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handbag’s point is a good one.
One way I could see this changing, is if the following happened
1 – Brexit impact on BA is very severe
2 – an existential crisis arises
3 – the leadership team (probably with a new CEO, as the old one will have gone due to the crisis) decides drastic action is needed
4 – they make the entire cabin crew community redundant and announce a single new group
5 – they then recruit to the new group, with different stuctures replacing the senior roles on the aircraft and wipe seniority
6 – the crew/union accept (don’t necessarily like) the expedient need and go along with it
Is the above likely? Probably not, but there is a (non-crew) precedent in BA, the Future Shape and Size programme of the early 2000s.
Otherwise, it will be muddling along with a situation that isn’t really working and is damaging the brand by contributing to a death of a thousand cuts.
This is just my opinion, but the question ‘what is the point of mixed fleet’ is stil one that I cannot see the answer to, beyond purely cost cutting – there are too many downsides for it to be an optimum solution.