Bongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 4306 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
At that time all BA mainline aircraft were named, each series of aircraft had a theme, in your case UK cities, others I can remember were castles and rivers. I'm not sure when it was dropped, but it was probably soon after you travelled on City of London
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2295 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
This seems odd, as the name City of London was carried by G-BNLA, whilst G-BNLX was named City of Worcester. However, this was when BA named their aircraft when carrying the Landor colours. In 2000 I think that G-BNLX would have been in a World Tails colour, so maybe it was a temporary name for promotional purposes on G-BNLX?
TimRees From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
The photo trail (on this website) confirms 'City of Worcester' whilst in Landor Colours, then painted in 'Waves of the City' livery in the Utopia period. Then to Union Flag - it had 'United Kingdom' written in small print at the front of the aircraft at the time of painting. I can't see any record of it being named City of London' which was, as FlyCaledonian states was worn by G-BNLA.
n729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 599 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
I flew on G-AWNH in 1986 ORD-LHR "City of Elgin"....never heard of it until then, shame they dropped the names though. I was on Lufthansa at the weekend and our plane back from FRA was "Gera" and just on the side near the front galley on the way out I noticed a plaque that told you about the name/place.
Tristar and roses...of course that brings back memories! I loved the Tristars and miss them.
I suppose if BA still had a naming policy, G-XLEA would be "City of London"
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8666 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1699 times:
Quoting musang (Thread starter): I see from my records that I flew on G-BNLX SFO - LHR on 15 Sept 2000, and it was named "City of London".
G-BNLX was painted in the World Images (Utopia) Waves of the City livery in January 1998 and entered service as such on 22 January with the name "Waves of the City" on its nose.
It continued to operate in these colours and with this name until it operated ISB-MAN-LHR (BA128) on 24 January 2000. It was then ferried LHR-CGB (BA9173P) and was delivered to Marshalls of Cambridge to befitted with the then new First Generation Lie-flat J Class seats and the also new W Class cabin. While at Marshalls its tail (but not its fuselage or engines) was repainted in the current Union Flag scheme. However the "USA" titles it had carried in its previous livery were painted out and the "Waves of the City" name was overpainted.
'LX was ferried CBG-LHR (BA9177E) on 23 March and re-entered service on 29 March (LHR-JFK, BA177). Together with sister ship G-CIVW its operations were then focused on this specific flight and its return (BA177/174), the first BA flight to offer its Business Class passengers a virtual guarantee of travelling with a lie-flat seat. To mark this situation 'LX was named "City of New York" but I am unsure whether this name was painted on it while it was still at CBG or after it was returned to LHR. Here are a couple of images where the name can almost be read:
The first of the above photos was taken in August 2002. However 'LX had been carrying the "United Kingdom" name for at least five months at that time. Here you cannot read the name but given the choice of the two names it must be "United Kingdom":