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How much do I miss thee...let me count the ways!

How much do I miss thee...let me count the ways!

Old Apr 24, 2024, 3:24 pm
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Wink How much do I miss thee...let me count the ways!

Disclaimer: Not intended to rouse any "1st world problem" discussions, nor heavy eye-rolls! Just a light-hearted, and highly informal polling out of sheer interest (brought on by the new CW amenity kit and some people commenting about the impact of "no pen")!

What has been a thing on your British Airways flights that is no longer available, stocked, catered, offered, has fallen the way of budget cuts or simply yielded to the tastes of current times?

For me... I really, really, really miss Bitter Lemon! I always ask the crew, and they will search just in case there's a couple hidden on a trolley, but the past couple years have been all strike-outs on that. I am not usually a soda drinker, but for some reason Bitter Lemon was always my go-to when flying BA over the past 20+ years. I sometimes now do Ginger Ale with Cranberry Juice, alas it's a sad substitute!

So, won't you share what you might miss; perhaps even join my Bitter Lemon Fan Club? Have a great day and safe travels, always!
J
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 3:39 pm
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  • A complimentary meal/bar service in Euro Traveller
  • Full English breakfast service on UK domestics
  • Fillet steaks and not slow cooked eyeholes or the likes
  • LPGS
  • Anya Hindmarch amenity kits in First
  • Molton Brown amenity kits in Club World
  • Skyflyers unaccompanied minor service
  • Out of Africa Macadamia nuts in Club World
  • Raid the larder in Club World with a significantly wider offering than just Lindor chocolate and popcorn.
  • Coloured boarding passes, not black/white thermal printed ones
  • Ticket wallets/folders
  • Higher cabin crew compliment on all flights/cabins
  • 34" seat pitch in World Traveller
  • 3-3-3 config in World Traveller on the 777
  • 64K on the 747-400

That should be enough to start off with!

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Old Apr 24, 2024, 3:45 pm
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Larger meal trays in CE
More seat pitch in CE
More generous meals, I mean can we really not stretch to 2 gherkins or 3 cherry tomatoes?!
The 747.
Front bulk heads with wardrobes on all short haul aircraft
Full complimentary bar/food in Euro traveller (second that from above)
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 3:46 pm
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Walkers Fruit Cake.
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 3:56 pm
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Proper nuts.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/35316829-post37.html
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 3:59 pm
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The box of decent chocolates they used to leave out on the central table area in the 747F cabin.
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 4:04 pm
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Fly Concorde

Land at Kai Tak in a 747

Sit in the jump seat for takeoff and landing (Did it aged 12 going LHR-INV)

Sit in Y on LHR-GLA/EDI on a Friday evening and have a free G+T

Try the Tasting Menu they brought in when the A380 came into service.

Go Through T7 at JFK again. You almost felt back in blighty before getting on the plane. T8 won't be the same this autumn.
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 4:12 pm
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The super shuttle turn up and take off idea, with additional aircraft rumoured to be provided if a service was full.


And sitting in the cockpit for landing at lhr
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 4:12 pm
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A decent selection of spirits in CW would be nice.
Sadly Jack Daniels and Brandy/Cognac is no longer available in CW.
Not a lover of Gin.
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 4:16 pm
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Ice cream with the in flight movie in Y.
I remember getting a Mars ice cream whilst we all watched True Lies when flying LHR - NRT.
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 4:36 pm
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 4:41 pm
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Crme de Cassis. For decades a Kir Royale was the BA drink, now you cant have one at all.
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by jayisgerman
Disclaimer: Not intended to rouse any "1st world problem" discussions, nor heavy eye-rolls! Just a light-hearted, and highly informal polling out of sheer interest (brought on by the new CW amenity kit and some people commenting about the impact of "no pen")!

What has been a thing on your British Airways flights that is no longer available, stocked, catered, offered, has fallen the way of budget cuts or simply yielded to the tastes of current times?

For me... I really, really, really miss Bitter Lemon! I always ask the crew, and they will search just in case there's a couple hidden on a trolley, but the past couple years have been all strike-outs on that. I am not usually a soda drinker, but for some reason Bitter Lemon was always my go-to when flying BA over the past 20+ years. I sometimes now do Ginger Ale with Cranberry Juice, alas it's a sad substitute!

So, won't you share what you might miss; perhaps even join my Bitter Lemon Fan Club? Have a great day and safe travels, always!
J
+1 on Bitter Lemon. I love it, and I always ask. I seem to be 50-50 asking for it.
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
Walkers Fruit Cake.
In 2004 I sat next to an American man on a 747 who complained for the vast majority of the flight to LAX about that fruitcake having cherries in it.

I still have absolutely no idea why he felt so strongly about it.
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Confus
Crme de Cassis. For decades a Kir Royale was the BA drink, now you cant have one at all.
Agreed. This featured in my first ever memory of BA CW.
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