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Have You Ever Wondered What Goes Into British Airways Flights?


Many British Airways passengers and indeed, many air travellers from around the world, are curious about flying and want to know who or what else is on their aircraft.

In case you are one of those who have been wondering what goes into a flight, British Airways has released data revealing exactly what, and who, is on one of the airline’s 850 flights a day.

With more than 800 flights operated by British Airways each day all over the world, it takes a lot of planning, from loading cargo to wine, to toilet rolls, and first aid kits.

A Boeing 747 operating from Heathrow to JFK, for instance, is loaded with over 7,000 items - many of which have to be unloaded and re-loaded before each flight.

On a typical Boeing 747 flight, there are 493 meal trays, 101 full and 388 quarter bottles of wine, 473 cans of coke, 798 glasses, 350 bags of pretzels, 78 toilet rolls and 5 first aid kits.

Other things are 500 coasters, 319 sickness bags, 293 headrest covers, 800 items of bedding, including the new Club World White Company bedding for long-haul business class cabins.

In an average year, one in two (47%) passengers who fly with British Airways are solo travellers, while 27% travel as a pair. Around 70% travel for leisure, while 28% travel for business.

To help visualise the figures, British Airways has created an infographic of the results

And if you have been wondered what’s flying in the hold besides your luggage, 26% of cargo flying in the hold is made up of priority goods such as fashion products, smartphones, or tablets.

5% of the cargo is specialist cargo like live animals or high value artwork, 4% is perishable produce such as raspberries from Kenya or lettuces from the US and 3% is temperature controlled pharmaceuticals and vaccines.

Some of the year’s most interesting shipments include Cognac from Bordeaux to Kuala Lumpur, emergency lettuce from Los Angeles in response to the UK’s heatwave vegetable shortage and royal wedding special magazines from the UK to the US.

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Aug 07, 2023
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