It is a now a week since British Airways launched its improved World Traveller long haul economy food offering. I’m pleased to say that the response from Head for Points readers who have tried it so far is very positive.
Here is my original article which outlines exactly what was changing.
Here is what one reader got on the relatively short (7 hour) flight to Muscat last Friday, which he described as ‘definitely an improvement’:
First up (the bag only contained three pretzels, however):
…. followed by a surprisingly decent main meal which – if plated – would not be far off some Club World meals I have had on British Airways:
…. with the sandwiches for a small 2nd meal nearer landing – again, this is not a lot different, apart from the missing scones, to what you would get in Club World (they don’t open the packet for you in Club World either ….):
Reader Neil flew to Las Vegas for the massive CES conference and told me:
“Food much improved. We got the main meal of beef or chicken, then half way through the flight some popcorn and other snacks and then, unexpectedly, about an hour before landing a ‘folded pizza in a box’ with some other bits. I have to confess, much better than I was expecting/dreading.”
There was also a positive article in The Sunday Times over the weekend, which is here but behind a paywall unfortunately, which was also very enthusiastic about the changes.
The next question is what happens with World Traveller Plus catering. A revamp of the entire WTP ‘soft product’ (ie not the seat) is expected later in 2018.
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