It was Bob Ailings idea (who also had something to do with the milennium dome) how co-incidental both were such huge flops, he lost both jobs
Basically it was based on the fact that BA wanted to shed it's 'dull grey British image' and to reflect the fact that a majority of it's passengers were not actually from Britain, and it was more of a 'Global Airline'. Unfortunately for BA (and Bob) it backfired on them, and caused a huge outcry in the UK.
It was the day before Virgin Atlantic unveiled their new colour scheme, that BA announced it was dropping the World Images (umm coincidence there ???), after the Press had reported that the Union Jack was to be a prominent feature in the new Virgin Atlantic livery, and Sir Ricky B had announced that Virgin would 'fly the flag' for Britain as BA no longer wanted to.
Personally, I liked some of them, but some were also aload of kack. As I've said on another thread on this topic, I personally preferred the 'interim' colour scheme, with the new shades of red/white and blue, but with the old livery design. (can't be bothered to insert a pic - been at work since 1400 yesterday and still here till 0630 today
. Just do a search for BA, but type 'interim' in the box and you'll see what I mean).
Only 6 days to go 'till 346 day !!!!
whoo hoo !!!!
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