To make sense of the present, you need to understand the past. Here are special articles & series from London Air Travel on aviation history and nostalgia.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September 2022, a look at The Queen’s Life In Flight.
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 number 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.
To mark BA and Virgin Atlantic’s joint take off from London Heathrow to New York in 2021, a history of flight between London and New York.