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
They do have extra B77W joining the fleet this year so that’s probably the reasoning behind them - to replace the Jumbo’s
Great idea! You should start one.
Should I change the name of this thread to “British Airways Announces Retirement of 747 Family Fleet”?
I mean yeah, it’s not really a hint anymore cuz it’s basically an official proposal.
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.
That’s a goodie too.
3 symbols of British aviation gone in less than 20 years
Concorde, Vulcan and BA 747
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.
Me: sees the title
Also me: 𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘?