BA 757s were so common at Heathrow that it was hard to imagine that they would ever disappear. The 757 looked great in the Negus and Landor schemes but the low blue bottom never seemed to suit the 97 colours and the black nose ring most BA 757s had made them look worse. BA should have really curved off the blue belly like Delta did with the 2001 scheme - that would have preserved the beauty of the 757.
Anyway British Airways was launch customer for the Boeing 757 and went on to operate over 50 of the type on their European and Shuttle services, replacing their Tridents.
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