Every single year, millions of people climb aboard a British Airways flight and temporarily enter a world of luxury. With a flight crew renowned worldwide for their professionalism and courtesy, British Airways has cultivated a reputation as one of the world’s very finest airlines, and as a positive symbol of British business wherever they fly to. As you read this, people will be boarding a British Airways plane, perhaps going back home, jetting off for a meeting, flying to a new job or just going away on holiday. There are a million reasons to fly, but all these journeys have one thing in common – British Airways. So, how did the company get started?