Orlando Bloom celebrates in BA cockpit in Sydney

 In his final few hours in Australia, international superstar Orlando Bloom enjoyed a lively reception on-board a British Airways Boeing 777-300 aircraft.

 In his final few hours in Australia, international superstar Orlando Bloom enjoyed a lively reception on-board a British Airways Boeing 777-300 aircraft.

British Airways global ambassador Bloom said goodbye to one of his favourite places in the world and made time to explore the cockpit of the plane.

“As a kid I remember how excited I was when I got to meet the Captain of my first plane ride, which of course was a British Airways flight,” said Orlando. “I remember being mesmerized by the cockpit and controls.”

As a seasoned traveller, the Hollywood superstar also shared his travel tips.

Orlando said: “My job takes me all over the world and consequently, I spend a lot of time travelling. If it weren’t for the premium service on British Airways (on which I’ve travelled since I was a kid), my travel time would be far more taxing.”

“Jet lag can be tough to deal with but I find the best thing to do is to avoid alcohol, drink lots of water, and adjust your sleep to the time zone you’re entering. I also like to get in the gym when I arrive at my destination as I find that helps to combat jet lag.”

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“I like to be comfortable when I fly so I generally travel in a t-shirt and jeans.””When I’m traveling with my son, I make sure to bring books and games so we can play until he falls asleep.” “I love to read a good book, watch a film, or catch up on emails and sleep.” “When it comes to meals, there’s always a fantastic menu to choose from on British Airways.”

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Nicole Backo, regional commercial manager, South West Pacific, said: “We had a wonderful time with Orlando today and it was a pleasure having him on board.”

To celebrate Orlando’s time in the country, British Airways is offering Australians up to 10% discount on all fares and special fares on its daily flights between Sydney and London Heathrow, via and including the award-winning Changi Airport in Singapore. Visit www.ba.com for more information or to book visit www.ba.com/partner-offer.

For more information on British Airways, please visit ba.com or on Twitter via @british_airways.

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