British Airways to Deploy Apple iPhones to 15,000 Flight Attendants

By Jesse Sokolow on 21 August 2019
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BA52-1British Airways said Wednesday it plans to deploy Apple iPhone XR smartphones to its 15,000 flight attendants starting immediately.

The move is part of the airline’s £6.5 billion investment to provide “a more personalized service” to its passengers. The investment also includes the deployment of high-speed Wi-Fi on its aircraft.

“Everything I need is in my pocket throughout each flight,” said Bradley Smith, a flight attendant who was one of the first to receive an iPhone XR .

The Apple iPhone XR was introduced in September 2018 and sells for $899 with 256 GB of storage. It has the longest battery life of any current iPhone, 25 hours of talk time and 15 hours of Internet use.

BA’s joint-venture partner, America Airlines, first deployed similar devices to its cabin crew in 2012.

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