LHR -> BOM BA199 - Bacon Rolls or Bit More?

Old Aug 14, 11, 9:27 am
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LHR -> BOM BA199 - Bacon Rolls or Bit More?

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Im due to fly in Club on the overnight to Mumbai which leave at 9:50 and arrive 11:15 next day. How does catering work on this? I'm most likely to grab some bubbles and crash out pretty quick and skip main meal. Do you know what second meal is likely to be is a quick little breakie (ala bit of fruit and hot bacon roll/USA trips style) or something bit more significant?

I did look at other threads but could not see an answer so please accept apologies if I missed it.

Thanks
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Old Aug 14, 11, 9:37 am
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Have your dinner at the lounge itself and skip the meals completely at flight. Can't remember about the breakfast, as I use to sleep up to the landing time.


Also, ensure that you choose UD seats. Lower deck seats are pathetic, especially the window seats.
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Old Aug 14, 11, 9:56 am
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The second meal is a continental breakfast, I am not sure if there are bacon rolls served.
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Old Aug 14, 11, 10:20 am
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Thanks as I expected. Yes defo will be eating before flight was the breakie was unsure about.
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No bacon from what I remember. India has the second largest Muslim population in the world.
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Old Aug 14, 11, 2:42 pm
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oops good point and also one of the largest vegetarian populations too!
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Pork/bacon is served to India where is beef is not.
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Pork/bacon is served to India where is beef is not.
Indeed! I have often had bacon butties on LHR-DEL flights.
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
Pork/bacon is served to India where is beef is not.
Indeed. No bacon on Middle East runs, no beef on Indian runs.
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Old Aug 15, 11, 5:15 am
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter View Post
No bacon from what I remember. India has the second largest Muslim population in the world.
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oops good point and also one of the largest vegetarian populations too!
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Pork/bacon is served to India where is beef is not.
Indeed, as others have said, Pork products in, Beef products out.

There is a bigger issue that BA have yet to sort on this route and that is the balance of Veg/Non-Veg meals. I know I've written about it before (over on Business Traveller), but I feel it needs a re-airing, so forgive me.

A large proportion of Indian travellers/travellers on the routes to India do require 'special meals' and of those special meals a large proportion of them are vegetarian. Additonally, a large number of travellers from the Indian community (I speak as someone who's grandparents are) book through travel agents who specifically ask what type of meal is required.

As such, BA need to realise that the majority of vegetarians have pre-ordered and that the those of us who haven't (like myself) is because we are happy to eat a normal, meat based meal. I therefore get quite annoyed to find out that there is inevitably an overcatering of Vegetarian meals proportionate to the remaining "non-special meal" passengers on the flight. [I appreciate the argument that as a non-vegetarian I can eat a vegetarian meal, but that's hardly the point].

I do hope BA really look into this matter - it may be a small point, but I feel it is an important one.
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I understand your point on this and we should try harder to get the ratios correct but as we have no extra meals loaded in W/T will always load extra vegetarian meals rather then extra meat ones.
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Indeed! I have often had bacon butties on LHR-DEL flights.
Bizarre, I have no recollection of pork to India at all. Age is setting in...
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Originally Posted by Evita_FT View Post

Also, ensure that you choose UD seats. Lower deck seats are pathetic, especially the window seats.
Agree with the sentiments - but as the seats themselves are exactly the same upstairs as they are downstairs in terms of build - it is only the location that is different. And apart from the extra storage you get on the UD next to the window seat - the arrangement is the same - you still have to climb over someone's feet unless you get the right one - is this really that "pathetic"?
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And apart from the extra storage you get on the UD next to the window seat
That's what makes the LD window seats really pathetic!!! Though only on few occasion I have traveled in LD, all the time I always felt the LD to be really cramped. My preferred seat 64K
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