From left to right, Paula, Charlotte, Hannah, Becky and Emily turned the flight from 11 hours of boredom into something way more fun. They joked with us. They wore santa hats. They delivered us Christmas dinner and mince pies. They gave us double rations of alcohol without us even asking. And they told us how they'd all chosen to work the Vegas flight on Christmas Eve, were all friends, and were going out for some FA bonding that night to the Bellagio.
Even the pilot got in on the act, telling us to look for Santa in the sky, apologising for the heavy air traffic due to reindeers, and asking "Santa's little helpers" to stick the doors to manual. Amazing.
We repeat, these ladies are from British Airways. Apparently they're part of a new fleet working a select number of sexy routes that, we couldn't help but note, just so happen to coincide with Virgin's routes: Vegas, LA, Chicago etc.
Is BA finally giving itself a shake and employing personable people who understand that the odd smile from a FA is always a heartwarmer? If it is, it'd be one of the best Christmas presents we could have. Let's cross our fingers; we can't wait to see what they do for our return flight on New Year's Eve...