Aviation History & Nostalgia From London Air Travel

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BOAC Boeing 747-136 aircraft
BOAC Boeing 747-136 aircraft (Image Credit: British Airways)

To make sense of the present, you need to understand the past. Here are special series you can learn about aviation history and nostalgia.

100 Years Of British Airways

In 2019 BA celebrated its centenary as it traces its origins to the first commercial flights between London and Paris in August 1919.

You can read our 100 part series on BA and its predecessor airlines including Imperial Airways, British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways in numerical order, by theme or by decade.

The Boeing 747 At BOAC And British Airways

In 2020, BA prematurely retired the Boeing 747 due to COVID-19.

You can learn of the history of the aircraft in a seven part series of the story of the Boeing 747 at BOAC and BA.

A History Of BA Advertising

Airline advertising highlights changing societal and travel trends and the major developments in aviation.

You can read a ten part series on British Airways advertising from 1974 and 2020.

100 Years Of Qantas

To mark Qantas’ centenary in 2019, we published a seven part series on 100 years of flights between the UK and Australia, which were pioneered by Qantas and BA’s predecessor airlines Imperial Airways and BOAC.

How in 1979 a small US airline revolutionised customer loyalty in aviation by inventing the first frequent flyer programme.

The evolution of Virgin Atlantic Upper Class.

Ahead of BA and Virgin Atlantic’s joint take off to New York in 2021, a history of flight between London and New York.

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