Why Can't BA do Retro Livery?

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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:09 am
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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.
I actually prefer the Gold livery to the blue livery!
I saw an A319 in Heathrow with it in November, they should keep it!
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:10 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
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.
Thanks, KARFA! - Yes, I saw one on Wednesday. You'd have thought they'd give the engine cowlings a soft landing to silver, then bronze before going back to blue. Perhaps a sign of things to come
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:23 am
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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, 4:31 am
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Yeah, but it is hardly a BRITISH airline anymore is it?

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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by El_Duderito View Post
BA decided to do retro interiors rather than retro liveries for the LH planes.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 5:14 am
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BOAC Retro

How about this for retro, sheer class. Shame about the porky looks of the A380 though.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 5:21 am
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Originally Posted by DFB_london View Post
Would anyone but geeks notice anyway if they did?
Agree. Plus aren't retro jets a by old hat now.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by Dan72 View Post
Agree. Plus aren't retro jets a by old hat now.
Some people seem to like them, for some obscure reason
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Old Nov 27, 16, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by Tinymind View Post
How about this for retro, sheer class. Shame about the porky looks of the A380 though.
Tinymind - great way to get your first post onto FT, welcome

Nice pic.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 6:21 am
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Originally Posted by Tinymind View Post
How about this for retro, sheer class. Shame about the porky looks of the A380 though.
Porky looks?! *insert broken heart emoji here*
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Old Nov 27, 16, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by ahmetdouas View Post
Just saw this on DM and felt really nostalgic. I actually think it looks better than BA's current livery.

Are BA too lazy to make at least one plane in old school retro livery, or is Alex Cruz just a really boring person?
Brilliant pic of my favourite BA aircraft ever. RIP Sierra India.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 6:23 am
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Old Jan 21, 19, 5:19 am
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BOAC 747 on the way....
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Old Jan 21, 19, 5:31 am
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G-BYGC will arrive at LHR in the livery on Feb 18 and then enter service the next day. The livery will stay on the aircraft until it retires in 2023.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 5:31 am
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BOAC 747 on the way....
Don't tease..... There are certain of your peers on social media who have been v active cheerleaders for this..... :-)
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