British Airways prepares for Christmas take-off

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By on Friday 20th Dec, 2013 at 11:52

Today, Friday December 20, 2013, will see a peak of more than 115,000 customers getting away for the Christmas break across British Airways’ network, the airline has calculated.

And the busiest day for people returning home is Friday, January 3 when nearly 102,000 people will be flying with the airline.

Cabin crew host mid-air Christmas dinner!

On Christmas day British Airways cabin crew will be hosting 30,000 festive travellers across its network and serving them thousands of turkey dinners and Christmas puddings.

175 British Airways planes will be taking off on December 25 and 955 pilots and 3,546 cabin crew will be working.

Just under two million people will fly between Monday December 16 and Sunday January 5, 2014 to and from the airline’s 166 destinations worldwide. The most popular destinations include New York, Scotland and the Caribbean.

Customers may also come across British Airways staff with Christmas themed surnames including two Christmases, one Claus, four Rudolphs, two Snowballs, five Yules and five Angels!

British Airways is also running a festive competition – The Jumbo Christmas Giveaway - for free flights, gadgets and luxury hampers at (pictured).

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