"The VC-10's do still carry passengers actually"
- Leezyjet, you know what I mean. Of those VC10s still flying none is in regular airline service. Which doesn't prove anything by itself but shows that saying "old VC-10's... flying for all these years"
has nothing to do with the topic either.
"But some people believe it's worth fighting for. Why should we just accept it just because BA and Airbus say so ?."
- fighting whom? Windmills? "Airbus say so" - yes, Airbus say no support after October - how do you suggest to fight this? By writing cheap slogans on your aircraft? OK
, but then, at least, write "Airbus can't keep it up" - why don't you? Did they tell him, "OK
, we will support you - just get the aircraft from BA
"? Plus, why isn't he trying to get the AF
aircraft - right now
, while technically at least some of them still can be brought back to the sky? Because he doesn't give a crap about keeping the bird flying
. He is just using the situation to attack BA
. BTW, you confirmed it yourself: "VS and Branson in particular enjoy taking the p**s out of BA
". Here it is! (Says pretty much about the guy, BTW... enjoying "taking the p**s out" of somebody - good business for an adult - supposedly - person!) But some people just believe hype and slogans, not facts and arguments. Feel free to do so, but then don't cry, "they fooled me!!!
" Oh, yes, but that's what you wanted...