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Old Jun 22, 22, 11:04 pm
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Never ceases to amaze me

Currently enjoying the early morning tranquility of the First lounge at LGW.

I can free pour myself from
a three figure bottle of scotch yet the only orange juice I can get is some cheap long life crap.

I need freshly squeezed OJ at 6am. Not JW Blue (although I had some anyhow!)
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Old Jun 23, 22, 1:15 am
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… or that I can drink 10 cups of tea for free in the lounge but then can’t get a cup of tea without paying once onboard.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 1:29 am
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… or that I can drink 10 cups of tea for free in the lounge but then can’t get a cup of tea without paying once onboard.
you can, just buy a business class fare
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Old Jun 23, 22, 1:32 am
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you can, just buy a business class fare
true, but why would I want more tea onboard? I’ve already drunk 10 😂
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Old Jun 23, 22, 1:50 am
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It never ceases to amaze me what people can find to complain about. Dear OP, if you must take 6.00am flight, don’t expect me to come down and start squeezing oranges for you. Mind you, in 20+ years of Flyertalk this is the first mention that I can recall about Orange Juice. I have no idea about whisky as the smell revolts me, however my husband I forms me that single malt is the best.

I really think that the Forum should reserve rooms at The Priory to recover from the quantities of alcohol we all consume at any hour. No, I’m not yet spiking my morning Carte Noire with Vodka.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 1:55 am
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Cheap long-life crap OJ is still better for you than multiple shots of whisky at 6:00 am. へ‿(ツ)‿ㄏ
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Old Jun 23, 22, 2:15 am
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It does make a general point about the seeming mismatch of £ on alcohol versus £ on other things. I like the teabags, so + for that.

What really annoys me though is all those heavy glass bottles for the water. What must it cost to freight those around. I hope they’re washed and reused rather than recycled as glass. Is there not an option to have a tap connected to some much larger container.

Yes I fly but still worry about waste.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 2:28 am
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I myself adore whiskey and juice. Unfortunately, many airlines save on products.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 2:31 am
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The notion of PUCCI GALORE squeezing until the pips squeak is too much for me at this time in the morning. I need a whisky.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by kingcole974 View Post
Currently enjoying the early morning tranquility of the First lounge at LGW.

I can free pour myself from
a three figure bottle of scotch yet the only orange juice I can get is some cheap long life crap.

I need freshly squeezed OJ at 6am. Not JW Blue (although I had some anyhow!)
Of course depending on your destination, the JWB can simply be used to prepare your body for the new time zone that you travelling to!😂
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Old Jun 23, 22, 2:50 am
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Originally Posted by ThatT1Feeling View Post
true, but why would I want more tea onboard? I’ve already drunk 10 😂
I wouldn't like to be behind you in the queue for the onboard lavvies in that case!
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Old Jun 23, 22, 2:50 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE View Post
Mind you, in 20+ years of Flyertalk this is the first mention that I can recall about Orange Juice
Surely not Pucci, there were the F class breakfast wars where the quality of the juice was a major element of contention!
I also have a vague memory of you adding an approving post about an old school CSD who saw the outstation catering and said something along the lines of 'We can't accept this until there is fresh orange juice, I refuse to serve this to my First Class passengers'. If only that was the case nowadays..
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Old Jun 23, 22, 2:58 am
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Originally Posted by kingcole974 View Post
Currently enjoying the early morning tranquility of the First lounge at LGW.

I can free pour myself from
a three figure bottle of scotch yet the only orange juice I can get is some cheap long life crap.

I need freshly squeezed OJ at 6am. Not JW Blue (although I had some anyhow!)
Never mind LGW. The CCR is just as bad in terms of the lack of any fresh OJ.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 3:04 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE View Post
It never ceases to amaze me what people can find to complain about. Dear OP, if you must take 6.00am flight, don’t expect me to come down and start squeezing oranges for you. Mind you, in 20+ years of Flyertalk this is the first mention that I can recall about Orange Juice.
I think its a fair question. Fresh pressed and squeezed juices are anticipated in classier hotels. I don't think it's out of the realm of expectation to anticipate them in a First Class lounge either.... like with most things just not in a BA one it seems. Even BACF manages to procure fresh squeezed OJ for CE for their breakfast service yet the best BA mainline can stump up in front of the curtain seems to be a couple of cartons of sunpride with a 4 year shelf life.... at least there's consistency between lounge and cabin I suppose. It doesn't make it OK though.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 3:24 am
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What gets me about the orange juice is when BA advertise ‘fresh orange juice’ but in reality what you get is concentrated juice. I would prefer that they were honest. Other airlines state fresh orange juice and you get non concentrated juice.
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