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Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:08 pm

Just read on Pprune, that Sunday will be te last day that the Britannia flight codes and callsign is used.
Last Britannia departure from the UK is a NCL-MIR flight.
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:10 pm

Are they just going out of business, changing their name, or did they merge with another airline?
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:11 pm

Bloody Thompsons...  Sad

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:11 pm

they were taken over by the thompson tui group i think.
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:18 pm

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 3):
they were taken over by the thompson tui group i think.

It's actually Thomson.  Wink Anyway, I thought that BY would still exist as a code for a long time to come, but it seems TUI doesn't really care about brand recognition.
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:21 pm

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 3):
they were taken over by the thompson tui group i think.

Britannia have always been part of the Thomson group of holiday companies and have acted as their in house airline for many years.

Thomson were taken over by TUI a few years ago, and since then have performed a certain amount of rebranding. This meant that Britannia became Thomsonfly (and Lunn Poly travel agents (Thomson's inhouse travel agent) became Thomson).

All in the name of vertical integration!

Britannia hasn't ceased trading, been taken over etc., just been rebranded and had the name changed.
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:37 pm

Quoting Diesel1 (Reply 5):
Britannia hasn't ceased trading, been taken over etc., just been rebranded and had the name changed.

I tend to disagree, Britannia is no more. Along with the likes of Dan-Air, Orion, etc they haven't just been rebranded.
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:54 pm

At first they got rebranded to the TUI colours and logo, but with Britannia down the side of the aircraft. Next they renamed to Thomsonfly, with 'operated by Britannia' stickers under the cockpit windows. I think last year even those were removed, so you'd never really know you were on a Britannia aircraft.
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:01 pm

Well What Can I say?

BY, BAL was a very special airline to me... It was the first Airline I ever stepped foot on, It was the first time I had ever experienced a take off and it was from then I knew my passion. I owe them more then they think...

It had to end one day, All charters these days are solely re-branding for the common chav and common Family..

Don't way goodbye to 'BY' to soon, It will still be used by staff, don't you worry  Wink

Also, I suppose that this is good in a sense. BY 9TOM) will now allow 10kg hand luggage. But Excess charges have now gone up.

£6 per Kg on excess luggage on short hole
And £9 per kg on long haul.

Bye Bye Brittania, Thanks for the starter! Smile

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:07 pm

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 8):
BY, BAL was a very special airline to me... It was the first Airline I ever stepped foot on, It was the first time I had ever experienced a take off and it was from then I knew my passion. I owe them more then they think...

Britannia were the first airline I flew on too. Really sad to see them fizzle out like that. The airline looked (and was) very professional.

Bye Britannia!
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:23 pm

Sad to see Britannia go, but all good things must come to an end. To be honest if they had kept the Britannia name on that tui blue livery it just wouldn't ever be what the Britannia that the British people know. I flew them a few times when I was a little boy, my 737-200 trips to the Greek Islands!

I am flying with Thomsonfly in June and originally my booking had BY flight codes, a few weeks ago these were changed to TOM codes. This is Thomsonfly's first summer season then, hope all goes well with the mix between low cost airline and charter. It's bound to cause confusion.

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:45 pm

From BA1978

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I tend to disagree, Britannia is no more. Along with the likes of Dan-Air, Orion, etc they haven't just been rebranded.

But Dan-Air and Orion don't exist anymore. Dan Air got swallowed up by BA and Orion..... well it's gone! Britannia/Thompsonfly is still the same company, but instead of having "in house" airlines and travel agents it's now all under the same name.

On the flip side of the coin, there's currently a rumour in PPRUNE that T-Fly will be rebranding the airline as "BritanniaFly" but take that with a pinch of salt.
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:55 pm

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 8):
BY, BAL was a very special airline to me... It was the first Airline I ever stepped foot on, It was the first time I had ever experienced a take off and it was from then I knew my passion. I owe them more then they think...

Same here. They will always be Britannia Airways in my eyes.
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:03 pm

Quoting GatwickA320 (Reply 11):
But Dan-Air and Orion don't exist anymore. Dan Air got swallowed up by BA and Orion..... well it's gone!

Exactly, You've just gone and settled my point. Orion airways were originally part of Horizon Travel. Thomson purchased them both in the same way TUI have done Thomson and Britannia. Following the point that these airlines have just been rebranded, then Orion still grace our skies. Flying rebranded as Britannina and now as Thomsonfly!
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:16 pm

They may put all the Thomson titles they want, but as long as I see a G-BYA* aircraft it will be Britannia for me!

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:30 pm

This is sad, my first flight was with Britannia back in November 1973 LGW to Palma, I will always remember the thrill of my first takeoff in a 737-200. It was this flight that got me hooked on flight and flying . As the old song goes .Rule Britannia Britannia all the way we shall never ever ever go away .
( or something like that)

Good bye and thank you

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:38 pm

Goodbye good old Britannia, I will miss you so much!
Thanks a lot for the great memories, they will last forever...
Hopefully Thomsonfly will be as good as you...
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:39 pm

Just remembered, when I flew Britannia to Rhodes in 1992 it was my first and last inflight cockpit visit. I loved it when the air stewardess invited me up to the front of the plane and getting to go into the cockpit. The flight crew told me all about the controls and gave me a postcard of a Britannia 737-200 flying over Mount Everest lol.

Nice memories, shame that those days are over!

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:39 pm

Quoting BA1978 (Reply 6):
Orion, etc they haven't just been rebranded.

The real Orion deleted himself! Maybe he has rebranded as.....

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 8):
It had to end one day, All charters these days are solely re-branding for the common chav and common Family..

Is Kazzie really the rebranded Orion737, and not Pilot Kaz after all???

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:40 pm

They will always be Britannia to me, no matter what livery they wear. The Callsign is still Britannia, so it will still be heard over the airwaves.

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:57 pm

Just like many on this forum my first flight was on a Britannia 732, from LTN to PMI. Little did I know then that I would end up working for them, leaving them and returning to the old 732 with easyJet. The 80's/90's colour scheme was superb, so classy. The new one is horrible and I think it is better that it doesn't say Britannia on the side as it would be a travesty to a great name. However, Britannia/Thomsonfly are slipping behind the competition. The on-board service is really poor compared to First Choice and the Cabin Crew are as snooty as they ever were. BY were often known as the Luton RAF and the Luton base often referred to as Jurassic Park because of the age and ferocity of the crew based there.
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:04 pm

Could anyone please summarize all the changes/rebranding that has taken place with the UK charter carriers over the last few years, it's hard to keep up.
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:05 pm

In the 80's, Thursday night was actually called "The Brittania Night" at Luqa Airport (the predecessor of Malta International Airport) with no less than 14 B737-200 flights in one single night. Those were the days. And speaking of Orion, the first B737-300 I saw was an Orion one in Malta. Sad to see all those classics fade away.
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:12 pm

Quoting JetCaptain (Reply 21):
Could anyone please summarize all the changes/rebranding that has taken place with the UK charter carriers over the last few years, it's hard to keep up.

Airtours > MyTravel
Leisure > First Choice
Flying Colours > JMC > Thomas Cook
Britannia > Thomsonfly (Orion also merged into Britannia)
Sabre > Excel
Monarch are still Monarch!

I think thats most of the obvious changed, there are probably a lot more merges and takeovers in there!
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:50 pm

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Goodbye Britannia you will be missed.

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:16 pm

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 23):
Leisure > First Choice

Almost, not quite..

Should be Air 2000 > First Choice (Leisure also merged into Air 2000)

Quoting BA1978 (Reply 13):
Exactly, You've just gone and settled my point. Orion were originally part of Horizon Travel. Thomson purchased them both in the same way TUI have done Thomson and Britannia

No, there is a difference. Britannia took over the Horizon Travel group and merged the Orion operation completely into their own - what followed was one airline, Britannia.

TUI ag purchased the Thomson Holidays group, but have not merged the Britannia, or Britannia Scandinavia (afaik their still around) or Hapag Lloyd companies into a single conglomeration (this is what happened when Orion was merged in Britannia), similarily Arkefly and Corsair, new acquisitions by TUI continue as individual operations - there will be operating synergies, but they remain separate companies.
Britannia continued as Britannia well after the TUI takeover of the Thomson group, and in its various incarnations up until now when the company (Britannia) is having its name changed.

It's the loss a name, not the loss of an airline.
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:31 pm

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 19):
The Callsign is still Britannia, so it will still be heard over the airwaves.



Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Just read on Pprune, that Sunday will be te last day that the Britannia flight codes and callsign is used.
Last Britannia departure from the UK is a NCL-MIR flight.

Who is right? Please tell me Britannia won't disappear forever!  Sad
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:05 am

Few rumours that the name will be changed again to BritanniaFly. Watch this space........
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:07 am

Quoting Diesel1 (Reply 25):
It's the loss a name, not the loss of an airline

But that's the point, it's the loss of an airline in the way that most people are able to relate to it, through it's name.
There are other ways and there's British Airways
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:12 am

Quoting Diesel1 (Reply 25):
Britannia took over the Horizon Travel group and merged the Orion operation completely into their own - what followed was one airline, Britannia.

Britannia was around as an airline before the merger took place.

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:45 am

Quoting BY738 (Reply 27):
Few rumours that the name will be changed again to BritanniaFly. Watch this space........

Have they done the same mistake as Thomas Cook, changing the name Condor to Thomas Cook and then back to Condor again as they had lost many cutomers ?
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:00 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 26):
Please tell me Britannia won't disappear forever! Sad

After Sunday, Callsign should be Thomson
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:01 am

Nice set of pics from Leezyjet, here's another...


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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:23 am

Diesel1, nice pic. Would have looked even better in full livery don't yer think?
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:55 am

Quoting BA1978 (Reply 33):
Would have looked even better in full livery don't yer think?

Don't think any of the Translift A320s ever got the full colourscheme.

You got the 707 above, but not the B720 they leased...

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:58 am

Don't forget this one  Smile

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:32 am

Yep, very sad to see Britannia go. Simply due to the name its like a flag carrier for us. My first ever flight like so many here was on a Britannia Airways flight, mine was from Luton on a 'Britannia 102' four engined prop known as the Whispering Giant. I remember a few years later on their first 737 fleet i was allowed to sit up front for about an hour on route to Majorca, I always remember that Captains name as Captain Wilde. I learnt many years later he was still with them until retirement.

As Orion have also been mentioned, i fondly recall flying from Gatwick on their nicely marked, ''Boeings 737th 737''

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:37 am

The 1980's/1990's striped colour scheme was always and always will be my favourite. BY will be sadly missed. The first ever aeroplane I set foot on was a Britannia B737-300 in 1992 to Alicante. Can anyone tell me how long the B733 served Britannia? I don't see many pictures, and I guess it was short lived. Are these ex Orion aircraft? I know the 737-800 continues to serve in the company. Thanks in advance!
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:46 am

(Just to clarify it's Britannia and Thomson[fly]!)

Anyways, it's such a shame to see them go, TUI/Thomson obviosly did not realise what a respected name and brand Britannia was and they replaced such classy name and livery with Thomsonfly which, when combined with .com titles is very tacky. At one time they were literally the world leaders in thier game and somehow I don't think it will continue under the new name. Whenever I stepped out of a Britannia aircraft in Switzerland, Greece or France I always felt proud to be doing so. The uniforms were classy (designed by a royal wedding dress designer!) and even the safety video showed of the professionalism off so well - now its been replaced with a horrible computer generated version Sad

I just hope that the crew and cabin crew still continue to use the name even though I presume they've been told to not do so. I bet the staff, especially the crew working for Britannia were devastated when the name dissapeared.

For me Britannia was an even stronger image that British Airways, but only one survived. Sad

(Look out for Britannia trolleys, ovens and audio announcements though as some remain, especially on the 762s which I presume are leaving soon!)
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:52 am

Such a shame, Britannia's livery was always one of my favourite.....

All that reminds of a proud airline, is this awful TUI-livery. If all airplanes were painted like that, I think I would abandon and become a railway enthusiast.

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:57 am

Quoting Diesel1 (Reply 32):
Nice set of pics from Leezyjet

Thanks, I just picked a/c that BY operated themselves, (not the leased in ones or hybrids) in all the colour schemes, although I missed the origional 732 scheme you posted.

That blue and white livery was one of those timeless classics. I'll never forget the 762 taking off at dusk from LBA with a layer of ground fog covering the airfield. All you could see of the a/c belting down the runway was Britannia herself lit up through the murky gloom - it looked really eerie !!.

I wish I still had my log book from when I was a kid. It was from Britannia and I had managed to fly on most of their 737-200 fleet and had them all logged. I loved how the a/c were named after famous Brits.

I also remember getting 2 767 models before the real a/c got delivered and they were still in the last red/white/blue scheme - the 767's wore the blue/white scheme from delivery.

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:27 am

The "TOM" Code, which is replacing the well known "BY" has been on BAA's website under charter timetables for some time now.

I loved the original Blue and White scheme with Britannia on the tail. British at it's best. It looked great on all the aircraft which wore it from the 737-200 right up to the 767-300.
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:31 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 8):
It was the first time I had ever experienced a take off and it was from then I knew my passion.

You and me both Kaz, and my first ever flight was before you were even a twinkle in your parents eyes! And yes, it was from LBA! (1978!  Wow!)

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 40):
That blue and white livery was one of those timeless classics.

As a fellow oldie (by A.Net standards!) I agree completely! Loved the pre-1984 livery! Though the 1984-early 2000's livery gave an impression of class and sophistication, particularly for a charter airline.



Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 40):
I'll never forget the 762 taking off at dusk from LBA with a layer of ground fog covering the airfield. All you could see of the a/c belting down the runway was Britannia herself lit up through the murky gloom - it looked really eerie !!.

You'll have me all teary eyed before long with reminises like that, Lee!  cry 

Even though we have all seen this coming over the past two or three years, I am still gobsmacked that someone actually thought it a good idea to ditch such a well know and highly respected airline brand like Britannia in favour of Thomsonfly. It is completely true that many, many, people specifically chose to book with Thomson holidays over a great number of years because they wanted to travel on a Britannia flight, the airline having such a good reputation of quality, reliability and safety in the myriad of charter airlines.

So now we have Thomsonfly, a name which the public knows practically nothing of, and most will have no clue of it being synonymous with the Britannia they knew and loved.
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:37 am

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 42):
You and me both Kaz, and my first ever flight was before you were even a twinkle in your parents eyes!

Nah I was an Accident  Wink
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:10 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 8):
common chav and common Family..

If it weren't for the said "Common Family" increasing traffic you probably wouldn't have a job.
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:16 am

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Reply 44):
If it weren't for the said "Common Family" increasing traffic you probably wouldn't have a job.

Whoa whoa hang on.. I was making a point, not moaning or having a rant...
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:38 am

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 42):
Though the 1984-early 2000's livery gave an impression of class and sophistication, particularly for a charter airline.

That's the one I meant. Although the pre-1984 livery was very nice too, and will always be one of my favourites as it was the one on the a/c when I used to fly them alot.

Last time I flew them was probably back in 1994/5 from PMI-LBA on a 757.

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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:43 am


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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:47 am

Yeaaaah, another great name to go... That's really SAD...
 
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RE: Goodbye To Britannia Airways

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:52 am

Quoting Lindy (Reply 47):

Wow, what a great response.  Yeah sure

As you'll see from the photo caption on one of the photo's, nobody was killed from this accident, testament to the expertise of the crew on that flight from CWL that day when trying to land in terrible weather conditions.
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