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Old Jan 9, 2020, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by DFB_london
And for that you can email youfirst who can provide you accurate information and the current menu for that specific flight on that route. That will I suspect be far more helpful that guessing from what happens on other routes.
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Old Jan 9, 2020, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by DFB_london
And for that you can email youfirst who can provide you accurate information and the current menu for that specific flight on that route. That will I suspect be far more helpful that guessing from what happens on other routes.
Ah, so I can. Only took me about 10 minutes to find where that lurks within ba.com.

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Old Jan 9, 2020, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by DFB_london
So more a, ĎIíve flown F so look at me me me me me meí....thread ....again.
The professionals at GGL can supply more route-accurate relevant menus quicker when needed for anyone really looking for info.
Itís probably very unlikely Iíll fly in F this year, but nonetheless in the past Iíve welcomed a simpler description and recommendation of what the often flowery language in the supplied menus means. Pictures are certainly a bonus, so I absolutely see the benefit of this thread for those who are very occasional travellers in the cabin.

Iím surprised, this having been pointed out already, that it needs to be reinforced and amplified, but so be it.
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Old Jan 9, 2020, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by DFB_london
And for that you can email youfirst who can provide you accurate information and the current menu for that specific flight on that route. That will I suspect be far more helpful that guessing from what happens on other routes.
I'm flying F for the first time this coming April, BOS-LHR. There's an email address you can use to ask BA such questions? Can you provide the address?
It's a morning flight so I'm not expecting much but it would be nice to know.
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Old Jan 9, 2020, 12:18 pm
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Some pictures from September on the way to YVR


Pan fried scallops, shellfish bisque, grilled fennel
They were excellent






Pan fried Atlantic halibut, buttered spinach and lemon beurre blanc
Also very good Cooked pretty much right which isn't easy on a plane.

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Old Jan 9, 2020, 12:32 pm
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I will add another 'thanks' for the thread opinion; as a very irregular F flyer, this type of commentary plus photos add a lot to decision making; pre-purchase and pre-flight.
The former is great to be able to make an informed 'value' decision (it is "worth" £250-500-1000) and the latter because menu language is not always plain English.
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Old Jan 9, 2020, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by BMWMOT
I'm flying F for the first time this coming April, BOS-LHR. There's an email address you can use to ask BA such questions? Can you provide the address?
It's a morning flight so I'm not expecting much but it would be nice to know.
Thanks
ba.com/discover/travel classes/first ... and then right at the bottom of that page ďSpeak to You FirstĒ. Webform and phone numbers.
Obvious for the regular professional GGL/CCR pax, of course.
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Old Jan 9, 2020, 12:40 pm
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I doubt the mods thought they'd be so busy on this thread when it was created...

Originally Posted by allturnleft
One thing I was surprised about on my recent F flight back from LAX was that the pre take off drink appears to be anything you want . The guy in front ordered a special whisky. Has thos always been the case. I normally just ask for champagne
It is pretty unusual IME, to be offered any alcohol beyond fizz on the ground. In fact ex-US, the LPGS is often locked away until airborne, and something more, er, affordable, is served on the ground.

Originally Posted by BMWMOT
I'm flying F for the first time this coming April, BOS-LHR. There's an email address you can use to ask BA such questions? Can you provide the address?
It's a morning flight so I'm not expecting much but it would be nice to know.
Thanks
The contact details for You First are on the below page, hope the link works. Email is initially via a web form.

https://www.britishairways.com/trave...d=youfirstform
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Old Jan 9, 2020, 2:34 pm
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Hi, long time lurker here. Iím flying F LHR - DEN in April and I wonder if anyone can advise on what a First Vegan meal would be like. My experience on CE last year wasnít great as a vegan option hadnít been loaded. (On the positive the Avios compensation points helped towards this reward flight)
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Old Jan 9, 2020, 2:39 pm
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A general note about F catering is I've enjoyed the introduction (reintroduction?) of the canapes with the post take off drink and shunting the warmed, and dare I say delicious, nuts to be served with the fizzy libation on boarding. A lovely way to start a meal.
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Old Jan 9, 2020, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by redflyer24
More interested why in shanghai they are importing north atlantic cod
A surprisingly high proportion of the catch from North Atlantic fisheries is frozen and sent to China to be gutted, before being sent back. It is cheaper... So in Shanghai they can get fish from much of the world and actually reduce the overall carbon footprint in doing so, by removing the return journey.
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Old Jan 10, 2020, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by DFB_london
So more a, ‘I’ve flown F so look at me me me me me me’....thread ....again.
The professionals at GGL can supply more route-accurate relevant menus quicker when needed for anyone really looking for info.
I quite like looking at photos actually, even though I know I can easily get the menu from YouFirst or GGL team, or even easily see the actual food myself.

I'm personally too lazy to post photos (that is, if I take them at all) but I'm far more interested in seeing photos of food other people took than the menus.
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Old Jan 10, 2020, 3:43 am
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I welcome the thread and photos. Often menu items can be disappointing, or surprisingly better, than what you imagined whilst reading the menu.

And who knows, we might even get to the bottom of what mousseline actually is
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Old Jan 12, 2020, 1:59 pm
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Originally Posted by sam78
Hi, long time lurker here. Iím flying F LHR - DEN in April and I wonder if anyone can advise on what a First Vegan meal would be like. My experience on CE last year wasnít great as a vegan option hadnít been loaded. (On the positive the Avios compensation points helped towards this reward flight)
I know this might not be an accurate comparison, however, I'm coeliac and have ordered the gluten free meal in First before and been very disappointed - basically what you'd get served in CW but on First crockery / style. Maybe it's changed, but I've not ordered a GFML since and instead I pick something I can eat on board by consulting with the crew and their Chefs Chat. TBH don't know whether that would be easier or more difficult being vegan!

One thing you could do is email YouFirst 30 days out and ask them to provide you with the full menu for your flights, see whether you'd be able to eat anything, and all else fails then order the special meal.
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Old Jan 12, 2020, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Lucanesque
I know this might not be an accurate comparison, however, I'm coeliac and have ordered the gluten free meal in First before and been very disappointed - basically what you'd get served in CW but on First crockery / style. Maybe it's changed, but I've not ordered a GFML since and instead I pick something I can eat on board by consulting with the crew and their Chefs Chat. TBH don't know whether that would be easier or more difficult being vegan!

One thing you could do is email YouFirst 30 days out and ask them to provide you with the full menu for your flights, see whether you'd be able to eat anything, and all else fails then order the special meal.
Have you ever had any luck in asking the crew to remove the gluten items from a dish, Lucanesque ? My other half is coeliac and I'd rather not order the special meal if possible, but looking at the menu, it states all of the meals contain gluten in one form or another.
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