BA to retire entire B747 fleet

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Locations of 744s retired during 2020

CDT (Castellůn Airport, Spain)

G-CIVD (oneworld)
G-CIVH
G-CIVV

DGX (St Athan)

G-CIVC (oneworld)
G-CIVE
G-CIVI (oneworld)
G-CIVK (oneworld)
G-CIVM (oneworld)
G-CIVP (oneworld)
G-CIVU
G-CIVY
G-BYGC (BOAC) - for preservation
G-BYGD
G-BYGG

EGTD (Dunsfold Aerodrome)

G-BNLY (Landor) - for preservation
G-CIVW (Chatham Dockyard) - for preservation - she will start a new life at Dunsfold Aerodrome, and will be available for training and filming.

GBA (Cotswold Airport)

G-CIVB (Negus) - for preservation - she will be permanently retired at Cotswold Airport, with the plan to be open to the public from Spring 2021.
G-CIVJ
G-CIVL (oneworld)
G-CIVN
G-CIVO
G-BYGA
G-BYGB
G-BYGE
G-BYGF

NQY (Newquay)

G-CIVF
G-CIVZ (oneworld)

TEV (Teruel Airport, Spain)

G-CIVA
G-CIVR
G-CIVS
G-CIVT
G-CIVX

Further details in the 744 tracker post.
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Old Aug 4, 20, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by Petrus View Post
First WT+ flight: LHR-YYC Jan 2007. (BA lost luggage for a week...)
I never knew BA operated 747's to Calgary. When I flew BA from YYC it was either 767 or 787.
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Old Aug 4, 20, 11:42 am
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I wonder if any will end up in Museums like the Concorde's?
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Old Aug 4, 20, 1:40 pm
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I wonder if any will end up in Museums like the Concorde's?
In Seattle perhaps. In the UK, not so sure.
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Old Aug 4, 20, 1:44 pm
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My first ever UD flight involved boarding by the stairs from an A gate at LHR (where we were then bussed a very long way away). That last little flight of stairs always makes me smile
Do you mean the last flight inside the plane? Or was there a second set outside to board directly to the upper deck? I have a beautiful Heath Robinson style picture in my head.
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Old Aug 4, 20, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by richardwft View Post
How long will LHís B748s be around?
As mentioned above very young and LH is highly regarded for 1st so perhaps thatíll be my chance but Iíll have to considerably increase my LH M&M balance or cross my fingers for a bargain cash fare to appear
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Old Aug 5, 20, 2:30 am
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Originally Posted by londonsmiler View Post
Do you mean the last flight inside the plane? Or was there a second set outside to board directly to the upper deck? I have a beautiful Heath Robinson style picture in my head.
Ha! No, the last flight inside the plane.
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Old Aug 5, 20, 2:40 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
In Seattle perhaps. In the UK, not so sure.
but thereís a Concorde in seattle
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Old Aug 6, 20, 2:33 pm
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If I have a flight purchased and its scheduled on a 747, and I have purchased seats,,, will I receive notification from BA that they have changed the plane and that I need to select seats again? Or,,, is this something I have to stay on top of? Flights are not until 2021.
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Old Aug 6, 20, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by kelly0522 View Post
If I have a flight purchased and its scheduled on a 747, and I have purchased seats,,, will I receive notification from BA that they have changed the plane and that I need to select seats again? Or,,, is this something I have to stay on top of? Flights are not until 2021.
Welcome to FlyerTalk kelly0522

BA's IT is not great at communication and there are lots of oddities. I would recommend that you keep an eye on this yourself so that you have the option to take any necessary action in a timely manner.

EDIT: Just seen your other post in the other thread. I will request the mods sort this out for you so that there's only one question.
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Old Aug 6, 20, 11:20 pm
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No more upper deck 66A! But they had become tired old birds. Once got grounded and delayed at GRU on a flight scheduled back to LHR. Thank heavens they fixed it but we had quite a wait.
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Old Aug 7, 20, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by kelly0522 View Post
If I have a flight purchased and its scheduled on a 747, and I have purchased seats,,, will I receive notification from BA that they have changed the plane and that I need to select seats again? Or,,, is this something I have to stay on top of? Flights are not until 2021.
In all likelihood you won't receive notification of anything and will find yourself moved to a different seat within a few weeks of your flight. Best to stay on top of this yourself.
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Old Aug 7, 20, 1:21 am
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No more upper deck 66A! ...
Isn't that the stairs? With 65K being the toilet?

(I think you might mean 64A!)

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Old Aug 7, 20, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by Armchair Flyer View Post
No more upper deck 66A! But they had become tired old birds. Once got grounded and delayed at GRU on a flight scheduled back to LHR. Thank heavens they fixed it but we had quite a wait.
Itís quite windy in 66A!
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Old Aug 7, 20, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by Armchair Flyer View Post
No more upper deck 66A! But they had become tired old birds. Once got grounded and delayed at GRU on a flight scheduled back to LHR. Thank heavens they fixed it but we had quite a wait.
No 66A ever
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Old Aug 7, 20, 1:59 am
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Originally Posted by RB211 View Post
Isn't that the stairs? With 65K being the toilet?

(I think you might mean 64A!)

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you will be right! Itís been a couple of years!
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