What’s new for British Airways this month?
The latest in-flight entertainment TV shows, Red Nose Day, England Rugby match experiences and daily flights to China
Rugby fans enjoy exclusive experiences with England Rugby Travel
For sports fans, there’s often nothing more thrilling than cheering on your team alongside fellow supporters at a live game. But what if you could experience more at a match? England Rugby Travel offers fans the chance to book flights, accommodation and fixture tickets in one go – and comes with the added bonus of behind-the-scenes access to England Rugby, invitations to events with former players and the opportunity to meet like-minded rugby fans. Plus, booking a trip with England Rugby Travel means gaining access to the England Rugby House – fans’ ‘home away from home’, where they can experience unique pre-match celebrations and entertainment, including interviews, analysis and perhaps even a few free drinks. Offerings vary by location, but the experience is always thrilling. Learn more and be part of the team here.
Help raise money for those in need this Red Nose Day
This year, through Flying Start, British Airways’ charitable partnership with Comic Relief, the airline is supporting Red Nose Day (17 March) to raise money for those who need it most. And you can get involved, too. Every day, people all over the world struggle against starvation, poverty, political conflict and more, and Comic Relief is on a mission to help as many of them as possible. In the last two years, the charity has assisted 11.7 million people worldwide and wants to drive that number even higher in 2023. Now, BA passengers can donate to Comic Relief while on board. Simply pop any spare change into the paper envelopes in the seatback pocket (all currencies are accepted) and the proceeds will go directly to the organisations and change-makers closest to the affected communities. No matter the size of the donation, it all makes a difference. Rather give now? Head here to donate or discover other ways of getting involved. Thank you – your donations really do change lives.
Brand-new Paramount+ shows land on screens at 35,000 feet
Long-haul passengers are in for a treat this month as hilarious rom-coms, tense period dramas and gripping crime stories come to BA’s in-flight entertainment services. Fancy watching a star-studded, Prohibition-era epic Western? Watch Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren in 1923, prequel to TV show Yellowstone. Or, see Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon tackle fame and romance as the true story of George Jones and Tammy Wynette in George & Tammy’s 1970s America. Keen for something light-hearted? Look no further than The Flatshare, where the best of British talent – Anthony Welsh and Jessica Brown Findlay – have never met, yet share a bed. Or take a break from reality with some reality TV via Geordie Shore: The Reunion, which sees characters from the show’s 12-year history experience an explosive get together. Not to mention a crime drama starring action icon Sylvester Stallone, who excels as an exiled mafia boss looking to rebuild his empire in Tulsa King. Whatever your in-flight viewing preference, Paramount+ has it covered.
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Flights resume to Shanghai and Beijing
Sinophiles will be happy to hear that after a two-year hiatus British Airways has reintroduced daily flights to China’s most fascinating cities. Beginning on 23 April – but bookable now – flights will depart from London Heathrow to Shanghai, followed by daily departures to Beijing from 3 June. This new schedule continues a legacy of more than 40 years of the airline connecting the UK and China, allowing travellers to once again enjoy one of Asia’s most enchanting countries. Keen to get booking? Find accommodation with British Airways Holidays, which offers a host of hotel options that can be purchased with money or, if you’re a British Airways Executive Club Member, Avios.
KidZania launches #KultureKidz this spring
Westfield London’s ‘interactive city’ is more than just a fun day out for kids. It’s the chance for youngsters to try their hand at future careers, and in 2023, it’s going even further to broaden their horizons. KidZania offers a huge variety of entertaining and educational activities such as learning to be a British Airways pilot, radio DJ or florist. However, this season, this play palace is launching an extra set of fun and inspirational opportunities. Young people between four and 14 years old will be able to learn about, engage with and expand their understanding of various cultures and traditions via fun-filled days of hands-on cultural activities and educational workshops. Adults can relax in the Big Kup Coffee Shop while their little ones immerse themselves in diverse cultures from around the world and start out on the road to making their career dreams come true. To take your family for an unforgettable day out from 1 April to 4 June, head here to book tickets.
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Celebrating ten years of Flying Start
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