Kay Burley salutes BA's nod to a golden era of flying as a 747 in BOAC colours lands at Heathrow 

Mail Online | 2/19/2019 | Kay Burley For Mailonline
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'Doors to automatic and cross-check' is a familiar phrase for frequent flyers on commercial aircraft.

Very different to the experience 100 years ago this year when the first scheduled international passenger service between London and Paris took to the skies.

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The airline operating the route back then was Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited, which later became the nationalised BOAC, a livery that dominated the skies above the UK for the best part of 35 years.

But, the British Overseas Airways Corporation - which flew wide-eyed Brits crossing the Atlantic for the first time or to Spain on a family holiday in the sun - eventually made way for BA - and the rest, as they say, is history.

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But today, in honour of BA's iconic predecessor and to mark the centenary of its first international passenger flight, a 747 painted in BOAC colours took to the skies again destined for New York in a retro nod to the golden era of flying.

The airline is returning to the BOAC colours on a series of its aircraft, and eagle-eyed plane-spotters will notice the layout of the Union Flag has been printed backwards on the right side, and forwards on the left side, as was the design during its heyday.

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The flag carrier has changed its livery several times since then including the ill-fated 'Air Zulu' tails so...
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