Travel can be special and over the years we’ve witnessed some incredible moments in airports and met some truly inspiring people – heroes, medics, firefighters, police, mums, children, neighbours and friends who have faced adversity and done amazing things. As the skies reopen, we’ll continue to share stories of ordinary folk doing extraordinary things.
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British Airways: A First Class Valentine's Day
To celebrate Valentine’s day, British Airways this week surprised 100 customers with the trip of a lifetime, by upgrading their seats from economy (World Traveller) to First.
British Airways - Hurricane's Journey to London
We stepped in this week to fly a special four-legged friend to the UK to receive an ‘Animal OBE’ on Friday 4th October. When we heard that ex-US Secret Service dog, Hurricane, had been awarded a PDSA Order of Merit, we pulled out all the stops to fly him in style to the awards ceremony at The House of Lords.
Fairytale in New York: A Very Kevin Christmas (trailer)
Four children, one amazing trip to New York. Watch our Christmas 2018 movie trailer and BA Magic video.
Fairytale in New York: A Very Kevin Christmas (full video)
British Airways whisked four deserving children (each with a parent) away for a once-in-a-lifetime festive weekend in New York City. The children were able to ‘live like Kevin’ through their exciting experiences which were inspired to follow in the footsteps of one of the world’s most famous child stars in a much-loved Christmas film.
Fairytale in New York: A Very Kevin Christmas
Royal Navy Officer Pulls Off The Ultimate Proposal
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner British Airways helped a Royal Navy hero pull off the proposal of a lifetime. Lieutenant Lee Colthart popped the question to his girlfriend, Lydia Ayto, in the Caribbean.
Finlay's Christmas wish
Christmas has come early with the help of British Airways for 12-year-old football fan, Finlay Sangster, who has cerebral palsy.
Making Majorie’s dream come true
British Airways has stepped in to give Majorie, a brave girl who has been treated for cancer, the chance to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming cabin crew.
Reuniting newlyweds living 10,000 miles apart
When a family emergency meant married couple Lisa and Hayley were forced to live on opposite sides of the world, British Airways stepped in to reunite the couple with the trip of the lifetime.
Joe’s first flight back
We’ve stepped in to help customer, Joe Dowd on a milestone journey from Heathrow to Dublin. Though not a long journey, it was a very important one for 47-year-old Joe as it was his first flight since he suffered a life-changing brain injury in 2014, which left him with significant physical and cognitive challenges.
24 hours in Hong Kong
We've taken a deserving customer, and Skype aunt, Sarah Macfarlane on a whirlwind 24-hour adventure in Hong Kong.
He put a wing on it!
Love was in the air on board a British Airways flight to Cyprus when a romantic customer put a ‘wing’ on it with a sky high proposal.
An unforgettable honeymoon surprise
Hanna and Tom didn’t get to go on the honeymoon they planned. See how their holiday to New York turned in to the trip of a lifetime.
"Welcome to Our Family"
In honor of National Sisters’ Day, we helped unite two sisters from Texas, for the first time, with their long-lost sister in the UK.
Unforgettable Las Vegas
Follow Hannah on an unforgettable video to Las Vegas, when she and her friends are surprised by British Airways with a celebrity-style holiday upgrade.