British Airways Announces Retirement of 747 Family Fleet

They don’t have a replacement currently. They will slowly be replaced by A350-1000s, 787-10s and starting in 2022 the 777-9X. The demand isn’t there so they’re in no hurry to replace them.

I have heard they plan to replace them with the 777s.

There should be a farewell speedbird 747 event on IF

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They do have extra B77W joining the fleet this year so that’s probably the reasoning behind them - to replace the Jumbo’s

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Great idea! You should start one.

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Should I change the name of this thread to “British Airways Announces Retirement of 747 Family Fleet”?

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I mean yeah, it’s not really a hint anymore cuz it’s basically an official proposal.

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G-BNLA




G-BNLC (skip to 5:13)

G-BNLD



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Let Green Day send them off in only the most appropriate way.

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And this song.

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Whaddabout this.

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So now we know next week’s FNF will be based out of Heathrow, and will also feature airports where the BA 747 was a frequent visitor, e.g. JFK, JNB, CPT.

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That’s a goodie too.

3 symbols of British aviation gone in less than 20 years

Concorde, Vulcan and BA 747

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having been a regular on the 744 up until their mass retirement post 2010, its really sad to see them go in such fashion; as a result of a pandemic that is really beyond their control.

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Me: sees the title

Also me: 𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘?

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Such a sad day. This was probably my favorite 747 airliner. Ready in peace beauty

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