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.....
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 21300 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.
JohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 21114 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...
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4248 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 20974 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.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 20892 times:
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!
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 20819 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.
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb