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Old Dec 30, 2023, 11:04 am
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This covers the offering in/out of LHR and LGW for BA.

For BA CityFlyer flights (operated from LCY, STN, BRS, BHX, MAN, EDI, and DUB) please refer to this guide created by eJetter BA CityFlyer catering guide

Details of band and service timings can be found in posts 1 and 2 of this thread.

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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).

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Express (MAN and JER only.)

Breakfast: 26, 55, 174, 503 (MOML), 549, 651,
Brunch: 538,
Lunch: 50, 112, 252, 394, 498 (GFSL),
Afternoon tea: 21 (KSML), 114, 130, 466,
Dinner: 126, 127, 175, 223, 510, 525, 561,

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

Breakfast: 5, 48,
37, 86, 87, 188, 190 (HNML), 263, 359, 396, 430, 439 (KMSL), 490 (KMSL), 655,
Brunch: 9, 27, 70, 101, 178, 363, 461, 605 (LGW), 629,
Lunch: 24, 30, 79, 170, 205, 254, 261 (AVML), 287 (LGW), 288, 303 (KSML), 308, 356 (VJML) 362 (LGW), 386, 391 (LFML), 445, 465, 556, 569 (LSML), 615 (LGW), 626 (VGML), 632, 636, 642,
Afternoon tea: 139, 184, 222 (MOML), 274 (VGML), 292, 362 (LGW), 390, 455 (KMSL), 546, 572 (CHML), 638, 654,
Dinner: 33, 79 (KSML), 88 (KSML), 96, 150, 209, 237, 256, 281 (HNML), 335 (VGML), 371, 399, 450, 451 (MOML), 458 (KMSL), 511, 535, 544 (NLML), 556, 591, 609, 610, 621 (LGW), 625, 643, 650 (KSML),

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

Breakfast: 227 (NLML), 523, 649,
Brunch: 338,
Lunch: 19, 56, 111, 364, 607, 624, 649,
Afternoon tea: 97, 341, 452, 540, 584,
Dinner: 18 (NLML), 63, 132, 192 (AVML), 259, 306, 307, 331 (LGW), 372, 463, 472, 492 (VGML), 548, 492 (VJML), 562, 564, 583 (LGW), 593, 602 (LGW), 647 (GFML),

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

Breakfast: 340, 526, 553, 558,
Rest of the day: 10, 60, 115, 122, 135, 231, 249, 276, 283 (LGW) (HNML), 328, 365, 379, 410, 411, 465 (LGW), 486, 541, 545 (LGW), 554, 566 (KSML), 571, 613, 622, 644,

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

Breakfast: 95 (NLML), 104, 124 (LGW), 125, https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/3594...st218.html]218 (NLML) (LGW), 250 (HNML) (LGW), 273, 470 (LGW), 473 (LGW), 488, 490 (KMSL), 498 (KMSL), 513, 517, 530,
Rest of the day: 8 (HNML), 16 (LGW), 23, 44 (LGW), 102, 103, 107, 116, 118, 124 (LGW), 141, 149, 160, 161, 167, 168 (HNML & GFML), 173, 174, 175, 177, 177 (LGW), 189 (LGW), 200, 207 (LGW), 208 (LGW), 239 (LGW), 240 (LGW), 246, 280 (DBML), 294 (LGW), 319 (LGW), 327 (LGW), 337, 344, 356 (GFML), 366 (LGW), 373, 391 (DBML), 395 (LGW), 415, 436 (KMSL), 437 (KMSL), 459, 476, 481 (KMSL), 485, 502, 505 (LSML), 506, 514 (LGW), 520, 522 (DBML), 543, 544 (LFML), 555, 560, 576, 581 (LGW), 587, 590 (LGW), 592, 597 (NLML), 630, 639 (LGW), 659

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

Breakfast:
Rest of the day: 137, 527 (LGW),

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Club Europe catering | menus, reviews and photos 2024 onwards

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Club Europe catering | menus, reviews and photos 2024 onwards



Welcome to your guide for BA and BA Euroflyer Club Europe catering.

All routes are split in to catering bands based on length of the flight, and comprise Express, Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Band 4, and Band 5 menus. Menus are generally rotated twice a month on Heathrow services and monthly on Gatwick services.

FULL SCHEDULE OF LHR/LGW ROUTES, LISTED BY COUNTRY
For Mainland Spain, Madrid and all stations south are Band 3. The Balearic Islands are split, with Menorca and Palma de Mallorca in Band 2 and Ibiza in Band 3. Squeezed off the map is Reykjavk (Band 3) and the Canary Islands (Band 4), plus the myriad of Greek destinations all of which fall conveniently into the Band 4 category.

Albania
Band 4: Tirana

Austria
Band 1: Innsbruck
Band 2: Salzburg and Vienna

Belgium
Band 1: Brussels

Bulgaria
Band 4: Sofia

Croatia
Band 2: Pula and Zagreb
Band 3: Dubrovnik and Split

Czech Republic
Band 2: Prague

Cyprus
Band 4: Larnaca and Paphos

Denmark
Band 1: Billund
Band 2: Copenhagen

Estonia
Band 4: Tallinn

France
Band 1: Bordeaux, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes, Paris, and Toulouse
Band 2: Marseilles and Nice

Germany
Band 1: Berlin, Dsseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, and Stuttgart

Gibraltar
Band 3: Gibraltar

Greece
Band 4: Athens, Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Kos, Mykonos, Preveza, Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki, and Zakynthos

Hungary
Band 3: Budapest

Iceland
Band 3: Reykjavk

Ireland
Band 1: Dublin

Italy
Band 2: Bologna, Genoa, Milan, Pisa, Turin, Venice, and Verona
Band 3: Bari, Cagliari, Naples, Olbia, Rome
Band 4: Brindisi, Catania, Palermo

Luxembourg
Band 1: Luxembourg

Malta
Band 4: Malta

Morocco
Band 4: Marrakech

Netherlands
Band 1: Amsterdam

Norway
Band 2: Oslo

Poland
Band 3: Krakow and Warsaw

Portugal
Band 2: Porto
Band 3: Faro and Lisbon
Band 4: Funchal

Romania
Band 4: Bucharest

Spain
Band 2: Barcelona, Bilbao, Menorca, and Palma de Mallorca, Alicante,
Band 3: Almera, Ibiza, Madrid, Malaga, Seville, and Valencia
Band 4: Arrecife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife

Sweden
Band 2: Gothenburg
Band 3: Stockholm

Switzerland
Band 1: Basel, Geneva, and Zurich

Turkey
Band 4: Dalaman and Istanbul

United Kingdom (and Crown dependencies)
Express: Manchester, Jersey
Band 1: Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, and Newcastle
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FOOD OFFERINGS
There is a description of what each band offers at various times of day. The offering is based on local time and scheduled departure time of the flight.

For express, band 1, and band 2 the timings are: Breakfast 05:00 to 09:59, Brunch 10:00 to 10:59, Lunch 11:00 to 13:59, Afternoon tea 14:00 to 16:59, and Dinner 17:00 to 04:59
For band 3 to 5 the timings are: Breakfast 05:00 to 09:59, and Rest of day meal 10:00 to 04:59

Express
- Special meals are available
- Wine served in quarter size bottles and champagne from full size bottles
- Printed menus

Breakfast
Fresh fruit + Warm bacon or egg filled muffin/roll + Warm croissants.

Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner
Cold salad choice (non-vegetarian and vegetarian options) + Warm bread rolls + Dessert

Afternoon tea
Selection of sandwiches (non-vegetarian and vegetarian options) + Warm scones, with clotted cream and jam + Cake

Band 1
- Special meals are available
- Wine served in quarter size bottles and champagne from full size bottles
- Printed menus (UK domestic flights only)

Breakfast
Full English or vegetarian omelette or cold breakfast main + Yoghurt + Warm croissants

Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner
Same as Express band above

Band 2
- Special meals are available
- Wine served in quarter size bottles and champagne from full size bottles

Breakfast
Full English or vegetarian omelette or cold breakfast main + Yoghurt + Warm croissants

Brunch and Afternoon Tea
Same as Express band above

Lunch and Dinner
Hot meat main, or hot vegetarian main, or signature cold plate + Dessert + Warm bread rolls

Bands 3, 4, and 5
Special meals are available
Wine served in quarter size bottles and champagne from full size bottles
Printed menus

Breakfast 05:00 to 09:59
From LHR and LGW:
Full English, or vegetarian option (usually omelette), or cold charcuterie plate
Fresh fruit, yoghurt, and warm croissants

Breakfasts served on small tray when aircraft night stops at the outstation. Food is return catered from London and stored on-board overnight.

Rest of day meal 10:00 to 04:59
Hot meat main, or hot vegetarian main, or signature cold plate
Side salad, dessert, cheese plate, and warm bread rolls

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Many thanks to our insiders at BA who generously provided lots of information on bands etc.

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Here we go again

Reading through the guides and something doesnt seem to tally - NCL efc Band 1 and Band 1 lunch/dinner state they’re same as express, a salad choice, yet in reality hot meals are provided?
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Here we go again

Reading through the guides and something doesnt seem to tally - NCL efc Band 1 and Band 1 lunch/dinner state theyre same as express, a salad choice, yet in reality hot meals are provided?
band 1 is hot breakfast, and cold salads for rest of day with afternoon tea between 1400-1700.

you wont get a hot meal for NCL outside of breakfast.
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This mornings breakfast coming down from Glasgow. The eggs were very good.

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30 flights in and out of NCL last year and I would have sworn there were hot meals, but no way am I going to argue with you, if anyone knows for sure it’d be yourself

Happy new year and many safe travels.
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Originally Posted by JapesUK
30 flights in and out of NCL last year and I would have sworn there were hot meals, but no way am I going to argue with you, if anyone knows for sure itd be yourself

Happy new year and many safe travels.
Not anywhere near as many flights as you two, but defo only a hot breakfast on the NCL
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LHR-SOF (BA890) Hindu Meal

Tasty as always.
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BA845 DUB-LHR 10.40am departure - Burrata salad. Other option was a Roast Beef salad.

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Jan 2, 2024 - MAD-LHR (Operated by Finnair). Christmas Turkey still available - 2nd time having this; turkey wasn't dry and it hit the spot. Cheese, baby corn salad thingy were good, and that gingerbread crumble mousse reliably stellar!

Finnair crew were delightfully friendly but were uncertain at times - didn't know if they had vodka, no menus, and the other dish was just "pasta". When I asked for more info she said "marscapone", showed it to me (it was ravioli in a cheese sauce, or the mascapone was in the ravioli?), and she said "I don't know what it is!". The drinks runs and checks for refills etc were very good.


Turkey Lunch
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Originally Posted by StuMcGrew
Not anywhere near as many flights as you two, but defo only a hot breakfast on the NCL
I never understood how a route can manage hot breakfasts but then not hot meals throughout the day.
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Originally Posted by Coffeemadman
I never understood how a route can manage hot breakfasts but then not hot meals throughout the day.
Perhaps "Ask the staffer"
I suspect there is a perfectly sensible operational reason. Maybe crews have more prep time from UK outstations for the first flight of the day?
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Originally Posted by DeathSlam
Perhaps "Ask the staffer"
I suspect there is a perfectly sensible operational reason. Maybe crews have more prep time from UK outstations for the first flight of the day?
Perhaps I suppose Im jaded by past experiences of airlines often not actually having reason other than cost for not doing something 🤣

Not least Im sure other airlines manage cooked food on similar length flights.
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Originally Posted by DeathSlam
Perhaps "Ask the staffer"
I suspect there is a perfectly sensible operational reason. Maybe crews have more prep time from UK outstations for the first flight of the day?
Seems reasonable, but unless my memory is deceptive, the hot breakfast is usually available on the 09:20 coming down from NCL, which is not a night stopper - ovens usually sound like theyre being turned on during pushback.
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