BA NEWS • November 2023
Step into the world of Doctor Who and journey through space and time via a new in-flight entertainment channel, plus there’s a glittering new route and Black Friday savings on the horizon...
Doctor Who celebrates 60th anniversary with dedicated channel on our in-flight entertainment
Doctor Who is celebrating its 60th anniversary and, as part of the activity, we’re launching a dedicated Doctor Who channel on our in-flight entertainment. From 1 November, passengers will get the chance to watch a curated collection of 13 episodes of the longest-running science-fiction television series in the world.
Doctor Who first aired back in 1963, and the much-beloved brand has been inspiring and entertaining audiences globally ever since. For Doctor Who, this 60th anniversary year is a catalyst for a bold new era. Alongside this partnership, audiences can look forward to three blockbuster 60th anniversary specials that see the reunion of a fan favourite duo. Award-winning actor David Tennant returns as the Fourteenth Doctor, alongside celebrated actor and comedian Catherine Tate, who reprises her iconic role as Donna Noble.
This will be followed by the debut of Ncuti Gatwa, who joins after starring in the critically acclaimed series Sex Education, taking over the TARDIS as the highly anticipated Fifteenth Doctor. His first episode will air over the festive period, where he will be joined by the new companion Ruby Sunday, played by Coronation Street’s Millie Gibson. We also see the return of celebrated and visionary writer and showrunner Russell T Davies, who rejoins Doctor Who, having achieved huge success with Years and Years, A Very British Scandal and It’s a Sin. He is back with more incredible storytelling, bringing more scale and ambition to this iconic show than ever before.
Step into the world of Doctor Who and journey through space and time in the TARDIS.
Watch Doctor Who on board your next British Airways flight with new episodes coming this November to BBC iPlayer in the UK and Disney Plus in the rest of the world
Abu Dhabi returns to the route map
The four-year hiatus is over – Abu Dhabi will be back on Heathrow’s departures board from 20 April 2024, serving the UAE’s capital on a year-round basis. That means you will then no longer need to get a connecting flight at Doha, but will be able to reach your destination directly. Flights will be operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft and join the three times daily service from Heathrow to fellow Middle East metropolis, Dubai. To book flights, or a British Airways Holidays flight and hotel package, to this Formula 1 favourite, click here.
Rewards everywhere you go
We’ve just made the Executive Club even better for you. Now, every time you fly, the amount of Avios you’ll collect is based on the price of your ticket. Also included are extras such as cabin upgrades, pre-paid seating and additional bags. To find out more, click here.
Black Friday savings with High Life Shop
The wait is almost over. High Life Shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are coming your way, with savings of up to 40 per cent off RRPs on selected beauty, alcohol, accessories and more. Browse highlifeshop.com and pre-purchase your favourites up to 40 days before your flight for delivery straight to your seat. Or try our UK home delivery service on selected items for delivery to your door. Black Friday starts at 06:00 GMT on Monday 20 November and ends at 23:59 GMT on Monday 27 November. While stocks last. Full terms and conditions are available here.