On December 1st, British Airways started allowing the pre-ordering of main courses in World Traveller Plus, Club World and First.
This is NOT a version of the Singapore Airlines ‘Book the Cook‘ service. Singapore allows you to pick from a substantial range of meals – there are 20 different main courses available for a First Class passenger departing London, including lobster thermidor – so you know that you will be getting something you want.
With the new BA scheme, you can only choose from the standard menu for your flight.
The initial batch of routes was: Las Vegas (Heathrow departures), Phoenix, Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver, Dallas and Seattle.
The following routes will be added today, 1st February:
The following routes will be added for departures from 1st March:
You can book from 30 days before departure until check-in opens. You should find an option to select your main course available via ‘Manage My Booking’ at ba.com.
Even if you are not keen on this scheme, you may want to do it anyway. It is a logical conclusion that British Airways will now be able to reduce the number of spare meals loaded for other passengers who have not selected a meal, reducing the chances that they will be able to have their first choice.