If you haven’t had the chance to try the new British Airways Club World catering service yet, which is only on the Heathrow to New York JFK route, you’ve probably missed ‘peak’ new food.
According to cabin crew reports on Flyertalk, British Airways has already started to roll out the first series of cuts to the new service.
You are about to lose:
the salt and pepper shakers, which will be replaced by paper sachets (note that Virgin still has Wilbur and Orville in service after 20+ years)
the ‘three in one’ bread roll, which will be retained on JFK but replaced by standard rolls on other routes
the little olive oil bottles, which will only be available on request (assuming you know they exist)
The 2nd small grey pillow is also being removed from the new The White Company bedding.
We are told to expect more changes, because the time taken to serve the meal at present is not sustainable on busy A380 routes and on longer routes where there is a crew shift change.
The good news ….
…. is that the new catering continues to be rolled out, albeit slowly.
January is expected to see:
- New York Newark
- Washington Dulles
added. The new bedding will also appear more widely, including some Middle East routes, but there really is no excuse for the slow roll out here as handing out blankets does not involve major crew retraining ….
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