British Airways Is Celebrating the Royal Baby by Giving Out Crowns and Champagne
On Monday, May 6, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, a son, into the British royal family. Though we don’t know the little one’s name just yet, we do know one thing for certain: it’s time to celebrate.
In honor of the newest royal arrival, British Airways is celebrating by giving every child on board flights Tuesday a little royal crown or tiara of their own. With the crowns, the tiny travelers will also get a photo frame to allow families to capture their special moment before departure.
To honor the arrival of the new baby boy, the airline is also offering all customers traveling on Wednesday on flight BA281 to Los Angeles and BA93 to Toronto, the Duchess of Sussex’s former home cities, the chance to “wet the baby’s head” and raise a toast with a complimentary glass of champagne at the gate area before boarding.
“It’s only right that we raise a toast to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s newborn baby on two of the routes that are linked to the happy couple, Los Angeles and Toronto,” Carolina Martinoli, British Airways Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said in a statement. “British Airways sends its warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess.”
Beyond the baby, British Airways also has its own new arrival to celebrate: the brand-new Airbus A321neo.
The brand-new aircraft is the 14th to be delivered from the A320neo family series in the last year, the airline explained in a statement. It will welcome a total of 25 A320neos and 10 A321neos to its fleet over the coming years. The plane comes with improved environmental performance and considerably quieter engines than similar-sized aircraft, which means babies — royal or otherwise — can get a better night’s sleep on every flight too.