The main course pre-order choice thread

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The facility to choose your main course meal before you fly (when travelling First, Club World and World Traveller Plus) is available on the following routes on flights departing from London:

London Heathrow to Accra, Amman, Atlanta, Austin, Bahrain, Baltimore, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Boston, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Calgary, Cape Town, Chengdu, Chicago, Dallas, Delhi, Denver, Doha, Dubai, Durban, Hong Kong, Houston, Hyderabad, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Madras, Mexico, Miami, Montreal, Mumbai, Muscat, Nairobi, Narita, Nassau, New York (JFK and Newark), Philadelphia, Phoenix, Rio De Janeiro, Riyadh, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (California), Sao Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tokyo (Haneda and Narita), Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington DC.

London Gatwick to Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Cancun, Cape Town, Costa Rica, New York (JFK), Kingston, Lima, Male, Mauritius, Orlando, Punta Cana, Saint Lucia, San Jose (Costa Rica), Tampa, and Trinidad and Tobago


Meal selection will be from the on-board menu; pre-selection is available between 30 days and 24 hours before your flight

Meal selection is only for the main course of the main meal. However, you can click on the menu link to see the full main meal menu.

Starters and desserts cannot be pre-ordered. Items from the second meals cannot be viewed or pre-ordered.

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Old Nov 30, 16, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by GK1981 View Post
Thanks orbitmic , that may well be my choice.

Does Austin fall into flight time for the second meal being Afternoon Tea?
Sadly yes, although it might be the "afternoon tea plus" where you have a choice between the sandwiches or a salad.

To my knowledge, the only destinations that escape the dreaded fate and have a second meal instead are West coast (SAN, LAX, SFO, SJC, SEA).

Incidentally, since we are at it. I did another of the dreaded 9am LHR-MIA in F. The combination of breakfast and afternoon tea was nothing short of vile (mixed grill was disgusting, roastbeef on the 'continental plate' had green hues, they ran out of freaking yoghurt, etc).

For the life of me, I just cannot understand why BA is able to offer a semblance of a brunch for main meal and tapas for second on short day JFK-LHR and BOS-LHR flights but cannot be arsed to have brunchy options on a 50% longer and later departing LHR-MIA.
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Old Nov 30, 16, 3:05 am
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BA175 in F late December -

Grilled fillet of Heritage beef, homemade potato gnocchi with parmesan cream and sautéed wild mushrooms



Soy marinated North Atlantic cod, egg noodles and wok fried vegetables



Slow braised Wiltshire pork belly with creamed potato, broccolini and seasonal vegetables with thyme jus



Artichoke tortellini with a mushroom cream sauce, pecorino and wilted rocket



Medley of salads including couscous, marinated kale, quinoa and cucumber topped with warm supreme of Jerk chicken
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Artichoke tortellini with a mushroom cream sauce, pecorino and wilted rocket
How dangerous a psychopath do you need to be to even consider wilting rocket? Seriously?
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Originally Posted by Castle25 View Post
We flew to Calgary in 24 Dec 2014 and there was a turkey main & Xmas pudding, Going again this year and hoping for the same
Menu available 28 days before travel for pre order.
CW Menu for LHR-Calgary 24th Dec
Seared fillet of British beef with sweet potato Royale, broccoli florets, tarragon and mushroom sauce

A traditional Christmas dish of roast turkey, pigs in blankets roasted potatoes, chestnuts sprouts with rosemary jus

Fusilli pasta with chargrilled yellow peppers, slow roast cherry tomatoes and a creamy plum tomato and pesto sauce

Chilled main course salad of seared ras el hanout prawns, carrot and courgette salad, lemon couscous and Espelette dressing
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Seared fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef with pearl barley arancini, cauliflower puree, root vegetables and madeira jus


A traditional Christmas dish of roast turkey, pigs in blankets roasted potatoes, chestnuts sprouts with rosemary jus


Seared fillets of sea bass with sherry puy lentils, wilted chard, salsify, and red wine fish sauce


Vegetable Keralan curry with cauliflower fry and steamed coriander rice


Main course salad of seared prawns with a super food salad and gazpacho dressing
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BA 217 LHR-IAD 28/12 In F


Menu

Starters

-Duck rillette with smoked duck breast, kumquat confit, redcurrant gel, chestnut and cranberry salad
-Shepherds purse fettle beignets, beetroot, artichoke, black olives and cucumber salad with piccalilli purée
-Roast pumpkin sweet potato and ginger soup
-Fresh seasonal salad with a choice of classic extra virgin olive oil with aged balsamic dressing or honey mustard dressing

Main

-Seared fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef with pearl barley arancini, cauliflower puree, root vegetables and madeira jus
-Seared fillets of sea bass with sherry puy lentils, wilted chard, salsify, and red wine fish sauce
-Chicken and leek pie with mustard mash, blanched buttered cabbage, green beans and grain mustard beurre blanc sauce
-Vegetable Keralan curry with cauliflower fry and steamed coriander rice
-Main course salad of seared prawns with a super food salad and gazpacho dressing

Desserts

-Salted caramel brownie and profiterole slice
-Apple and brioche pudding
-Madagascan vanilla ice cream

Cheese Plate

-Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese
-Wensleydale Blue
-Somerset Camembert
-Vintage Gouda
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Originally Posted by FCO36 View Post
BA 217 LHR-IAD 28/12 In F


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-Main course salad of seared prawns with a super food salad and gazpacho dressing
Anyone had this? What exactly is the salad?
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Novice question, please. I thought - maybe wrongly - that CW and F had always different meals?

I ask because I saw that this course is listed in F and CW menu as well?
A traditional Christmas dish of roast turkey, pigs in blankets roasted potatoes, chestnuts sprouts with rosemary jus
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Originally Posted by Lefly View Post
Novice question, please. I thought - maybe wrongly - that CW and F had always different meals?

I ask because I saw that this course is listed in F and CW menu as well?
That is indeed the annual exception! In fairness a few other dishes can also be very similar in J and F.
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That is indeed the annual exception! In fairness a few other dishes can also be very similar in J and F.
Good to know, thanks!
Do you think, or anyone think, that can be a good one to choose?
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Good to know, thanks!
Do you think, or anyone think, that can be a good one to choose?

Not if you are seated next to me!
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Originally Posted by Lefly View Post
Good to know, thanks!
Do you think, or anyone think, that can be a good one to choose?
Yes, I usually quite like the Christmas turkey main, especially in CW (in F, some other dishes may be better, in J it is unlikely). I had it last year with pleasure.
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Originally Posted by teledude View Post
BA175 in F late December -

Grilled fillet of Heritage beef, homemade potato gnocchi with parmesan cream and sautéed wild mushrooms



Soy marinated North Atlantic cod, egg noodles and wok fried vegetables



Slow braised Wiltshire pork belly with creamed potato, broccolini and seasonal vegetables with thyme jus



Artichoke tortellini with a mushroom cream sauce, pecorino and wilted rocket



Medley of salads including couscous, marinated kale, quinoa and cucumber topped with warm supreme of Jerk chicken
can confirm. in WTP however, it is just the first two options, beef and cod. A-L
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May I ask a question about preordering here? Do tell me if it is the wrong place.

Do you know of it ever happening that you order your choice and the menu is changed once you are on the flight? Many thanks, A-L
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Exactly same menu Lhr Jnb 9 Dec

Originally Posted by FCO36 View Post
BA 217 LHR-IAD 28/12 In F
Exactly the same menu on LHR JNB 9 Dec

Menu

Starters

-Duck rillette with smoked duck breast, kumquat confit, redcurrant gel, chestnut and cranberry salad
-Shepherds purse fettle beignets, beetroot, artichoke, black olives and cucumber salad with piccalilli purée
-Roast pumpkin sweet potato and ginger soup
-Fresh seasonal salad with a choice of classic extra virgin olive oil with aged balsamic dressing or honey mustard dressing

Main

-Seared fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef with pearl barley arancini, cauliflower puree, root vegetables and madeira jus
-Seared fillets of sea bass with sherry puy lentils, wilted chard, salsify, and red wine fish sauce
-Chicken and leek pie with mustard mash, blanched buttered cabbage, green beans and grain mustard beurre blanc sauce
-Vegetable Keralan curry with cauliflower fry and steamed coriander rice
-Main course salad of seared prawns with a super food salad and gazpacho dressing

Desserts

-Salted caramel brownie and profiterole slice
-Apple and brioche pudding
-Madagascan vanilla ice cream

Cheese Plate

-Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese
-Wensleydale Blue
-Somerset Camembert
-Vintage Gouda
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