VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2609 times:
Good ridance to those retched relics!!! I flew on a 747-200 DEL-LHR in 1999. The interior was dirty and faded. The panels in the back were disjointed and two of the bathrooms were shut down. My mother and I were delayed in Delhi for over 24 hours due to a mechanial delay. They are the only type of aircraft that BA currently has that causes chronical delays at DEL and LHR and sometimes at JFK. They need to get more 777s or 767s on the routes.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33594 posts, RR: 71
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2593 times:
Will they drop any routes? I doubt they can get rid of 13 (I think that's the number) 742s without dropping routes or decreasing frequencies. I do know, however, SEA-LHR goes 744 on 28 Oct and MIA-LHR reverts back to 744 on 28 Oct after using 742s since May. So there are three aircraft.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2582 times:
The 742's have been on their way out at BA for a long time so this should come as no surprise. British Airways
is standardizing its long haul fleet around the 747-400
and the 777 and some 767's (notably the JFK-MAN
route, which has been rumored to be axed soon).
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2470 times:
I think I expected that sooner or latter, after the 100's gonne and receiving more 777's the 200 would go too. Infact this summer when I was on my way to Canada and USA I stopped at Heathrow and I didn't expect to see any 200's but I saw still some of them, not many but a few still. Now regarding the 200's beeing old and dirty, well if you want to know I flew in July from LHR to YYZ in a 747-400 ( G-BNLD ) and I can say that even beeing a 400 series it didn't look too young, I think they will probably install soo the new interior with PTV's but that plane was quite tired ( the interior of course ). Finnally my tribute to the 200 classic, I flew twice:
G-BDXG - 1982 - LHR/JFK - First British Airways clrs
G-BDXF - 1998 - LHR/BOS - 2nd. BA colours clrs
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11014 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2470 times:
Sad to see them go. I´ll be in London later this month, so I´ll have to take a day out for spotting knowing it will be the last opportunity to see them. The Classics are a beautiful breed. But BA´s fleet is too big. Better retire the 742 earlier and keep all 744s. If business isn´t recovering soon I guess they´ll have to reschedule delivery of 777s on order to a later date.