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BREAKING: British Airways ‘buy on board’ menu published

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Now showing on ba.com …… full analysis tomorrow. The obvious question seems to be ‘Where is Colin the Caterpillar?’.

Note that:

“Club Europe (short-haul business class) customers will continue to be offered a full, complimentary menu, which is being improved and revamped from spring 2017 as part of the changes to short-haul catering. Further details will be released on the changes nearer the time.”

London City and Stansted flights will retain free food and snacks until next Summer. Despite rumours, there is no word on free items for status passengers.

This is a cut and paste from the website:

London Heathrow and London Gatwick

From 11 January, we’re upgrading our food offering in our short haul economy cabins (Euro Traveller and UK Domestic) on flights to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

We’re proud to be partnering with Marks & Spencer, another iconic British brand, to offer you a new ‘M&S on board’ menu that will replace the complimentary service currently provided. You will be able to select from the seasonally inspired menu and buy your food and drinks in one easy transaction.

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M&S on board sample menu

Enjoy delicious sweet and savoury treats from British food favourite Marks & Spencer when travelling in our short haul economy cabins, Euro Traveller and UK Domestic, to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

Here are just some of the exciting food options you can look forward to on board.

Fresh food

Classic Fruit Salad £3.10
Includes pineapple, melon, mango, apple, kiwi and blueberries.

Yogurt with Summer Berry Compote and Crunchy Granola – £1.95
Reduced-fat Greek-style yogurt, blackberry and blackcurrant compote and granola with sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

Mature Cheddar Cheese Ploughman’s – £3.00
Farmhouse cheddar cheese with vine-ripened tomatoes, pickle and lettuce on malted brown bread

Aberdeen Angus Beef and Red Onion Chutney Bloomer – £4.75
Soft onion bloomer with Aberdeen Angus beef, red onion chutney and tangy mustard.

Bacon Roll – £4.75
A soft white, buttered roll filled with succulent smoked British bacon. Served hot.

Mozzarella and Tomato Focaccia – £4.75
Buffalo mozzarella, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes and fragrant basil pesto dressing on pesto focaccia. Served hot.

Spiced Chicken with Quinoa and Rice – £4.95
Spiced chicken with quinoa, rice and a smoky tomato salsa.

Savoury snacks

Oriental Snack Mix – £2.00
Sesame-coated roasted cashew nuts, edamame soybeans, and roasted corn with puffed brown rice all with a soy and five-spice seasoning.

Hand Cooked Crisps – £1.00
Salt and Vinegar, or Lightly Sea Salted.

Nut Assortment – £1.60
A selection of almonds, brazil nuts, cashew nuts and hazelnuts.

Wasabi Peas – £1.60
Roasted green peas with a punchy wasabi flavoured coating.

Something sweet

Percy Pig – £1.85
Soft fruit-flavoured gums made with fruit juice…an M&S classic.

Salted Caramel Hazelnut Millionaire Biscuit – £1.45
Made without wheat and deliciously gluten free.

Chocolate Pretzels and Candy Popcorn – £2.45
Milk chocolate-covered toffee popcorn with popping candy pieces.

Super Nut Fruit and Seed Flapjack – £1.45
Soft, chewy all-butter flapjack.

Drinks menu

Choose from a wide range of hot or cold drinks when travelling in our short haul economy cabins, Euro Traveller and UK Domestic, to and from London Heathrow and Gatwick.

Hot drinks

Java Republic Coffee – £2.30
Twinings Tea – £2.30
Cadburys Hot Chocolate – £2.70

Soft drinks

Pip Organic Orange & Apple Juice (200ml) – £2.70
Vita Coco Coconut Water (330ml) – £2.70
Folkington’s Elderflower Presse (250ml) – £2.20
Appletiser (275ml) – £1.80
Harrogate Still or Sparkling Water (500ml) – £1.80
Coca Cola or Diet Coke (330ml) – £1.80

Alcoholic drinks

Spirits (5cl mini bottles) – £4.50
Assorted range including Bombay Sapphire, Johnny Walker Red, Smirnoff Red, Baileys Irish Cream, Bacardi and Jack Daniels.

Mixers (150ml mini bottles) – £1.50
Assorted range including Schweppes tonic water, slimline tonic and ginger ale.

Red or white wine (187ml) – £4.50
Prosecco Bottega Gold (200ml) – £6.00
London Pride (330ml) – £4.00
Becks Lager (330ml) – £4.00
Magners Original Cider (330ml) – £4.00


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Comments (136)

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  • AliB says:

    Well I wont be buying. If you really want food, short haul…take it with you and let BA crew deal with the rubbish (a word something akin to BA service of late). Long haul breakfasts are now muffin, fun sized ‘treat’ based and refreshments have generally been pared back (they even ran out of red wine very early on a recent Bermuda flight)…wonderful!

    When are they issuing the orange uniform and livery?

  • Chris Jones says:

    I’ve just looked on twitter and people asking about being miss-sold feed and drink have been told they can have their ticket cancelled.

    BA are finished.

  • Adrian says:

    The much discussed race to the bottom continues, at least that is one thing that BA can win!

    • Brian W says:

      Some would say they won a few months back, they have just confirmed their postiion today in my opinion!

  • Paul says:

    Oh dear BA what a mess you have got yourself into with the crap about upgrade to service in the email. being royally panned on Twitter and Instagram and I certainly have written t the executive club to complain.

    For those unhappy with these changes suggest you leave space in the handbag and take an empty hip flask to drain the lounge bottles before you fly.

  • Graeme says:

    Just flown LHR-YYZ in PE. Main meal, a choice of beef or chicken curry, seemed significantly bigger than normal. I opted for the chicken curry which was tasty and contained a lot of chicken. Club kitchen available with some fruit and small chocolate bars. The male crew serving the new ‘afternoon tea’ of muffin or muesli bar seemed embarrassed to be doing so. Overall, for a flight of just under the 7hr block system, I was quite happy.

    • Callum says:

      I’m sure (well, I hope) the embarrassment was mostly in your head. I’d question the mental stability of someone who gets visibly embarrassed because their company, not them, decided people can get by with a meal and snacks during the exhausting process of sitting or lying down for 7 hours!

      • Rod says:

        Being embarrassed because your product is being gradually diminished by cost cutters is not a sign of mental instability.

        I’m sure there’s a reasonable number who would like something a bit more substantial on a 7-8 hour transatlantic flight before landing, esp as BoB for long haul is limited to sweets and crisps.

  • SO says:

    Prices seem reasonable (and actually, lower than expected). Would be fairer if flight prices came down £10/return to make the net effect zero, but suspect that rather defeats their purpose!

    • Callum says:

      I doubt they come remotely close to spending an average of £10 per person on catering… I know they rarely spent above £1-2 on me.

  • Matt says:

    The world is crumbling around me.

    I’d be very surprised if they offered anything extra to status card holders…

  • Simmo says:

    Prices seem OK.
    However not much of an offering!

    I would have thought that the “Basic” and “Premium” options they currently have would have been ideal for a food/no food split.

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