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Bits: BA’s latest repainted 747 takes off, BA short-haul wi-fi now live, Capital On Tap update

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News in brief:

The British Airways ‘Landor’ 747 takes off

The third repainted aircraft celebrating BA’s 100th anniversary took to the skies yesterday.

A Boeing 747 has been repainted in what is known as the ‘Landor’ livery (named after the firm that designed it) used between 1984 and 1997.

This aircraft originally had this livery when it entered service, and has been given back its original name – ‘City of Swansea’ – for the occasion.

British Airways boeing 747 Landor livery

It landed at Heathrow yesterday morning from the paint shop in Ireland and was immediately sent off to Miami.  It will retain the paint scheme until the aircraft is retired in 2023.

I have scattered a few pictures throughout the rest of this article.  There is one further repainted aircraft to come, which will feature the Negus design.  This was used immediately before Landor and has some similarities to it.

British Airways boeing 747 Landor livery

‘Soft launch’ of British Airways short-haul wi-fi now live

Wi-fi is now available on three short-haul British Airways planes.  The equipment has actually been fitted to far more but is not being turned on yet whilst the system is fully tested.

From Heathrow, you are looking for registration numbers G-TTNC and G-TTOE.  From Gatwick, it is functioning on G-GATK.

If you are on one of these aircraft then the crew should make an announcement.  If they forget, the system will still be working as it turns on automatically when the aircraft reaches 10,000 feet.

British Airways boeing 747 Landor livery

Capital On Tap update

We did a piece yesterday on the Capital On Tap small business Avios-earning payment card.  Due to bad timing, the article ran whilst the company was changing over its website to trial a 2nd Avios-earning product.

If you tried to apply yesterday you may have been confused to see the £99 card fee quoted as £199 at the end.  This is actually the fee for the new premium product they are launching.  You will be contacted by the company and given the choice of which card to get.

We will cover the new card once the company has finished all of its site testing.

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Comments

  1. I think i have just boarded that 747 for YVR>LHR.
    Long wait due to inspection after a lighting strike inbound YVR. Hopefully then return will be better..

  2. I’m on TTNC waiting to taxi to the runway. BAWi-Fi is coming up in my WiFi list. Will give it a try at 10,000 feet and report back.

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