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Centenary: British Airways Operates Flights Crewed by Families


To commemorate its centenary and 100 years of flying, British Airways created a flight to remember for its colleagues. Flying from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur, two flights were operated solely by cabin crew who are family members or have a long family history with the company.

On board the 12 hour 50 minute flight, there were three teams of mother and daughter along with second the third generation British Airways colleagues. All of them carries a unique story about working for the airline during its 100 year history. From one flight alone, the cabin crew colleagues had nearly 285 years’ experience of working for British Airways. Their family had worked in roles including engineering and flight operations.

This was a once in a lifetime experience for British Airways crew and customers on board. Not only did the crew relish the rare opportunity to work as a family, the customers were in high spirits throughout the flight. On 25 August, 1919, Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited (AT&T), British Airways’ forerunner company, launched the world's first daily international scheduled air service between London and Paris.

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