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British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:43 pm

I have searched the forums but found no mention of this. Flew FRA-LHR in a 320 the other day. Talked to the pilots after landing. They said BA was getting the 321 next month to replace the 757. I mentioned that the range was less but the pilots said they don't use the 757 to cross the pond anyway so that was a moot point in this case.


And now I'll wait for the flames from everyone who already knew all about this  Big grin I had no idea...

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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:45 pm

BA partner British Mediterranean are already flying A321's in full BA livery.
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:45 pm

Yeah, I think the 321 order replaced the 318 order that BA had. I think the number of 321s they are getting is 6 or something? Someone please correct me if Im wrong  Smile
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:47 pm

They could just have bought them from SAS  Big grin
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:51 pm

I didn't know it but will blame you for not knowing it yourself! Very amateurish of you Starlion. You should be ashamed!
 
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:51 pm

10 A321's on order for BA mainline. They have options for 99 more Airbus A319/320/321'S.

GEUWA Airbus A321 On order - Due Nov 04
GEUWB Airbus A321 On order - Due
GEUWC Airbus A321 On order - Due
GEUWD Airbus A321 On order - Due
GEUWE Airbus A321 On order - Due
GEUWF Airbus A321 On order - Due
GEUWG Airbus A321 On order - Due
GEUWH Airbus A321 On order - Due
GEUWI Airbus A321 On order - Due
GEUWJ Airbus A321 On order - Due Dec 05

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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:06 pm

Thank you Mr Demoose. It just surprises me that this has not been discussed before, but I guess members were too busy with the latest "What's your favorite pink livery on a 346..."  Big grin
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:16 pm

BA partner British Mediterranean are already flying A321's in full BA livery.
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As are GB Airways who also fly in full BA colours. I flew one last year

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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:25 pm

10 A321's on order for BA mainline. They have options for 99 more Airbus A319/320/321'S.

Holy moly Batman! Are you sure about that number? That seems like an awful lot of aircrafts.
 
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:28 pm

BA is the largest airline in Europe IIRC. And they will not all be delivered at once. There are quite a few 737s and 757s to replace as well.
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:33 pm

Yeah, but as far as I know, they don't have that many 757's left to be replaced & the same with the B737's.

I could be wrong on the latter, though - it just seems like they haven't got that many left in service.
 
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:34 pm

GB Airways fly the A321 between LGW-TFS.
 
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:32 pm

BA originally ordered 80 Busses plus 100 options (or so). 51(ish) have been delivered. There are still 13 757s and 35 737s in service.
 
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:32 am

Here's the first A321 for BA Plc:

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And here's what she'll look like soon (GB example):

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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:35 am

well there are going to be very few 757's at LHR now. i think i am going to cry.
 
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:34 am

If that c/n of 2190 is correct,then that plane is not joining BA mainline,it has just been delivered to BMED as G-TTOJ.
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:53 am

Weren't British Meditarranean Airways (BA) supposed to be operating an all A321 operator by 2003. They currently operate 3 A320s and 2 A321s (with 1 or 2 on order). Can anyone shed any light on this matter?

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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:28 am

I think he's just having fun with less known places of the planet. At some point, it was Yemen. I think it's a harmless joke.
 
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:54 am

I'm just being facetious about this thread: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/site_related/read.main/20732/
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:20 am

Starlionblue,

A321s for BA seem to get discussed in the threads regarding BAs 737s. Apart from the 10 A321s on order also 3 A319s and 3 A320s, 16 Airbuses in all. Given that 34 737s (5 733s, 19 734s and 10 735s) still with BA, plus the 13 757s and handful of 767s utilised on shorthaul, BA will have to convert some of those options to replace all those aircraft. Also the 10 BCal ordered A320s could be included in any replacement order given that they are CFM powered as opposed to the BA ordered aircraft powered by IAE engines. In another thread it was suggested a BA order could be announced at Farnborough, maybe to take the gloss of 7E7 launch orders. As for BA having so many A320 family options, when the original order was made (39 A319s and 20 A320s) it was intended that Deutsche BA and Air Liberte would be re-equipped with Airbuses too. Both carriers of course are no longer part of the BA family.

Are the A321s a definite 757 replacement? Persistent rumours on here that A319s are going to Gatwick. If that is so would suggest that perhaps some will be displaced from LHR by the arrival of the A321s to operate alongside the 737s. Would guess the 735s would leave the fleet as they were leased for the short-term for BA Regional initially before moving to LGW when the Avro RJs moved North to BHX and MAN.

As always with BA I'll wait until it happens before I believe it (Like the 773 order that has still to materialise  Wink/being sarcastic)
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:22 am

Didnt BA sell 44 of its B 757s to DHL for freighter conversion?
 
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:25 am

yep and they only have a dozen of them left
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RE: British Airways To Get A321 Next Month

Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:33 am

Make that a baker's dozen Horus  Wink/being sarcastic
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