LHR - EDI catering?

Old Sep 25, 11, 11:45 am
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LHR - EDI catering?

I know there is a link out there which I can't find, however: what is the catering on the 2000 LHR - EDI service like these days? Its been a while since I was on the Scotland flights regularly. Still a cold meat salad?

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Old Sep 25, 11, 11:45 am
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Old Sep 25, 11, 11:47 am
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Savoury snack with a drink from the bar.

Biscuit with a hot drink.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 11:49 am
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Thank you both - about 4 years so I anticipated things may have changed.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 11:53 am
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Still a cold meat salad?


A packet of these bad boys:

http://www.thedormenfoodcompany.com/

Or a Fox's biscuit

(And if BBB is taking care of you, maybe a bag of leftovers to take home with you )
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Interesting article in the 'Sunday telegraph' newspaper today, where an article on B.A and the boss of B.A. ...recognised that service had been 'Salami sliced' but would be cut no further.... and that B.A's future was as a full service airline....
I appreciate that the definition of 'full service' might not mean 'full catering'
Whilst I remember the days of hot catering on the evening flights to/ from EDI I really don't think it is too much to ask to offer a sandwich or wrap on flights at meal times. It is woeful to offer only a cookie and drink on a flight at 18.30 or so, particularly if you are in a rush..... and when the single fare can be over 200!
BA was formerly my airline of choice... I am much more selective now.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 12:10 pm
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Interesting article in the 'Sunday telegraph' newspaper today, where an article on B.A and the boss of B.A. ...recognised that service had been 'Salami sliced' but would be cut no further.... and that B.A's future was as a full service airline....
I appreciate that the definition of 'full service' might not mean 'full catering'
Whilst I remember the days of hot catering on the evening flights to/ from EDI I really don't think it is too much to ask to offer a sandwich or wrap on flights at meal times. It is woeful to offer only a cookie and drink on a flight at 18.30 or so, particularly if you are in a rush..... and when the single fare can be over 200!
BA was formerly my airline of choice... I am much more selective now.
You don't have much choice nowadays on the LHR-EDI run. BA at least give you a free drink/small snack. BD is buy-on-board, unless you are in "Flexi-Y" you now get a hot wrap and a cup of coffee.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Skipcool3 View Post
Interesting article in the 'Sunday telegraph' newspaper today, where an article on B.A and the boss of B.A. ...recognised that service had been 'Salami sliced' but would be cut no further.... and that B.A's future was as a full service airline....
I appreciate that the definition of 'full service' might not mean 'full catering'
Whilst I remember the days of hot catering on the evening flights to/ from EDI I really don't think it is too much to ask to offer a sandwich or wrap on flights at meal times. It is woeful to offer only a cookie and drink on a flight at 18.30 or so, particularly if you are in a rush..... and when the single fare can be over 200!
Very good point well made. I fail to believe the cost of the type of food you mentioned would break the bank. I'm sure would also do a great deal to improve the appeal of the airline over competitors.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 12:11 pm
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Hi,

Although sometimes, the opportunity to buy something is appreciated ( rather than just a biscuit)

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Old Sep 25, 11, 12:29 pm
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Oh how I miss that evening salad tray service... It was a pain in the backside to deliver, but I felt like I was giving people a proper service and product...

I do genuinely miss it...
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Originally Posted by Skipcool3 View Post
It is woeful to offer only a cookie and drink on a flight at 18.30 or so, particularly if you are in a rush..... and when the single fare can be over 200!
BA was formerly my airline of choice... I am much more selective now.
My daily commute to/from work used to take longer than the LHR-EDI flight and I survived for years without being given food or drink. To expect anything more than they already offer is unrealistic.
If you can't survive such a short time without eating may I suggest you carry a jeely piece in your bag.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by BingBongBoy View Post
Oh how I miss that evening salad tray service... It was a pain in the backside to deliver, but I felt like I was giving people a proper service and product...

I do genuinely miss it...
very good to hear!!!
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Old Sep 25, 11, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by BingBongBoy View Post
Oh how I miss that evening salad tray service... It was a pain in the backside to deliver, but I felt like I was giving people a proper service and product...

I do genuinely miss it...
So do I!

I also miss the three course hot meal, with drinks run, second drinks run and coffee that preceded the salads - but then you did have 2 or three more crew in those days.
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Old Sep 25, 11, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
If you can't survive such a short time without eating may I suggest you carry a jeely piece in your bag.
A fine snack, that would certainly be more appetising that current UK Domestic offerings.
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