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I Do remember the GB airways food as it happens – which I thought was awful. They were always apologizing saying they would be getting mainline BA catering very soon.
I’ve just completed a BA CE flight to Faro (An ex-GB Airways route) and had a very good dinner both ways.29 May 2009
“It’s free, you still get a drink, and it is the only operator on domestic UK sectors to offer such ‘frills’.”
Incorrect! BMI serves the parts of UK that BA sloughed off as does Eastern Airways – both of these serve free drinks and either snacks, breakfast or nibbles (depending on the time of day – oh and the whim of those in charge – just like BA!).4 Jun 2009
That’s true Gooner London, but you only need a Blue Plus card (i think that’s what it’s called) to get the free snack and drink with Bmi which is pretty easy to earn after a couple of flights from memory.4 Jun 2009
Its a fair point. But its not the same as a commitment to free refreshments for all. There is a lot of knocking of BA, some of it justified. But they have made a clear commitment to continue to provide complementary refreshments and bar service to all classes, all fair types and all travellers. Surely that is something we all welcome?
One other thing. Air France offerers free refreshments on their domestic flights from LCY. So I was wrong to say only BA.4 Jun 2009
Sorry to re-contradict, but as a recent veteran of Aberdeen to Manchester on BMI, I can confirm that drink, snacks and food are free without having to produce my blue card (but did have to on an Aberdeen to London flight).4 Jun 2009
Eastern Airways provide hot drinks and soft cold drinks as well as champagne on all its flights. You are offered a sweet on take off and again before landing. You are also shown a basket containing various bags of crisps, nuts, cheese snips, kit-kat, twix etc for you to choose what you want. I can’t say if this is the same on their Scandinavian routes but I have travelled SOU-LBA and NCL and have always received really good service from the one cabin crew member.
GoonerLondon you are right that BA have committed to providing free refreshments (actually they are not free they are included in the price of your ticket) in all classes. It is unlikely that we will ever get back to the days when scones and cream were dished out on afternoon domestic flights and a full breakfast was served LHR-MAN (not a panini), but gradually the offerings on some journeys are not “perfectly” suited to the time of day.4 Jun 2009