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  • sturgeon 172 posts

    I haven’t flown BA economy for years apart from very quick flights ie Amsterdam. The paphos flight is 4.5+ hours. In economy these days, for this flight is any complimentary food or drink served? Or if not, is it buy on board for food and soft/alcoholic drinks?

    Mick S 268 posts

    We flew to Larnaca last year with BA, in club Europe. From what I remember everything in economy needed to be paid for with Avios or CC. no cash payments were offered

    jj 472 posts

    You’re supposed to get a free bottle of water; anything else must be paid for. I travelled to the Balearics a couple of weeks ago in economy (like you, the first time for years), but no water was offered on my outbound flight. On the return in CE, I heard an announcement that water would be given to economy passengers.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 1,843 posts

    You can pre order here

    Or buy a sandwich at the airport and self cater.

    acewoking 15 posts

    Don’t forget the little packet of pretzels. That’s free too.

    Michael C 610 posts

    Don’t forget the little packet of pretzels. That’s free too.

    Exactly, If you have one an hour, it should just about last you the journey.

    Anna 458 posts

    I think it would be a good idea to pre-order on a flight of that length. I also did my first ET flight for a long time this week and people who had pre-ordered were served first. So you’d have to wait for that to be done, then have to make do with what’s left.

    We were full after visiting both QF and CX lounges, but those little pretzels are oddly moreish!

    Gary 288 posts

    Pret is essential regardless of the cabin especially if kids involved.

    Froggee 827 posts

    Plus I’d have the slight anxiety that BA would fail to load the preordered food. Having stuff in hand that you know your kids will eat on a flight of this length seems like a parental responsibility to me.

    If it’s only adults then no biggy but kids gotta eat!

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