15 JANUARY 2018


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Article from BTNews 15 JANUARY 2018

British Airways long-haul Economy

If you are on BA 117 08:25 LHR – JFK Wednesday 17 January you will participate in the launch of multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul Economy cabin) catering.  YOUR WORDS (see at the end of this article) are welcome from flyers on BA this week.

The airline says it is introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and snacks throughout the flight.

Options now include Pretzels with the welcome drink, a four-course meal with starter, main, dessert, cheese and biscuits, accompanied by a bread roll and bottle of water and a second meal or substantial snack depending on the length of the flight.  During the flight are on offer Magnum ice-cream,  a tuck box with chocolates and crisps, plus a hot breakfast on longer overnight sectors, Graze movie-snack boxes and of course complimentary drinks from the bar.

Travellers looking for a special treat can also pre-order meals on flights from Heathrow up to 24 hours before their flight. Options include a Gourmet Dining meal for £18, Taste of Britain and Taste of the Far East for £16 and a Great British Breakfast, a Healthy Choice meal or a Vegetarian Kitchen option each for £15.  Special diets are a courtesy option ordered in advance.



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Keith Wallis, Hong Kong

Offering a pre-flight order service for "gourmet-type" meals sounds suspiciously like BA is trying to gauge passenger demand for a move to the the same pay-for-your-food regime it has on short-haul