Do the British Royal Family still use BA?

Old Sep 15, 20, 3:29 pm
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Thanks all - fascinating insight!

Anyone happen to know the registrations of some of the short haul aircraft that have been used? Suspect it’s a long shot..
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Old Sep 16, 20, 3:17 am
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Originally Posted by 1Aturnleft View Post
The BA Royal Suite comprises 2 full size single beds, one fitted each side of the F Class cabin, a polished oak table in the centre of the cabin with two chairs forward and two chairs aft of the table. In addition there's a curtained changing area at the rear of the cabin.
This is presumably the table and chair setup (or a previous version of it), as seen fitted to Concorde in the 1970s: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/01/e0...aa9ef16536.jpg
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Old Sep 16, 20, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
This is presumably the table and chair setup (or a previous version of it), as seen fitted to Concorde in the 1970s: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/01/e0...aa9ef16536.jpg
It could be. Although this incarnation looks to be actual Concorde seats of the era turned to face each other and a smaller flexible table paced in between to create the private jet look. I remember seeing a photo and diagram of the royal suite equipment once and they were definitely chunkier than those in the Concorde picture.
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Old Sep 16, 20, 10:27 am
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She's not wearing stockings!!!
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Old Sep 16, 20, 3:36 pm
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She's not wearing stockings!!!
Are they tights?
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Old Sep 16, 20, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
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Are they tights?
This is getting very lèse-majesté
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Old Sep 16, 20, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
This is getting very lèse-majesté
Quite!

Where’s a tall besuited chap with an authoritative cough when you need one?
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Old Sep 19, 20, 6:31 am
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... and clearly HM Government (or should that be government) doesn't always use BA (re. Raab using UA IAD-LHR a day or so ago when there's a perfectly good BA flight)

(oh and where is Boris-Farce-One at the moment...)
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Old Sep 19, 20, 10:34 am
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... and clearly HM Government (or should that be government) doesn't always use BA (re. Raab using UA IAD-LHR a day or so ago when there's a perfectly good BA flight)

(oh and where is Boris-Farce-One at the moment...)
Given the public purse nature of MP's traveling expenses, I imagine the only reasons UA was chosen and justified over BA/VS was either on cost and/or favourable timings.
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Old Sep 19, 20, 6:56 pm
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Originally Posted by 1Aturnleft View Post
Given the public purse nature of MP's traveling expenses, I imagine the only reasons UA was chosen and justified over BA/VS was either on cost and/or favourable timings.
... or maybe he heard about BA's covid-'friendly' catering...
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Old Sep 19, 20, 7:11 pm
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... or maybe he heard about BA's covid-'friendly' catering...
LOL if that were the case surely he'd have been lording it up on Swiss or Lufthansa..... if this forums anything to go by.
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Old Sep 20, 20, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by 1Aturnleft View Post
Given the public purse nature of MP's traveling expenses, I imagine the only reasons UA was chosen and justified over BA/VS was either on cost and/or favourable timings.
I’d put (minimal) money on it being the earlier departure from DC, and then arrival into London, of the United flight. I think this market is normally served by the BA216, but that is the flight that has got the chop at the moment. Not justifying it though, I’m sure a bit of diary juggling could have made the later BA flight work if he had really wanted to.
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