's 757s are getting on a bit.
I have had the pleasure of flying several BA
757s over the years. The first, when I was quite young, was in 1983 - my first 757 flight. Actually, it was operated by Air Europe but it was a BA
757 and had the full BA
livery (except for the AE
titles). This aircraft was obviously quite new, perhaps less than a year old, and was in the pre-Landor colours. Awesome! I thought it was a great plane and remember being amazed at how quiet it seemed!
I also remember flying a BA
757 years later, perhaps 1998 or so, from LHR
. Basically this is a shuttle run and the interior was starting to show its age from the hard use. Still, I like the 757 and enjoyed the short hop, which included a hot meal. No 40-minute flight gets you anything like that in the USA! I took the reverse of this flight in 2001 and it was operated by an A320. Oh well!