BA marks Valentine Day with loved-up long haul flight

15 February 2019 08:09

The couples enjoyed several days off in Buenos Aires

The couples enjoyed several days off in Buenos Aires

British Airways celebrated Valentine's Day with a special flight where all members of the cabin crew were couples who work for the airline.

Five couples worked on board the 14-hour flight from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires, which touched down in the Argentinian capital on Wednesday.

And luckily for them, their schedules meant they could enjoy a romantic getaway in the city, nicknamed "The Paris of the South," after their shift.

'Over the moon'

Among the crew working the flight were couple Carl Bloor, 37, and Nathan Weekes, 42, from Bristol who joined the airline four years ago and married in November.

Mr Bloor said: "We've been together for 13 years and we work well together in every aspect of our lives, so working as colleagues on board is no different.

"We're over the moon to be showing our customers some British Airways love on this very special flight."

The pair have travelled all over the world together, and while working for British Airways they have visited New York, the Caribbean, Turkey, Spain and Florida.

Engaged

Another couple on the flight, Aimee Anders, 21, and Christopher Coyne, 26, met while working for the airline and got engaged in December.

They have worked together on 17 flights and enforce a rule of "no plane talk" at their home near Heathrow.

Ms Anders advised other couples who travel for work to stay in contact through video calls and "remember to make time for each other on your days off".

She added: "We absolutely love working together and our jobs have afforded us some amazing opportunities.

"We've been on a horseback safari in Johannesburg, to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, to Niagara Falls in Toronto and wine tasting in Santiago."

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