Fun: BA FAs with vintage uniforms at LHR

Old Aug 16, 19, 11:58 am
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Fun: BA FAs with vintage uniforms at LHR

Just a fun post for a change. Was flying with RJ from TLV to CDG via AMM in Business (mileage run, $580 for 180 tier points) on wednesday but my flight from TLV had 2 hours delay so ended up missing my flight CDG. Was rerouted via LHR which was annoying making me arrive at 23:00 instead of 15:30. The good thing was that I ended up in flying the 787 instead of the 320 from Amman. And I was obviously in Club Europe in BA. While waiting at T5 galleries first, I have noticed 8 cabin crews with vintage uniforms. Was great fun as they have explained to me the era of each uniform. Was great fun talking to the FA wearing the paper uniform. Asked her what would have happened to the uniform if somebody spilled some water on it. She told me, the uniform would disintegrate and the FA would have ended up naked. Fun moment in a very long day. Has anyone seen them?



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Old Aug 16, 19, 12:48 pm
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Just a fun post for a change. Was flying with RJ from TLV to CDG via AMM in Business (mileage run, $580 for 180 tier points) on wednesday but my flight from TLV had 2 hours delay so ended up missing my flight CDG. Was rerouted via LHR which was annoying making me arrive at 23:00 instead of 15:30. The good thing was that I ended up in flying the 787 instead of the 320 from Amman. And I was obviously in Club Europe in BA. While waiting at T5 galleries first, I have noticed 8 cabin crews with vintage uniforms. Was great fun as they have explained to me the era of each uniform. Was great fun talking to the FA wearing the paper uniform. Asked her what would have happened to the uniform if somebody spilled some water on it. She told me, the uniform would disintegrate and the FA would have ended up naked. Fun moment in a very long day. Has anyone seen them?



So what happened when you spilled the water on it ? Photos ?
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Old Aug 16, 19, 1:18 pm
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Has anyone seen them?
No, but nice photo.
Kudos to you for taking it and them for being up for it.
I think the 100 thing has been a lot of fun overall.
Not sure how many folks it reaches outside the frequent flyer community and I'm sure many would have traded it all for more reliable IT systems.
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Old Aug 16, 19, 1:21 pm
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Nice to see the old Imperial Airways outfit again.


Is that Alex Cruz in the middle?
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Old Aug 16, 19, 1:51 pm
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What’s Jacob Rees Mogg doing there?
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Old Aug 16, 19, 2:43 pm
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Will they be 'on show' in T5 on the 25th?
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Old Aug 16, 19, 6:07 pm
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So what happened when you spilled the water on it ? Photos ?
the uniform fell apart 😂
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Old Aug 16, 19, 6:08 pm
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Nice to see the old Imperial Airways outfit again.


Is that Alex Cruz in the middle?
do I look like Alex Cruz?!😠
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Old Aug 16, 19, 6:09 pm
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What’s Jacob Rees Mogg doing there?
looooool
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Old Aug 16, 19, 7:01 pm
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What’s Jacob Rees Mogg doing there?
Does he know aeroplanes have been invented? One of my friends calls him "The Minister for the 19th century"
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Old Aug 16, 19, 11:34 pm
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do I look like Alex Cruz?!😠
Well he does lurk around here from time to time, he is fond of the camera lens, and I've never seen you and Álex together..... I must admit I did think the middle white t-shirt uniform was a bit low cost, but perhaps suitable for World Traveller cabin crew when the air conditioning goes on the blink. It wasn't the worst uniform in that line-up, on the "nostalgia isn't what it used to be" principle.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 5:07 am
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do I look like Alex Cruz?!😠
Do I look like Honor Blackman or Ann Robinson? You, my Love, are one of the few people who permit their photos here - I salute you. As to the uniforms, there was a lovely one that was around when I came over from BCAL. I loved it after the kilt, but Him Indoors said that it made me look as though I was working on the check-out in a Supermarket. I did take him to A&E subsequently and visited him periodically at the hospital.
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Do we have any ideas when the new uniform will be unveiled?
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Old Aug 17, 19, 6:30 am
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Do we have any ideas when the new uniform will be unveiled?
Or indeed unwrapped.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 6:32 am
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You, my Love, are one of the few people who permit their photos here - I salute you. .
My picture's somewhere on here PUCCI. Don't go looking for it if you're the jealous type though as I'm cuddling a beautiful girl.

What's the blonde on the far right got on? Looks like something she'd wear in bed.
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