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Fathers work alongside sons and daughters on special BA flight

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It was the first time the pairs had worked together.

British Airways celebrated Father’s Day by giving some of its fathers the chance to work alongside their sons and daughters on a long-haul flight.

The flight from London Heathrow to San Diego in California departed last week with the help of family teams employed across the airline, including check-in agents, engineers, cabin crew and pilots.

Cabin crew member Lois Mackerness, who worked alongside her father, David, said: “Growing up seeing the pride and passion my dad has for caring for his customers really encouraged me to work hard and make sure that I love what I do too.

“It was great to work on board together. I picked up some of his top tips that he’s learnt through his many years of flying.”

Lois Mackerness with her father David (British Airways/PA)
Lois Mackerness with her father David (British Airways/PA)

“This is the first time we’ve ever worked on the same aircraft together and that’s such a special feeling.

“I was incredibly proud of her, and from the moment we stepped onto the plane we weren’t father and daughter, but two members of a flying crew getting ready to operate a flight.”

The flight was entirely operated by fathers with their sons and daughters (British Airways/PA)
The flight was entirely operated by fathers with their sons and daughters (British Airways/PA)

“It’s great to be able to reward the fathers in our teams who have inspired the next generation of aviation enthusiasts.”

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