
58 VV701 : I understand your point but I wonder if you are missing mine. The TEAM GB returned to the UK on the BA 747 and BA painted the nose gold (and did not
59 David_itl : Then why is it being sold as being "good for Britain" then? London expects the country to support them, but when the "lesser" cities put in bids, Lon
60 Richierich : Fair enough. I was not aware that FIFA oversaw the Olympics football tournament. Clearly the reason I missed your point was because you never express
61 Vald : thats funny!
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