SAILING - Team Australia AC45 launch, Woolwich dock - Sydney, Australia 06/03/2014 ph. Andrea Francolini/Team AustraliaIn his final few hours in Australia, international superstar Orlando Bloom enjoyed a lively reception on-board a British Airways Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
British Airways global ambassador Bloom said goodbye to one of his favourite places in the world and made time to explore the cockpit of the plane.

?As a kid I remember how excited I was when I got to meet the Captain of my first plane ride, which of course was a British Airways flight,? said Orlando. ?I remember being mesmerized by the cockpit and controls.?

As a seasoned traveller, the Hollywood superstar also shared his travel tips.

Orlando said: ?My job takes me all over the world and consequently, I spend a lot of time travelling. If it weren?t for the premium service on British Airways (on which I?ve travelled since I was a kid), my travel time would be far more taxing.”

?Jet lag can be tough to deal with but I find the best thing to do is to avoid alcohol, drink lots of water, and adjust your sleep to the time zone you?re entering. I also like to get in the gym when I arrive at my
destination as I find that helps to combat jet lag.”

?I like to be comfortable when I fly so I generally travel in a t-shirt and jeans and when I’m travelling with my son, I make sure to bring books and games so we can play until he falls asleep.”

?I love to read a good book, watch a film, or catch up on emails and sleep.”

?When it comes to meals, there?s always a fantastic menu to choose from on British Airways.”

Nicole Backo, regional commercial manager, South West Pacific, said: ?We had a wonderful time with Orlando today and it was a pleasure having him onboard.?

To celebrate Orlando?s time in the country, British Airways is offering Australians up to 10% discount on all fares and special fares on its daily flights between Sydney and London Heathrow, via and including the award-winning Changi Airport in Singapore.

British Airways’ route network currently serves more than 170 cities in 75countries. British Airways has been flying to Australia for over 75 years and currently operates a daily service between Sydney and London Heathrow via Singapore. British Airways is now the only European airline to continue
servicing the Australian market. The airline operates from the state-of-the-art Terminal 5 at London
Heathrow, which is exclusive to British Airways? and Iberia Airlines? customers and is capable of handling 30 million customers a year.

In March 2014, Terminal 5 was named by Skytrax as the Best Airport Terminal for the third year running, based on surveys of 12 million frequent travellers. T5
also won the Best Airport Shopping award.

In September 2013, British Airways was awarded the Best Airline, Best Short-Haul Airline, Best Business Class and Best Frequent Flyer Programme by Business Traveller following a survey of the magazine?s readers in the UK. Recently, British Airways was named the UK?s Consumer Superbrand of 2014, securing the top position against 1,500 other brands and becoming the first airline or travel brand to win the prestigious title. For further information on British Airways, please visit ba.com<http://ba.com>

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