Will & Kate Given Duty-Free Vouchers By British Airways For Broken In-Flight Entertainment

Posted Jul 20th 2011 11:00 AMUpdated Jul 20th 2011 11:34 AM




So, you know how the Royal Couple flew commercial back to London from Los Angeles? It turns out that the in-flight entertainment in first class of the British Airways plane was broken for the 10-hour flight and the royals have been given duty-free coupons for the trouble.

The Daily Mail reports that British Airways reimbursed the power couple with $300 worth of duty-free vouchers to compensate for the lack of entertainment on the transatlantic flight.

BA released a statement to the Daily Mail stating: "Unfortunately a fault with some parts of the aircraft's in-flight entertainment system couldn't be fixed before the aircraft took off from Los Angeles. We apologize to everyone affected and have offered customers either a voucher or frequent flyer miles to say sorry."

The Duke and Duchess were apparently "relaxed and friendly" on the journey, despite having nothing to do for 10 hours.

There's been no official word on what other passengers have been compensated for their troubles, but we gotta ask, what in the world are Will and Kate going to do with duty-free coupons?

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I bet a paycheck the Queen choked on her Grey Poupon when she got wind of it !

July 21 2011 at 12:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

no comment just sick of hearing about them and whatever.
when we all are treated thus then maybe i will have something to say.

July 20 2011 at 11:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My all time favorate flight was an unexpected ride on the Blackbird from a Central American base to Andrews at Wash. DC. Encased in a pressure suit, boots, helmet, face mask and gloves and strapped into the ergonomic back seat, you feel like a bug in a cocoon. We taxi out, line up on the runway, pilot says here we go and the aircraft blasts out of banna republic land like a rabid bat out of hell, no doubt fueling new UFO rumors. A couple of minutes later, he says hold on and lights the burners. Streaking through the sky in a very sophisticated flying gas loaded with JP4 can really make you wonder why the hell you ever left Madison County in the first place...

July 20 2011 at 9:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

CEO's could take a clue here too - why take the corporate jet, when the drive is only 4 hours. YOu make the employees drive it - why don't you?

July 20 2011 at 7:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wanna bet the no one else got anything.

July 20 2011 at 7:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jean-Paul J

Because they really need those vouchers?

July 25 2011 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

mile high club

July 20 2011 at 6:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I flew on United from Paris to Chicago with no in flight entertainment...not as much as a free drink, let alone a voucher for a flight. My future international flights will NOT be with United. I have flown BA , and they treat their passengers reasonably well.Take a lesson American carriers.

July 20 2011 at 5:56 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

How about reading a book?

July 20 2011 at 5:43 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

I was just on an eight and a half hour Iberia Airlines flight last week that had no in-flight entertainment and I did'nt get s**t as compensation. Just goes to show, it's who you are that counts.

July 20 2011 at 5:41 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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Jean-Paul J

It's more who you fly with and the class you fly in :-)

July 25 2011 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't appreciate having to listen to the commercials on this site and then not get the video that you are supossed to be waiting for. Advertisers should take notice because it looks terrible for their products.

July 20 2011 at 5:24 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply