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Family flight: a centenary celebration in the skies

Family Flight: British Airways colleagues come together to celebrate centenary in the skies


Family flight: colleagues come together to celebrate centenary in the skies

To celebrate 100 years of flying, we created a flight to remember for our colleagues. Flying from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur, two of our flights were operated solely by Cabin Crew who are family members or have a long family history with British Airways.

The 12 hour, 50 minute flight had three teams of mother and daughter, each with their own unique story about working for British Airways during its 100 year history.

Angela Williams, British Airways’ Director of People said:

“Our colleagues have been such an integral part in making us the airline we are today. You only have to listen to the stories from our colleagues on board these flights to realise what a wonderful history British Airways carries through the people that work here.”

From one flight alone, our cabin crew colleagues had nearly 285 years’ experience of working for British Airways.  Their family had worked in roles including engineering and flight operations.

Family flight cabin crew

Leading the team on board, Keith Payne, a British Airways Inflight Business Manager said:

“This was a once in a lifetime experience for our colleagues and customers on board. Not only did our colleagues relish the rare opportunity to work as a family, our customers were in high spirits throughout the flight.” 

Family flight in the cabin - cabin crew