It was imposed strangely enough by BA itself. The airline organised the flight to demonstrate that its airplanes will be millennium-proof and that when the clocks change on New Year's Eve, passengers - like the 11,385 people aboard last year around the world - will be safe.
BA didn't want to say whether everyone on board the one-hour trip to Nice and back, returned safely. Not until Wednesday.
The Independent enquired. `Did anything happen when the clocks hit midnight over France? Did it disappear into a Millennium Triangle?'
"We can't tell you," replied a BA spokeswoman.
"That wouldn't be fair on the journalists on the plane. They won't have time to write their stories."Reuse content