Cute Video: British Airways Families Fly Together

Filed Under: British Airways, Videos

Here’s a really cute concept. To commemorate British Airways’ 100th anniversary, the airline operated a flight from London to Kuala Lumpur that was crewed in a special way. The flight was from London to Kuala Lumpur, and it was staffed exclusively by cabin crew who are family members, or who have a long family history with the company.

On board the 12hr50min flight there were three teams of mothers and daughters, along with second and third generation British Airways employees.

The flight alone had nearly 285 years of experience working for British Airways (which sounds about average for flights operated by their Worldwide crews?), with many members of the crew having family who worked in engineering and flight operations.

Here’s the video, if you have a few minutes to watch:

Not to be Debbie Downer, but am I the only who is surprised they were allowed to operate the flight like this? I say this because the flight was operated both by Worldwide and Mixed Fleet cabin crew. Those flight attendants are on different contracts, with significantly different pay. Under normal circumstances these crews aren’t allowed to operate together.

While this is of course an awesome concept and I’m happy they did it, I’m surprised the union allowed this to happen on principle, given that British Airways doesn’t exactly have great labor relations. Is it just me?

British Airways really does do a great job with these video concepts, and this isn’t unlike what they did over the summer. Back in June British Airways had a special Father’s Day flight, where the flight was operated exclusively by dads and their sons or daughters.

Comments
  1. It’s a nice idea, really. But my oh my did you surprise me by stating that the flight from London to Kuala Lumpur was operated from London to Kuala Lumpur! Who would expect! 😀

    I can imagine that, as this was a one-off, they either had to subscribe to operate on this flight or were on a separate contract. There was probably some legally valid construction involved. And don’t forget how bad the unions would look if they completely destroyed the birthday party of a company. You probably don’t know, but unions in Europe aren’t as popular as they used to be, especially since they ruined a lot of fun potentially fun and good things in the past, just out of principle.

  2. @import the vikings
    My guess is word count!!!!!

    I think I’ve seen this video for awhile now, and KLM topped it by have 3 or 4 generations in it.

  3. Wasn’t one of the fathers in the BA video unmasked as a part-time gay porn actor? That might be a more memorable video to post.

  4. Just curious, did BA ever have a policy against allowing immediate family members working as staff on the same flight? Eons ago, SQ had a policy where siblings are not allowed to work on same flight. The S’pore girls told me it had more to do with minimizing grief to the surviving family should the plane go down.

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