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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Please do not quote photos in this thread.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 898
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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, 887
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, 770
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, 838
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, 783, 831
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, 758, 789, 822

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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, 760, https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/3111...st894.html]894 (VGML)
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), 794, 875

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

Breakfast: 57, 171, 418, 507, 631, 677, 762
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, 763, 778 (GFML), 780, 803, 806, 816, 854, 880, 882 (LGW), 895

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

Breakfast: 159, 223, 440, 483, 661, 795, 796, 878 (AVML), 898 (LGW)
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), 797, 798, 835 (LGW), 836 (LGW), 863 (LGW), 893, 896 (LGW), 897 (LGW)

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Old Dec 11, 18, 3:09 pm
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Are menu card still being handed out? All 3 of my CE flights in the last 9 days have had no menu cards handed out, and I need a new book mark.
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Are menu card still being handed out?
Received on today's LHR-BUD and Thursdays RAK-LHR.
I understand that only band 3 and 4 receive them.
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I understand that only band 3 and 4 receive them.
While that's correct, the menus were pretty much absent on a few of my recent Band 4 (KBP) flights.
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Old Dec 12, 18, 2:15 am
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I understand that only band 3 and 4 receive them.
I ask as earlier in the year I did get them on domestic (band 1) and some band 2 flights - I was speculating if late returning flights, short of stock don't give them out, in order not to have to explain why they can't then provide what is stated on the card.
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LHR-BUD, 11 December 2018, 1825d
Band 3 rest of the day, KSML


Oriental chicken with egg rice & vegetables. Very tasty.

I see 2 starters? is that normal? and then there a are crackers and bread. Never seen that before.
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Originally Posted by BA6948 View Post
I see 2 starters? is that normal? and then there a are crackers and bread. Never seen that before.
There is a starter and some houmus rather than two starters. Same as I got for a KSML earlier this year on band 3
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There is a starter and some houmus rather than two starters. Same as I got for a KSML earlier this year on band 3
What do you think of the possibility the same KSML being served in a week from now?
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Old Dec 13, 18, 4:25 am
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What do you think of the possibility the same KSML being served in a week from now?
It seems the special meals don't rotate as often as normal meals so I think you may get the same
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Received on today's LHR-BUD and Thursdays RAK-LHR.
I understand that only band 3 and 4 receive them.
I had three band 3 flights within the past 2 weeks and didn't receive them....
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Originally Posted by Vinotraveller View Post
With the new catering the cheese omelette (vegetarian breakfast) really is one of the very best egg dishes I have ever had on an aircraft and I would highly recommend it. The other vegetarian rotation I have seen in past weeks is the Frittata, which is also good but not as good as the omelette.
I like the veggie omelette too, but I'm sure I saw porridge as the veggie option a month or so ago (i.e. full English, porridge, cold plate), and I'd feel quite short changed if I got Oatso Simple as a veggie...
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BUD-LHR, 13 December 2018, 1745d
Band 3 rest of the day, Low calorie





*I ordered a KSML but this was loaded instead, I didn't eat this meal so won't comment on the taste, but did take a photo!
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BUD-LHR, 13 December 2018, 1745d
Band 3 rest of the day, Low calorie



*I ordered a KSML but this was loaded instead, for obviuos reasons i didn't eat this meal so won't comment on the taste, but did take a photo!
The main course looks like my band 3 AVML post #435.
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LBA-LHR, 14 December 2018, BA1347, 1120d
Express lunch (KSML)


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Bru - LHR December 14, BA 399. Dinner

Chicken salad. Very nice curry sauce


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A few posts with the meals from a mini TP run last weekend. I can't update the wiki, I'm afraid.

Band 1 LHR-INV BA1468 dep 10:45


Cottage cheese and smoked salmon
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