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Old Mar 15, 2022, 5:58 pm
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Numbers relate to the post number. Vegetarian means the alternative option provided as standard rather than the special meals. The pre-ordered special meals are AVML (Asia-vegetarian), CHML (children's meal), DBML (diabetic meal), GFML (gluten-free), HNML (Hindu non-vegetarian meal), KSML (Kosher meal), LCML (low-calorie meal), LFML (low-fat meal), NLML (low-lactose meal), LSML (low salt meal), MOML (Muslim meal), VGML (vegan meal), and VLML (lacto-ovo vegetarian).

There are differences between the offering in/out of LHR, LGW, and BA CityFlyer routes operated from LCY, STN, BRS, BHX, MAN, EDI, and DUB. For BA CityFlyer flights please refer to this guide created by eJetterBA CityFlyer catering guide

Last update: post 2705 (band 1 breakfast KSML)
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Chef's Chat sheets for:

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Express (LBA, MAN, and JER only. Note JER is classed as 'Express' but gets band 1 service)

Breakfast:
Brunch:
Lunch:
Afternoon tea:
Dinner:

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Band 1 (UK, France, Ireland, BeNeLux, Germany)

Breakfast: 2705 (KSML),
Brunch:
Lunch: 2637,
Afternoon tea:
Dinner: 2697 (KSML),

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Band 2 (e.g. Barcelona, Nice, Venice, Prague, Copenhagen)

Breakfast:
Brunch:
Lunch: 2631, 2636,
Afternoon tea: 2630 (CHML), 2637
Dinner:

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Band 3 (e.g. Madrid, Rome, Warsaw, Stockholm)

Breakfast: 1298 (LSML),
Rest of the day: 1299 (LSML),

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Band 4 (e.g. Malta, Sofia, Kyiv, Istanbul)

Breakfast:
Rest of the day: 2639

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Band 5 (e.g., Cairo, Amman)

Breakfast:
Rest of the day:

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Club Europe catering | menus, reviews and photos

Old Mar 16, 2022, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by Sealink
16MAR22 INV LHR BA1469

An absolute step change in quality. Full on flavour.
Look at THAT! That's some meal. Look at all the colour - it looks like a meal I'd like to eat. Glad to hear it was amazing!

Exciting!!
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 8:31 am
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Hi

Now this is where BA could do itself some favours and send out emails to pax who have flown club during covid saying something like

Thank you for your continued loyalty
appreciate your patience with us during covid regarding food quality.
we are now rolling out an improved club europe food service

And post a few photos like those above.


That would be a good email imho.

Regards

Tbs
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 8:57 am
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Well, Im crying because Ive ordered a special meal which I cant cancel for tomorrows flight from IST 😭

Sods law really. What are the chances the crew will let me have a normal meal if I ask nicely?
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by marcokng
Well, I’m crying because I’ve ordered a special meal which I can’t cancel for tomorrow’s flight from IST 😭

Sod’s law really. What are the chances the crew will let me have a normal meal if I ask nicely?
Nil I would say. BA exact cater in CE so unless some other passenger refuses a meal (unlikely on such a long flight) you're stuck with what you ordered.
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 9:22 am
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The special meal might actually be pretty good especially if the quality has also increased in line with the standard offering.
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 9:28 am
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Plastic covers, foils etc are supposed to be removed btw, that's the new standard from March 15th. So bar, hot towels, it looks like a definite positive step in the right direction for Club Europe!
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 10:10 am
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Breakfast LHR-JER (BA2770) this am which I guess is Express band (?) Muesli, fruit platter and a decent egg/tomato/cheese roll.

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Old Mar 16, 2022, 10:50 am
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Pre covid JER was alway a bit odd, express band with a band 1 service. That did mean you got a cooked breakfast so it does appear this has not reverted back to that.
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by AirbusA350
Plastic covers, foils etc are supposed to be removed btw, that's the new standard from March 15th. So bar, hot towels, it looks like a definite positive step in the right direction for Club Europe!
Which begs the question, when is Club World reverting to the usual service?
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 12:27 pm
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Which begs the question, when is Club World reverting to the usual service?
Not until Autumn 2022 as a minimum. That is more deeply intertwined with cabin crew shortages which is preventing resumption fully there. At least that is BA's line and I understand with BASSA's agreement (or at least acknowledgement) to it.
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 12:28 pm
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Not until Autumn 2022 as a minimum. That is more deeply intertwined with cabin crew shortages which is preventing resumption fully there. At least that is BA's line and I understand with BASSA's agreement (or at least acknowledgement) to it.
Hmm. Hopefully the quality / variety of the offerings on the single tray can be improved, and the coverings removed. None of that is crew dependant.
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 12:32 pm
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Im genuinely baffled that the CE offering is now better than CW and that its the same single tray concept???
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1
Hmm. Hopefully the quality / variety of the offerings on the single tray can be improved, and the coverings removed. None of that is crew dependant.
Of course, I was solely responding to the full service query, which I assumed OP was inferring to the course-by-course service
From BA's own press releases, I believe there will be some interim CW improvements though, of which removal of coverings and improvement of menu itself might be on the cards. So I don't think it'll be a slog until Autumn with this current service/product standard. I would expect sometime before the British summer season, in time for holidays, is when an improvement there will take place, as a pre-cursor to resumption of "full service" from Autumn.
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1
Hmm. Hopefully the quality / variety of the offerings on the single tray can be improved, and the coverings removed. None of that is crew dependant.
Where do you think all the surplus bangers & mash is headed?
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Old Mar 16, 2022, 4:44 pm
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According to BA, or Do&Co, this is an onion bhaji. Hmmm. Pretty to look at but a huge disappointment as I quite fancied what I call an onion bhaji. This was a rock hard piece of pitta-like bread with some unidentifiable veg inside, hard, impossible to eat with knife and fork and really bland. I eat anything....but I didn't finish this. Pud, melon and the mini-salad with those red crunchy seeds (pomegranate?) were all nice. Crew said 'just cut through the string' to open it. A BA knife did not work so I improvised with my new implants (teeth...) Maybe Do&Co sold this as an passenger entertainment food experience?

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