Boris on BA. How does he stay in touch?

Old Jan 4, 20, 3:50 pm
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Boris on BA. How does he stay in touch?

Does anyone know how the PM stays in touch when they are on board a BA aircraft for either business or pleasure?
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Old Jan 4, 20, 3:58 pm
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Is he really that important ? There is a deputy pm and a whole government to sort out issues that may occur within 8-12 hours.

no doubt they could contact the airline on hf if push came to shove.
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Old Jan 4, 20, 4:04 pm
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Originally Posted by xnetco View Post
Does anyone know how the PM stays in touch when they are on board a BA aircraft for either business or pleasure?
Satellite phone or Wi-Fi would be the best guess, but knowing Boris, 2 plastic cups and a very long piece of string.
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The previous PM had a habit of going up Welsh mountains with just her husband for a few hours and leaving her phone behind "in case it got wet". Somehow we survived. She once did a walking tour of the Alps and just rung her Principal Private Secretary once a day (but not Sundays). They mostly talked about the weather.

We don't currently have a deputy PM, we do have a First Secretary of State, who isn't shy.
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Originally Posted by jeremyBA View Post
Is he really that important ? There is a deputy pm and a whole government to sort out issues that may occur within 8-12 hours.

no doubt they could contact the airline on hf if push came to shove.
Since the current PM seems content to leave international diplomatic crises to his ministers for some days (and counting), a few hours out of touch in flight doesn't seem likely to cause him concern.

I'm sure the aircraft SATCOM could be pressed into service in case of a dire emergency, or a hand held satphone near the window might work OK (even if it breaches the letter of the rules "no transmitting devices in flight").
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Oh for goodness sake - those that know Boris’ secure communications are not going to tell you on a website - this is a board of geeks - not spies - ��.♀️ I dispare!

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I once received a message on board on the way to the USA, and my response was also sent back. I’m sure the PM would be contacted whilst on board if absolutely necessary.
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Old Jan 4, 20, 4:37 pm
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Isnít it better he doesnít have any communication? Makes me feel safer.
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Borisís boss never flies commercial so a non issues.
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Old Jan 4, 20, 4:53 pm
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Borisís boss never flies commercial so a non issues.
I think he was spotted in Long haul Y over the festive period, this could be the reason for OP question
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Borisís boss never flies commercial so a non issues.
it was great that they managed to find a look a like to fly to Saint Lucia on BA in Y and fooled the red tops
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Here is Boris on BA.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.e...cia-brexit/amp

Just be glad we (Brits) donít live in America where the president can take a 747 for the short hop down to Florida from Washington DC. At the expense of the taxpayer.
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ACARS messages ? That's how the Cathay pilots followed the NBA finals with the Raptors last year. I saw multiple messages flying back and forth in my inbox at work.
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