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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 May 31, 19, 8:32 am
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*CANCELLED* BA100 : Heritage-liveried B747s on MAN/NCL/GLA rotations 25 Aug

There are 747's flying up to MAN, NCL and GLA on the 25th of August. I wonder why
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Old May 31, 19, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by BABenchley View Post
There are 747's flying up to MAN, NCL and GLA on the 25th of August. I wonder why
Aha, I wondered who would be first to post this

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Awayday fares are available on these flights in G bucket, so you can fly NCL-LHR and back the same day for £85 return on a Basic fare.

[And yes, I'm already booked]

Further edit: I have already been moved to 30K so that means it's a Mid J. I'm ok with that seat, however I can't change it online, but it was showing the WTP seating area in MMB.

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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Aha, I wondered who would be first to post this

Cheap FLUB? Do we know why?
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Old May 31, 19, 8:47 am
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Cheap FLUB? Do we know why?
25 August 2019? No, can't possibly think why.

I notice that there are quite a number of Flubbers already.

What a pity that NQY isn't on the list ...
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25 August 2019? No, can't possibly think why.
I've seen a comment on Facebook suggesting it's to do with the 100yr thing - so they'll be the two 747 retro liveries?
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Originally Posted by peter h View Post
I've seen a comment on Facebook suggesting it's to do with the 100yr thing - so they'll be the two 747 retro liveries?
you couldn't do those three rotations with only 2 747s so i imagine all three retro livery 747s will be involved
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I've seen a comment on Facebook suggesting it's to do with the 100yr thing ...
Er, yes - it is the very day of the 100th anniversary.

There are three domestic rotations, and BABenchley posted in this thread - so I imagine the plan is for each of the three 747s in retro liveries to do one.
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Awayday fares are available on these flights in G bucket, so you can fly NCL-LHR and back the same day for £85 return on a Basic fare.

[And yes, I'm already booked]

Further edit: I have already been moved to 30K so that means it's a Mid J. I'm ok with that seat, however I can't change it online, but it was showing the WTP seating area in MMB.
Booked onto the same flight, I feel honoured!
Likewise been dumped into 40H with no option to change, I've set an EF alert though.
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Old May 31, 19, 9:38 am
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So for maximum 747 mileage, and a longer champagne brunch in the lounge while you watch the other 2 go, the best one is GLA.
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Is there any tricks to lowering the price? They seem to have shot up now.
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Old May 31, 19, 9:42 am
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booked to go to Glasgow on the Saturday night and come down on the 3pm flight from Glasgow... Club was cheap (I need the tier points) so looking forward to seeing which livery Glasgow gets!!
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Old May 31, 19, 9:44 am
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Is there any tricks to lowering the price? They seem to have shot up now.
GPR?
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Is there any tricks to lowering the price? They seem to have shot up now.
Could you be more specific? I'm seeing an awayday to GLA for £86.31 for the return flights coming back GLA-LHR on an A321. Because BA on my recent search lapsed into the legacy booking front-end there are probably some price glitches due to demand creeping in.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Could you be more specific? I'm seeing an awayday to GLA for £86.31 for the return flights coming back GLA-LHR on an A321. Because BA on my recent search lapsed into the legacy booking front-end there are probably some price glitches due to demand creeping in.
Yeah I have a feeling it's not going to be an immediate turn-around for those... I was hoping to do that, but ba.com won't let me
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