BA CityFlyer catering guide

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BA CityFlyer catering guide Autumn-Winter 2019 (from Sunday 27 October)
All information is posted in a personal capacity and not as a representative of the airline. Information could change at any time.
Menu rotations
Code:
Start date    Cycle
 27/10/19      1
 03/11/19      2
 10/11/19      3
 17/11/19      1
 24/11/19      2
 01/12/19      3
 08/12/19      1
 15/12/19      2
 22/12/19      3
 29/12/19      1
 05/01/20      2
 12/01/20      3
 19/01/20      1
 26/01/20      2
 02/02/20      3
 09/02/20      1
 16/02/20      2
 23/02/20      3
 01/03/20      1
 08/03/20      2
 15/03/20      3
 22/03/20      1
 29/03/20      2
 05/04/20      3
 12/04/20      1

Bands
Band 1 (short): AMS, ANE, DUB, RTM, UIP, DUS, IOM, MAN, ORY
Band 1 (domestic): EDI, GLA
Band 2 (medium): FRA, ZRH, GVA, CMF, TXL, EGC, SZG, PRG, MUC
Band 3 (long): AGP, GRX, IBZ, MAH, PMI, FAO, FCO, KEF, FLR, NCE, VCE, LIN, SPU
Band 4 (extra long): JMK, JTR, JSI







Euro Traveller times and meal types
Meal types are based on scheduled departure time, with the exception of snack plates on band 2 which is based on whether the aircraft is flying at that time. There may be some other variations by route.

Band 1
00:00-09:30: cold breakfast
Rest of day: snacks
Band 1 (domestic)
00:00-09:30: hot breakfast
Rest of day: snacks
Band 2
00:00-09:30: hot breakfast
09:31-23:59: snacks
Band 3
00:00-09:30: hot breakfast
09:31-11:59: snacks
12:00-13:29: cold meal (except long lay-over LIN)
13:30-15:29: snacks
15:30-19:29: cold meal (except long lay-over LIN)
19:30-23:59: snacks
Band 4
00:00-10:30: hot breakfast
Rest of day: cold meal

Euro Traveller meals
Cold breakfast
Choice of continental breakfast (slices of cheese and ham, hard boiled egg, cherry tomato, small croissant and jam), vegetarian breakfast (as continental minus ham), or healthy option (fruit salad and Yeo Valley yogurt). Flights on some nightstopped aircraft receive an ambient breakfast (Stoats oat cereal bar and pain au raisin). All come with an orange juice cuplet and option of water, tea and coffee

Hot breakfast
Outbound from UK choice of bacon roll with ketchup or brown sauce, cheese and tomato panini or healthy option of fruit salad and yogurt. Inbound ham and cheese panini instead of the bacon roll. Served with a water cuplet and tea, coffee or orange juice.

Cold meal
Cold main, plus salad, vinaigrette sachet, Kaiser roll and butter, Croxton Manor Cheddar, crackers and a chocolate brownie, served with a water cuplet.
1 outbound: Hot smoked salmon with potato salad
1 inbound: Cajun chicken with Mexican quinoa
1 veg: Italian pasta salad
2 outbound: Hot smoked salmon with curried rice salad
2 inbound: BBQ pulled pork with orange freekeh
2 veg: Paprika potato and tomato salad
3 outbound: Peppered mackerel with Moroccan chickpea salad
3 inbound: Chicken shish with tabouleh salad
3 veg: pasta with red pepper in pesto dressing

Cold meal (band 4)
As above but meal is preceded by a bar service with pretzels.

Snacks
Bar service plus choice of Walkers butter shortbread round), Tyrell's sweet and salty Poshcorn or Corker's salted crisps. On Amsterdam and Rotterdam services hot drinks are not offered from the trolley but will be provided on request, time permitting.

Bar
Tea, coffee (decaf instant on request), Harrogate Spring still and sparkling, orange juice, apple juice, tomato juice (Worcester sauce available), Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fever Tree or Schweppes 1783 Tonic Water, Fever Tree Naturally Lighter Tonic Water or Schweppes 1783 Light Tonic Water, Fever Tree or Schweppes 1783 Ginger Ale

Smirnoff Red, Gordons, Johnnie Walker Red Label, Glenlivet, Bacardi, Otard cognac

Heineken, Tiger, Brewdog Speedbird 100 and/or St Austell Tribute

Montenero Chardonnay, Montenero Merlot (Italy) .

AMS/RTM/MAN and MAN-DUB bars do not carry sparkling water, apple juice, tomato juice or Glenlivet. Still water and orange juice are served in cuplets.

Club Europe times and meal types
Meal types are based on scheduled departure time

Band 1 and domestic
00:00-10:30: hot breakfast
10:31-16:59: cold lunch
17:00-23:59: cold dinner
Band 2
00:00-10:30: hot breakfast
10:31-16:59: cold lunch
17:00-23:59: hot dinner
Band 3
00:00-10:30: hot breakfast
10:31-16:59: cold dinner
17:00-23:59: hot dinner
Band 4
00:00-10:30: hot breakfast
Rest of day: hot dinner

Club Europe meals
Hot breakfast
Choice of hot breakfast or hot English muffin with bacon, cheese and sachet of ketchup plus jam, butter, fresh fruit, and warmed bakery (addition of granola and yogurt pot on band 3 and 4). Veg option not loaded for AMS/RTM/DUS - order a special meal on these routes if you do not eat pork.
1 meat: Pork sausage, dry cured back bacon, seared half tomato, sautéed chestnut mushrooms and scrambled egg
1 veg: feta and sun blushed tomato frittata, herb roasted new potatoes, sautéed chestnut mushrooms and tomato chutney
1 yogurt: Chia seed Greek yogurt with shaved coconut, dried banana and dried mango
2 meat: pork sausage, dry cured back bacon, seared half tomato, roasted portobello mushroom and aged Cheddar cheese omelette
2 veg: Grilled haloumi, poached egg, spiced house-made baked beans and potato, red onion and parsley hash.
2 yogurt: Greek yogurt with mixed berry compote and granola
3 meat: Pork sausage, dry cured back bacon, seared half tomato, sautéed chestnut mushrooms and scrambled egg
3 veg: spiced house-made baked beans, poached eggs, sumac yogurt and spring onion
3 yogurt: Bircher muesli with apple compote and pumpkin seeds

Cold lunch
Cold main, dessert, warm bread, scones, clotted cream and jam

Cold dinner
Appetiser, cold main, dessert and warm bread

Hot dinner
Appetiser, hot main, dessert, warm bread (plus cheese selection with oat cakes on band 3 and 4)

Appetisers
1: Smoked salmon rilletttes
2: Crayfish in spicy Marie Rose sauce with baby gem, cherry tomato and lemon
3: Pea, potato and mint salad with Black Forest ham

Cold mains
1: Pork pie half, smoked chicken, Butlers Secret cheese, Branston pickle and salad
1: Grilled yellow and green courgette ribbons, marinated artichoke hearts, sweet picoia peppers, feta and quinoa with lemon dressing
2: Lemon and thyme chicken with feta, preserved lemon, spring onion and couscous, lentils and pesto.
2: Arabic mezzo of humous, herby freekeh and babaganoush
3: Hot smoked salmon with Waldorf salad
3: Roasted heirloom squash and red onion with ancient grains and creamed feta

Hot mains
1: Braised beef feather blade in red wine, creamy parmesan polenta, roasted chantenay carrots and braised shallots
1: Truffled macaroni cheese with sautéed garlic wild mushrooms
2: Chalk Stream trout with gremolata crust, confi plum tomato, broccolini, lemon and thyme roasted new potatoes and fennel and dill cream sauce
2: Ham hock in parsley sauce with roasted new potatoes and roasted parsnip, carrot, golden beetroot and radish
3: Chicken breast chasseur with parsley mashed potato and broccolini
3: Spinach and ricotta ravioli with chunky cherry tomato sauce, nut-free basil pesto and bocconcini

Desserts
1: Key lime pie
2: Manchester tart
3: New York cheesecake

Cheese
1: Shropshire Blue, Cornish Yarg
2: Camembert, Cornish Yarg
3: Brie, Cheddar

Club Europe Bar
Tea, coffee (decaf instant on request), camomile tea, peppermint tea, Earl Grey tea, Highland Spring still and sparkling, orange juice, apple juice, tomato juice (Worcester sauce available), Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta, Fever Tree Tonic Water, Fever Tree Naturally Lighter Tonic Water, Schweppes Bitter Lemon, Ginger Ale (may be Schweppes or Fever Tree)

Ciroc vodka, Tanqueray gin, Gordons gin, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Glenlivet, Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, Bacardi white rum, Otard cognac, Baileys, Cointreau, Tia Maria

Heineken, Tiger, Speedbird 100 and/or St Austell Tribue


Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut

Pierre André Mâcon-Villages 2018 (France)
The Lighthouse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (New Zealand)


Las Olas Malbec 2018 (Argentina)
Cittadini Primitivo (Italy)
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Old Sep 14, 18, 8:27 am
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BA CityFlyer catering guide

See Wiki post for info regarding CityFlyer catering, updated to include Winter menus and changes to meal timings in Euro Traveller (from 28 October). Main change for winter is that in Euro Traveller bands 2L and 3, lunch availability returns to being based on departure time rather than flying time, and also gain meals between 15:30 and 19:29.

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A gold star to Zappomatic, many thanks since the logic wasn't clear at all. Now it makes more sense and much easier to anticipate what the catering will be.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 9:22 am
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This is excellent, very helpful!
Interesting to note that some of the LHR/LGW medium CE 'losers' get a much better deal from LCY (and Campari!).
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Indeed it is noticeable that the Medium CE losers (and apparently they are new LHR/LGW band 2 losers also) get better catering from LCY. The LCY version of a salad of better quality and quantity at lunchtime and a hot meal in the evening is, I think, the correct offering (I would personally like a salad offering in the evening too, but I'm trying not to be too selfish in my demands...). That it is done from LCY only confirms by belief it's a (low) cost decision on BA mainline to continue under-providing on these routes, except MAD, which was upgraded for well documented reasons...

Mini-rant over, a few pics below of some CE menu items mentioned in zappomatic's excellent post above. I don't have a pic of the cod with green curry, or the tiger prawn with glass noodle salad, but have seen both and they look good. I've had the cold cut selection (not pictured) a few times, it's a decent choice though I normally take the crayfish salad over it. Also including pic of a Veg SPML ordered for Mrs O, it was plentiful and tasty, I had a little for the benefit of FT...


Cold meal: Smoked chicken & paprika bocconcini with houmous, Crayfish tail salad, Vanilla & coconut cheesecake


VGML (lunchtime flight, cold meal) - Asparagus tip with houmous & pomegranate seeds, Fusilli pasta salad in tomato sauce with asparagus tips, cherry tomatoes & radish, chocolate mousse cake.


Cold meal: Bresaola with sunblush tomato & turmeric houmous, Spicy pulled beef salad (I really enjoyed this), Chocolate mousse cake.


Hot dinner: Mixed salad, Cod with paprika gnocchi (decent, but fish was a bit overdone), choc mousse cake


Hot dinner: Mixed salad, chicken & chorizo risotto with sugar snap peas (tasted better than it looked, but not a star dish), Vanilla & coconut cheesecake
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Thanks zappomatic. Am I right in reading it that there is no difference at all then between Band 2L and Band 3? i.e. it's really one Band 3, which is a mix of long and select medium length sectors.
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Thanks zappomatic. Am I right in reading it that there is no difference at all then between Band 2L and Band 3? i.e. it's really one Band 3, which is a mix of long and select medium length sectors.
Pretty much - I think there may have been a difference in the past in Euro Traveller but now the only difference is no Tribute in the Euro Traveller bar for band 3.

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Any idea how the Eastern Airways codeshare/lease handles food?
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Old Sep 15, 18, 12:46 am
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AVML -
superb mixed veg curry with some spiced rice


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Which band will new destination FCO fall into?
Which band from MAN for CMF and SZG?
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Old Sep 17, 18, 4:32 am
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Cold lunch LCY-TXL: Grilled tiger prawns with a Thai glass noodle, spring onion, celery and tomato salad served with an Asian dressing (warm scone delivered shortly after taking the photo)

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Gla-lcy 17/9



Menu for GLA-LCY Monday 17/9


The duck and cheesecake beautifully presented.
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Old Sep 19, 18, 8:56 am
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Lcy-gla 19/9

Same menu on the way back. I had the mackerel salad. I couldn’t take pictures as the flight was jammed due to earlier cancellations. It was more Waitrose Standard than Sainsbury’s. Overall very good. Same cheesecake......
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really appreciate this thanks!
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Here's the standard breakfast in EuroTraveller on a Band 1 (Dublin to London City).

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Old Sep 20, 18, 1:52 am
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Does this catering apply for ex-STN flights as well?

ie is e.g. STN->AGP this Saturday at 13:10 a cold meal. Asking for a friend...
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