777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 480 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
In about 1 month's time all BA's 747 classics will be withdrawn from service. They have been a leading aircraft in the fleet for many years. They have served honestly and with lots of dignity. The loss will be very sad but almost all 747 classics will be withdrawn soon.
GOOD JOB BA 747-200s! You will always be remembered in everybody's heart as true and reliable flyers!
Flpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2494 times:
In response to replacements for the 742's, I would assume that they won't have a replacement, at least for now taking into account everything that has happened in the past two weeks. If anything, it's the 777s, of which BA has plenty!
BA was in the process of cutting capacity anyhow, some flights that have been seeing 747s will now be seeing 777s.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13386 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2437 times:
That 'semi-BOAC' scheme was done on G-AWNA by BA staff in their own time, using surplus materials.
Not an offical preservation project.
BA have contributed many retired aircraft to museums, and some current and many former staff help in their upkeep.