Why Can't BA do Retro Livery?

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Old Nov 26, 16, 2:03 pm
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The only way this would happen is if someone told BA's beancounters that retro-liveried planes burnt fuel at a slower rate than normal ones.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 2:15 pm
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Discussed ad nauseum last year.
Would anyone but geeks notice anyway if they did?
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Old Nov 26, 16, 2:25 pm
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In the final year or 2 of the 747, I'd love to see one of them painted in the Landor livery. I've seen some photoshop images of the A380 in Landor and I think that looks great, never gunna happen though.

Can't see why one of the new build B787 A350 can't be painted in retro colours, would it cost anymore than painting it in the current livery. Think it's just a case of BA have just decided not to bother.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by 1HourPhoto View Post

Can't see why one of the new build B787 A350 can't be painted in retro colours, would it cost anymore than painting it in the current livery. Think it's just a case of BA have just decided not to bother.
Pretty much. Have to admit I liked seeing the '60's retro liveried Lufty plane taking off at MUC the other day. The A321 was a good choice to model the old 707/720 livery

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Old Nov 26, 16, 2:45 pm
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Personally I think it's time for a livery update, the current one still looks OK but it's that ribbon/speedmarque thingy that looks naff to me.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 2:58 pm
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Perhaps a post Brexit livery with "British" in large letters along the full length of the fuselage.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by kanderson1965 View Post
Perhaps a post Brexit livery with "British" in large letters along the full length of the fuselage.
With this on the tail fin

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Old Nov 26, 16, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by kanderson1965 View Post
Perhaps a post Brexit livery with "British" in large letters along the full length of the fuselage.
Yeah, but it is hardly a BRITISH airline anymore is it?

Run by an Irish skinhead and his Spanish sidekick.....

Back OT would love to see one of the 747s in BOAC Golden Speedbird livery (I personally think the Landor livery was a bit 'fussy')
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Old Nov 26, 16, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by headingwest View Post
Personally I think it's time for a livery update, the current one still looks OK but it's that ribbon/speedmarque thingy that looks naff to me.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by DFB_london View Post
Discussed ad nauseum last year.
Would anyone but geeks notice anyway if they did?
Considering the number of people I saw taking pictures of SAS or Lufthansa planes in retro-livery at various airports, it gets noticed.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:01 am
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Isn't it time for the 2012 gold liveries to be updated?
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:04 am
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Originally Posted by kanderson1965 View Post
Perhaps a post Brexit livery with "British" in large letters along the full length of the fuselage.
I like this idea- and we get the passengers to vote on how much fuel to take on and I'll campaign for half as much as before so that we can save the extra money to use on catering and then we take back control from the so-called 'expert' pilots....
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:04 am
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Originally Posted by fransknorge View Post
Considering the number of people I saw taking pictures of SAS or Lufthansa planes in retro-livery at various airports, it gets noticed.
It definitely gets noticed and in my opinion makes the airline stand out. Wow that is an interesting livery on that plane, never seen that one before! (young kid)

(old person) - ahhh it reminded me of the good old days!

Well, that aside, maybe BA doesn't want to remind its old timers of the good old days after all the recent enhancements = ))
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:05 am
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Originally Posted by lavajava View Post
Isn't it time for the 2012 gold liveries to be updated?
The dove aircraft are slowly being repainted back in to normal livery - I think it was all going to be completed by the end of this year. There is at least one left which I saw yesterday although since the engines have been changed it is a dove with blue engines - I think it is G-EUPH.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:09 am
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BA decided to do retro interiors rather than retro liveries for the LH planes.
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