Entire British Airways Flight Operated by Family Members to Celebrate Fathers Day

Jun 17, 2019

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Sunday was Father’s Day in the UK and this would mean that many airline staff were working, so unable to spend the special day with their fathers.

You may be surprised to learn that amongst the almost 50,000 staff currently working at British Airways, there are plenty who are related to each other – including several father and daughter/son combinations.

British Airways celebrated Father’s Day by organising a special flight – the Boeing 777 flight BA273 from London (Heathrow) to San Diego (SAN) was entirely crewed (both pilots and cabin crew) by father and son/daughter combinations.

The airline also organised for as many of these family staff combinations to work the flight, from check-in and gate agents, to baggage and engineers. BA has released a video covering the special flight – you can certainly see the family resemblance in some of the pairs!

Ian Romanis, British Airways’ Head of Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew said: “So many of our people have been inspired to work for British Airways because of the experiences of other family members. It’s great to be able to reward the fathers in our teams who have inspired the next generation of aviation enthusiasts.”

Fathers Day Flight 2019Taken: 6th June 2019 Picture by: Stuart Bailey
Father/Son Check-in agent. Photo by British Airways

This celebration continues a huge year for British Airlines – 2019 is their 100th year and they have already unveiled four retro liveries, as well as the details of their new Airbus A350 aircraft with all new Club World Suite.

Featured image by British Airways

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