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Club Europe Catering Guide - September 2018 onwards

This thread outlines the new arrangements for Club Europe catering introduced on Wednesday 12 September 2018 based on 5 bands (Express, and Bands 1-4). The main information piece - in terms of timings and the distance zones for the meals can be found in post 1. The following cross references the photos below against the matrix of options. In addition to the photos, some FTers have written extensively on their experiences so there is more to this thread than the pictures. Also note that the menus for LGW routes rotate monthly, whereas LHR routes rotate bi-weekly

Please keep this thread clear for for reviews, menu descriptions, and photos. For chat about the new service arrangements there is a dedicated thread has now been set up for this Club Europe catering opinions and general discussion

Please do not quote photos in this thread.

The previous shorthaul catering guide for Sunday 26 March 2017 to Tuesday 11 September 2018 is now locked, but is to be found here.

Numbers relate to the post number. Vegetarian means the alternative option provided as standard rather than the special meals. The pre-ordered special meals are AVML (Asia-vegetarian), CHML(children meal), DBML (diabetic meal), GFML (gluten free), HNML (Hindu non-vegetarian meal), KSML (Kosher meal), LCML (low calorie meal), LFML (low fat meal), NLML (low-lactose meal), LSML (low salt meal), MOML (Muslim meal), VGML (vegan meal), and VLML (lacto-ovo vegetarian).

There are differences between the offering in/out of LHR, LGW, and BA CityFlyer routes operated from LCY, STN, BRS, BHX, MAN, EDI, and DUB. For BA CityFlyer flights please refer to this guide created by zappomatic BA CityFlyer catering guide

Last update: post 754
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Chef's Chat sheets for:

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Express (LBA, MAN, and JER only. Note JER is classes at express but gets band 1 service)

Breakfast: 176, 289 (KSML), 345 (VLML), 347 (JER), 375, 622, 705
Brunch:
Lunch: 226, 326, 388 (KSML), 427 (AVML), 553 (KSML), 586, 678
Afternoon tea: 103, 176, 643 (LCML), 733
Dinner: 279, 332 (JER), 359 (AVML), 521, 588, 608, 647, 752

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Band 1 (UK, France, Ireland, BeNeLux, Germany)

Breakfast: 9, 56, 105, 183, 203, 256, 304, 377, 420 (LGW), 445, 452 (VGML), 457 (VGML), 558, 641
Brunch: 68, 121, 142, 197, 420, 458, 555, 559, 620 (LCML), 660, 662
Lunch: 16, 142, 147 (VLML), 170 (KSML), 230, 255, 344, 498, 510, 529, 535, 556, 560, 592, 612, 632, 640, 660, 707 (LGW), 713 (KSML), 723
Afternoon tea: 32, 36 (LGW), 71, 90, 104, 123 (LGW), 139 (LCML), 146, 167 (VLML), 207 (KSML), 252, 277, 285, 353 (KSML), 441, 527 (LGW), 557, 739
Dinner: 49, 130 (LGW), 142, 185, 186 (LGW & VLML), 208 (KSML), 225, 225 (LGW), 237, 242, 268, 281, 298, 307 (KSML), 353 (KSML), 367, 436 (AVML), 441, 444, 498, 517 (AVML), 554, 648, 652, 653, 669, 690, 708

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Band 2 (e.g. Barcelona, Nice, Venice, Prague, Copenhagen)

Breakfast: 8, 269, 309, 329, 400, 576 (KSML), 613, 650 (LGW), 679 (AVML)
Brunch: 578, 610, 659
Lunch: 18, 40, 107, 163 (AVML), 235, 421, 431, 504, 578, 614
Afternoon tea: 278 (LGW), 306, 362 (KSML), 399, 496 (LGW), 499, 578, 749
Dinner: 155 (AVML), 227, 269, 287, 385, 496 (LGW), 578, 583, 591 (KSML), 593 (LGW), 596 (AVML), 596 (HNML)

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Band 3 (e.g. Madrid, Rome, Warsaw, Stockholm)

Breakfast: 57, 171, 418, 507, 631, 677
Rest of the day: 27, 44, 59, 87, 100, 165, 168, 199 (LGW), 200 (LGW), 216, 268, 282, 321 (LGW), 322, 335, 341 (LGW), 343, 350 (LGW), 351 (LGW), 387, 397 (KSML), 398, 400, 419, 429, 435 (AVML), 448 (VGML), 477, 484, 485, 500, 448 (KSML), 551 (LCML), 571 (KSML), 587, 599 (LGW), 619, 649 (KSML), 676, 743 (VLML), 753

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Band 4 (e.g. Malta, Sofia, Kiev, Istanbul)

Breakfast: 159, 223, 440, 483, 661
Rest of the day: 61 (LGW), 63 (LGW), 83, 122 (LGW), 129 (LGW), 191 (LGW), 233, 244, 255, 264, 342, 349, 618 (CHML) (LGW), 624, 661, 730 (LGW)

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Old Nov 13, 18, 5:35 pm
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I ended up with two of the small bottles for breakfast on the weekend. One of my fellow flyers even commented on it...

...how embarrassing! lol
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I ended up with two of the small bottles for breakfast on the weekend. One of my fellow flyers even commented on it...

...how embarrassing! lol
I trust you told them to mind their own business! How rude.
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I am booked on LHR-HEL, A320 row 12, what is the probability of the hot meal remaining by the time it gets to my row or am I best ordering a special meal?
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I am booked on LHR-HEL, A320 row 12, what is the probability of the hot meal remaining by the time it gets to my row or am I best ordering a special meal?
Order a special meal.
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I won’t bore you with another meal photo, it wasn’t even a KSML/AVML for me this evening. However this is now the 4th/5th time I am seeing Pommery being offered instead of castleneau - not an unwelcome swap
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Pommery is indeed a welcome swap.
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I’ve had both on a trolley on a short flight. Tasting one after the other you can certainly taste the difference between the Pommery & Castelnau!
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I won’t bore you with another meal photo, it wasn’t even a KSML/AVML for me this evening. However this is now the 4th/5th time I am seeing Pommery being offered instead of castleneau - not an unwelcome swap
I’ve taken about a dozen short haul this last few weeks and Pommery has appeared on all but one.
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I won’t bore you with another meal photo, it wasn’t even a KSML/AVML for me this evening. However this is now the 4th/5th time I am seeing Pommery being offered instead of castleneau - not an unwelcome swap
Yeah, that was the same setup I had for breakfast.
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Daughter & friend flew LHR-CPH - booked vegan meals on out and return. Outward was fine - and they both enjoyed the vegan option. On the return however they were told that there weren't any available (and I definitely did book their meals!) - with the friend being offered a couple of packets of nuts, and my daughter the ploughman's - which was not ideal since it was more the meat plate than cheese!

(Q. should I seek compensation?).
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Originally Posted by CKBA View Post
Daughter & friend flew LHR-CPH - booked vegan meals on out and return. Outward was fine - and they both enjoyed the vegan option. On the return however they were told that there weren't any available (and I definitely did book their meals!) - with the friend being offered a couple of packets of nuts, and my daughter the ploughman's - which was not ideal since it was more the meat plate than cheese!

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If they eat vegan, the cheese wouldn't fly with them. IMO It's definitely worth reaching out to BA.
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KEF-LHR, 17 November 2018, 1130d
Band 3 rest of the day


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EDI-LHR Band 1 Lunch

I had a choice of cold meats or the goats cheese salad - the salad was delicious - I really enjoyed it. The dessert was also yummy but I am not sure what the starter in the top left was - tasteless!

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KEF-LHR, 17 November 2018, 1130d
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BA is the leading airline for tide marks.
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BA is the leading airline for tide marks.
Was very tasty. I couldn’t care less about the “tide marks” but if they bother you so be it
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