BA Club World food sourced from Iceland?

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    Infidel
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    I have just completed several return flights to the US east coast in a combination of both the CW and NF cabins. I have completed 8 sectors in the past 3 weeks and have to say the food is diabolical in both cabins. Don’t start me on the cabin service!

    As I tucked in to an over cooked, dangerously salty fish dish I started to think, do BA allocate about 10 pounds per passenger for food/catering in the premium cabins? I possibly could have bought the entire starter, main and dreadful lemon tart for under 10 pounds in Iceland. Does anyone working for BA take any pride in the dogs breakfast that they pass onto us as an alleged premium product?

    It really is a disgrace, as I keep saying BA – least worst choice for across the Atlantic. I suggest whoever is responsible for catering at this sub par airline, starts taking a few flights on CX, QF, QR, SQ and experience what a true business/first experience can really be like.


    VintageKrug
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    10 posts, and every single one of them a diatribe against British Airways.

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/members/Infidel

    Here are some photos, from a Club World flight last week LHR-LAX posted by BlueThroughCrimp on another site, and it all looks pretty appetising to me:

    Starter:

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8075793978_a3219923b3_z.jpg

    Main:

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8075803475_cf19bba545_z.jpg

    Pud (the delicious choc fondant):

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8183/8075796384_1ba459a26f_z.jpg


    Hippocampus
    Participant

    And still flying BA despite posting diatribes against BA for over 12 months!

    That’s some dedication.


    Infidel
    Participant

    As I said, least worst choice! Glad I am able to express an opinion. Sadly, no comment on the question I posed though!


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    I fear only LynxJet can assuage some people’s expectations:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86PXE-zM_Yo

    A shame they only flew from Luton.


    BeckyBoop
    Participant

    Infidel, BA are not the only airline who fly to the east coast of America. There is also Detla, United, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic or you could go exEurope and fly Swiss or even Lufthansa both of which also get a lot of praise from other members of this forum. You should bear in mind both United and Delta are two of the worlds largest airlines and fly more people to more places than CX, QF, QR, SQ & BA.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World's_largest_airlines

    One thing on food presentation, I just wish BA in CW didn’t keep serving most dishes especially the mains in bowls but plates!!


    Henkel.Trocken
    Participant

    Infidel – be careful. The next thing will be the BA apologists will be accusing you of being me!


    Cedric_Statherby
    Participant

    Infidel

    Back to your opening post. What have you got against Iceland and Icelandic food? Some of their food is indeed “unique” (that is about the most polite word I can think of), but when they want to present good European-style food, they certainly can. Their fish is outstanding for one thing – it isn’t all saltfish or stockfish!

    And wherever else BA get their food from, it won’t be Iceland. They did try flying there a few years ago but were beaten back by the local powers-that-be (airlines, airport, etc) who are pretty ruthless at running a closed shop when they want to be. I don’t think they will ever return to the LHR-KEF route.


    canucklad
    Participant

    Brilliant Cedric…….

    Poor Kerry Katona….what a wasted talent…maybe BA could feature her in the next set of adverts!!


    tiggerbrown
    Participant

    Just be grateful it wasn’t Farm Foods.


    BeckyBoop
    Participant

    BA do give there utmost in providing the best food possible in the constraints of what they have and can afford. Where possible they try to source as much UK based produce such as the Herefordshire beef, fish from Loch Fyne in Scotland of course much of this dependant on flights departing the UK. However it should be noted that flights inbound to the UK the quality of produce may significantly differ from British. Afternoon tea is by the Dorchester hotel in London which have won countless awards. BA have invested quite heavily in the Height Cuisine programme to improve food onboard. And hold events such as “Taste” for people to give their feedback on new dishes This is taking for ever and so far have only successfully managed to produce a decent chocolate desert (which I have yet to try)

    http://www.tasteclub.com/tasteclub/culinary-news/ba-height-cuisine.html

    http://www.youtube.com/user/FlyBritishAirways

    canuklad.. Kerry Katona???? Nicki Minaj all the way!!!! :o)


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    I think the “Iceland” reference was to the place at which poor people shop, not the country.


    Cedric_Statherby
    Participant

    VK

    I’m sure you are right! But my comment was not entirely serious …

    Not the least of the crosses that benighted country has to bear is sharing a name with the less than entirely upmarket supermarket you identify. Occasionally it plays in their favour (as in the slogan “Mums prefer going to Iceland”) but not often.

    My comment on BA being frozen out of the LHR-KEF route was real though. They were given a landing and take-off time which was in the middle of the day when the airport is 90% closed, and then billed for almost the entire cost of keeping the airport/immigration/cafés etc open. Very neat, and I think their route lasted one season before they threw in the towel.


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    I don’t know anyone who calls their Mum “Mum”! 😉

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