The largest expert travel community:
  • 741,524 Total members
  • 6,685 Users online now
  • 1,682,971 Threads
  • 30,376,677 Posts
British Airways

British Airways Makes Changes to Its Champagne

British Airways Makes Changes to Its Champagne
Meg Butler

From BA:

This month British Airways is set to improve its range of champagnes and English sparkling wines for customers travelling in its First class cabin and lounges, and in its Club World (long-haul business class) cabin, as part of its £4.5 billion investment across the airline over the next five years.

The airline, which serves more than two million bottles of bubbles a year, will now offer:

First Lounges

First Cabin

Club World Cabin


Castelnau champagne will continue to be served in British Airways’ business class Galleries Lounges. Laurent-Perrier’s Grand Siècle will also still be served in First. Customers traveling in Club Europe will be served Castelnau champagne in quarter sized bottles.

Colin Talbot, British Airways’ head of catering adds, “With investment well underway for our customers, we are committed to continuing to improve the variety of food and drink on offer. We blind test all our wines and these options performed incredibly well both on the ground and in the air.”


For more information go to British Airways’ Media Center or join the FlyerTalk in this forum thread.

[Photo: Champagne Jeeper]

View Comments (5)


  1. 2old4coach

    August 2, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Upgrade Champagne!!???

    What a whopper! It is just like “enhancing” our frequent flyer program!!
    That is a downgrade in Champagne. The “blind” testing must have covered the brand labels and left the price tag visable! This “wine” is 50% cheaper…
    What a joke.
    Thanks Cruz, is this wat they serve on your old LCC?

  2. scubaccr

    August 2, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Castelnau = castel NO, Not a drinkable champagne, should have been swapped out

    The current LHR T5 GoldFirst Lounge champagne Henriott (white + rose) was fine in limited quantities, it could have stayed imo

  3. j2simpso

    August 2, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    I still prefer Prosecco, it’s my favourite type of meat!

  4. barbaraflybird

    August 3, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Lanson Rose champagne in 1ST???!!! you have GOT to be joking BA, that is a cheap nasty pink champagne and certainly NOT an upgrade.

    How about Krug, or Bollinger, or Veuve Cliquot or even Laurent Perrier if you want to use an “ordinary” champagne?

    We know 1st class passengers such as us are not worth a glass of premium champagne such as Crystal, or Dom Perignon, or even vintage Krug/Bolllinger/Veuve!! I expect it will also be served luke warm as it usually is, so very few will drink it, thereby saving BA even more money.

  5. sfoeuroflyer

    August 5, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Have to agree with the other comments. This “enhancement” is a downgrade. Really low market stuff.

You must be logged in on the FORUM to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

British Airways

More in British Airways

FlyerTalk’s Take on the New Club World Seats

Joe CortezMarch 18, 2019

British Airways Is Giving First Class a Designer Upgrade

Jackie ReddyMarch 7, 2019

Strike May Leave British Airways Passengers Without Food or Water

Jeff EdwardsMarch 6, 2019

Copyright © 2014 Top News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by Wordpress.