This Saturday in London, Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle. I keep checking the mailbox every day but my invitation must have been misplaced. 😉
My Mother in Australia is sending me messages daily about how exciting it is, but the reality of living in a city the size of London is that famous people do things here all the time, that I don’t see or hear about!
But British Airways is excited about the upcoming nuptials, and is doing two unique things this Saturday to celebrate.
Calling all Harrys, Megans, and Meghans for boarding!
If you are flying from Heathrow Terminal 5 this Saturday, and you are called Harry, Megan or Meghan, British Airways has a VERY generous, one-time only offer for you and anyone traveling with you.
You are entitled to check-in using the new First Wing in Terminal Five, which Ben recently reviewed very positively, as well as access the Galleries First Lounge. The feedback on the Galleries First Lounge from some readers earlier this week was that it is a good, but not spectacular lounge.
I can see one-way flights leaving from Terminal 5 this Saturday for under £90 so if you’ve never experienced the First Wing and lounge, have nothing to do this Saturday, happen to be called one of these names and want to visit the First Wing and Lounge on British Airways, consider it!
Regular customers traveling through Terminal 5 this Saturday will also be given a special ‘lemon and elderflower Victoria sponge cake’ which is the style Harry and Meghan have chosen for their wedding cake.
BA Flight 93 from Heathrow to Toronto
British Airways is going even further for one particular flight this weekend. The couple first met on a blind date (although they haven’t revealed where), however Meghan lived in Toronto for some time, filming the TV series ‘Suits’, so they spent a significant amount of time together there.
Because of this, British Airways is providing all passengers on Saturday’s BA93 flight to Toronto with a bottle of complimentary champagne (Castelnau Blanc du Blanc), as well as the wedding-style sponge cake provided to passengers in Terminal 5.
What makes this flight even more special, is that every single cabin crew member on this flight, as well as the first officer, will be named Harry, Megan and Meghan.
That’s three Harrys, seven Megans and one Meghan!
They’ve selected Megan Horsley as the Customer Service Manager for the flight, and per British Airways press release, she has said:
“Harry and Meghan’s relationship started across the Atlantic so it seemed fitting for all of us to take-off to Toronto on their special day. I’ve flown with another Megan once or twice before, but never seven so we might have to all call each other by our surnames during this very special flight!”
I follow a BA long-haul cabin crew member named Harry on Instagram, however he’s Gatwick based and usually operates the Boeing 777 flights to the Caribbean and Florida, whereas BA93 is scheduled to be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner this Saturday (from Heathrow), which he may not be certified on.
I’ll be keeping an eye out to see if he got the call-up!
This would be quite a logistical operation to roster crew based on first names only, so I’m impressed they’ve gone to this much effort.
A royal wedding is about as British as British can be.
While it looks like I won’t be attending the wedding myself (!), it’s always nice to see an airline getting into the spirit of a major event and doing something nice for their passengers.
Do we have any Harrys, Megans or Meghans here?
(Tip of the hat to Head For Points)