Old Sep 12, 18, 10:53 am
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Band one Afternoon Tea

After our brief visit to a somewhat murky and wet Zaventem, it is time to return Londres. Will there be scones for tea, dear British Airways? This flight, BA397 BRU-LHR, departs at 16:45, so squeaks into the Afternoon Tea slot.

This is another almost full A319 service , 20 passengers in the six row, for the 24 seats in CE, and just 4 unfilled places in ET. Four Eurofleet crew. Another on time departure. For some reason I have always found the apron a runway arrangements in BRU to be odd, but we were airborne in under 20 minutes.

Serving this meal option was far easier than lunch, everyone was served with at least 25 minutes to landing.

And yes, we now have some utterly yummy Do&Co scones, served warm from a trolley top basket, with the aroma filling the front cabin cabin beguilingly. Scone-haters are henceforth banished! The choice is between plain or fruited scones. Or if greedy, both. With Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream and Tiptree jam, what more could one wish for? Actually there is also a trio of sandwiches and a very moist Dundee style cake, with I think dates in it. The cake is best eaten with a fork.

Given that Do&Co specialise in baking, it is a wonder it has taken so long to show what they can do. No more avoiding Afternoon Tea on BA.

That said there is a Ploughman's option too, but hopefully I won't see that too often in 1A. Oh and I have had my first drinkable coffee on shorthaul BA ever! Better than even OS.

Happy days.

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