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BA CityFlyer catering guide

Here's some 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.

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 2L (medium leisure): FLR, NCE, VCE, LIN
Band 3 (long): AGP, GRX, IBZ, MAH, PMI, FAO, FCO, KEF
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
09:31-11:59: snacks
12:00-13:59: snack plate (based on flying time not departure time)
14:00-23:59: snacks
Band 2L and 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
00:00-09:30: 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 (oat clusters cereal and milk pot 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.

Snack plate
One of the following options depending on rotation, or vegetarian option: hot smoked salmon with black barley and edamame, chicken tikka with saag aloo, smoked salmon with horseradish potato salad, pulled pork with Mexican quinoa and turtle beans, hot smoked salmon with orange freekeh salad, jerk chicken with black rice and quinoa. Vegetarian options are sweet potato falafel with herby freekeh, quinoa with lentils, cranberry and edamame, and spiced freekeh with cauliflower and feta.
Cold meal
Bento box containing one of the snack plate meals above, plus salad, vinaigrette sachet, bread roll and butter and a chocolate brownie, served with a water cuplet.

Cold meal (band 4)
As above but meal is preceded by a bar service with pretzels, and bento box contains cheese and biscuits.

Snacks
Bar service plus choice of Island Bakery butter shortbread (may be substituted with Walkers shortbread rounds), 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), 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)

Smirnoff Red, Gordons, Johnnie Walker Red Label, Glenlivet (not AMS/RTM), Bacardi, Otard cognac

Heineken, Tiger, Tribute (not band 3 and 4)

Dudley's Stone Chenin Blanc Colombard (South Africa), Senorio de Los Llanos Tempranillio (Spain) plus occasional appearances of a French sauvignon blanc and a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.

Club Europe times and meal types
Meal types are based on scheduled departure time
Band 1 and domestic
00:00-10:30: hot breakfast
Rest of day: cold meal
Band 2
00:00-10:30: hot breakfast
10:31-16:59: cold lunch
17:00-23:59: hot dinner
Band 2L and 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 (scrambled egg, pork sausage, bacon, bubble and squeak, button mushrooms and cherry tomato) or cold (mortadella, emmental, salami Milano, gruyere, smoked salmon and cherry tomato) breakfast plus jam, butter, fruit plate, toast, croissants or waffles.

Cold meal
Cold main course, dessert and warm bread

Cold lunch
Appetiser, cold main, warm bread, scones, clotted cream and jam

Cold dinner
Appetiser, cold main, dessert (inbound from LIN this is replaced with scones) and warm bread

Hot dinner
Salad, cold main, dessert, warm bread

Appetisers
  • Scottish smoked salmon rillettes with caperberry
  • Roasted autumn squash and red onion with British goat's curd
  • Cajun spiced prawn with mango salsa
Cold mains
  • 1: Barbecue pulled pork with sweet potato, toasted corn and black bean salad
  • 1: Grilled prawns with enoki and chestnut mushrooms, spicy sesame seed dressing
  • 2: Teriyaki salmon with edamame beans mange tout, sesame see and pickled ginger salad
  • 2: Baby gem lettuce with grated egg, crispy bacon and chives, blue cheese dressing
  • 2: Ploughman's with sliced gammon ham, pork pie, stilton, boiled egg, cucumber and red onion salad, and sweet pickle
  • 3: Arabic mezze selection of hummus, baba ghanoush and freekeh salad with sweet potato falafel
  • 3: Roast beef with green bean, radish and crispy shallot salad, lemon and chilli dressing
Hot mains
  • 1: Smoked haddock with crushed new potatoes, grain mustard sauce and poached egg
  • 1: Chicken gyoza with Thai red curry sauce, jasmine rice, sesame seeds and edamame beans
  • 2: Braised British beef in IPA sauce, creamy parmesan cheese polenta with roasted carrots and mushrooms
  • 2: Vietnamese vegetable curry with rice noodles
  • 3: Salmon and smoked haddock fish pie with sautéed potatoes
  • 3: Chicken in Szechuan style sauce with stir-fried egg noodles
Desserts
  • Milk and dark chocolate mousse cake
  • Passion fruit mousse cake
  • Vanilla and coconut cheesecake
  • 1: Speculoos cheesecake
  • 1: Spiced pear bavarois
  • 2: Blackberry delice on chocolate biscuit crumb
  • 2: Chocolate popping candy cheesecake
  • 3: Salted caramel and white chocolate torte
  • 3: Orange torte with cranberry glaze
Club Europe Bar
As Euro Traveller plus Castelnau Champagne, Ciroc vodka, Tanqueray, Campari, Baileys, Tia Maria, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Jack Daniels, Cointreau and Southern Comfort plus additional wine selections.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 9:27 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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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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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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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, 9:56 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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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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