Co/ba From United States of America, joined May 2001, 399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3017 times:
I belive they still have no way BA/AA on all their planes. I have seen it on all their 747's 200/400 that come to IAD. They did this as response to the dirty tricks campaign of BA of which they won a liable suit.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2995 times:
All of the 747s still in the old livery have the "No Way BA/AA" painted on them, at least all them I've seen. The only ones that I have seen in the old livery that didn't have them were the ones they leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic last summer. As they retire or repaint the 747s, this will disappear, at least until BA tries some more tricks against Virgin.
Jetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2934 times:
The "NO WAY BA/AA" slogan is gradually disappearing as the a/c are either being repainted in the new colours or being retired from the fleet. Britannia Airways had the "KEEP DUTY FREE" slogan on their a/c a few years back when everybody was protesting about Duty Free sales being abolished on trips within EEC countries. Also I think EasyJet had a "STOP GO" slogan on some of their planes in protest at the heavy subsidies that Go was receiving from parent company BA.
AeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2909 times:
British Airways and American where involved in Alliance talks a few years back, I'm not sure about the details, but something happened that Virgin didn't like, and the alliance talks fell through. That's all I know, it's in the Airliner Color Series book Boeing 747-400.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2893 times:
Following up on my post above, Lord King & BA paid Richard Branson GBP 610,000 in damages, "the largest libel sum paid in British history", according to my source.
In addition, BA also paid the costs of the entire libel action it had initiated-estimated at GBP 4.5 million.
Lord King also apologised to Richard Branson for his airline's perpetration of activities which gave Branson "reasonable grounds for serious concern".
Additionally, BA & a cartel of other international carriers, assisted by Margaret Thatcher's government (desperate to privatize BA) are accused of having worked together to put Sir Freddie Laker's airline out of business.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2868 times:
JIML1126, V-GMIA was scrapped in January 2000 somewhere in England. The aircraft that remain
in the old livery still carry this slogan but the new
repainted ones do not.
In the mid-1990's, American Airlines and British
Airways formed an alliance that ultimately became
OneWorld and were hoping to pool revenue and
flights on US-UK services. Thankfully, the US and
the UK refused to allow this to happen as it would
mean high fares and reduced competition on one of
the world's busiest international routes. Virgin was
protesting the proposal in true Richard Branson style.