BA predictions for 2019

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Old Jan 14, 19, 8:12 am
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BA predictions for 2019

Not found a predictions for 2019thread so thought I would start one.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 8:13 am
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Any chance of some more A380s this year? As more of the 747s come to retire and second hand A380 leases come up?
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Old Jan 14, 19, 8:22 am
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Any chance of some more A380s this year? As more of the 747s come to retire and second hand A380 leases come up?
I thought that the previous chance at second hand A380s was ruled out. Wasn’t one issue that older A380s had launch issues, which made ongoing maintenance issues much more costly. I think one issue mentioned was plane specific wiring, rather than the more structured wiring of later builds.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 8:23 am
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* The A350 has a version of the Iberia seat

* The opportunity to do something really ambitious, marketing wise, for the 100th anniversary is squandered

* The lounge management contract is given to a high-end group such as Plaza Premium or Do&Co (bizarrely this may happen)

* Absolutely nothing else happens but we are still reminded on a regular basis how BA is 'investing' £6.5bn to make life better at some indeterminate point in the future :-)
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Old Jan 14, 19, 8:28 am
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Between 1 and 4 planes will be painted with a retro-livery, one of them will be a 747.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by dougzz View Post


I thought that the previous chance at second hand A380s was ruled out. Wasn’t one issue that older A380s had launch issues, which made ongoing maintenance issues much more costly. I think one issue mentioned was plane specific wiring, rather than the more structured wiring of later builds.
I was under the impression that although that was partly the case, some of the reason was that BA did not want them till 2020ish and the owners needed to do something with them sooner. Presumable any maintenance cost increase would be reflected a lease amount.
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The intern has another placement in Revenue and we get some error fares finally honoured (actually he covered a shift in October for the CPT-BCN) ...
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Between 1 and 4 planes will be painted with a retro-livery, one of them will be a 747.
But only for sale in the Highlife Shop
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Would be great to get some rollback from BoB, and include at least Tea/Coffee/Softdrinks.
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Deal announced with Boeing on some specially priced 747-8i aircraft
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Old Jan 14, 19, 9:34 am
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Apart from making the odd tweak here and there I suspect it'll be another successful year for BA.

Whether I'll be flying with them or not in 2019 will be of no concern to them at all.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 9:51 am
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Cabin crew will hold a series of strikes over the 'enhanced' rear galley of the Neos.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 9:53 am
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I predict words. Big words (best, ground breaking, unique, forward looking, award winning...) Lots and lots and lots of words....
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All BA management agree on a 50% pay rise. along with cutting customer service to justify how well BA is doing
(ok not really be that serious0
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