The good old days......

Old Sep 19, 19, 1:19 pm
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The good old days......

My brother and other half arrived in Paris this evening from Edinburgh on BA.

They are due to fly out later on Air France First to Tokyo.

He's just informed me that there was a limo waiting at the aircraft to take them to the AF lounge.

It made me think what great or more flash things do you miss from BA?

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Old Sep 19, 19, 3:26 pm
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Concorde. Premium quality food and drink..in premium cabins.. Experinced crew.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by RockyRobin View Post
The good old days......
The late 1970s. An airline that was the laughing stock of the world. Whose initials were said to stand for Bloody Awful, which was not far from the truth. Smoking sections. Economy tickets that cost more in real terms than business class tickets cost now. Ah yes, nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 3:55 pm
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things do you miss from BA?
Moira...a Glaswegian stewardess.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 4:05 pm
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TBH Considering the systemic lack of professionalism that the AF447 disaster exposed, I'd rather fly BA Y.
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Free suitcases, free food, free seat selection; all on a 65 GBP one way ticket LHR-ATH in 2009! Good luck with that now; even allowing for inflation!
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Old Sep 19, 19, 8:07 pm
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Great service - with genuine smiles from happy staff - when you were treated as a customer - regardless of turning left or right!
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Old Sep 19, 19, 8:47 pm
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The cottage pie
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Old Sep 19, 19, 9:43 pm
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Old Sep 20, 19, 12:19 am
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Old Sep 20, 19, 12:53 am
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Old Sep 20, 19, 2:02 am
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When the DYKWIA thread used to be about DYKWIA, I miss that.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 2:11 am
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The Viscount 2 ten shillings round trip MAN-LHR. My late Father walking with me to the gate, no security or questions asked.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 2:28 am
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Good hostesses
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Upgrades at the gate in Lusaka and Harare coz we chatted up the girls at security and the gate!
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