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British Airways Final 757 Flight  
User currently offlinef4phantom From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 19055 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, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 19024 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, 2482 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 18872 times:

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

Thenoflyzone



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 18839 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, 3251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 18829 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, 7531 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 18635 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 (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 18289 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 UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1053 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 18216 times:
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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]


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User currently offlineNQYGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 18012 times:

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

User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 17858 times:

I'm on that flight too

User currently offlineRonaldo747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 17028 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 (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 16988 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, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 16797 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 (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 16755 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 (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 13281 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, 2654 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12351 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 (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11260 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, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11152 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.


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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6953 times:

Weather looking decent for Saturday

User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6457 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, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6203 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, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5757 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 (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5507 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, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5443 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  



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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5309 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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