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    #1

    regret to announce...

    What does this sentence mean?

    British Airways regret to announce the arrival of the flight BAO33 to London.

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    Re: regret to announce...

    It makes no sense. Airlines usually "regret to announce the delay/cancellation" of a flight, not its arrival. Its arrival is a good thing. Are you sure you have heard/read/copied it correctly?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: regret to announce...

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
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    British Airways regret to announce the arrival of the flight BAO33 to London.
    I agree with emsr. In addition, in AmE we would say "British Airways regrets...". It is one company.

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