‘Tis the Season: British Airways Launches Its Most Christmassy British Original Christmas Celebration Yet.
British Airways aims to make this festive season truly unforgettable for its customers. The airline has announced a special program of Christmas treats from the ground to the air and back home again.
- British Airways is launching its British Original Christmas for 2023.
- The airline plans to serve over 380,000 Christmas dinners.
- This includes more than 600,000 Brussels sprouts and 8,000 yule logs.
- First-class passengers traveling on December 24 and 25 will receive a special glass Christmas tree bauble.
- The airline offers a dedicated Christmas countdown inflight entertainment channel with 20 classic Christmas films and 50 TV Christmas specials.
- British Airways has introduced the Big Little Welcome campaign, allowing customers to display welcome messages on billboards and airport screens.
- First-class passengers can enjoy a delicious chestnut-stuffed British roast turkey with all the trimmings and a decadent chocolate yule log.
- Club World (business class) passengers will enjoy British roast turkey and chocolate orange mousse.
- Passengers in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy) can also enjoy a traditional Christmas roast turkey dinner with a mince pie.
- The airline will offer Christmas-themed snacks in the mid-flight snack box.
British Airways Christmas Starts At the Airport
From the moment you step into London Heathrow, Gatwick, or City airports, you’ll be greeted by beautifully decorated halls, festive check-in screens, and the delightful sounds of seasonal music. As you make your way through the airline’s lounges, you can indulge in bespoke Christmas menus, enjoy delicious treats like cookies and gingerbread, and sip on mulled wine, all while being surrounded by a special holiday scent infused with cinnamon and festive spices.
Festive Treats in the Concorde Room and First Lounge
To enhance the holiday experience, British Airways has teamed up with Hotel Chocolat to offer a warm and comforting hot chocolate in its Concorde Room or a festive chocolate cream cocktail in its First Lounge. A talented British artist has also been commissioned to create a captivating winter wonderland for passengers walking between the main lounges in Heathrow Terminal 5. Using a unique technique called ‘snow graffiti,’ this artist will paint a picturesque British skyline scene with snowy decorations, providing a mesmerizing sight for all.
Christmas Cheer Onboard
Once onboard, passengers will notice the festive spirit continues. The seats will be adorned with specially designed headrest covers featuring the airline’s signature Christmas ribbon design, adding a touch of holiday cheer. Every passenger will receive farewell chocolates upon disembarkation as a token of appreciation.
British Airways has prepared traditional Christmas dinners served on festive-themed trays for those traveling on long-haul flights. The airline will serve 380,000 Christmas dinners, including over 600,000 Brussels sprouts and 8,000 Yule logs. Passengers can savor the holiday flavors at 35,000 feet.
British Airways IFE: Christmas Countdown Channel
In addition, the airline offers over 1,500 hours of in-flight entertainment, with a dedicated ‘Christmas countdown’ channel featuring more than 20 classic Christmas films and 50 TV Christmas specials. To add to the ambiance, even the onboard restrooms feature festive-scented soap.
As a special gesture to its most valued customers flying on December 24 and 25, British Airways will present each passenger with a beautifully hand-painted, bespoke glass Christmas bauble, a unique and thoughtful gift to cherish.
Euro Traveller Christmas Treats
Customers traveling on British Airways’ Euro Traveller short-haul flights can indulge in a range of delightful festive treats from the airline’s High Life Café. The tempting options include Tom Kerridge’s turkey feast sandwich, Pullin’s Gingerbread Muffin, and LoveRaw’s vegan M:lk Choc Cre&m bar. Additionally, passengers can sip on a selection of Christmas beverages, such as Black Cow’s Christmas Spirit vodka and Brewdog’s Elf lager.
Spreading the Christmas Spirit
Calum Laming, British Airways’ Chief Customer Officer, said: “Christmas is one of our favorite times of the year – customers and colleagues alike – and we’re all really excited to spread some holiday cheer over the coming weeks, both at the airport and in the skies.
“We hope these special touches, both big and small, help make our customers’ journey, wherever it may be, as original and extra special as possible. To all our customers, however, you are celebrating, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!”
British Airways ‘Big Little Welcome’
To make your holiday experience even more memorable, British Airways has introduced the ‘Big Little Welcome’ campaign. This exciting initiative lets you delight your loved ones by displaying a special personalized message on billboards and airport screens at Heathrow, Gatwick, and City airports throughout Christmas.
British Airways invites you to submit your welcome messages here to spread the festive cheer. This is a chance to surprise your family and friends traveling to London between December 15 and 24. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to make their journey extra special.
Embrace the season’s joy with British Airways and enjoy a magical journey filled with festive delights.
*Stats are from flights departing Heathrow and Gatwick
**Customers can delve into the airline’s specially designed festive menus on every long-haul flight across all cabins from today until 4 January 2024.