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British Airways announces new cuts to in-flight service

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In what is becoming a regular monthly announcement, British Airways has announced a new raft of service changes.  Most of these will, I believe, kick in from 1st July although some may take a little longer to materialise.  All cabins are impacted, even First Class.

This is what I understand to be happening, based on comments at Flyertalk and from emails from HfP readers who work for BA.

BA A380

First Class

Amuse bouche to be removed from the meal service

Blanket removed from day flights, provided only on request

Club World

Changes to Club Kitchen stocking (this is not necessarily a backwards step based on what I saw, but it seems that there will be a move to even more ambient – ie chocolate bar – stuff and away from more expensive fresh items)

World Traveller Plus

The second meal is to be removed on shorter routes, to be replaced by the opportunity to take something from a basket of ambient snacks passed around by the crew

Pretzels, cheese and biscuits to be removed entirely

World Traveller

The second meal is to be removed on shorter and medium length routes, to be replaced by the opportunity to take something from a basket of ambient snacks passed around by the crew

The bottle of water will be replaced by a small plastic cup of water

Pretzels, cheese and biscuits to be removed entirely

Toothbrushes and toothpaste will no longer be provided but they will be available on request

Something for everyone to look forward to over the Summer, whatever cabin you fly, I’m sure you’ll agree.


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Comments (114)

  • Martin says:

    Willie wake up and remember what coffee used to smell like!

  • Noggins says:

    thanks – I needed some way to get my new IB account activated. And Rioja is my favourite!

  • Mr Dee says:

    They should scrap the processed junk food entirely it just gets people more hungry and disappointed when there is nothing else coming.

  • Talay says:

    I ordered their case of rioja last time and struggled through a couple of bottles before donating the rest to the kids at school.

    Pretty horrible stuff really and I won’t order again from them.

  • Boris says:

    What on earth is an ambient snack?

    Does it play Enya?

    • Rob says:

      It is fundamentally anything that is so stuffed with chemicals that you could send it on a mission to Mars and back and still be able to eat it ….

    • vol says:

      Boris that really made me laugh 😀 😀

      • HiDeHi says:

        Club Kitchen on my recent LHR-YVR flight was a small basket of funsize cadbury chocolates that ran out half way and was not replenished, some crisps and some leftover desserts from the main meal in the fridge. Hard to see how it could get any worse..

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  • CV3V says:

    Maybe BA should rebrand First as Premium Club World, just be done with the pretending.
    btw, best economy food i ever had was on Air Asia where you order and pay for your meal online, think it cost about £2 (pre brexit conversion rate).

  • Win says:

    British Airways is not a British Airline anymore ,they are just making sure that everyone moves over to the Subsidized Arabian owned Airlines by destroying the old Brand of British Airways . never trust an Irishman with a British Company,

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