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Old Mar 6, 18, 3:09 pm
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Y catering from LCY

I haven't been out of LCY for nearly 2 years and I am not up to speed with catering changes. I don't think BoB has reached CityFlyer, but are there still hot breakfasts in Y class to Malaga in the morning? If not what is the offering?
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Old Mar 6, 18, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by JSM8 View Post
I haven't been out of LCY for nearly 2 years and I am not up to speed with catering changes. I don't think BoB has reached CityFlyer, but are there still hot breakfasts in Y class to Malaga in the morning? If not what is the offering?
canít speak to Malaga, but there was complimentary breakfast to DUB at the weekend - a rather bready mini croissant, some cheese and what might have been ham (or sliced spam),
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Old Mar 6, 18, 4:13 pm
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Flew FRA-LCY on the morning rotation a few weeks ago and I was served an excellent hot cheese toastie!
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Old Mar 6, 18, 4:59 pm
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Yes, still hot breakfast on Cityflyer economy - just last week, a bacon toastie from Edinburgh, and cheese toastie LCY to Malaga.... and decent free coffee... [but when are they going to introduce airside transfers at London City rather than run around security? All you need is an open door and ticket check....]
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Old Mar 6, 18, 5:45 pm
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There is a hot breakfast but it is much downgraded from that served a couple of years ago. Used to be full English, now a hot sandwich or roll of some type. Equally rest of day catering is now crisps, popcorn or biscuits rather than the good old days of falafel or chicken salad.

Better than nothing (ie mainline) and still a free bar!
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Thank you for managing my expectations!
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Old Mar 7, 18, 8:16 am
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I did the morning flight to Malaga in Y a couple of months back and it was a bacon roll.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 9:18 am
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What is the breakfast cut off? I am on the 9.35am to Milan from Stansted.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by BHDATC View Post
What is the breakfast cut off? I am on the 9.35am to Milan from Stansted.
9:30 unless it has changed. I think STN will work on the same timescales as LCY.

Does economy have a 'brunch' (expended breakfast) offering like CE? I'm not aware of it.
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Originally Posted by seat 13a View Post
Yes, still hot breakfast on Cityflyer economy - just last week, a bacon toastie from Edinburgh, and cheese toastie LCY to Malaga.... and decent free coffee... [but when are they going to introduce airside transfers at London City rather than run around security? All you need is an open door and ticket check....]
This won't happen until either a) there's a way of splitting the arrivals stream off a UK Domestic arrival and pushing connecting passengers to the departure lounge before being mixed with non-UK arrivals, with a failsafe non-pass-back mechanism, or b) there's a change in UK regulations for passenger screening so that it's more like the Netherlands (i.e. no-need to keep arriving passengers from certain countries in a separate stream as they have already been screened to the same standard).
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Old Mar 7, 18, 1:34 pm
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This won't happen until either a) there's a way of splitting the arrivals stream off a UK Domestic arrival and pushing connecting passengers to the departure lounge before being mixed with non-UK arrivals, with a failsafe non-pass-back mechanism, or b) there's a change in UK regulations for passenger screening so that it's more like the Netherlands (i.e. no-need to keep arriving passengers from certain countries in a separate stream as they have already been screened to the same standard).
Why not just have domestic arrivals decant into the departure lounge like every other country? Just need to put in a one way door to allow exit from departure lounge to baggage claim. Since LCY already separates international arrivals they should be in compliance with the rules.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 3:10 pm
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Why not just have domestic arrivals decant into the departure lounge like every other country? Just need to put in a one way door to allow exit from departure lounge to baggage claim.
So for arriving domestic passengers who are not connecting (which I think is likely to be the majority of domestic arrivals), the arrivals route would be to enter the building, go upstairs into the departures area, walk through that to another door, go back downstairs to the baggage hall, and then exit?

I suspect that this would cause more inconvenience for most, given the relatively small number of connecting passengers at LCY. And it would add significantly to the overcrowding problem in the departures area, about which there are already plenty of complaints. You only need to see how bad it gets now when a flight is cancelled and one aircraft load has to be marshalled through the door down into the arrivals stream.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 5:06 pm
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So for arriving domestic passengers who are not connecting (which I think is likely to be the majority of domestic arrivals), the arrivals route would be to enter the building, go upstairs into the departures area, walk through that to another door, go back downstairs to the baggage hall, and then exit?

I suspect that this would cause more inconvenience for most, given the relatively small number of connecting passengers at LCY. And it would add significantly to the overcrowding problem in the departures area, about which there are already plenty of complaints. You only need to see how bad it gets now when a flight is cancelled and one aircraft load has to be marshalled through the door down into the arrivals stream.
Then have the connecting pax go up into the departures area via the gate stairs, and everyone else exit the normal way. No additional building work needed.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 11:56 pm
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In the days when VLM operated as themselves (before being taken over by Cityjet), they offered airside transfer - I think it was on the Manchester Rotterdam via LCY route. I think (a few years ago, so memory is hazy) that a member of the despatch team collected any transfer passengers at the plane door on arrival from Manchester and escorted them into the gate lounge. It was offered on that route because it was the same plane continuing on to Rotterdam. Transfer passengers never entered the main terminal per se, just the gate lounge immediately adjacent to where the plane had parked..
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Old Mar 8, 18, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by Kumulani View Post
Then have the connecting pax go up into the departures area via the gate stairs, and everyone else exit the normal way. No additional building work needed.
That assumes that (a) the relevant gate area is not already being used for the next departure of the aircraft; and (b) someone will pay for the additional staffing costs to have pax following two separate streams, together with reliable BP checking of those who are being allowed into the transit route before they fully enter the building, which would be consistent with normal requirements.

Does anyone have actual numbers for how many pax this actually affects?
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