Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > British Airways | Executive Club
Reload this Page >

Buy on board: Implemented on BA short haul - opinions on the concept

Buy on board: Implemented on BA short haul - opinions on the concept

    Hide Wikipost
Old Jan 30, 17, 2:37 pm   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: Aus_Mal
Wiki Link
This thread is for opinions on the concept of Buy on Board, concerned with the rights or wrongs of the decision to introduce it.

An information thread exists for your questions, particularly if they are on factual matters, here:
Buy on board: Information guide for BA shorthaul economy services

There is a separate thread for experiences, anecdotes, reactions and related comments, which is to be found here:
Buy on board: Experiences and reactions from BA's shorthaul economy services

Useful sub-links
chongcao posted a comparison of other oneworld airlines' BOB prices

Not happy about these changes?
If you have an existing booking, you may be able to complain and get 1000 Avios or cancel for free until 28 days before departure. BA's complaint form.

However, in November 2016, phone calls to BA indicated that "no refunds would be given as food & drinks were complimentary and not part of the T&C."
Print Wikipost

Old Sep 29, 16, 3:07 am
  #1  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Programs: Mucci des Hommes Magiques et Magnifiques
Posts: 16,088
Buy on board: Implemented on BA short haul - opinions on the concept

Just been announced, M&S food, all under £5 to be starting in January.

Last edited by Petrus; Jan 16, 17 at 2:39 pm
Can I help you is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:09 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Programs: BAEC (continued soft landing)
Posts: 332
Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
Just been announced, M&S food, all under £5 to be starting in January.
I know the answer is probably yes. But, I have to ask. Including water?
r00ty is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:14 am
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Programs: Mucci des Hommes Magiques et Magnifiques
Posts: 16,088
A full drinks menu and bar service will be available for purchase.
Can I help you is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:15 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: London
Programs: BAEC Gold
Posts: 561
Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
Just been announced, M&S food, all under £5 to be starting in January.
Thanks CIHY at least we can say we heard it here first

I look forward with interest to see how this is a) announced and b) received, especially among the general travelling public.
Quarky Quark is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:18 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Programs: BAEC (continued soft landing)
Posts: 332
Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
A full drinks menu and bar service will be available for purchase.
Damn, that's a real shame. But, worst case is buying some from boots on the way on.

Many thanks for giving us the scoop on this.
r00ty is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:19 am
  #6  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Programs: Mucci des Hommes Magiques et Magnifiques
Posts: 16,088
Soft drinks from £1.50 and alcohol from £4, payment by debit card or credit cards and contactless transactions, you can also pay with Avios.
Can I help you is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:20 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: London
Programs: BAEC Gold
Posts: 561
Posting this for posterity
Also, shall we take bets on how long it takes to update the website?
Attached Images  
Quarky Quark is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:22 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 6,345
The airport shops must be delighted as a percentage of people will bring on board (and then leave their rubbish for the crew to clear up).
simons1 is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:23 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: UK
Programs: BAEC Bronze
Posts: 5,256
Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
Just been announced, M&S food, all under £5 to be starting in January.
Sounds like a good high quality food brand to use. Pricing OK too - cheaper than the AA options linked to by elitetraveller.
Flexible preferences is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:29 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 916
Deleted.

Last edited by TCX69; Feb 10, 20 at 10:54 am
TCX69 is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:31 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Programs: Mucci, BA Gold, PS, HHonors Lifetime Diamond
Posts: 6,658
Judging by the 'under GBP5' prices, there will be no hot options?
Andriyko is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:32 am
  #12  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Programs: BAEC GGL/CCR & BAEC Lifetime Gold, VS Red, EK Blue, HH Lifetime Diamond, IHG Gold, Marriot Silver
Posts: 238
BA have already updated the catering section of its website:

London Heathrow and London Gatwick

From 11 January, we’re upgrading our food offering in our short haul economy cabins (Euro Traveller and UK Domestic) on flights to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
We’re proud to be partnering with Marks & Spencer, another iconic British brand, to offer you a new 'M&S on board' menu that will replace the complimentary service currently provided. You will be able to select from the seasonally inspired menu and buy your food and drinks in one easy transaction.

M&S on board sample menu
Enjoy delicious sweet and savoury treats from British food favourite Marks & Spencer when travelling in our short haul economy cabins, Euro Traveller and UK Domestic, to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
Here are just some of the exciting food options you can look forward to on board.
Fresh food

Classic Fruit Salad £3.10
Includes pineapple, melon, mango, apple, kiwi and blueberries.
Yogurt with Summer Berry Compote and Crunchy Granola - £1.95
Reduced-fat Greek-style yogurt, blackberry and blackcurrant compote and granola with sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

Mature Cheddar Cheese Ploughman's - £3.00
Farmhouse cheddar cheese with vine-ripened tomatoes, pickle and lettuce on malted brown bread
Aberdeen Angus Beef and Red Onion Chutney Bloomer - £4.75
Soft onion bloomer with Aberdeen Angus beef, red onion chutney and tangy mustard.

Bacon Roll - £4.75
A soft white, buttered roll filled with succulent smoked British bacon. Served hot.
Mozzarella and Tomato Focaccia - £4.75
Buffalo mozzarella, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes and fragrant basil pesto dressing on pesto focaccia. Served hot.

Spiced Chicken with Quinoa and Rice - £4.95
Spiced chicken with quinoa, rice and a smoky tomato salsa.

Savoury snacks
Oriental Snack Mix - £2.00
Sesame-coated roasted cashew nuts, edamame soybeans, and roasted corn with puffed brown rice all with a soy and five-spice seasoning.
Hand Cooked Crisps - £1.00
Salt and Vinegar, or Lightly Sea Salted.

Nut Assortment - £1.60
A selection of almonds, brazil nuts, cashew nuts and hazelnuts.
Wasabi Peas - £1.60
Roasted green peas with a punchy wasabi flavoured coating.

Something sweet
Percy Pig - £1.85
Soft fruit-flavoured gums made with fruit juice…an M&S classic.
Salted Caramel Hazelnut Millionaire Biscuit - £1.45
Made without wheat and deliciously gluten free.
Chocolate Pretzels and Candy Popcorn - £2.45
Milk chocolate-covered toffee popcorn with popping candy pieces.
Super Nut Fruit and Seed Flapjack - £1.45
Soft, chewy all-butter flapjack.
JumboJim is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:34 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Programs: BAEC GGL/CCR & BAEC Lifetime Gold, VS Red, EK Blue, HH Lifetime Diamond, IHG Gold, Marriot Silver
Posts: 238
And the drinks:

Drinks menu

Choose from a wide range of hot or cold drinks when travelling in our short haul economy cabins, Euro Traveller and UK Domestic, to and from London Heathrow and Gatwick.
Here are some examples of what you can enjoy during your flight. For allergen information, please see the on-board menu or packaging.

Hot drinks
Java Republic Coffee - £2.30
Twinings Tea - £2.30
Cadburys Hot Chocolate - £2.70
Soft drinks
Pip Organic Orange & Apple Juice (200ml) - £2.70
Vita Coco Coconut Water (330ml) - £2.70
Folkington's Elderflower Presse (250ml) - £2.20
Appletiser (275ml) - £1.80
Harrogate Still or Sparkling Water (500ml) - £1.80
Coca Cola or Diet Coke (330ml) - £1.80
Alcoholic drinks
Spirits (5cl mini bottles) - £4.50
Assorted range including Bombay Sapphire, Johnny Walker Red, Smirnoff Red, Baileys Irish Cream, Bacardi and Jack Daniels.
Mixers (150ml mini bottles) - £1.50
Assorted range including Schweppes tonic water, slimline tonic and ginger ale.
Red or white wine (187ml) - £4.50
Prosecco Bottega Gold (200ml) - £6.00
London Pride (330ml) - £4.00
Becks Lager (330ml) - £4.00
Magners Original Cider (330ml) - £4.00
JumboJim is offline  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:34 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: London
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 973
I'm guessing there's been no announcement about how much flight prices are being reduced by to 'compensate' for the loss of the free food and drink service?
cosmo74 is online now  
Old Sep 29, 16, 3:39 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: London, UK
Programs: BA Gold; Marriott Plat
Posts: 116
Any news on how existing bookings will be dealt with? My flight already booked on 3rd September 2017 states complimentary food and bar service.
ajbrowc is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: