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British Airways ‘Buy On Board’ food wins an award

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British Airways Euro Traveller ‘Buy On Board’ was a winner at the recent ‘Onboard Hospitality Awards’, held in Hamburg.

It picked up the prize for ‘Best Onboard Snack’ in the ‘Premium Economy / Economy / Low Cost Carrier’ category.  To be honest, I think it is a well-deserved award too.

British Airways Buy On Board wins an award!

The prize went to the Tom Kerridge Steak & Ale Pie, added to the menu last year as part of a selection of Tom Kerridge meals in all classes as part of #BA100.

If you click the image above you can see full details of why it was chosen by the judges.  All of the pies were apparently made in Marlow and not outsourced to Tourvest, who run the British Airways ‘Buy On Board’ offering.

British Airways 'Buy On Board' food wins an award!

As I have said before, the BA ‘Buy On Board’ menu is seriously lacking in ambition and, frankly, the nutritional value of the offering has deteriorated sharply since it was launched.  It is pitiful compared to what easyJet or Ryanair offer.  The Tom Kerridge pie was a rare beacon of quality.


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Comments (40)

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  • Lady London says:

    Who are his corporate finance advisers? If he is going up against CSFB? Who does he have? Thinking maybe MS, but does this look like MS?

    Presumably he’s had lawyers crawling over the cancellation / delay clauses in the contract while all this is going on.

    At least there will be other available staff in the market if he needs to replace.

  • JOHN says:

    British Airways did not win, was just a finalist. you should be more accurate with your headline

    • Rob says:

      Er, no, it won. Hence the yellow ‘Winner’ band on the image if you click it.

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