British Airways brings students closer to their dreams with the #FlyBA contest

Published on : Tuesday, August 2, 2016

British Airways LogoVisiting Bond Street or Trafalgar Square now promises to be a different experience for the Indian students. It’s time to chart UK in a completely new way as British Airways offers a unique opportunity to students to experience the world’s most famous city with the #FlyBA contest!


British Airways invites students in India on a journey to create new memories and discover the UK in a whole new way. This contest will give once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a day with British Airways and live the dream of every student of experiencing London through their eyes be it travelling through the streets of London or living the global heritage which the UK is known world over. Bringing the charm of the city of London and the infinite educational opportunities which UK promises closer to the Indian students, British Airways aims to connect with the ever growing Indian student community.

British Airways has launched a Twitter and Facebook contest inviting the students in India to participate and win a fabulous trip to experience London. A fun and exciting itinerary tailor made for the winners will include an opportunity to spend an entire day with British Airways, experience the iconic Waterside HQ, an opportunity to interact with Global leaders of British Airways and other existing things planned which will be revealed soon.

To participate in this contest, students in India must submit an entry on the lines of, “As a student, how would you spend a day in London?” on British Airways’ Twitter handle, @British_Airways or Facebook page (British Airways’ Official Page) using the hashtag #FlyBA. Participants can share their dream locations to visit in London, experience British culture and options for shopping and sightseeing places in the UK.

Two lucky participants will win one return World Traveller (economy) tickets each for themselves from one of the 5 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai to London. The contest is now live and ends on 18 August 2016 at 11:59 pm IST.

Moran Birger, British Airways’ regional commercial manager, South Asia said, “British Airways is delighted to announce this once-in-a-lifetime experience for students who aspire to study abroad. We have been flying to India for over 90 years and continue our long standing tradition to support dreams of students from India to create an outstanding and stress-free on-board experience. We take pride in our cultural heritage which we share with India and understand the journey which an Indian student takes from India to the UK to realize their aspiration in becoming global leaders. We, at British Airways invite Indian students to actively participate in this contest and have the opportunity to experience British heritage in UK and create everlasting memories to share for times to come.”


Big Bang Theory actor Kunal Nayyar recently in an interview with British Airways spoke for the first time about leaving India at the age of 18 when he landed the part of the much loved Rajesh Koothrappali character in the popular US sit-com. Kunal flew British Airways as he left India with BA helping him trace his journey from India to US as he entered a new phase of life.

British Airways also recently announced its generous annual offer for students travelling from India to the UK, Europe, US and Canada which allows an extra piece of luggage weighing up to 23kg per passenger, in addition to the current allowance of one checked bag. The student offer by British Airways is valid for outbound travel from now until 30 September 2016. Students from India can enjoy this generous offer on any of the 49 flights a week from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

All flights from India land at British Airways’ award-winning home at London Heathrow Terminal 5. The terminal is exclusive to customers of British Airways and its sister airline Iberia. Students can enjoy stress free onward connections from London to other destinations in the UK, Europe, U.S. and Canada. In 2016, Terminal 5 was named by Skytrax as the World’s Best Airport Terminal for the fifth consecutive year.


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