British Airways Centenary Boeing 747 Flights

British Airways will operate Boeing 747 aircraft on selected UK domestic flights on the day of its centenary.

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It has been known for some months that British Airways will be operating special flights to mark its centenary, which falls on Sunday 25 August 2019.

The airline has not yet made any official announcement. However, schedules are currently showing that Boeing 747 aircraft (most likely those in retro liveries) will operate three domestic return flights from London Heathrow Terminal 5 on Sunday 25 August 2019.

London Heathrow – Glasgow

Flight BA1482 Depart London Heathrow 12:00 – Arrive Glasgow 13:30
Flight BA1487 Depart Glasgow 15:00 – Arrive London Heathrow 16:25

These flights will be operated with an 86 Club World seat aircraft.

London Heathrow – Manchester

Flight BA1386 Depart London Heathrow 10:10 – Arrive Manchester 11:20
Flight BA1391 Depart Manchester 12:50 – Arrive London Heathrow 14:00

These flights will be operated with a 52 Club World seat aircraft.

London Heathrow – Newcastle

Flight BA1326 Depart London Heathrow 09:20 – Arrive Newcastle 10:35
Flight BA1327 Depart Newcastle 12:40 – Arrive London Heathrow 14:00

These flights will be operated with a 52 Club World seat aircraft.

It’s important to emphasise that BA has not yet made any official announcement about these flights. Clearly, there’s only so much that can be offered on a short domestic flight.

However, details of these flights have been shared online and on social media. They are being sold as two class flights and are booking up. These flights are also commanding a premium over other flights on the day. At the time of writing no Avios redemption seats are available.

For those flying elsewhere on the day of the centenary, there will no doubt be a lot else happening in the terminals and lounges.

Update Friday 7 June 2019

BA has now advised that it has not yet finalised its plans for its centenary. Therefore, if you booked one of the above flights in the expectation of special celebrations you can request a refund.

Update 2: Friday 7 June 2019

BA appears to have withdrawn plans to operate these Boeing 747 flights entirely. Passengers who have made bookings are receiving e-mails to advise that they will no longer be operated with a Boeing 747.

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  1. The 747 domestic flights on 25 AUG 2019 have been changed to standard small Airbus equipment!

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