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*CANCELLED* BA100 : Heritage-liveried B747s on MAN/NCL/GLA rotations 25 Aug

*CANCELLED* BA100 : Heritage-liveried B747s on MAN/NCL/GLA rotations 25 Aug

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Dear

We're looking forward to welcoming you on board your flight with us from London Heathrow to Glasgow on 25 August.

We wanted to let you know that we'll be making a change to the aircraft operating your flight. Your flight will no longer be operated by a Boeing 747.

We understand that, after speculation on aviation websites, some of our customers booked on BA1482 hoping to be part of our birthday celebration. We’ll happily offer a full refund to anyone who no longer wishes to travel.

You'll be able to view the timing changes to your flight at ba.com/mmb in the next 24 hours.

If you would like to make a change to your booking, please contact us.

If you booked through a travel agent, please contact them to make any changes.
On Sunday 25 Aug - the day of BAs 100th birthday - BA are operating these domestic rotations with 747s, reportedly the three heritage-liveried aircraft :

NCL (seatmap shows a Mid-J 747) NOTE: 747 NOW APPARENTLY CANCELLED as of 07.06.2019
BA1326 LHR-NCL 0920-1035 (stop 2:05, MCT 0:30): aero404, george77300, jfallesen, Msm2000uk, peter h, Telecasterman,
BA1327 NCL-LHR 1240-1400: aero404, Bazza1603 x 3, Brighterside, Chris9642, corporate-wage-slave, Fontana, george77300, jfallesen, Msm2000uk, peter h, S_W_S, squawk, Telecasterman, WickedStepMother, VG31.

MAN (seatmap shows a Mid-J 747) NOTE: 747 NOW APPARENTLY CANCELLED as of 07.06.2019
BA1386 LHR-MAN 1010-1120 (stop 1:30, MCT 0:30): 81romeo
BA1391 MAN-LHR 1250-1400: 81romeo

GLA (seatmap shows a SuperHi-J 747) NOTE: 747 NOW APPARENTLY CANCELLED as of 07.06.2019
BA1482 LHR-GLA 1200-1330 (stop 1:30, MCT 0:30): bisonrav, IFE Wizard, McG, shl +1, Schwann, hodders
BA1487 GLA-LHR 1500-1625: bisonrav, IFE Wizard, shl +1, Schwann
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Old Jun 3, 19, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by Dicksbits View Post
Probably a large selection of seats reserved for staff
Maybe they can put fare-paying customers on standby to buy seats in case staff don't want to take them up for free, just to make it a fully-authentic BOAC retro experience.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by Dicksbits View Post
Probably a large selection of seats reserved for staff
spoke to Gold line earlier to check my Biz seats on the LHR-NCL-LHR . All main deck visible to them and put into row 17 J/B respectively. UD blocked out atm and First.

Movable feast going forward I’d say - I’m just looking forward to the experience of the day.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Correct:

J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 O0 Q0 S0 G0

I don't actually believe the aircraft is full.
Looking at the number of seats taken and free on the seatmap, it almost feels like they've sold an A320s worth of seats.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
Looking at the number of seats taken and free on the seatmap, it almost feels like they've sold an A320s worth of seats.
Or perhaps an A321. We still don't know what is going on here, there is nothing in the Mediacentre, BusinessTraveller or even VIP-bloggers (such as Gilbert). The ground staff in NCL are getting much of their information via Flyertalk. But there's no point allocating 3 x 747 unless something was up, maybe off-the-wall speculation is all part of the surprise.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
But there's no point allocating 3 x 747 unless something was up, maybe off-the-wall speculation is all part of the surprise.
You mean it could yet be a clapped-out old Dan-Air 727 with its original seating?
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Old Jun 4, 19, 9:20 am
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BA to use B747s on BA100 domestic flights?

See article from The Independent: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/...cid=spartanntp

Not sure how true this is.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 9:21 am
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Very true

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Old Jun 4, 19, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by Yellowbelly View Post
Well, that’s certainly an alternative perspective .... love the “Boeing 747 of British Airways at Heathrow Airport“ picture too ....
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Old Jun 4, 19, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by Yellowbelly View Post
See article from The Independent: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/...cid=spartanntp

Not sure how true this is.

The pressure group guy probably didn't know anything about it, until it was 'highlighted' by the journalist on the phone...
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Old Jun 4, 19, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
You mean it could yet be a clapped-out old Dan-Air 727 with its original seating?
For me it loos pretty much (at least for GLA) that they have kind of filled an A320 capacity and now set all availability to 0.
23 Rows 3-3 in Y and 9 rows in J 2-2
(31 rows)
-> A320 28 rows in total
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Old Jun 4, 19, 10:18 am
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Could someone please add me to the wiki? I'm on BA1327.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 10:52 am
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Phone back and ask them to split the booking.
I suggest you make a booking for the doubletree now before it fills up.
For anyone staying overnight on the 24th at the Doubletree Newcastle if you are looking to eat outside of the hotel the nearest pub is the Badger (used for an FT do a few years ago) about 10 minutes walk away or a short taxi ride would get you to the Blackbird in Ponteland whose building history goes back to 1388.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by Yellowbelly View Post
See article from The Independent: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/...cid=spartanntp

Not sure how true this is.
They'll have to drop litter all over Hyde Park again in protest.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 12:50 pm
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Could someone please add me to the wiki? I'm on BA1327.
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Old Jun 6, 19, 5:11 am
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There is another special 100 year livery being apply to a 787-10

BA 100 years

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