As previously reported:
British Airways will start charging for food on short haul flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick from January 2017.
Here we look at some of the prices, and also look at how those prices compare with High Street prices.
Breakfast options will include Greek style natural yogurt with summer berry compote and granola (£1.95), classic fruit salad with pineapple, melon, mango, apple, kiwi and blueberries (£3.10). Hot options will be the M&S Café bacon roll with pork from British farmers (£4.75) and a tomato and mozzarella focaccia (£4.75).
Fresh sandwiches will be available including the Aberdeen Angus beef and red onion chutney bloomer (£4.75) and the classic cheese ploughman’s with nine-month aged farmhouse mature cheddar and vine ripened tomatoes, pickle and mixed salad (£3.00).
Other snacks will include a nut assortment of almonds, brazil, cashew and hazelnuts (£1.60), wasabi peas (£1.60), salted cashews (£1.60), Oriental snack mix (£2), super fruit, nut and seed flapjacks (£1.45), salt & vinegar and lightly salted hand-cut crisps (both £1).
|Diet Coke Can 330ml||£ 1.80|
|Schweppes Tonic Water 150ml||£ 1.50|
|London Pride 330ml can||£ 4.00|
|Bombay Sapphire 5cl||£ 4.50|
Confectionery options will include a made without wheat salted caramel hazelnut millionaire bar (£1.45), a grab-bag sized milk chocolate covered popping popcorn and pretzels (£2.45), packs of mini oat biscuits (£1.10), Swiss milk chocolate mountain bars (£1.70), the famous Percy Pigs (£1.80) and ‘The Whippy One’ (£1).
The airline will also offer customers a full bar service with soft drinks priced from £1.50 and alcoholic drinks from £4.
Club Europe (short-haul business class) customers will continue to be offered a full, complimentary menu, which is also being improved and revamped from spring 2017 as part of the changes to short-haul catering. Further details will be released on the changes nearer the time.
|Buffalo Mozzarella & Tomato Focaccia||£4.75||£4.75|
|Balanced For You Spiced Chicken with Rice & Quinoa Salad||£4.95||£4.50|
|Aberdeen Angus Beef & Red Onion Chutney Bloomer||£4.75||£4.75|
|Greek Style Yogurt with a Summer Berry Compote & Granola||£1.95||£1.80|
|Cheddar Cheese Ploughman’s||£3.00||£2.60|
Comparison with Low Cost Carriers
|Item||Airline and price||Airline and price||Airline and price||M&S on board|
|Sandwich||Easyjet £4.50||Ryanair £3.89
|Norwegian £4.50||£3 for nine month aged farmhouse cheddar cheese ploughman’s or £4.75 for Aberdeen Angus beef and red onion chutney bloomer|
|Easyjet £4.50||Ryanair £4.76
|Norwegian £4.50||£4.75 (Café bacon bun)|
|Crisps||Easyjet £1.80||Ryanair £2.16
salt & vinegar and lightly salted hand cooked crisps
|Cup of coffee||Easyjet £2.30||Ryanair £2.59
|Bottle of water (500ml)||Easyjet £1.80||Ryanair £2.59
|Quarter bottle of wine||Easyjet £4.50||Ryanair £5.19
|Spirits and mixer||Easyjet £5.60||Ryanair £6.58
|Beer||Easyjet £4||Ryanair £3.89