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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Do the Virgin 747's stll have "NO WAY BA/AA" on their tails and have they had other messages written for BA?


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User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

What does this mean? NO WAY BA/AA ??

User currently offlineCaptainAD From United States of America, joined May 2001, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

i saw "NO WAY BA/AA" on one of their planes a few months ago

User currently offlineKrisair747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

I believe that Virgin still has that lovely saying on two or three of its older 747-200 classics. G-VGIN, G-VJFK I believe. Hope that helps.


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Shawn Patrick-BA and AA were going to launch a partnership from LHR and Virgin was protesting it and wrote "NO WAY BA/AA" on their 747's


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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Both G-VMIA (B747-100)and G-VAEL (A340-300) have the title with "NO WAY BA/AA".

That's the info I got. I don't really sure if Virgin still have these 2 jets with the special title.


User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

just another airline having fun. Same thing goes for Easyjet Switzerland's "no way swissair monopoly" (or was that tea or cta?)

User currently offlineCo/ba From United States of America, joined May 2001, 399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2188 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.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2166 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.

User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1325 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

The new colours Virgin 400's haven't got it on. It wasn't a response to the dirtys tricks per se, but anti BA/AA alliance.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

BA has played a few "dirty tricks" on Virgin nevertheless, whom BA have considered a thorn in the foot, so to speak.

BA was found guilty, in 1993, of making libellous statements against Branson-announcing that his accusation of their hacking into Virgin computer files & discrediting the airline was a lie-it wasn't.

In the summer of 1999, BA was also fined by the European Commission for "bullying" travel agents into trying to sell BA tickets to their customers.

Finally, their attempt to form an alliance with AA, raised the danger of BA colluding with AA in setting certain fares on certain routes-and thus decrease competitiveness on such routes as NY-London.

Rgds,
CP


User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2105 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.

User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2080 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.


User currently offlineServisair From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Easyjet also coined 'Buzz off' when Buzz comenced operations

The Virgin 747-200 called Caifornia Girl (I forget the reg) still displays the 'NO WAY BA/AA' titles I believe



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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

As the aircraft are repainted with the new livery, the "NO WAY BA/AA" stickers are being removed. No aircraft in the new livery carry these stickers.


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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2064 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.

Rgds,
CP


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2039 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.

ContinentalEWR


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