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Long-haul catering changes: announcement on 12 July

Long-haul catering changes: announcement on 12 July

Old Jul 5, 22, 12:10 am
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Maybe the half sandwich second meal will be cut in half so you now have a starter and a main!
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Old Jul 5, 22, 12:26 am
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Depends how they define enhancement! Likely to be a return to full pre Covid service across all longhaul cabins, including second service hot meals in Y and W class on longer sectors, etc.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 12:51 am
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
There are going to be some longhaul catering changes being announced on the 12th July.
Hopefully the announcement includes the phrase, "with immediate effect" or "from tomorrow, 13th July on all routes".

I expect it will mean the changes will kick in before the winter schedule at any rate. Here's hoping!
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Old Jul 5, 22, 12:56 am
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I'm expecting the WT+ two fingered Kit Kat to be enhanced to a single finger.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 1:01 am
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
I'm expecting the WT+ two fingered Kit Kat to be enhanced to a single finger.
This is poetic
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Old Jul 5, 22, 1:05 am
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
i'm expecting the wt+ two fingered kit kat to be enhanced to a single finger.
Originally Posted by choosethedrew View Post
this is poetic
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Old Jul 5, 22, 1:46 am
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I must be the only person in Club that prefers the whole meal dumped in front of me. Get it over with, it's hardly an experience you want to prolong.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 2:15 am
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"Based on customers' preference to not over indulgence in the sedentary environments of our flights, we decided to help safeguard your health by reducing our meal portions further".
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Old Jul 5, 22, 2:20 am
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Originally Posted by mun View Post
I must be the only person in Club that prefers the whole meal dumped in front of me. Get it over with, it's hardly an experience you want to prolong.
Understandable in a sense, yes.

By contrast, my two most recent long hauls with Iberia offered a most agreeable, quasi-restaurant, dining experience, with several quality courses, all presented individually from the trolley. CC were highly efficient too (although I do find that addressing them in Spanish invariably creates a better spirit)

I will never understand why an airline under the same ownership - and based in a country that was every bit as impacted by Covid-19 as was UK - can produce much better biz class catering than BA seem to manage in their CW cabins.

If BA catering does return to pre-pandemic standards, then it will in essence be no more than a long-overdue restoration of the status quo, rather than a genuine improvement. But let’s see what actually happens on the 12th …… maybe it will prove a pleasant surprise.

There seem to have been countless changes / enhancements to BA catering, across various cabins, over the last few years - not least the much-hyped, but short-lived, total revamp to the CW offer. More changes than most major airlines. I think it would be better if BA could once & for all implement high standards befitting of premium cabins - and simply stick to them, rather than constantly changing in ways that so often generate negative feedback and page after page of grim photos.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by subject2load View Post
Understandable in a sense, yes.

By contrast, my two most recent long hauls with Iberia offered a most agreeable, quasi-restaurant, dining experience, with several quality courses, all presented individually from the trolley. CC were highly efficient too (although I do find that addressing them in Spanish invariably creates a better spirit)

I will never understand why an airline under the same ownership - and based in a country that was every bit as impacted by Covid-19 as was UK - can produce much better biz class catering than BA seem to manage in their CW cabins.

If BA catering does return to pre-pandemic standards, then it will in essence be no more than a long-overdue restoration of the status quo, rather than a genuine improvement. But lets see what actually happens on the 12th maybe it will prove a pleasant surprise.

There seem to have been countless changes / enhancements to BA catering, across various cabins, over the last few years - not least the much-hyped, but short-lived, total revamp to the CW offer. More changes than most major airlines. I think it would be better if BA could once & for all implement high standards befitting of premium cabins - and simply stick to them, rather than constantly changing in ways that so often generate negative feedback and page after page of grim photos.
All IAG's management team needs to do is to copy what its partners like CX and JL are doing in Asia and we can all stop complaining!
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Old Jul 5, 22, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by mun View Post
I must be the only person in Club that prefers the whole meal dumped in front of me. Get it over with, it's hardly an experience you want to prolong.
Longhaul business class dining should be an experience (in a good way) for those that want it. Its fine to offer a single tray option as an express alternative, but as the only option is simply not competitive with the competition.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 2:50 am
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Longhaul business class dining should be an experience (in a good way) for those that want it. Its fine to offer a single tray option as an express alternative, but as the only option is simply not competitive with the competition.
Look to Asia and not America for inspiration!
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Old Jul 5, 22, 3:00 am
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
All IAG's management team needs to do is to copy what its partners like CX and JL are doing in Asia and we can all stop complaining!
Wishful thinking Id say. You might be waiting a while.

And perhaps try to imitate QR too (which just happens to be IAGs largest single shareholder ..)
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Old Jul 5, 22, 3:12 am
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I used to really appreciate the chilled main course salad option in CW. I think I was in the minority but always found it consistently good and quite substantial, as well as relatively healthy.

I hope whatever is announced has been properly tested on the line on each aircraft type & config by cabin crew.

No more silliness of the charger not really fitting on the tray or the trolley not fitting down the aisle. The catering needs to be customised to work with the equipment!
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Old Jul 5, 22, 3:12 am
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Originally Posted by choosethedrew View Post
July - news announced and viral social media campaign begun
August - Red Leicester cheese upgraded to Brie
September - starter ramekin brought out separately
October - roast dinner replaced with mince and potatoes
November - pudding served separately and upgraded to blancmange
December - revert back to cheese OR pudding. Merry Christmas.
I albeit briefly assumed this was a genuine leak
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