British Airways has finally resumed its full dining experience in Club World, over two and a half years since the service was simplified due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Individual courses are now once again being served individually – including hot soups and warm desserts – and new seasonal menus have been introduced “to champion the best of British cuisine”.
Options include the British Original Cottage Pie, and chocolate fondant with creme anglaise, and there will be regional variations on specific routes, including lemon and herb grilled mahi-mahi fish on Caribbean flights, chicken dum biryani on routes from India and king prawn machbous from the Middle East.
Customers on evening flights can request a one tray express service.
BA said that it had been “trialling menu variations and service styles with the airline’s cabin crew” over the last few months.
The carrier also said that it was introducing a refreshed Club World check-in zone at Heathrow Terminal 5.
The return of a full Club World dining service follows the launch of new menus in World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, Club Europe and First earlier this year, as well as the resumption of a hot / cold towel service in premium cabins.
Commenting on the news Sajida Ismail, British Airways’ head of onboard experience, said:
“It’s incredibly important that when we brought our full service back, it exceeded our customers’ expectations. We have taken time to ensure that we are offering a premium brasserie-style dining experience that not only tastes good, but one that our crew feel confident in delivering.
“We have had such great feedback from the recent introduction of new menus across our First, World Traveller Plus, World Traveller and Club Europe cabins and we know our new Club World menus won’t disappoint.”
Rival UK carrier Virgin Atlantic resumed its hand plated meal service in Upper Class back in March 2021, and recently introduced new inflight menus across its cabins for the autumn / winter season.
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