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  • MartynSinclair
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    Fish and Chips and a side dish of mushy peas !!

    QATAR (not sure if it is now on the menu) were serving an excellent British fish and chips.

    One food item that represents British food is the traditional roast beef & Yorkshire pudding (which for our overseas friends is not a desert). But could BA manage a decent Yorkshire pudding at 38,000?

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    norbert2008
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    Martyn from some Youtubers the answer to Yorkshires is no. I am also intrigued about the Fish and Chips so easy on the ground but to get so right but in the air? I am also being silly in thinking a toaster would work rather well for a Full English breakfast?


    StephenLondon
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    Having been responsible some years ago for catering at a major airline, this problem has nothing to do with the desire to deliver top quality meals onboard. Our catering team would have liked nothing better than to deliver the quality being described and was well aware of the desire of our passengers for organic/free range and hand made products. However the bean counters were the problem as they would prescribe a very small budget for each meal – even in business class I seem to recall something like £7 for the whole meal. By the time you have worked through all of the elements you are left with just pence for the cheese and for sure you can kiss organic/free range goodbye. Even the locally made sausages had to go in the end. It was a case of better quality food not being a significant driver of customer choice – at least not compared to the power of corporate deals, an excellent schedule and a perception of reliability and punctuality. A sad fact of life.

    If BA are being charged £7 for the drek I was served on a recent Club World flight to the US, they are being seriously overcharged!

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    huey
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    Ok now may not be the time to post this as getting people from A to B seems to be the most important thing post-pandemic. BUT I know there are big divisions in BA and other UK airlines that deal with this so just putting it out there. We have some of the best cheeses in the world, why is BA not tapping into this. I see two plastic-looking bits of cheese on most BA club trays (tiny too). I am sure there are UK producers that would be so willing to provide high-quality cheese to BA in quantity too.
    Forum friends, Best airline cheese offerings, please?

    I am also interested to know what people think of as the best second meal offerings on long-haul flights? High-quality afternoon tea seems perfect for UK carriers?

    I think it’s a grand idea. But airlines can’t even answer the phone, so perhaps let things percolate along for a while before consideration. There is also the issue of things tasting ‘not so good’ at altitude to overcome.


    huey
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    When it comes to the quality of the meals up front, on a recent United flight San Francisco-Houston, both the offerings were so dismal that I asked for a snack box from coach … all the little goodies were delicious. Full of salt and sugar, no doubt, but far more appetizing than the drek on the menu up in the pointy end of the plane. And the FA arranged it all attractively on a tray, very cute.

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    Citiflyer
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    BA have tried plenty of these options in recent years. Just before short haul catering ended they did fish and chips in Economy on band 3/4 routes.

    Cottage pie, sausage and mash and fish pie are regularly offered in Club Europe.

    Most recently BA offered the roast dinner in First/Club long haul complete with Yorkshire pudding in its plastic bag.

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