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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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  • Keith S says:

    I won’t pay for the food or drinks but anyone know if airlines/BA have to offer water for free to all flyers?

    • YL says:

      I read it somewhere at flyertalk -free tap water!! Not sure if it is a joke or not, but I think I will pass if this is the case!

      • tim says:

        I assume “tap water” on a plane is water from the potable water tank used to boil the kettle with. What that tastes like cold I do not know.

  • Derek says:

    Wow … what a crappy menu! Even Virgin Trains has a better offering!!

  • Alan Small says:

    Totally agree with comments about flights already booked. There are several factors that are relevant when booking a flight, & one of them is what you get included in the ticket price. Simply removing something that was clearly stated as included at the time of booking probably isn’t legally wrong (due to some get-out clause in the small print no doubt) but its certainly morally wrong! I think a £10 food voucher should be issued for each flight to all customers who booked before the change was announced. Anyone written to Watchdog yet?

  • Pierre says:

    Well, I’ll just carry a “f&B combo” then:
    Hip flask to fill up in the lounge with a wider range of drinks
    Small water bottle to fill up as well
    Tupperware container for food.
    I expect that staff will have to refill the sloop more often following the changes.

  • Callum says:

    My thought is you’re being ridiculous and have absolutely no claim whatsoever. Certainly not legally and, in my opinion only, certainly not morally.

    I’d also question why the recent increases didn’t affect the value of your avios yet losing some crisps and alcohol does?

    • Brian W says:

      I thought you felt all this talk about the ‘upgrade’ was unecessary, more than one post on the subject etc? You seem very engaged for someone so critical of the subject matter earlier?

      Have you tried reading the BBC website? They have loads of newsworthy articles on different subjects daily to keep you going without content repeat.

      The OP is being anything but ridiculous. The change matters to him hence is comments.

      You clearly never fly BA nor understand the subject matter.

  • G Andrews says:

    NOOOOOOOOOO – No more free alcohol. I can’t cope.

  • Allan says:

    Prices seem reasonable but Percy pig bad choice of name of menu

  • Nick says:

    Percy Pigs – “bestofbritish” and made in Germany!

    (Tap) water will be available free-this has been confirmed. Yes it’s safe to drink.

    Anyone with an existing booking will be given a ‘gesture’ but ONLY if they actually bother to complain. Anyone who is still not happy with this will be given a refund-BA doesn’t want to test this with court cases and has approved this already.

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