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Seafleet
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Help Re BA City Names

Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:38 am

Can someone help me out with the following question please.
I did my first real longhaul flight from LHR via Singapore to SYD on BA City of Leeds.
During an 8 week stay with a week in NZ amazingly we saw her on the ramp at AUK when we flew AUK MEL mid trip.
Is this aircraft still in service as it was only its second revenue flight on the way out to Australia and sitting in the row at the cockpit door which was left open between Singapore and Sydney I was in 7th heaven. A software engineer was on that leg sorting out some software problems which i was suprised at on a revenue flight.
Oh the year was 1990
Thanks in advance
Roger
 
callumm92
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:51 am

I think the aircraft you're looking for is G-BNLF. It's definitely still in service with BA - AFAIK they haven't got rid of any of their 744s yet. Incidentally, it was never painted in one of the World Tails colours.


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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:51 am

All of BA's 744s are still in service. G-BNLF (delivered in 02/90) was once named "City of Leeds" - all the names were abolished after the World Tails introduction in 1997.


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Seafleet
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:55 am

Thank you both gentleman I really appreciate your time and effort
Roger
 
mainMAN
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:00 am



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
G-BNLF (delivered in 02/90) was once named "City of Leeds" - all the names were abolished after the World Tails introduction in 1997.

G-BNLF is now more appropriately named 'Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth', along with sister ships, Merton, Brent, Tower Hamlets and Lewisham. Big grin

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Seafleet
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:50 am

Thanks MainMAN
The irony is that I was born in the London Borough of Wandsworth and when I flew on City of Leeds I actually lived and worked in Leeds.
I will therefore never get on an aircraft named "Death Valley"!!!!

roger
 
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:21 pm



Quoting Seafleet (Reply 5):
The irony is that I was born in the London Borough of Wandsworth and when I flew on City of Leeds I actually lived and worked in Leeds.

No Roger that is not irony that is spooky a case for the x files i think

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mhodgson
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:26 pm

Is there a list anywhere of what the different aircraft were named? I'm wondering if any 747s were named after Lancaster; I know a 737 was named after its river (G-DOCL IIRC)
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vv701
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:54 pm



Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 10):
There was also a B777 that was named "Cities of Dallas/Ft. Worth" - G-VIIB, I believe.

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Thanks. Forgot that one:

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mhodgson
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:31 am

Incidentally, just checked my photo of G-BNLX's flight deck to find it still has its former name (City of Worcester). Unfortunately the photo is not on this site, though may be found 'elsewhere'!
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vv701
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:20 am



Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 12):
Incidentally, just checked my photo of G-BNLX's flight deck to find it still has its former name (City of Worcester). Unfortunately the photo is not on this site, though may be found 'elsewhere'!

Found it! Interesting. Are there, or, rather, were there circumstances when the flight crew needed to know the name of the aircraft?
 
mhodgson
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:34 am

I wouldn't have thought so operationally, though I would imagine it could sometimes be worked into the PA announcements.
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RE: Help Re BA City Names

Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:15 pm



Quoting VV701 (Reply 9):
and 763 G-RAES was named Delftblue Daybreak / Delftblauwe Dageraad:

G-RAES is a 777.

Deltblue daybreak was the name of the design and not the a/c.

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