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BA2012

BA2012

OK. An object lesson in how to do things properly.

Tonight you could go to the RIM party and witter away on your sad blackberry mesenger as it dies a slow death consumed by the android quicksands,  lion os or whatever.

Or you could go to a proper event, numbers limited, prestige guests excellent food and wine – and us!

Frankly, BA are to be congratulated for putting on an excellent bash. Now – I’m not a great fan of the corporate giant as it plods scarily and ineptly across the tundra of social media – most of them haven’t got a clue! – but BA seem to be doing something right.

We loved the film ‘Boy’, the first time we saw it – and we saw it again. It’s still great. Surprising. Non corporate.

See it.

The food would make me want to commit a crime to be upgraded to first class – probably the best pea soup I’ve ever eaten – and we’ve done the Fat Duck thing. Whatever.

But perhaps the most facinating thing was a throw away remark by that Croydon lass, Tracey Emin – that the last people she thought she would have been happy working with was a monolith like BA – and she said she was wrong; the whole experience of helping design the look of the plane was enjoyable.

Funnily enough, the grey haired, charismatic little man who introduced Richard E, Heston (Wendy) B and Tracey E didn’t introduce himself. We had to search him out and demand to know who he was.

He was the CEO of BA.

Now, I remember the old days: Okenden House, Lord King at the party with Carol Thatcher. You knew who the boss was in those days. Yep – I’m that old – I was there too. (I’m only 27, honest).

So this new chap, softer edges and great service – and I mean great, even exemplary, service on the ground can only hint at what’s to come in the air.

Well done guys – and if you weren’t there – get an upgrade next time!




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