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We book British Airways flights with no second thoughts simply because it is the best airline to choose from. Second, because British Airways flights fly to approximately 160 destinations each year, making it the most connected airline in the world.

Not surprising that every 90 seconds, one of the British Airways flights takes off.

It is the oldest and the most reputed airline company, but to date, few people know a lot of interesting things about them. Since the early 1970s, the airline has continued to surprise its passengers and we are highly excited to share some facts with you:

History of British Airways Flights

  • The first-ever British airways flight took off in 1919 from Hounslow flew only one, yes, one passenger, between London and Paris.
  • The same flight also carried newspapers, Devonshire cream, jam and grouse. Isn’t that strange?

World’s First

  •  It was also the first in the world to introduce inflight meals in the year 1927.
  • The airline again created history in 2000 to first introduce fully flatbed seats in British Airways business class flights.
  • British Airways is the only airline company that is challenging stereotypes about all pilots being male. They are actively recruiting more female pilots.
  • Did you also know that on British Airways flights, there are about 35 million cups of tea and 3.7 million bottles of wine served every year?
  • British Airways flights’ pilot has written a series of children’s books named Pilot Polly and Pilot Ollie’s Amazing Adventures to educate kids about flying, as well as about the culture and history of different cities.
  • British Airways is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 747-400.
  • The airline has recently announced a partnership with Velocys to design various plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet.

Royal Family Connection 

  • Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, travelled on British airways flights despite having her own private jet. This is not something the royal family does usually.

What happens when someone dies on the flight?

  • This might come across as a little grim and surprising, but if someone dies on a British Airways flight, the airline once used to be given sunglasses, a vodka and tonic, and a copy of the Daily Mail to disguise their death. But recently the procedure is to cover them with a blanket so that fellow passengers don’t go into panic mode. Although it is very rare.

Some more..

  1. A Taste of the Skies – British Airways Catering: British Airways takes inflight dining to a new level with its dedicated catering services. The airline collaborates with renowned chefs to craft gourmet menus, ensuring that the culinary experience is as memorable as the journey itself.
  2. Upcycled Uniforms: Sustainability takes flight with British Airways’ commitment to upcycling. The airline repurposes old uniforms, transforming them into bags and accessories. This eco-friendly initiative aligns with a broader strategy to reduce environmental impact.
  3. Speedbird Symbolism: The iconic Speedbird logo, featuring a stylized representation of a bird in flight, has been synonymous with British Airways since its early years. The symbol reflects the airline’s commitment to speed and efficiency in delivering exceptional service.

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Can I book British Airways flight tickets on the phone?

You can book British Airways flight tickets on 0208 396 7200.

When did British Airways first flight take off?

The first scheduled international British Airways flight took off On 25 August 1919.

Where did the first British Airways Flight take off from?

The first British Airways flight took off from London Heathrow Airport to Paris.

Does British Airways have Boeing 747-400?

Yes, British Airways is the largest operator of Boeing 747-400

Is British Airways a good Airline?

British Airways is ranked #1 airline in the UK for short and long haul travel.

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