Fresh Orange Juice Enhanced away LGW Flounge

Old Aug 20, 18, 8:27 am
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Fresh Orange Juice Enhanced away LGW Flounge

This is the ultimate of first world problems however I noticed today Fresh Orange Juice in the LGW F lounge has been downgraded to the regular Orange Juice - as has the sign which used to state “Fresh Orange Juice” but instead now says “Orange Juice” - it looks like great effort would have gone to re-producing this sign. Is this a permanent move or just temporary? Does LHR still enjoy Fresh? I used to really enjoy the Fresh Orange Juice experience!
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Old Aug 20, 18, 10:54 am
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This is the ultimate of first world problems however I noticed today Fresh Orange Juice in the LGW F lounge has been downgraded to the regular Orange Juice - as has the sign which used to state “Fresh Orange Juice” but instead now says “Orange Juice” - it looks like great effort would have gone to re-producing this sign. Is this a permanent move or just temporary? Does LHR still enjoy Fresh? I used to really enjoy the Fresh Orange Juice experience!
How the might are fallen. I recall a CSD refusing to let our 747 leave Vancouver as she wouldn't serve regular juice to her F pax. Fresh juice was procurred. Ah, those were the days.
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Originally Posted by mmogdan View Post
This is the ultimate of first world problems however I noticed today Fresh Orange Juice in the LGW F lounge has been downgraded to the regular Orange Juice - as has the sign which used to state “Fresh Orange Juice” but instead now says “Orange Juice” - it looks like great effort would have gone to re-producing this sign. Is this a permanent move or just temporary? Does LHR still enjoy Fresh? I used to really enjoy the Fresh Orange Juice experience!
It's no good just posting here. Send an email to BA. If passengers don't complain they'll assume nobody minds.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 12:05 pm
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Old Aug 20, 18, 1:10 pm
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ouch, I was actually a big fan of the oj in that lounge.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 1:35 pm
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This is disappointing. Fresh orange juice is awesome, I love it. The other juice is quite rank compared to fresh juice
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Old Aug 20, 18, 1:48 pm
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I wait for LTN Phobia to chip in here!!

However, I think it's insane to spend squllions on getting the BA alcoholics primed with LGPS, JW Blue, and assorted colours of other "Get drunk expensively" beverages, and yet BA can't fork out a few extra pence [YES, literally] to provide decent soft beverages .... not that I ever use them.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 2:34 pm
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just me, but juice from concentrate isn't regular juice..... regular juice is real juice! :P
juice from concentrate is irregular juice :P
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Old Aug 20, 18, 2:38 pm
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I wanted to say this when the cheese and onion crisps were lost a couple of years ago but now they are back....hope is not lost!
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Old Aug 20, 18, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by mikebg View Post
It's no good just posting here. Send an email to BA. If passengers don't complain they'll assume nobody minds.
i certainly will. Can anyone confirm if LHR also has been enhanced away?

on the bright side I noticed we still have the “hard cheese” at LGW
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Old Aug 20, 18, 3:35 pm
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Maybe by the time I hit GC at LGW in a week, I can look forward to Apeel. Along with some blue WKD, White Lightning and Lambrini.

(for the avoidance of doubt - anyone non-British reading this, no, they are not premium brands. I always liked Apeel though, to my eternal shame )
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Old Aug 20, 18, 3:38 pm
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I've long lobbied for one of those machines where you put oranges or grapefruits and get the freshly squeezed juice. I'd personally have fresh squeezed (real fresh squeezed not Tropicana style pseudo-fresh) more often than Champagne or wine... That and a naturally sparkling water as opposed to that carbonated one BA loves.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 5:15 am
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You should see the bacon in the LGW F lounge today, I think my shoe leather was more appealing! To the credit of the staff, they did make me a nice fresh order when I asked.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 5:39 am
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I wait for LTN Phobia to chip in here!!
You called?

How darn un-delightful to hear that not-from-the-concentrate has been enhanced away!

Strictly speaking it never was 'fresh orange juice' in my opinion, as I interpret fresh orange juice to be 'fresh de portocale' - squeezed from oranges (and then refrigerated and/or ice added) and not gone through other processes, but anyway, even the Tropicana type is much better than the slightly artificial-tasting from-the-concentrate orange juice.

Sure, from-the-concentrate is still better than the entirely artificial-tasting drink that Malev malevolently called orange juice, but I would miss the Tropicana type.

I don't drink alcohol when I'm travelling (I specialise in purchasing and carrying them, not in my body, while travelling), and I wish BA catered better to the needs of the abstainers, particularly conditional abstainers like me, who would drink but not when travelling for reasons of avoiding jetlag and dryness, instead of just pandering essentially only to the needs of their drinking customers.

Grrrrrrrrr. Especially considering I have two LGW departures coming up very soon.

Fine! If BA wants to annoy me ( ), I'll just buy some from Boots and BYO. I know Boots carry Tropicana airside... or can I buy some oranges airside somewhere and squeeze them if I can just find a knife sharp enough to cut them in the lounge?

I guess oranges can't be brought through security due to its liquid contents being (hopefully) above 100ml and not fitting into a 1 litre plastic bag well?

Anywhere airside at LGW South that sells genuine freshly squeezed orange juice?

(Says me who chose the hotels at the destination partially on the basis that juicing machines are available at breakfast...)

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