another national treasure in the...

  [email protected] 17:05 16 Jun 2009
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british airways struggling click here

  Clapton is God 17:46 16 Jun 2009

A national treasure to who??

  [email protected] 18:15 16 Jun 2009

well it's a name i grew up with and im old!

  Forum Editor 18:27 16 Jun 2009

Not that old, obviously - the company was only formed 35 years ago.

It was the product of merging (in 1974)two main carriers - British European Airways (BEA) and British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), and two smaller companies - Cambrian Airlines and Northeast Airlines.

BA may be national, but it's hardly a treasure. Mind you, they still run the best Business Class kitchens on their aircraft, and have the friendliest cabin crew.......in my opinion, anyway.

  [email protected] 19:01 16 Jun 2009

yes, still got a boac blue flight bag. didnt know they became ba to be honest. i suppose it's because it's got british in the title.
anyway i'll shut up!
and 41 feels very old to me.

  wiz-king 19:43 16 Jun 2009

Not one with 'speedbird' on it?
I use one everyday to take tools to and from work.

  lofty29 19:45 16 Jun 2009

Bet the cabin staff are not as good as on the princess flying boats of Imperial Airways, BA's ancestors

  [email protected] 20:26 16 Jun 2009

unsure, and it's at mom's will find out.
lofty29 you can be sure of that!

  Simsy 12:32 17 Jun 2009

also involve British South American Airlines, BSAA, (or something similar)?

Regards,

Simsy

  Clapton is God 14:49 17 Jun 2009
  Forum Editor 17:25 17 Jun 2009

Way back when I was knee-high to a whatever, I flew in an RAF Sunderland flying boat, and it was quite an experience - particularly the take off and landing. I can't say the cabin crew were as good as Imperial Airways, because there weren't any as I recall. My flight was all very unofficial.

I flew in a Catalina as well, equally unofficial, and equally exciting. Both flights took place out of RAF Felixtowe before it became a container port.

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