Watch Joanna Lumley and a whole host of famous Britons as they 'audition' for BA's all-new safety video

BA NEWS • August 2018

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The Registered Traveller scheme allows for quicker entry into the UK, new direct flights to Cologne make winter breaks a breeze, plus a new on-board safety video is ready to inform and entertain

Safety success

British Airways has unveiled its latest in-flight safety video featuring an all-star cast of iconic British celebrities. On board short and long-haul routes from 1 August 2018, comedian Chabuddy G returns to direct the likes of Sir Michael Caine, Joanna Lumley and David Walliams as they demonstrate and explain important safety procedures. The video also promotes Flying Start, BA’s global charity partnership with Comic Relief, which has raised over £19 million for children in some of the world’s poorest communities since launching in 2010. To learn more about Flying Start, visit

Christmas in Cologne

British Airways has announced a new four-times-a-week service to Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne. Beginning on 16 November 2018, the route will connect customers with Cologne’s culturally rich history, emerging art-scene and dazzling architecture, including the city’s famous twin spires. It also brings customers closer to Cologne’s world-renowned Christmas markets, set to run from 26 November to 23 December 2018. To book your trip to Germany, visit

Breeze through UK security

International travellers can enjoy faster access through UK passport control thanks to the Registered Traveller scheme. Open to frequent flyers from over 40 countries, eligible members of the scheme can use the eGates, while bypassing fingerprint checks and the need for landing cards. For more details, visit

Cool connections

In an effort to reduce connection times between terminals at London Heathrow, customers connecting through Terminal 3 can now quicken their journey time thanks to a shorter walk. There are also new service desks to assist with airport wayfinding. For more information, visit

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