bmi's 757 - when does it show up?

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bmi's Mumbai service starts 14th May departing LHR at 09:35, so I'd have thought that the A330 would be pushed to arrive in MAN at 06:05, be turned around, ferried to LHR and still be ready for a guaranteed on time departure for the first service to Mumbai - I presume that they'd not want it to be late given they're likely to be doing a bit of PR around the first service. Either way, they'll need the 757 to operate MAN-IAD Saturday at the latest, maybe even to operate the service on Friday.

So, anyone know (for sure) when ICE 757 TF-FII is due to turn up at MAN for bmi? And anyone know (for sure) what paint job it will have?

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Remember Andy, this is bmi, anything can happen as we've seen of late!

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OK, so maybe I'm trying to apply too much logic to the situation - all I want is to get a pic of it (if its had any sort of paint job done on it!).

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As soon as I find anything out, Andy, I'll let you know. :)

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all I want is to get a pic of it (if its had any sort of paint job done on it!).

Ah yes the holy grail :D
All we can do is wait and see, but i'd thought a major paint job won't be done. maybe some bmi titles on the front and tail?
We'll wait with baited breath, i'm sure our Mod will be up there on the weekend :p
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Could well be, Elgan.

Unless I go to Luton, Stansted, Southend and Heathrow instead..... :D

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Tough decision, eh? :D

Nothing definite yet, so I could be at Ringway after all. :)

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I suspect you can look forward to a ghostly white 757 with a modest "Bmi" graphic applied somewhere near the front end ?

As per the ERJ they recently took custody of.

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Hmm... yeah, probably. :p

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Tough decision, eh? :D

Nothing definite yet, so I could be at Ringway after all. :)


But would you go down to the swamps of the south, and miss this historic occation? :D
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Informed sources tell me the MAN-IAD is on the Icelandair 757 from tomorrow (Thursday) - it should be positioning into MAN sometime today. Expected paint job is basic Icelandair with BMI logos on the front end and tail.

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TF-FII is expected to arrive at MAN at 19:35 today.

Yay..... :(

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Are we going to go for a short walk to MAN to see it arrive? :D

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We are not, seeing as we will soon be sick of the sight of the damn thing.... ;)

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TF-FII using callsign BMA9931 now on approach (2125)

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Nice, isn't it?

Maybe they'll finish the tail one day? :)