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British Airways Final 757 Flight  
User currently offlinef4phantom From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 19140 times:

I have looked at the historic messages on here and cannot find anything linking to the final British Airways passenger flight in a Boeing 757 on the 30th October, flying EDI- LHR. wondered if anyone has booked onto this flight for its experience/ historic value.

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User currently offlineaidoair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 19109 times:

I am on the last BA MAN - LHR scheduled flight on the 30th. I really hope we get a full thrust takeoff as a farewell send off!

User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2645 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 18957 times:

Is anyone going to pick up these 57's, or are they all going to the desert ?

Thenoflyzone



us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 18924 times:

I WISH I was booked onto it but unfortunately I'm working. Is the last flight not LHR-EDI-LHR on the 6th November?


There's flying and then there's flying
User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 18914 times:

Am on the LHR-GLA as that was my home airport and I get to shoot G-CPET in daylight. Should be good!

User currently offlinevv701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7695 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 18720 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 2):
Is anyone going to pick up these 57's, or are they all going to the desert ?

FedEx has bought the last few aircraft in the BA 752 fleet.

The latest to be delivered to them is G-BPEE. It was ferried LGW-BGR-VCV as N949FD three days ago on 23 October. The previous delivery was on 17 August when N948FD (formerly G-BPED) was ferried on the same route. Earlier there were ferry flights in both June (N946FD) and July (N947FD).


User currently offlineby188b From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 18374 times:

Im on it, may well do a live trip report!


next flights : BD LHR-TXL J, FR SXF-STN Y, SN BRU-LHR Y, MA LHR-BUD Y, BA BUD-LHR J, BA LCY-SNN-JFK J, BA JFK-LHR J, BA
User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 18301 times:

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 3):
Is the last flight not LHR-EDI-LHR on the 6th November?

Last flight is Shuttle 9C EDI-LHR on Sat 30th Oct.

The LHR-MAN-LHR charter on 6th Nov is canx

[Edited 2010-10-26 01:02:15]

User currently offlineNQYGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 18097 times:

I'm also on the last flight down from EDI. Looking forward to it..

User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2181 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 17943 times:

I'm on that flight too

User currently offlineRonaldo747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 17113 times:

Quoting by188b (Reply 6):
The latest to be delivered to them is G-BPEE.

Farewell, G-BPEE. It's my very first airplane to fly on, and I was shocked ... no ... very impressed with it's takeoff performance, it was a full thrust one flying HAM-LHR, and I will never forget this flight.

Hope you will have many happy landings with FedEx!


User currently offlinegosimeon From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 17073 times:

I will miss the BA 757s for sure. I hope those on the final flight enjoy it!

User currently offlinenclmedic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16882 times:

Plenty of seats still available on BA1463 on Sat 30th. £62 one-way!

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16840 times:

I like British Airways 757s.

Original BA 757 livery:


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Photo © Derek Ferguson



Pretty neat!



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User currently offlineEGLL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2010, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 13366 times:

Quoting nclmedic (Reply 12):
Plenty of seats still available on BA1463 on Sat 30th. £62 one-way!

Gone up to £92, really wish I could make it  



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User currently offlineGarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2697 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12436 times:

Wish I was free to take part.

The best I can do is this:




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User currently offlineIDAWA From Italy, joined Aug 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11345 times:

I will be on board.
Will there be a ceremony or anything special?



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User currently offlinenema From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11237 times:

I,m quite staggered that this is happening so soon after the end of production. I would have expected a fair bit more use of these birds from the nationals before they get unloaded. Sadly not the case here.


There isnt really a dark side to the moon, as a matter of fact its all dark!
User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2181 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7038 times:

Weather looking decent for Saturday

User currently onlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1433 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6542 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 7):
Last flight is Shuttle 9C EDI-LHR on Sat 30th Oct.

G-CPET is on approach as SHT9C, pilot has confirmed that they are the last BA 757 landing.
Currently descending through FL60



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User currently offlinelofty From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6288 times:

PET is operating on the 6th Nov but now as a Charity Charter for BA Flying Start and is open to Staff, Relatives and Friends. Deps at 1300 back at 1430. For BA staff you can get details of the auction on the BA Intranet.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11689 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5842 times:

Does anyone have details of the BA 757 which was in VIE on the morning of the 30th? I saw it taxing out to take off as I was getting off another flight and was rather surprised to see it, considering it's not been a 757 destination for a while and that it was the last day of ops.


Dan  



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User currently offlineMANfan From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

It was G-CPES that went to Vienna on the final morning, operating the BA696-BA697.

The departure that you saw on the 30th would have been the BA697, and would have been the last ever BA 757 flight from VIE.

Vienna has had a double daily BA 757 on the LHR-VIE route (except Saturdays, when it was only the early rotation) for the whole summer 2010 schedule (which finished on Saturday), and the 757 has been on the LHR-VIE route since late March 2009 (the start of the 2009 summer schedules).

The "retro jet", G-CPET, has been to VIE quite a few times over the last three weeks.

Hope that helps.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11689 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

Thanks yes it helps a lot. Although I am wondering why when I checked the scheds for the 29th and 30th why the BA flights were all listed as Airbuses. If I'd known about the 757 operating still then I would definitely have chosen BA instead.


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5394 times:

I was on the BA1493 LHR-GLA on Saturday when I was struck by the thought that at least two of the BA B757 fleet continue flying in BA colours....you know the ones.

Also funny that as G-CPET lined up to depart GLA, G-CPEU complete with winglets and new Thomson colours landed.


25 hotplane : G-CPET touched down at LHR for the last time at 14.55 as BA757. It had been to MAN and back on a staff Children in Need charter.
26 david_itl : Didn't come here. Overflew at 15000 feet according to reports
27 lofty : PET flow LHR to LHR at low level. The flight was a charity flight for Flying Start which is a parnership between BA and Comic Relef.
28 hotplane : Shows you how incorrect the info I got was!!
29 Post contains links and images VV701 : "Flying Start" was announced by BA back in June to supersede their long term charity partnership with unicef, "Change for Good", as the airline's mai
30 baexecutive : I was on the last flight yesterday, was really really good. 6 x CSDs wearing the retro uniform made for a fun flight! Flew up over Nottingham, Manches
31 nwaviation : Anyone happen to know the BA registration of the all white 757 that was sitting next to G-CPET on November 5th? Thanks.
32 hotplane : It was CPEM.
33 Post contains links BA9216C : I was on the flight too. I'm glad somebody video'd the take off, it was absolutly speech less. I was sitting on the Left next to the engine. http://vi
34 Post contains images Pe@rson : Lining up and waiting while another aircraft landed? Sounds dangerous.
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