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British Airways Kicks Off Christmas With 300,000 Sprouts

With Christmas being one of the most popular times for family travel, British Airways is gearing up for another busy winter, flying more than 1.5 million customers over the Christmas period.

Kicking off the yuletide celebrations, the airline will serve 60,000 traditional Christmas dinners (between December 22-25), with an estimated 300,000 Brussels sprouts, 240,000 roast potatoes, 7,500kgs of Turkey and 90,000 mince pies on board!

On Christmas Day the airline expects to serve more than 15,000 Christmas dinners.

The busiest day for festive travel is expected to be December 23 when 120,000 customers take off, while January 2 will be the busiest day for homecomings.

Among the top destinations to fly to this Christmas are Australia, Bermuda, New York, and Banff in Canada for ski and snow holidays with Powder White, the airline’s ski partner.

A selection of Christmas classics will be shown on board too, including the hit movie ‘Jingle All the Way’ and ‘Home Alone’. Christmas specials of TV favourites will include Doctor Who, the Vicar of Dibley and the Great British Bake Off.

There’s also audio programmes to enjoy including classic Christmas Carols by the Cambridge King’s College Choir.

For holiday inspiration, check out the best Christmas market breaks and destinations for winter sports on


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