Obviously going for Springbok supporters’ business as well as the home team fans, British Airways has fielded the South African team’s Bryan Habana (left) and Jean de Villiers either side of England captain Chris Robshaw, allegedly towing the airline’s first A380 on the pan at Manston airport in Kent.
BA staged this pleasing but improbable stunt to announce to the world that you can now book seats to Johannesburg on its big new baby from 14 February. In fact the first route to be served by BA’s 469-seat machine will be Los Angeles in September this year.
Oh yes, the young lady providing a distraction in the foreground is model Georgia May Jagger.
Meanwhile here is Chris Robshaw preparing to slum it in BA’s A380 First Class cabin: