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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. Well 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 7, 19, 7:21 am
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Chris9642 - The guidelines are here: https://ba-assistant.eu-gb.mybluemix...ails/external/
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Old Jun 7, 19, 7:24 am
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Originally Posted by McG View Post
I wonder if the negative publicity about using the 747 on the domestic flights has played a part in this.
Originally Posted by peter h View Post
They tacitly announced it by allocating 747s to the routes.

I wonder if the bad PR from Simon Calder's article helped change their mind? If it did, then it's unlikely that the 747s will be used on shorthaul routes for any birthday activities.

I didn't book - and I couldn't give a S*** about climate change etc etc - but it did seem like a massive waste (x3) to use these jets for these routes and not on more-economical routes?!

(by economical, I mean for BA to make more money...)

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Old Jun 7, 19, 7:26 am
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Chris9642 - The guidelines are here: https://ba-assistant.eu-gb.mybluemix...ails/external/
Im aware - the Gold line isn't
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Old Jun 7, 19, 7:27 am
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Im aware - the Gold line isn't
the guidelines have only just come out. Unless you are desperate to cancel today I would leave it until tomorrow tbh.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post


the guidelines have only just come out. Unless you are desperate to cancel today I would leave it until tomorrow tbh.
Wasn't desperate (or critical of them) - just interesting the agent couldn't even see an aircraft change. Spoke to a a duty manager (also not aware) and all sorted. I just had a few mins spare in the day so thought I would jump on the phone and sort. Will wait patiently for more birthday announcements
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Old Jun 7, 19, 7:33 am
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In the true BA tradition...the heritage aircraft have been cancelled, replaced by standard Airbuses! No e plantation or apology to the passengers who paid 474 single for the jolly. B.stards!
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Old Jun 7, 19, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by 81romeo View Post
So I just received a call on my mobile from a lady at BA confirming it was all a speculation.
She advised there will be a surprise and that I will be invited to the next GGL event in central London.
Had the same. Nice lady, who has said call my mobile number for any future issues - which is very helpful, and arguably more useful than a 747 flight to NCL!

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Old Jun 7, 19, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Had the same. Nice lady, who has said call my mobile number for any future issues - which is very helpful, and arguably more useful than a 747 flight to NCL!

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I do agree - she said the same to me too - I've already saved her number :-)
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Old Jun 7, 19, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by TPRun View Post
I didn't book - and I couldn't give a S*** about climate change etc etc - but it did seem like a massive waste (x3) to use these jets for these routes and not on more-economical routes?!

(by economical, I mean for BA to make more money...)
If they really could fill a B747 with people paying 500 in Y for a 1 hour flight, I'd have thought that could be quite a profitable afternoon for a 747...
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Old Jun 7, 19, 8:39 am
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I have cancelled, been advised that the refund has to be done manually so I am not holding my breath on that one (last time that happened it took 3 months to get my money back).

A big thanks to C W S for his help.

Edited:- I wonder what the passengers who were originally booked on the "normal" 1327 then were moved to the 747 then now being moved back make of all this. Some very confused people I suspect.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 8:48 am
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This whole debacle is very much typical of BAs new breed of leaders, Alex in primis:

ill conceived ideas developed without any thought on its feasibility or impact, deployed with zero comms, met with the inevitable barrage of backlash and then quickly dropped.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by Deltus View Post
If they really could fill a B747 with people paying 500 in Y for a 1 hour flight, I'd have thought that could be quite a profitable afternoon for a 747...
If, then probably... or probably not, when they can also charge more for J, F, WT to JFK (as an example)
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Old Jun 7, 19, 9:07 am
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As others have mentioned yet I see no real answer if it was speculation then why did BA clearly show the flights as a 747 during the booking process. It's yet just another major gaff by BA. They are a joke occasionally, and I feel sorry for those who booked or were willing to pay a hideous fare as booking went up almost in line with a flight cost to NYC.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Had the same. Nice lady, who has said call my mobile number for any future issues - which is very helpful, and arguably more useful than a 747 flight to NCL!

M
Me too. Just had the same call, and I got the impression that they're going out of their way to ensure we're at the front of the queue for further celebratory events. ^
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Old Jun 7, 19, 9:31 am
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Maybe the work experience kid that thought of this has discovered that it’s not really the 100th birthday until next year. There is a massive gap in late 1919 when they stopped flying!! It states this on BA.com/heritage.
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