British Airways has shown it is still a great airline by making a trip to Las Vegas unforgettable for a newly cancer-free woman.
The airline has always been one of the world’s best airlines but has had a lot of bad press recently as a result of charging for food and drink on European flights. Some now see BA as more like a budget carrier.
But when British Airways get it right they get it more right than any other airline.
It has shown it is still a class act by treating a 26-year-old woman and her friends to a wonderful experience on a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her being cancer-free.
Hannah Smith had a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor at the age of just 24. The rare illness meant that Hannah had to undergo painful treatment for a year and is left with difficulties walking.
But she and her pals were astonished when they arrived at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 to find they had been upgraded to British Airways ‘First’ with all the perks that come with it, including free Champagne, flat-bed suites and access to plush lounges.
After a luxurious First class flight, Hannah and her friends were whisked off to Las Vegas’ most iconic resort – Caesars Palace – where they were upgraded from their standard rooms to the Nobu Hotel’s glamorous Hakone Suite. The stunning suite in the luxurious boutique hotel within a hotel included a living area, its very own bar, two separate bedrooms fit for celebrities, and a sweeping panoramic view of Las Vegas Boulevard.
“Being ill makes you realise that life is for living – and Las Vegas is certainly a place to feel alive!
Our trip turned from a holiday in to a something out of a Hollywood film, with limos, helicopters, a glamorous hotel suite, even a private breakfast for us with a local celebrity chef overlooking the Grand Canyon. It was more than I could ever have dreamed of, I’ll never forget it.”
Adam Daniels, British Airways’ chief commercial officer:
“One of the nicest things about flying customers all over the world is having the opportunity to make their trip special.
“Hannah and the friends who supported her deserved a really memorable trip, and with our good friends in Las Vegas, we were able to create something really magical. In 2017 we’ll be creating even more unforgettable flights and holidays for all our customers all over the globe.”
Hannah and her friends experienced much more than the luxury of British Airways First. They also enjoyed all of this:
- A stay in the Hakone Suite at Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace, with a complimentary limousine service
- Dinner in the private dining room at MR CHOW restaurant at Caesars Palace
- A flight with Maverick Helicopters over the Grand Canyon to the Valley of Fire
- A private cabin with an open bar on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, at The LINQ Promenade
- A behind-the-scenes tour and performance at ‘Love’ by Cirque du Soleil
- A visit to the Neon museum
British Airways is also inviting passengers who have booked a trip with them in 2017 to email their stories in, in the hope of making another person’s trip #unforgettable.
N.B. Image credit: British Airways