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New High Life Café catering on BA short haul routes

Old Jan 9, 21, 5:15 am
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Complimentary offerings
Euro Traveller: water and an ambient snack (eg. cereal bar in the morning, packet of pretzels rest of the day)
Club Europe: full food and bar service


Speedbird Café
Pre-ordered food and beverage service on BA mainline short haul flights, begins 20 January 2021. Available to passengers travelling in Euro Traveller and Club Europe. Items must be be ordered online - minimum 12 hours before departure on services from London, a minimum of 24 hours from outstations. Some flights to London have a longer lead time of 30 hours - see night-stop info below.

Order online via the High Life Shop

Speedbird Café Menu

List of night-stop flights which require the longer 30 hour lead time for orders


Noteworthy information:
Pre-order only: no additional product will be loaded for sale on board and therefore no trolley service or printed menus

Crew will have new TourPOS devices for confirming delivery and taking pre-orders for future flights

Complimentary service first, then delivery of pre-orders. These will be assembled by crew - food delivered in paper bags, drinks by tray.

Not possible to earn or spend Avios on Speedbird Cafe however this option will still be available for Highlife Shop orders

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New High Life Café catering on BA short haul routes

Old Jan 7, 21, 1:19 pm
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New High Life Café catering on BA short haul routes

Full Euro Traveller menu online here:

https://tourvestretailservices.cld.bz/BritishAirways-SpeedbirdCafe
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Old Jan 7, 21, 1:21 pm
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Being widely shared on twitter now, new BA BoB menu. Not sure when this is supposed to go live. Also pre-order from the menu up to 12 hours before for a flight exLondon, and up to 24 hours before for flights arriving in to London. Also no more pay with avios?

https://tourvestretailservices.cld.b...-SpeedbirdCafe
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Old Jan 7, 21, 1:34 pm
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Pre order is certainly a decent enhancement
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Old Jan 7, 21, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA
Being widely shared on twitter now, new BA BoB menu. Not sure when this is supposed to go live. Also pre-order from the menu up to 12 hours before for a flight exLondon, and up to 24 hours before for flights arriving in to London. Also no more pay with avios?

https://tourvestretailservices.cld.b...-SpeedbirdCafe
20th January for go live.
Free water and snack
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Old Jan 7, 21, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by JFX1764
20th January for go live.
Free water and snack
If the water + crisps (presumably) continues to be pro-actively offered then this plus the pre-ordering would certainly be an improvement on the status quo and status quo ante.
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Old Jan 7, 21, 1:41 pm
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Buy with Avios appears to have been dropped.
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Old Jan 7, 21, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by tom139
Buy with Avios appears to have been dropped.
Was it taking longer to pay with avios verses card?
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Old Jan 7, 21, 1:46 pm
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Looks pretty good, however as ever it's the execution of it that counts.

If the sandwiches etc are as good as they look, and they're loaded in sufficient quantity then it should have a good reception. Pre-ordering should mitigate some of the risk of things not being available for the regulars, however the once a year holidaymakers booking through a travel agent won't have a scooby that they need to pre-order their pie.

Also nice to see the partnership with BrewDog has continued as well.
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Old Jan 7, 21, 2:06 pm
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Old Jan 7, 21, 2:06 pm
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Here we go again... bread and bread and more bread. Is this the best BA can do?
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Old Jan 7, 21, 2:11 pm
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Two steps forward.. one step back. Total missed opportunity here to go that extra mile for pax in at least offering complimentary tea/coffee/water. No recognition for status passengers either. easyJet at least have some really good multi buy offers such as a meal deal and on alcohol - this isn’t the case with BA - I note the G&T combo which is advertised as ‘only’ £7.60 (v steep imo) is the same cost as buying both items individually..

Poor show Sean!
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Old Jan 7, 21, 2:23 pm
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I would gladly pay for a hot square meal, even if not the greatest quality. But not a sarnie I can get in most terminals (or indeed for free in most lounges)
I'm sure someone will come up with a galley space excuse as to why this can't be offered - all of BA's own making of course
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Old Jan 7, 21, 2:26 pm
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I understand that, however, it needs to be pre-booked and it’s not stuff available to “buy on board”? Or have I gotten it wrong?

Also, my OH is questioning the wisdom of calling a cocktail “in the pink”. I must admit not having the faintest idea of what she was on about until I found the third meaning in the online Urban Dictionary...

Finally, we must talk about the cauliflower & chickpea spicy wrap. Give me that on a 2-3 hour flight and I think there might be a diversion on the cards... or deployment of the oxygen masks.

Glad to see the Mount Gay rum is remaining though.
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Old Jan 7, 21, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by londonba2014
Two steps forward.. one step back. Total missed opportunity here to go that extra mile for pax in at least offering complimentary tea/coffee/water. No recognition for status passengers either. easyJet at least have some really good multi buy offers such as a meal deal and on alcohol - this isn’t the case with BA - I note the G&T combo which is advertised as ‘only’ £7.60 (v steep imo) is the same cost as buying both items individually..

Poor show Sean!
Post #182 suggests there will now be complimentary water and a snack.
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Old Jan 7, 21, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by 13901
Also, my OH is questioning the wisdom of calling a cocktail “in the pink”. I must admit not having the faintest idea of what she was on about until I found the third meaning in the online Urban Dictionary...
The ex-MF Facebook page is also having a field day over this
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