29 MARCH 2021


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Article from BTNews 29 MARCH 2021

Dining First Class with BA (at home)

British Airways has come up with a dining scheme suitable for those who want a First Class meal at home, regardless of whether they have flown at the front end of BA, or would like to sample what is on offer.

At a price from £80 for two it is a lot less expensive than actually flying on the aircraft and with Zoom you can show your friends just how you are feasting!  Wine is not included in the package.

The airline has teamed up with its premium catering partner DO & Co, and Feast Box, a provider of internationally inspired recipe boxes, to create a limited-edition cook-at-home meal kit that mirrors British Airways’ First cabin dining experience.

Each meal kit includes a four-course menu inspired by the luxurious food served in British Airways’ First cabin. Customers can choose vegetarian, fish and meat dishes in their kit. They will receive the full ingredients – as used in the First cabin – to cook the meal at home, along with a recipe sheet and an information card in the form of a passport.

Here is a sample menu:

  • Loch Fyne smoked salmon timbale with honey mustard dressing
  • Slow cooked British beef cheeks with Jalapeno potato gratin, tenderstem broccoli and chimichurri
  • Cheese selection of Caws Golden Cenarth, Snowdonia Black Bomber Cheddar, Harrogate blue and Kidderton ash goats’ cheese with chutney
  • Dark chocolate and orange liqueur bread and butter pudding with vanilla sauce



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Stacy Colins,

Hello, I have heard about such an initiative at https://specialessays.com/write-my-discussion-board-post/ Frankly speaking, I don't know whether it is quite necessary for the customers.

John Davidson, France

PS. It helped that "Shakespeare in Love" was available for IFE. Gorgeous film, gorgeous views, gorgeous service.

John Davidson, France

Turbulence: especially when serving a fine wine. But, apologies! Nothing compares with the experience of First from beginning to end. Just the views flying daytime from Bangkok to LHR are truly fantastic -- the snow-capped mountains of Afghanistan that stopped Alexander the Great's advance eastwards. Where else can you get that view? Also the kindness of the cabin crew to tailor the service to each moment. Presenting the fine wines. Once, in the old days, a visit to the cockpit. The lounges, providing a generous glimpse of what you'll get in the air. Showers on arrival. That flight scores above even the Concorde, which in any case was an experimental plane that probably should never have been built. What does one say about "hubris"? Inciting manufacturers to try to outdo each other. The B777 was a much better idea. Or the A350.

Simon Grigor, United Kingdom

Will one's house start to shake just as one puts the first forkful to one's mouth? (Anyone else think that turbulence is timed to match the serving of airline food?)