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At Heathrow yesterday, I saw both the BEA-liveried A319 and the 747 kitted out as BOAC. Both looked fabulous, to me anyway as someone with a sense of nostalgia!! I was hoping that I would fly on the BOAC aircraft – it was remote parked and we were bussed to our 747 but no such luck. A great way to celebrate whatever birthday it is – it actually does not matter whether it is actually 100 or not, does it? After all, Dublin cerebrated its 1000th birthday in 1988 not because there was any evidence that this was really the case but because a struggling tourism economy needed a boost at the time!!
1 user thanked author for this post.6 Apr 2019
Hmmm – I’d found that when I Googled it too. What made me ask was I’m sure someone mentioned it recently as though it was something current.
I shall keep my eyes & ears peeled.7 Apr 2019
I suspect that it perfectly delivered on the brief. Reinforcing ‘Britishness’ and what the British would like BA to be.
A commercial for the masses that will probably work well for them.4 Aug 2019
Some lovely photos and memories of the 100 years that BA claim to have existed. Regardless of the inaccuracy of that, there is a lot of superb nostalgia in this collection.
It is a shame that what was once the pride of a nation, if not an Empire, has now become a cheap and nasty shadow of what it once was.
Cruz, get cruising.
1 user thanked author for this post.25 Aug 2019
Really fascinating pictures, thanks for posting capetonianm.
I guess we need to use a bit of journalistic license on the timeline of British Airways.
Basically 4 airlines together created Imperial Airways in 1924, and 3 airlines together created the original British Airways Ltd in 1935.
These merged to create BOAC in 1939, which eventually merged with BEA to create the second British Airways in 1974.
Which was then privatised and hoovered up a few other airlines and eventually was merged with Iberia to create IAG in 2010.
What next? Further liberalisations mean that IAG is merged with Qatar in 20XX? And Alejandro rebrands himself again from Alex to Abdullah? Or will they look towards American and he will just become good ol’ Al.
1 user thanked author for this post.27 Aug 2019