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Semi-protected edit request on 21 February 2016[edit]

Hi

The A320NEO orders should be changed from 10 to 20 & A321NEO orders from 7 to 10 due to further orders being made/firmed

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References

Clarkee808 (talk) 14:32, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Class455fan1 (talk) 14:35, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 April 2016[edit]

New CEO and Chairman Alex Cruz Pedrosoares (talk) 22:04, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:26, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Total fleet at April 2016, the six 737 conflict[edit]

I checked out the six 737 registered in "United Kingdom Civil Aircraft Register" at the fleet of British Airways and all are stored.

G-DOCV is stored in 10/2013

G-DOCU is stored in 08/2013

G-DOCH is stored in 11/2013 actually Scrapped

G-DOCS is stored in 06/2014

G-DOCE is stored in 02/2014

G-DOCG is stored in 12/2013

Sources: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=summary&owner=british%20airways%20plc&pageIndex=5 http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/British%20Airways-stored-b737.htm

I checked out the 747 fleet and now the number of 747 in active with British Airways is 39.

The number of 777-200ER increases to 46.

Total fleet at April 2016: 264 --Cuentaprueba10 (talk) 03:34, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Only the CAA aircraft register is regarded as a reliable source for fleet information (airfleets.net / planespotters.net etc are not). The article makes it very clear that the fleet information relates to the registered fleet, with appropriate annotations from the other reliable source (IAG financial updates) on active fleet discrepancies, updated quarterly. SempreVolando (talk) 12:40, 23 April 2016 (UTC)


The annual report of IAG of 2015 indicates that there is no 737s in the fleet and indicates that are 40 747s, when in fact there are 39, the report indicates that there are 5 787-9 when actually in April 2016 there are 7.
This soucre is not updated, but if you stick to the report, make your duty and do not cheat or tricks to add fleet.
Acording with the IAG report British Airways has or rather, had 263 aircrafts:
  • Airbus A318 2
  • Airbus A319 44
  • Airbus A320 66
  • Airbus A321 18
  • Airbus A380 10
  • Boeing 747-400 40
  • Boeing 767-300 12
  • Boeing 777-200 46
  • Boeing 777-300 12
  • Boeing 787-8 8
  • Boeing 787-9 5
TOTAL 2+44+66+18+10+40+12+46+12+8+5=263 --Cuentaprueba10 (talk) 03:34, 24 April 2016 (UTC)


You have to remember this is an encyclopedia and not a daily-updated fan boy airline web site, the CAA website is a reliable source for aircraft registered to British Airways. The fact some are no longer operated has been added using the IAG sources, but remember the fact that they are stored (and can in theory be brought back into service (it has happened)) is not that important for an encyclopedia. Plenty of aircraft spotter websites keep daily records of this sort of thing but it is not what this article is for. Also note that the fleet list doesnt have to be up to date just reliably sourced. MilborneOne (talk) 15:47, 24 April 2016 (UTC)


I think that a fanboy is someone who adds to the total fleet aircrafts that are stored since more than 3 years or directly scrapped. It is funny that someone name a reliable source a page for the simple fact that is the best for him and his intentions although he knows that does not indicate to the information required by the title: CURRENT fleet.

airfleets.net is an exceptional soucre, reliable, updated and secure. But you prefer the annual report of IAG, I stick to the report as you are asking for, and the result is a fleet of 263 aircraft--Cuentaprueba10 (talk) 17:39, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Airfleets.net is not a reliable source. MilborneOne (talk) 18:17, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request 30 June 2016[edit]

I just wanted to link the mention of the CEO Alex Cruz to his home page Álex Cruz (businessman) — Preceding unsigned comment added by PurpleCamel (talkcontribs) 12:11, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Green tickY linked. MilborneOne (talk) 16:11, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 24 October 2016[edit]

Gameplayer2340 (talk) 13:20, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

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Revenue Figures[edit]

The infobar revenue figures say GBP 11,421 billion (GBP 11.421 trillion, which is higher than the UK's GDP). I'm sure it's a mix-up between "." and ",".

I suggest we avoid the European convention of using "," as decimal point, at least in the English version of this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Btarunr (talkcontribs) 04:39, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 12 December 2016[edit]

The Boeing 737-400 was retired from the fleet in 2015 and should not be showing in the current fleet section Helloagain2222 (talk) 03:13, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 08:47, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Flag carrier[edit]

Regarding this [1] edit, which has been reverted, I've added a source. It is not up to us the editors to define what a flag carrier is. We should only stick to what reliable sources say. I've followed a basic policy so the matter is solved.--Jetstreamer Talk 13:31, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 February 2017[edit]

On 7 February 2017, British Airways Flight 804, an Airbus A319 G-EUPM, skidded off a taxiway at Billund Airport, Denmark. The aircraft was disembarked in situ with no injuries. 217.45.98.128 (talk) 19:14, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. JTP (talkcontribs) 21:08, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Fleet & seating[edit]

A couple of points:

1. In the historical fleet table, the 737-400 is listed as having operated from 1997-2015. You can see on multiple sources, including AirFleets.net, that the first aircraft (G-DOCB) was delivered on 16-Oct-1991, with all sisterships being delivered within the subsequent three years.

2. Seating data contains a mix of old and current information. For example, 132 seats is what the A319s used to have. They are now configured with 144 seats or 143 (in the case of the ex-bmi). The A320s and A321s also have the higher configurations listed -- except five ex-bmi examples of the latter. 747-400s are also down to just two current configurations. And the seven remaining 767-300ERs all have the 259-seat European mixed class layout. The 192-seat layout was phased-out in 2016 when the last of the long-haul 767 fleet was withdrawn.

3. For the latest fleet and seating data for BA, see The BA Source [1] which has a very high level of accuracy - errors do not go unnoticed for long.

Regards,

M.J. Gainza — Preceding unsigned comment added by 177.52.246.210 (talk) 00:55, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://thebasource.com/