I'm sorry, but it just goes to show how out of tune some management teams are with reality.
Whilst I agree with modernising livery's and stuff (I too am a big fan of BY
's colours over the years, the new one SUCKS!, I know it's an attempt to brand all the aircraft across the group with the same livery, but YUCK!
As for changing the name, IMHO us UK people (and this is only my opinion) associate Lunn Poly with booking the deal, Thomson as the operator and Britannina as the airline. Thomson Fly just doesn't sound the same to me.
I like many others have fond memories of Britannia over the years and it is extremely sad to see a classic name being phased out.
I hope TUI don't shoot themselves in the foot with this one, because it will be the biggest mistake they ever made.
Good luck to all those who maybe losing their jobs as a result of the changes, I hope you find a new position fast.
You missed Orion Airways off your list, because they merged into????
An unhappy VS4ever.