Passengers on British Airways flights are being offered a range of special touches and sweet treats to celebrate Valentine’s Day – and the “month of love”.
The airline has also launched a dedicated “Love is in the air” in-flight entertainment channel featuring a range of romantic content, and is offering customers the opportunity to purchase Valentine’s Day-themed gifts through the Highlife Shop and earn rewards with extra Avios from specific retailers through the Executive Club eStore.
For those travelling in First, the airline’s culinary experts have created a bespoke Valentine’s Day afternoon tea comprising a range of finger sandwiches, a chocolate orange Battenberg, a raspberry tart and a chocolate love heart cookie. To accompany the sweet treats, customers can select from the Warre’s Colheita 2009 Tawny Port or the Sauternes.
In Club World, the airline has created a chocolate mousse dessert and a raspberry and rosewater Valentine’s macaroon as part of the afternoon tea, which can be paired with Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Ruby Port.
The “Love is in the air” entertainment channel is available in every cabin. “Customers looking to enjoy a date night for one in the air can settle in and select from a range of romantic classics and binge-worthy box-sets such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, You’ve Got Mail and The Mating Game.”
Back at the airport, In British Airways’ Galleries and First lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5, passengers can enjoy Whispering Angel, Baileys’ strawberries and cream liqueur and a selection of luxury chocolates before leaving for their flight.
The Highlife Shop includes a range of chocolates, Prosecco and cologne. Customers can pre-order gifts ahead of their flight and select the option for home delivery (in the UK only) or pre-order for on-board delivery to their seat when travelling on short-haul flights in Euro Traveller.
Alternatively, they can purchase items using the Wi-Fi on-board and also choose to have the items delivered to their home address (again, in the UK only).
“Whether our customers are heading off on a romantic break, a half-term family getaway or a solo adventure for one, we know that every journey is original and indeed special,” said chief customer officer Calum Laming. “We hope these little gestures go a long way in showing our appreciation and make our customers feel more loved than ever this Valentine’s month.”
British Airways is one of the main operators servicing Faro’s international airport.