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.