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Long haul upgraded meals for purchase are no more?

Long haul upgraded meals for purchase are no more?

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Old Oct 13, 18, 11:15 pm
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Long haul upgraded meals for purchase are no more?

I remember perhaps 2 (?) years ago there was the option to be able to prepurchase meals from an expanded menu for long haul flights for WT and WTP. Now I am looking for that option and all I can see in MMB and on the website is that I can prepick from the regular menu (2 choices in WTP) but not purchase other options. I thought I recalled there being about 4 or 5 options to choose from to purchase.

Is the prepurchase option now gone? I checked my flights both to and from LHR and there was no expanded choices.

Just to clarify, this is different than a special meal; such as vegetarian, diabetic etc.

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Old Oct 13, 18, 11:35 pm
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I think that’s only available in WT, not WTP, but could be wrong. Not all the choices are available on all routes either (though I think that’s largely for religious/cultural reasons, e.g. no beef to India, no pork to Israel or Muslim countries)
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Old Oct 14, 18, 2:59 am
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Depends on the routing. Having done this once, I wouldn't recommend it. The special meal was vastly overpriced for what it was, and they loaded the wrong meals anyway. It arrived out of the flow of the normal service and so it was a long wait for a coffee and so on. The meals in WT and WTP are actually pretty tasty as standard meals anyway.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 3:19 am
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These are the paid for meals I have pre ordered in WT in the past. Both werw very delicious and well worth the price.

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Old Oct 14, 18, 4:42 am
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The meals are still showing on BA's website here:

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...economy-dining
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Old Oct 14, 18, 4:44 am
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WT and WTPlus used to be served the same meals but WTPlus were served first so your first choice was guaranteed. Therefore a premium paid meal was offered to both. Now WTPlus gets a Club meal so a paid premium only applies to WT.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by bisonrav View Post
It arrived out of the flow of the normal service and so it was a long wait for a coffee and so on.
Special meals are ALWAYS served first. Would be a logistical nightmare to try and serve them in order of the standard service flow as the "special" tray is loaded in a separate trolley from the "normal" trays.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 6:36 am
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WT+ gets the old/current (depending on route) Club mains which can be pre-ordered from some stations. No other paid meal options
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Old Oct 14, 18, 7:49 am
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The upgraded meal option for purchase is only available in WT, in WT plus ex London you can reserve one of the 2 CW hot meal options.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 9:04 am
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Itís only available in WT ex-London I believe. Certainly it wasnít available on the ex-JFK leg of my recent visit to the UK. On my return (Oct 7) I pre-ordered the pork belly, which Iíd had before and found to be delicious. I was very disappointed: utterly tasteless this time.

But yes, if you pre-order the premium meal you get served first along with the special meals.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by TedToToe View Post
The meals are still showing on BA's website here:

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...economy-dining
Interesting, I was looking at the BA Canada site and they were not there!
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Old Oct 14, 18, 10:02 am
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I'm in WTP, so looks like it's not applicable. Thanks everyone!
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