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HS748
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BA 767-200s

Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:02 am

Some time ago a number of US's 762s were painted in BA livery. I know this was some sort of partnership between US and BA but does anyone have a few details? How long did the arrangement last? How many aircraft were painted in BA livery? Why and when did the agreement end?


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RE: BA 767-200s

Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:40 pm

I can't remember the specifics. But, BA had invested in US (less than 20% of shares IIRC) and started an alliance together. In return for the investment BA got the traffic rights to some of US's routes which IIRC included CTE, PIT. At some later point when US decided it didn't need BA's help, BA sold its shares but kept the routes. The 767s you refer to may have been part of the route tranfer deal. Doesn't really answer your question but it's the best I can do.
 
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RE: BA 767-200s

Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:49 pm

Quoting HS748 (Thread starter):
How long did the arrangement last? How many aircraft were painted in BA livery? Why and when did the agreement end?

Three aircraft were involved. All were leased or subleased by BA but operated by US (wet lease.) N654US was leased on 21 March 93 and returned to US in June 96. N652US was subleased on 15 December 93 and returned in June 96. N655US was leased during 93 amnd was returned in March 96.
 
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RE: BA 767-200s

Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:14 pm

An alliance with US Air was agreed in Jan 1993. BA invested 193m UKL which was later increased to give it a 24.6% shareholding. Three routes were flown with US Air B767 in BA livery from Gatwick to Pittsburg Baltimore and Charlotte. BA B767 took over the routes in 1996 with the final US Air service in Mar 96. According BA Records the aircraft were N652US N654US and N655US.
 
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RE: BA 767-200s

Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:44 pm

Just continuing on from above, the details of the agreement meant that it was US Air aircraft painted in BA colours, crewed by US Air staff in BA uniforms.


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RE: BA 767-200s

Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:14 am

Just to confirm this...BA never ordered any 767-200s only the 767-300 right?
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HS748
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RE: BA 767-200s

Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:16 am

Quoting Bmacleod (Reply 5):
Just to confirm this...BA never ordered any 767-200s only the 767-300 right?

Correct - the 767-200s were operated by US.
 
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RE: BA 767-200s

Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:52 am

Quoting Bananaboy (Reply 4):
Just continuing on from above, the details of the agreement meant that it was US Air aircraft painted in BA colours, crewed by US Air staff in BA uniforms.


Mark

Interestingly enough (or not!) only the cabin crew wore the BA uniforms. The cockpit crew remained in US uniforms.

A few more details:
The wetlease flights were operated from CLT/BWI/PIT to LGW
US customer service staff handled the flights at CLT and BWI as these were not BA stations at the time of the agreement. PIT was already a BA station handled by BA customer service staff
There would be times where the BA painted aircraft would rotate through the US system and US branded 767's would operate the BA flights
Neither CLT nor PIT remain in the BA network.

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RE: BA 767-200s

Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:09 pm

The BA painted US B767s also flew on US's domestic network. They were not exclusively used by BA. I saw two of them MANY times at MCO.
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RE: BA 767-200s

Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:23 am

That 762 really looks very sharp in the old BA livery, so did the 747 back than. I would love to see that livery come back, even if it only was on a few aircraft, that would be very nice.

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RE: BA 767-200s

Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:39 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 9):
That 762 really looks very sharp in the old BA livery, so did the 747 back than. I would love to see that livery come back, even if it only was on a few aircraft, that would be very nice

I think it looks really dated now. Each to his own!

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