CW - no more orange juice on ground?

Old Jan 7, 18, 6:20 am
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CW - no more orange juice on ground?

We recently flew a CW return trip and leaving from LHR and on the return from IAH we were only offered Water and Champagne and no orange juice on the ground. When I asked for some at LHR I was told I could have some when we had taken off and when I asked in IAH I was told due to the fact we ďare in AmericaĒ they couldnít serve orange juice.

BA has always served orange juice as a pre-departure drink for as long as I can remember!

Has orange juice been Cruzified / enhanced away as a pre-departure drink, or, were the crew incorrect? It is a MF route.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 6:45 am
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Has orange juice been Cruzified / enhanced away as a pre-departure drink, or, were the crew incorrect? It is a MF route.
Oddly, both.
It has been removed from the 'standard offering' to give the crew more time to welcome customers in the cabin rather than pouring juices in the galley (and to prevent wastage as it was the least popular of the three and often didn't get used once prepared), but it is still loaded and crew are encouraged to get it if requested.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 6:51 am
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Looks like orange juice has been squeezed out
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Old Jan 7, 18, 6:57 am
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Looks like orange juice has been squeezed out
SAN-LHR last week J. Yes indeed, no pre-departure OJ. Thought it odd at the time.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by LordBuckethead View Post
Oddly, both.
It has been removed from the 'standard offering' to give the crew more time to welcome customers in the cabin rather than pouring juices in the galley (and to prevent wastage as it was the least popular of the three and often didn't get used once prepared), but it is still loaded and crew are encouraged to get it if requested.
thanks for the info. Seems like a rather pathetic cut back to me. I would say the crew spent more time chatting in the galley and taking selfies.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by LordBuckethead View Post

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It has been removed from the 'standard offering' to give the crew more time to welcome customers in the cabin rather than pouring juices in the galley ..................
One of the more imaginative explanations I’ve seen for an enhancement
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Old Jan 7, 18, 7:40 am
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If you would like orange juice please ask, I personally think this cutback is ridiculous.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 7:44 am
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If you would like orange juice please ask, I personally think this cutback is ridiculous.
i did ask (on both legs) and was told no. I was going to speak to the CSM but my wife insisted I didnít kick up a fuss
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You should not have been refused, we are told to be flexible with adhoc requests.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 7:48 am
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You should not have been refused, we are told to be flexible with adhoc requests.
Would that suggest we might get away with sparkling water?
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Why do pre-departure beverages at all? Ridiculous.

Last week my travel agent tried to book me on BA. Told her to avoid BA this year as much as possible. This just reinforces my decision.
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Would that suggest we might get away with sparkling water?
I donít see why not.
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I would say the crew spent more time chatting in the galley and taking selfies.
At least they were happy. The impression you get from here nowadays is BA cabin crew are overworked, underpaid and thoroughly miserable at their work. Never really liked BA orange juice hence why I always chose Champagne.
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
At least they were happy. The impression you get from here nowadays is BA cabin crew are overworked, underpaid and thoroughly miserable at their work. Never really liked BA orange juice hence why I always chose Champagne.
Well that’s good to know. Maybe your drink of choice will be next for the chop.

Meanwhile, I’m sure the fact that the crew were enjoying themselves taking selfies was of great comfort to the OP, whose request for something as simple as an orange juice (in a premium cabin) was refused on both legs of his trip.
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
If you would like orange juice please ask, I personally think this cutback is ridiculous.
If I request a glass of OJ will it his be freshly squeezed variety or from a Sunpride carton?
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