PanAm747
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"NO WAY BA/AA"

Fri Jun 01, 2001 9:02 am

Do the Virgin 747's stll have "NO WAY BA/AA" on their tails and have they had other messages written for BA?
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Shawn Patrick
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Fri Jun 01, 2001 9:39 am

What does this mean? NO WAY BA/AA ??
 
captainAD
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Fri Jun 01, 2001 9:45 am

i saw "NO WAY BA/AA" on one of their planes a few months ago
 
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Fri Jun 01, 2001 10:04 am

I believe that Virgin still has that lovely saying on two or three of its older 747-200 classics. G-VGIN, G-VJFK I believe. Hope that helps.
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Fri Jun 01, 2001 11:58 am

Shawn Patrick-BA and AA were going to launch a partnership from LHR and Virgin was protesting it and wrote "NO WAY BA/AA" on their 747's
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Fri Jun 01, 2001 12:07 pm

Both G-VMIA (B747-100)and G-VAEL (A340-300) have the title with "NO WAY BA/AA".

That's the info I got. I don't really sure if Virgin still have these 2 jets with the special title.
 
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:37 pm

just another airline having fun. Same thing goes for Easyjet Switzerland's "no way swissair monopoly" (or was that tea or cta?)
 
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Sat Jun 02, 2001 2:40 am

I belive they still have no way BA/AA on all their planes. I have seen it on all their 747's 200/400 that come to IAD. They did this as response to the dirty tricks campaign of BA of which they won a liable suit.
 
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Sat Jun 02, 2001 3:35 am

All of the 747s still in the old livery have the "No Way BA/AA" painted on them, at least all them I've seen. The only ones that I have seen in the old livery that didn't have them were the ones they leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic last summer. As they retire or repaint the 747s, this will disappear, at least until BA tries some more tricks against Virgin.
 
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Sat Jun 02, 2001 3:37 am

The new colours Virgin 400's haven't got it on. It wasn't a response to the dirtys tricks per se, but anti BA/AA alliance.
 
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Sat Jun 02, 2001 3:58 am

BA has played a few "dirty tricks" on Virgin nevertheless, whom BA have considered a thorn in the foot, so to speak.

BA was found guilty, in 1993, of making libellous statements against Branson-announcing that his accusation of their hacking into Virgin computer files & discrediting the airline was a lie-it wasn't.

In the summer of 1999, BA was also fined by the European Commission for "bullying" travel agents into trying to sell BA tickets to their customers.

Finally, their attempt to form an alliance with AA, raised the danger of BA colluding with AA in setting certain fares on certain routes-and thus decrease competitiveness on such routes as NY-London.

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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Sun Jun 03, 2001 12:22 am

The "NO WAY BA/AA" slogan is gradually disappearing as the a/c are either being repainted in the new colours or being retired from the fleet. Britannia Airways had the "KEEP DUTY FREE" slogan on their a/c a few years back when everybody was protesting about Duty Free sales being abolished on trips within EEC countries. Also I think EasyJet had a "STOP GO" slogan on some of their planes in protest at the heavy subsidies that Go was receiving from parent company BA.
 
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Sun Jun 03, 2001 1:27 am

British Airways and American where involved in Alliance talks a few years back, I'm not sure about the details, but something happened that Virgin didn't like, and the alliance talks fell through. That's all I know, it's in the Airliner Color Series book Boeing 747-400.
 
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Sun Jun 03, 2001 1:45 am

Easyjet also coined 'Buzz off' when Buzz comenced operations

The Virgin 747-200 called Caifornia Girl (I forget the reg) still displays the 'NO WAY BA/AA' titles I believe
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Sun Jun 03, 2001 1:46 am

As the aircraft are repainted with the new livery, the "NO WAY BA/AA" stickers are being removed. No aircraft in the new livery carry these stickers.
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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Sun Jun 03, 2001 2:14 am

Following up on my post above, Lord King & BA paid Richard Branson GBP 610,000 in damages, "the largest libel sum paid in British history", according to my source.

In addition, BA also paid the costs of the entire libel action it had initiated-estimated at GBP 4.5 million.

Lord King also apologised to Richard Branson for his airline's perpetration of activities which gave Branson "reasonable grounds for serious concern".

Additionally, BA & a cartel of other international carriers, assisted by Margaret Thatcher's government (desperate to privatize BA) are accused of having worked together to put Sir Freddie Laker's airline out of business.

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RE: "NO WAY BA/AA"

Sun Jun 03, 2001 5:57 am

JIML1126, V-GMIA was scrapped in January 2000 somewhere in England. The aircraft that remain
in the old livery still carry this slogan but the new
repainted ones do not.

In the mid-1990's, American Airlines and British
Airways formed an alliance that ultimately became
OneWorld and were hoping to pool revenue and
flights on US-UK services. Thankfully, the US and
the UK refused to allow this to happen as it would
mean high fares and reduced competition on one of
the world's busiest international routes. Virgin was
protesting the proposal in true Richard Branson style.

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