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Article from BTNews 7 JUNE 2010

HAPPY TALK: Do not believe what you read?

(Part 2)

Since we took Ryanair to task last week we think it only fair to point out that a British Airways press release was equally misleading, although in this case it was a pure mistake, one that the press office should have picked up themselves. 

BRITISH AIRWAYS IS TAKING MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION CUSTOMERS TO SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE WORLD CUP.

As far as we can see the 2.5m refers to the number of people British Airways will fly on its own systems in July (if the strike threat is lifted).

British Airways now say that they will fly 70,000 people to the World Cup, but AERBT thinks that this figure too is misleading.

With 19 flights per week from Heathrow to South Africa, and say 350 passengers per flight, that comes to 6,650.  Spread over five weeks the figure is 35,000. 

Do not believe what you read.  The BA revised figure of passengers flying to South Africa is in fact passengers flying to South Africa and coming back.

What BA does not know is just how many will want an earlier return journey if England are knocked out?

And in any event the team flew down on Virgin Atlantic!

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