|Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):|
Sad, today BA retired another B747, G-BNLI.
Arrived at LHR this morning from Accra and is now at CWD for component recovery.
|Quoting American 767 (Reply 9):|
I believe that most Classic 747s, if not all, were still wearing the blue/gray Landor scheme upon retirement. Next to go will be the 767s.
|Quoting lesfalls (Reply 12):|
It is even more unfourtounate that they wont even order the new 747-8 to replace these old 747-400.
|Quoting AnsettB727 (Reply 15):|
Can't say I'll miss them. I actively avoid flying BA 744s because of the cruddy condition they're in. There's a reason BA is so cheap on their 744 routes these days.
|Quoting NWAROOSTER (Reply 4):|
Quoting United_fan (Reply 3):Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Guess we are all getting older
I remember when they retired the 100's ,200's and Concorde.
I remember when BA got all these aircraft..........
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 17):|
I remember when the were BOAC, and flew the B-377, Britannia, DC-7, Connie, Comet, B-707, VC-10, and L-1011
|Quoting VV701 (Reply 11):|
I doubt that before 9/11 BA planned to stand down as many as ten 747 Classics in less than four weeks. However I suppose that is possible although they had been operating them alongside all 57 Boeing 744s since the last of these was delivered in April '99.
|Quoting na (Reply 19):|
|Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 22):|
the majority of the 747s are around 20 years old, and they are not efficient at all anymore
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