It is only a couple of weeks since British Airways brought in its new Club Europe catering. The first genuine improvements to the original offering are already live, having been rushed through with impressive speed.
Unfortunately the two biggest problems with the relaunch – the removal of hot meals from a lot of key routes and the removal of fruit from breakfast – have not been addressed (yet?).
This is a shame as there were some positive changes made, primarily to the longest Club Europe routes. Almost all flights irrespective of length now get a choice of food where there was previously nothing.
Unfortunately, drastically reducing the meal quality on a small but important selection of routes has wiped out any goodwill that may have been generated. These include Barcelona, Bologna, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Innsbruck, Milan, Nice, Oslo, Palma, Pisa, Porto, Prague, Salzburg, Venice, Vienna, Verona and Zagreb.
Anyway, this is what appears to have changed as of last Thursday:
- Fruit plates have been added to ‘brunch’ options
- The salad has got a little bigger and cheese and biscuits have been added
- The panini has gained a side salad
The picture above is a meal served out of Dusseldorf a couple of days ago, with added cheese and biscuits and a slightly bigger salad.
Things are picking up a little although there is still a long way to go before we can genuinely say that Club Europe food has improved without needing to add a list of caveats.