I don't think Gatwick will just become low-cost. But low-cost airlines will have a big presence there, along with BA European Routes. I think Virgin will keep the sunspot transatlantic flights @ LGW too (MIA/MCO, etc...). Someone will probably now tell me they are going too!!
But charter rules @ LGW like Arsenal said. Year on year there seems to be expansion in the market with most charter airlines operating the majority of their flights from here (BY/AMM/JMC).
As for the Britannia livery, well I can't really slag it off too much they pay my wages
but yes when it first came out I hated it. It has grown on me though, looks far better on our 763s than the 757s. Something about those huge all-white engines...
If I had designed it I would have chosen something else, but generally it's ok. Of all the new charter airline colours I like the new Monarch livery best.
Where in Brighton do your friends live? I've lived here a few months now it's a great place. The train makes life far easier than the commute from Guildford! Just a shame there is no 24-hour service I still have to drive to the airport if I'm landing back after 23:00
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...