airmale
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British Airways Query

Thu Aug 31, 2000 8:34 pm

i have some questions regarding BA , please answer them;

1.is BA pulling out of Pakistan?
2.do they fly to Qatar and Kazakhstan?
3.are they replacing the world images scheme with the union flag?
4.if i fly on a BA franchise do i say im flying that airline or BA it self?
5.which new stations have they added to their network for 2000, and which places have they pulled out of this year?

thanks.
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RE: British Airways Query

Thu Aug 31, 2000 8:46 pm

3.: to my knowledge, yes
4.: well I say I fly on the airline itself, it´s up to you how you call it
 
airmale
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RE: British Airways Query

Thu Aug 31, 2000 8:54 pm

regarding the world images , i had read in a magazine that only 40% of the fleet would wear the union flag while the remainder would retain the images scheme.
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LH423
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RE: British Airways Query

Thu Aug 31, 2000 9:31 pm

As far an I know they are not pulling out of Pakistan, they fly to Islammabad on the 777. Regarding your other questions on Qatar and Kazakhstan, the best waytto find out is to go to http://www.british-airways.com/flights/timetables/, and look up flights to those countries, cos I have no clue. As far as I know, BA plans to keep it 50/50 with its paint schemes. All new planes being delivered are painted in the new colours, as well as all old, old colours planes that aren't in the process of being diposed of, and most of the ones in the World Images colours are being kept the same. Franchising is a tricky subject, cos, yes you are flying on the airline, say GB Airways, or BASE Airlines, but the products and services given are of those of British Airways, including the plane colours (but most airlines put a small logo near the tail, or on the nose, just for recognition). Thats sums up all of which I know, although I am by no means an "insider", hopefully someone with a bit more knowledge can come along and help more.

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RE: British Airways Query

Thu Aug 31, 2000 10:23 pm

Airmale, you already asked that question in another thread!!??

1. YES, Islamabad is being axed due to poor load factors.

4. If you are flying a franchise, you are NOT flying BA, but the franchise airline. Only difference is the livery. BritishMed, that flies to the Middle East is a separate company, not BA.
 
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RE: British Airways Query

Thu Aug 31, 2000 11:05 pm

About the livery, they are all being redone in the union jack colors, this was annouced at a shareholders meeting. It is the first big change the new leader has done!
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WorldVoyager
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RE: British Airways Query

Fri Sep 01, 2000 1:41 am

I believe, but I'm not sure, that British Airways flies to Doha, Qatar from London Heathrow, after a stop in Bahrain.
 
MAS777
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RE: British Airways Query

Fri Sep 01, 2000 2:08 am

British Airways does fly to Doha but not to Kazakhstan. BA however does fly to Baku in Central Asia.

With franchises it varies depending on the particular franchise - but to all intents and purposes you ARE flying with BA.

If you catch a GB Airways flight to Lisbon for example - you buy your ticket from BA, check-in at BA, hold a BA ticket with a BA flight number. GB Airways does not operate using its own flight numbers (although a selected range of BA flight numbers are dedicated to GB Airways). The aircraft you fly on carries the British Airways livery and the crew all wear BA uniforms. The only difference with GB Airways is the fact that there is an additional in-flight magazine printed specially for GB Airways.

Most or perhaps even all of the franchises operate as separate companies but - ALL come under the umbrella group of British Airways Plc.

Oh..and the 'Union Flag' livery is BA's official livery - end of story - no more aircraft are going to be painted in 'World' colours. That was a corporate image fiasco and BA has set the record straight - well done!
 
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Confused!

Fri Sep 01, 2000 2:24 am

Wait, im confused now, which livery is going to be painted on all aircraft:

This one,

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Or this one,

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N/A
 
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RE: British Airways Query

Fri Sep 01, 2000 2:57 am

Mas777,

I see your point, and most pax. who didn't know, would say they would have flown with BA anyway.

But my opinion, is that if the a/c and it's crew are not owned/employed by BA, then it's not BA I'm flying on!
 
MAS777
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RE: British Airways Query

Fri Sep 01, 2000 3:13 am

to confirm - this is British Airways ONLY official livery now:


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Photo © Mark Garfinkel

 
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RE: British Airways Query

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:39 am

British Airways does fly to Kazakhstan twice weekly from London Gatwick to Almaty using 763's.

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