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British Airways Flight Holds Moment Of Silence In Queen Elizabeth II's Memory
“This is an incredibly sad day for all of us on British Airways,” the pilot said. “Our thoughts are with the entire royal family as we grieve her immeasurable loss. Since her accession to the throne, Her Majesty has visited 116 countries and we are honored that she flew with us for many of her historically momentous trips.”
Various members of the royal family used British Airways over the years.
The carrier penned its own tribute on its website with similar wording.
“Many of your crew today have fond memories of her travels and these are moments we will always cherish,” the pilot went on. “Her Majesty, for so long, has shown immense resilience and encouraged us to stand together to face difficult times.”
Finally, he held a moment of silence.
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, making her oldest heir King Charles III immediately. The funeral proceedings will stretch over several days with the actual burial set for September 19.