BA NEWS • June 2022
Carbon offsetting expands across the short-haul network, plus we head to the stars with Tim Peake and to the airport with Trunki
How to offset your flight emissions
What are some ways to tackle climate change when flying? We offset domestic flights at no cost to travellers, while short-haul flights in Europe can be offset on board via the Speedbird Café – simply add ‘Contribute to Carbon Offsets’ to your basket.
Jetsetters can also use our carbon calculator, available for both short-haul and long-haul international flights. Head to our free .air Wi-Fi platform (or type shop.ba.com), where you can select the best option for you, either before or after travel.
We celebrate a better world with astronauts at London gala
Who better to ask why the Earth needs our protection than the people who’ve seen it from space? This May marked 50 years since the fifth moon landing by Apollo 16 – an extraordinary achievement commemorated at the Aim Higher Gala at the Science Museum in London.
The night was hosted by Space for a Better World, a non-profit organisation that has partnered with us. Astronauts in attendance, including Britain’s own Tim Peake, were welcomed by our cabin crew for dinner, musical performances, awards and a presentation by professor of particle physics Brian Cox CBE FRS.
Children’s suitcase brand Trunki announces our very own British Airways suitcase
Trunki, a brand known for ride-on kids’ suitcases and travel accessories, has created an adorable British Airways Trunki: Amelia the Aeroplane. Designed for travelling tots, the sky-blue suitcase features our Skyflyer mascots Peggy and Leon soaring through the clouds.
Like all Trunki’s ride-on suitcases, Amelia the Aeroplane has an 18-litre capacity, a comfy saddle and a teddy bear seatbelt, plus comes with a five-year guarantee (£45). Not to mention its wheels mean you can tow your little ones to save their tired feet.