Why Can't BA do Retro Livery?

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Old Nov 26, 16, 11:29 am
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Why Can't BA do Retro Livery?

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?
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Old Nov 26, 16, 11:33 am
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It's too expensive to repaint planes - they don't have the money
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Old Nov 26, 16, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by orbitmic View Post
It's too expensive to repaint planes - they don't have the money
It's about time BA repainted those faded Dove A3XX they use
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Old Nov 26, 16, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by orbitmic View Post
It's too expensive to repaint planes - they don't have the money
They can always paint the new orders = )
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Old Nov 26, 16, 11:36 am
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I donít think its a matter of whether BA can or cannot do a retro livery, rather it is probable they decided not to.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
I donít think its a matter of whether BA can or cannot do a retro livery, rather it is probable they decided not to.
Or for that matter even clean them
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Old Nov 26, 16, 11:40 am
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Well look at the lack luster job they did on the Olympic 747 plane after Rio , BA simply don't care about special paint scheames now as it does not make them any more profit ..
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Old Nov 26, 16, 11:42 am
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The media would have a field day.

Reminder of the times when BA was a decent airline etc etc.

But to answer the question its just a cost that can be cut/avoided.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 12:06 pm
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They did repaint the last 757 (G-CPET) in 2010 before it retired, not in Landor though but the one before

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Old Nov 26, 16, 12:10 pm
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I think a livery should remind passengers of the past, but also be relevant to the present.

As such, I kindly submit the below!

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Old Nov 26, 16, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by orbitmic View Post
It's too expensive to repaint planes - they don't have the money
So I noticed last week!
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Old Nov 26, 16, 12:32 pm
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They did repaint the last 757 (G-CPET) in 2010 before it retired, not in Landor though but the one before

I do believe though, that this was done by the paint guys in their own time... BA may have paid for the actual paint, but the work was done FoC.

BA won't voluntarily do a retro jet, because they are too cheap.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 12:42 pm
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And when you see cost cutting in the maintenance of the outside of the plane and the inside cleaning of the plane, you do wonder what else is being cut...
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Old Nov 26, 16, 1:21 pm
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I think a livery should remind passengers of the past, but also be relevant to the present.

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Old Nov 26, 16, 1:42 pm
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