7 JUNE 2021


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Article from BTNews 7 JUNE 2021

BA 507 from Faro

Our BTN reader on holiday at Faro (Portugal) with his family reports no problem on the return journey, except once again a lack of food to purchase on the flight.
(See BTN 31 May)

This time they were well organised from the outlets in the terminal, including liquids.  British Airways had seven desks open at the airport “easy once again” was the report.

As for Faro it was busy.  Plenty of celebs and footballers on holiday.  There are a number of stunning golf course nearby and all welcoming visitors.  Plenty of sea activities too. Masks are a must in the hotels but not necessary around the pool area. Otherwise it’s up to you.  On Sunday it was very sunny with the top temperature 25°C.

BA507, Airbus A320, was off the gate 10min early and airborne quickly.  The scheduled flight time of 2hrs 45min was easily beaten.   A 25min queue at Passport Control and bags were waiting in the baggage hall.


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Malcolm Ginsberg,

David you flew with British Airways CityFlyer which has always offered a proper economy service including drinks.

David starkie, London

False news? Flew on BA to Faro on Saturday out of Southampton. Free food and drink on the flight including wine. Economy too.

Mike Pitman, Jersey

Given that our shpermarkets have stayed open throughout this pandemic, it is absurd that this situation still prevails within BA. What\'s the problem Sean Doyle? We did 8 secrors in Club Europe atthe end of last year and the proffered chicken mayo sandwich was a joke given the fares paid. And no notice taken of vegetarian preference "because of covid!" Admittedly the crew were embarassed but it is a poor show given that other food providers have been feeding the nation all along.

James Cagney, Now from Faro

Bring back Lord King, or even try to get Carolyn McCall from ITV. It needs a business person to run British Airways and not a well-meaning enthusiast. I too was on the same flight as your reader. Again no food to buy! Next time it is easyJet to Faro but they need to open more check-ins. Two v seven! And thanks for publishing last week.