Forgotten BA services, products & routes

Old Dec 6, 18, 5:48 pm
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Forgotten BA services, products & routes

Following reading "What's the route which is no longer what it used to be" got me going down memory lane.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 5:50 pm
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Going back a lot. I seem to remember the crew bring round a basket of boiled sweets before take-off on the Shuttle service to EDI.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 6:05 pm
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The bygone era of complimentary food and drink in short haul economy class!
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Old Dec 6, 18, 6:12 pm
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Access to the flight deck mid-flight. I have great memories as a child of visiting up front. Always proactively offered by the cabin crew as well.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 6:13 pm
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Band 4 ET - warm full meal. LHR - OTP in the evening usually consisted of: Nuts to start with bar service, meal service, more drinks then more drinks again. Was simply brilliant!
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Old Dec 6, 18, 7:25 pm
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Going back a lot. I seem to remember the crew bring round a basket of boiled sweets before take-off on the Shuttle service to EDI.
Didnít they just copy that from British Midland?
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Old Dec 6, 18, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Akoz View Post
Going back a lot. I seem to remember the crew bring round a basket of boiled sweets before take-off on the Shuttle service to EDI.
Iíll admit if Iím gonna feel nostalgic about that shuttle it will be more about the large hot meals on a full tray rather than the boiled sweets!
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Old Dec 6, 18, 8:12 pm
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Old Dec 6, 18, 9:36 pm
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GLA Service on the ‘Rocket’ aka 757 with proper meals and regional crews.

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Old Dec 6, 18, 9:52 pm
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Old Dec 6, 18, 10:36 pm
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Gold lounge access even when booked on another carrier.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 11:36 pm
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Old Dec 7, 18, 12:25 am
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Wine top ups in J when the crew came round with the wine bottles in a wire basket

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Flying as an unaccompanied child years ago with the little red plastic wallet they hung round your neck with your ticket and documents . I remember one time there were also 2 boys on the same flight who were at boarding school in England flying back to their parents who lived in spain. One about the same age as me, one a few years younger, I would have been 9 or 10 at the time.We were boarded first as usual and as the flight was full, put in first – the 3 of us sharing 2 seats. I was nevertheless impressed with the better food and real cutlery and crockery. When we got to our destination we were left till last and getting bored of waiting I offloaded myself followed by the boys. We collected our luggage and went through passport control unattended where I was met by my grandparents and assorted aunts and uncles and cousins. Not sure what happened to the boys but assume they managed to find whoever was meeting them as I don’t remember any scandals about lost British schoolboys in the news.
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