British Airways recently launched a new menu for its short-haul economy flights, and tea lovers are rejoicing—because with the new menu, it appears that if you bring our own teabag, you can have tea for free. There’s also a discount on coffee now if you bring your own cup, so everyone can enjoy a freebie.
As of May 1, a new menu has been launched on British Airways short-haul flights, called the Marks and Spencer menu. And it comes with an unexpected perk—well, sort of. If you bring your own tea bag, you can actually get a free cup of tea in-flight.
British Airways cabin crew explained it to Head for Points: “You can have a free paper cup. You can have some free hot water. However, you must bring your own teabag.”
The change is because the former tea supplier, Twinings, came with a built-in cup; the new tea supplier, Teapigs, doesn’t. This switch is a bonus for people who have lounge access since the lounges at Heathrow and Gatwick offer free teabags. If you just purchase a cup of tea in-flight without bringing your own bag, it’ll cost about $3.28.
The airline is also offering a discount on coffee if passengers bring their own cups.
Other changes to the menu include a new type of coffee called Cru Kafe, other new drinks including Love Cocoa Hot Chocolate; Loveau Raspberry, Strawberry & Blueberry Infused Sparkling Water; Estini Espresso Martini; Pinkster Small Batch Raspberry Gin; and Brewdog’s Speedbird 100 IPA. There’s also a new tomato and mozzarella flatbread, an activity box for kids with snacks and games, and afternoon tea with a scone, clotted cream, and jam.
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