BOAC/British Airways?

Feb 29th, 2004, 11:25 AM
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BOAC/British Airways?

Is BOAC the old name for British Airways or are these two different airlines? What did BOAC stand for? Thanks.
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Feb 29th, 2004, 11:49 AM
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Boy, is that a name from the past.

BOAC were the initials for British Overseas Air Carrier. Or as sometimes referred to in the industry Better On A Camel.

So yes, British Airways.
 
Feb 29th, 2004, 12:15 PM
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Or it might be British Overseas Airways Corporation - one or the other, but now British Airways!
 
Mar 1st, 2004, 12:54 AM
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BOAC became british airways with the amalgamation of BOAC and BEA in I think 1973, wow, 30 years ago!
Although people joke about 'better on a Camel' I remember as a very young kid flying on them and they certainly were a Top carrier that could shame most current carriers, the seating, food, service (altghough I was very young) I still remember, and the Captain signing your log book, Comet 4's, VC10s and 707's, they stopped shortly after getting their first 747's
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Mar 1st, 2004, 12:57 AM
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Oh I also remember they served tea in 'Silver Tea pots' and you got 'tucked in' with your blanket and Pillow, and us kids got 'Hot Chocolate' before going 'to bed'.
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Mar 1st, 2004, 01:59 PM
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My first recollection of BOAC was the Beatles way back when:

Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night...

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