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BA's Special 'Firefly' Livery Is Gone  
User currently offlineHullCitySpotter From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 6741 times:

Airbus A319 -131 1118 G-EUPC British Airways in svc 16nov12 LHR-LIN vv after paint into standard cs

Would seem that the firefly scheme has now gone   what a shame. Only saw her once in person at LHR from a distance and thought it was possibly the best (Bad the new TOM Livery) I've seen in a LONG while.

R.I.P

[Edited 2012-11-21 07:52:31 by 777ER]

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User currently offlinecolumbia107 From Gibraltar, joined Aug 2004, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

If so I never managed to get a decent photo of it. Saw her several times at LHR but always from the window of an aircraft taxiing to take off. As expected, results were mostly poor to reasonable due to lack of sun, drizzle, etc.


In God we trust
User currently offlineLofty From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

I used to love calling her "Firefly" almost as good as the call sign "Speedbird 2012"

User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3037 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Shame that livery's gone. It stood out from the crowd well. Managed to see her in LIN, LHR and EDI - sadly didn't get a ride though.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/shefgab/trulygb/DSCF5858.jpg



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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12040 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3191 times:
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That's pretty sad news. I even wrote to BA suggesting they keep the colours as a tribute to all the Team GB athletes that won gold in 2012.


Hey AA, the 1960s called. They want their planes back!
User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1587 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Indeed a great pity! Happy I got a ride on her at least even if it was only to MAN!

User currently offlineLofty From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

Olympics are over and the sponsorship is now over. BA staff in uniform have been told to remove their Olympic / BA pins form their unifrorms.

User currently offlinespud757 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Shame to see it go, as a tribute to all the Team GB golds. However with some tweeks it would look cool as the new livery for IB. change the tail colours to red and yellow from BAs red and blue. Paint the engines red. Obviously change british airways fuselage titles to Iberia. The speedbird could be painted red onto the yellow background. Perfect way to blend the colours of Spain's flag in my dream world. Would be a cool livery bringing the BA & IB liveries closer under the IAG brand. Won't happen though.

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