21 JANUARY 2019
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Big improvements including a new “dining experience” for passengers travelling in British Airways’ premium economy cabin, World Traveller Plus, were unveiled by the airline last week as part of its current £6.5bn investment plan.
Changes to the cabin will include new furnishings and an upgraded service with new amenity kits, quilts and pillows while new menus from 1 February will feature a third main meal option and a more substantial hot second meal later in the flight.
Launch menus will include braised British beef (below) with roast new potatoes and onion soubise; roasted guinea fowl with braised red cabbage, green beans, roast potato and mustard and chive jus, and rigatoni pasta in a creamy garlic and herb sauce with leek, pumpkin and baby spinach.
World Traveller Plus passengers will also be able to pre-order their main meals up to 24hr before departure, guaranteeing their first choice. The option can be selected via the ‘manage my booking’ tool on the BA website.
BA unveiled its latest World Traveller Plus seat last year at Gatwick featuring a 50% larger entertainment screen and a six-way adjustable headrest. The seat will feature on the airline’s Airbus A350 aircraft arriving later this year.
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Neil Munro, UK/Hampshire
Flying out on 15 Feb to Nassau. I look forward very much to seeing these improvements.