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British Airways Paying Homage to David Bowie

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | January 19, 2016

British Airways Paying Homage to David Bowie

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Following the unfortunate death of rock and roll legend David Bowie, British Airways has decided to pay homage to his work by airing a special tribute video on the airline’s long-haul flights starting next week.

British Airways announced on the company’s official website that the airline will play “David Bowie - Five Years In The Making of an Icon,” which will show previously unseen archive footage and showcase Bowie during five important years of his career.

The video was added to the company’s entertainment options as part of the focus on paying homage to the legend. Not only will passengers be able to watch the film, but they will also be treated to Bowie’s extensive music catalog during the flights.

British Airways in-flight entertainment manager Richard D’Cruze released a statement:

“In recognition of the huge impact Bowie had on popular British culture, and to people around the world, we felt that it was a fitting tribute to the man and his music. We hope over the coming months our customers will use their flights to rediscover and appreciate Bowie’s distinctive music and unmistakable sound through our specially selected content.”

Starting on April 1, the airline’s customers will also be able to listen to select concerts, documentaries and other samplings of Bowie’s work, including two performances from 1996, “The Best of Bowie” documentary, the “David Bowie at the Beeb” documentary and more.

On May 1, passengers will also have the option of watching two additional specials called “Profiles: David Bowie” and “The David Bowie Story” on the British Airways’ High Life entertainment system.


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