British Airways to start selling Marks and Spencer's sandwiches on board

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  • AMcWhirter
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    Hello JonathanCohen09 – Please forgive my late response. I’ve only just seen your earlier posting.

    It was good of you to provide feedback re LX.

    Not easy to predict the future of short-haul catering in Europe but at the time LH acquired LX, the former’s onboard catering, was better than what it offers today.

    Certainly a couple of years ago the then CEO of OS indicated that he wanted his airline to adopt BOB. But he was later transferred to another member of the Group and the plan never materialised.


    Clifford
    Participant

    Sorry, meant had investment.
    My main gripe is Business UK, and how we are forced into BoB, whereas First, CW & CE aren’t!

    Passengers of class peer, should be treated equally.

    Why should BA treat a business passenger say flying to Amsterdam (@50 mins)in CE, get a hot bacon sandwich, and Business passenger flying to Edinburgh (@60 mins), Business UK have to buy a hot bacon sandwich differently?

    Please don’t think I’m an anti CW/CE guy, I’ve flown CW/CE alot, but since flying Business UK, more, I noticed how much Business UK passengers are ignored and treated by BA and BoB is another example.

    The biggest problem I see is, that BA doesn’t know what type of airline it is anymore, and I don’t see a consistent service across classes, cabins and destinations.

    As in BoB, I feel this is the test by BA into ditching Business UK, and to move BA into LCC within the UK. Then sell it off to Ryanair or EasyJet, as they did with “GO” and just really focus on short and long haul …


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Don’t worry, CE UK is coming…..


    Cloud-9
    Participant

    BA are aspiring to be no frills. Not LCC!


    IanFromHKG
    Participant

    I wonder if it is any coincidence that Heathrow Airport has started plugging “buy-before-you-fly” dining options?

    No, I thought not…


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    Hi Ian, I view “buy before you fly” food options only as an advantage for travellers. I wonder though whether the airline will eventually charge pax for bringing on their food “picnics” from the shops..

    My only concern though would be incorrectly packaged hot food that could either leak or stink the cabin out.


    canucklad
    Participant

    Ian, you mentioned buy before you fly,
    As memory serves, there is an airside restaurant at YVR that offers this service.
    The meal is packaged into heat saving containers and allows you to eat like a king
    Fine cuisine at forty thousand feet so to speak !!

    Never used it, so don’t know the price or quality, but it must be popular as the last time I was home it was still on the go.


    DavidSmith2
    Participant

    well I shall be flying BA Economy to Albania on Thursday. Rather than pay 119 EUR for an upgrade to Club, I have decided to book an emergency exit row in Economy (more leg room than Club) and see what M&S have to offer, knowing I can put at least the sandwiches through on expenses, then maybe use some avios for a glass of wine.

    I will report back on how it goes but I don’t expect the trip to be significantly less comfortable than club travel and you can buy an awful lot of sandwiches for 119 EUR.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    well I shall be flying BA Economy to Albania on Thursday. Rather than pay 119 EUR for an upgrade to Club, I have decided to book an emergency exit row in Economy (more leg room than Club) and see what M&S have to offer, knowing I can put at least the sandwiches through on expenses, then maybe use some avios for a glass of wine.

    I will report back on how it goes but I don’t expect the trip to be significantly less comfortable than club travel and you can buy an awful lot of sandwiches for 119 EUR.

    I like your style ….

    CE is a sick joke.


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    @DavidSmith2 – I think you will get far better value and a far wider choice by visiting Pret… rather than BoB… Could always buy a bottle of wine before you board too…. (can the airlines stop you drinking your own wine bought in the “duty free” shop..?


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    @DavidSmith2 – I think you will get far better value and a far wider choice by visiting Pret… rather than BoB… Could always buy a bottle of wine before you board too…. (can the airlines stop you drinking your own wine bought in the “duty free” shop..?

    yes, if they wish to – and many so wish. BA has not done so, to date, but watch this space.


    Cloud-9
    Participant

    I flew IST/LHR on BA a few years ago and, upon arrival, a passenger was escorted off by police as he had been consuming his own alcohol on board


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    I flew IST/LHR on BA a few years ago and, upon arrival, a passenger was escorted off by police as he had been consuming his own alcohol on board

    BA SOPs have been to allow passengers to consume their own alcoholic drinks – RFerguson or one of the other BA people here will be able to confirm that.

    Of course, if someone drinks when told not to by the crew (e.g. if they have concerns about over drinking), then that is a different matter and I imagine you saw the end result of such an incident.


    rferguson
    Participant

    FDOS is correct. There is no regulation that passengers cannot consume their own alcohol on board. It is however illegal to be drunk on an aircraft. If a passenger consuming their own booze gets a bit messy we can confiscate the guilty liquid.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    gets a bit messy

    LOL – I remember feeling that way when I knocked back a few cups of Gloegg, thinking it was Gluhwein and didn’t realise it had been fortified with Absolut 🙂

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