British Airways to Live Stream Queen's Funeral Onboard
Perhaps, you'd love to witness the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II live in London. But your travel engagements are standing on the way. Now, there's a way out. If you're flying with British Airways, that is.
British Airways will live stream the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, 19 September. The screening will take place on all aircraft fitted with WiFi. The usual WiFi fees will be waived so that all customers in all classes can watch the historic funeral in real-time.
According to Airways Magazine, both British Airways staff and passengers will also be asked to participate in two ‘Moments of National Reflection’ moments. The first moment will be on Sunday, 18 September, at 20:00 local time with a minute’s silence. The second, two-minute silence will take place on Monday during the funeral. During these moments of silence, cabin services will be suspended.
And on ground, passengers travelling through London Heathrow Terminal 5 will also participate in the moment of national silence. The funeral of the late British Monarch will also be shown on screens by London Heathrow Airport throughout all terminal buildings.
On the airfield, aircraft will not be allowed to take off or land during these moments of reflection and held on taxiways. In addition, all non-essential shops at London Heathrow will be closed.
On Monday, 19 September, the funeral day, the entire UK will literally be on hold as the country pays their last respect to the late Queen. British Airways has already cancelled and rescheduled about 100 flights in preparation for the funeral.