I was just reminiscing with a friend about BA
service in the not-too-distant past. My goodness how things have changed!
I'm certainly not going to say anything about T7
- I think it looks great after the current renovations. But I do think the BA
service has changed a lot. One quick look at the departure board now shows something like:
Basically everything is 744 service, with the exception of the daytime LHR
service (777) and MAN
service (767). Obviously there is no Concorde either.
I have flown BA
many times and I was trying to remember dates/destinations/etc. I know they used to fly to both LHR
, as well as Birmingham in 1990s. I believe they used to fly the ex-Caledonian DC-10s on the BHX
route. Before the 767, BA
used to fly the L-1011 TriStar to MAN
(I was lucky enough to do this once).
- When did the LGW
service from JFK
end? For that matter, when did the LHR
become the exclusive BA
destination from EWR
- How long did the direct BHX
flights live for?
- Was there ever more than one flight to MAN
? Did this service start with the L-1011? (I seem to think the VC
-10 might have been used on this route earlier than the Lockheed).
- When was the last BA
707 flight to JFK
- Finally, did BA
ever serve any other UK airports from JFK
), besides the aforementioned LHR