McG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 21827 times:
The golfer Ian Poulter tweeted a pic of G-BNLJ at MCO yesterday - he is a big supporter of Dreamflight & makes a point of going to welcome the aircraft & kids to Florida each year. Small logo to the left of door 1L.
i think the confusion about 'DY is that it has been operating under the BA AOC since 22 August and was registered to BA on 10 October even though it remains in BD livery
Quoting TCX69K (Reply 6): I believe it's actually A319 G-DBCF that is currently being repainted.
'CF last flew on 9 October when it was temporarily withdrawn from use at LHR. As maintenance on BA's Airbus aircraft is carried out at GLA, it is certainly probable that it is in the BA LHR Paint Shop. If it is it could be out today or tomorrow.
TCX69K From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2012, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 21031 times:
Quote: When does MIDO go for painting? I know as of today it is still running the BHX-FRA route for LH, when is this wet lease until?
G-MIDO & G-MIDX will both be ferried from their respective LH Wetlease bases of BHX/MAN to LHR on 28Oct & will then, after cabin modifications, join the BA fleet. I would think G-MIDX will be high up the priority list to be repainted as it still wears Star Alliance livery & I'd expect it to be repainted before it even flies for BA.
Quote: Will G-DBCA be painted in BA livery or could it transfer to LH?
Indeed as BA174 has mentioned it will be joining the BA fleet. It will go to SOF after the end of the LH Wetlease for some much needed MX. It will then return & join the BA fleet & be repainted in due course.
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2237 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 20783 times:
So with G-DBCA, G-MIDO and G-MIDX all joining the BA fleet at LHR (ex LH leases) plus G-MEDH and G-MEDK being converted from midhaul to shorthail layouts, BA will gain 5 extra shorthaul Airbuses at LHR over what has been used this Summer on the BA/BD flights.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8497 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 20610 times:
Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 15): So with G-DBCA, G-MIDO and G-MIDX all joining the BA fleet at LHR (ex LH leases) plus G-MEDH and G-MEDK being converted from midhaul to shorthail layouts, BA will gain 5 extra shorthaul Airbuses at LHR over what has been used this Summer on the BA/BD flights.
Early delivery BA 320s are leased.
G-EUUA to 'UC are owned by Orix.
'UD and 'UE are leased (but from whom?).
'UF is owned by Somerset Aviation Services.
'UG is leased to BA by Itoh.
It has been suggested that at least some of these aircraft may be returned to their lessors in the near future..
On the other side of the coin BA will need to surrender 15 daily slot pairs at the start of Summer Season 2013 as a condeition of approval of the BD purchase. While most of these slots are short short-haul operations, two pairs are LHR-DME. So their transfer will free up the equivalent of a total of at least four more aircraft.
Additionally eight new 320s to be registered G-EUYO to 'YW will b e delivered between June of next year and June 2014.