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Photos on ba.com - Models? Real Staff and Passengers? Or a mixture of both?

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Old Dec 17, 13, 2:56 pm
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Photos on ba.com - Models? Real Staff and Passengers? Or a mixture of both?

Just browsing through the BA website and there are some very nice scenery shots there including some of staff and passengers etc.

However are they genuine staff members and passengers? Or are they all Models? Or a mixture of both?

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Very cheesy smile here!

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Old Dec 17, 13, 3:08 pm
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9 and 12 real. Others models. In my opinion
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Old Dec 17, 13, 3:10 pm
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7 looks real too I think. She is on the LCY CW section.
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Old Dec 17, 13, 3:20 pm
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I think all of the crew are real crew, but all of the passengers are models.
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Come on PETER01, which one of them are you after a phone number for?
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Old Dec 17, 13, 3:25 pm
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As Genius1 has correctly said, all crew are real crew. Same with any of the adverts. The passengers, I'm not sure about though.
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Old Dec 17, 13, 3:26 pm
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Come on PETER01, which one of them are you after a phone number for?
The very thought never even crossed my mind () but now that you ask......

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As Genius1 has correctly said, all crew are real crew. Same with any of the adverts. The passengers, I'm not sure about though.
He said he thinks all the crew are real. I am not convinced No.1 is real. No badge but maybe that is an oversight.
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With all them smiles, they cannot be real passengers ( or am I confusing them with FTers)

Come to think of it, 10 could be genuine with all that cabin baggage.
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All the crew and ground staff are definitely real.
Some of the passengers are BA staff and some are actors/models, none are real passengers.

In the recent TV add, the two cabin crew are both real crew, the girl is a E/F crew member and the man is a M/F crew member and some of the passengers are also BA staff pretending to be passengers.

Same in the Aviator advert too.

We often get invited to apply to be part of a campaign.
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I happened to be looking at some of them in the first section of the BA website the other day. I thought 9 looks a bit weird, seems like they were chin wagging at the first reception desk when they both looked up and realised someone was taking a photo. Also the guys tie length is too short. A tie ends at the trouser waistline, you shouldn't see any shirt between the end of the tie and the trousers.

See PETER01 is eyeing up the attractive cc and I am looking at fashion issues - which is worrying for me
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Old Dec 17, 13, 3:53 pm
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He said he thinks all the crew are real. I am not convinced No.1 is real. No badge but maybe that is an oversight.
Sorry. He thought correctly.
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Sorry. He thought correctly.
I stand corrected then.
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I happened to be looking at some of them in the first section of the BA website the other day. I thought 9 looks a bit weird, seems like they were chin wagging at the first reception desk when they both looked up and realised someone was taking a photo. Also the guys tie length is too short. A tie ends at the trouser waistline, you shouldn't see any shirt between the end of the tie and the trousers.

See PETER01 is eyeing up the attractive cc and I am looking at fashion issues - which is worrying for me
PETER01 was not eyeing up the CC!.... It was just when I was looking at various sections I thought to myself I wonder who is real and who isn't. I'm sticking to my story

I never thought about the fashion side of it to be honest and I buy most of my clothes from Next (which I think is fairly fashionable?)

Thanks Littlegirl for that information. I was just curious.
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I'm fairly sure I've come across some of the staff members in the photographs when they were on duty, because I think I recognise some of the faces (not because I'd seen the photos before - I can't recall seeing any of the photos apart from the 2nd one).
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