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DrJones
23rd Oct 2017, 11:42
Hi

Quick question when BA do their food service on say a long haul economy flight do they start from the back and go to the front or the front to the back.

Cheers

Speedywheels
23rd Oct 2017, 12:15
In economy, one from the front and one from the back and meet in the middle.

DrJones
23rd Oct 2017, 13:06
Thanks. ........

Jarvy
23rd Oct 2017, 16:27
Unless you have pre ordered a special meal then it comes before the start of the service.

Mark in CA
23rd Oct 2017, 17:31
>Unless you have pre ordered a special meal then it comes before the start of the service.

Shhhh. Don't give away the secret! ;)

Tony_SLF
23rd Oct 2017, 18:14
Did LHR/ZUR & LHR/Lemnos in the last few weeks. Food was chaos on the way back on both. Staff hate the return leg as there is never enough of the right thing and they get it in the neck from pax and BA for not meeting sales targets. Talk to the crew as you go on if you really want something.

But much better; stick it to BA with their RYA attitude towards ripping off pax and buy something from Pret before boarding.

Speedywheels
23rd Oct 2017, 20:21
OP was asking about long haul, not about buying M&S in the air.

BTW, yes pre-ordering a special meal is an option but you forego any opportunity to receive an upgrade.

Mr Mac
23rd Oct 2017, 20:57
From what I hear you would do better at M&S on the ground for both long and short haul flights regards service and delv :E I will get my flack jacket !

Tony_SLF
24th Oct 2017, 08:32
OP was asking about long haul, not about buying M&S in the air.

BTW, yes pre-ordering a special meal is an option but you forego any opportunity to receive an upgrade.

Apols. Did LHR-Vancouver, Seattle/LHR 2 yrs ago and BA cocked up the pre ordered meals for 5 of us on both legs. There was no upgrade available. And when we did Kenya last year, the food was inedible on the return leg.

BA also (successfully) evaded my trying to get seating sorted on medical grounds (a Dementia sufferer who needs to be alongside her husband. Doesn't matter where, just needs to be alongside him. They claim you can do it but try it. Its a farce and it was only thanks to some humanity from the crew that we got it sorted.

I only fly BA if there is no other practical choice and always regret it.

They say bad things come in threes. Oleary and Walsh have certainly done their bit for making flying unpleasant ? Who is the 3rd irishman?

PDR1
24th Oct 2017, 08:48
Petyr Baelish

Logohu
24th Oct 2017, 11:56
They say bad things come in threes. Oleary and Walsh have certainly done their bit for making flying unpleasant ? Who is the 3rd irishman?

Alan Joyce

Harry Wayfarers
24th Oct 2017, 12:46
KISS ... Keep It Simple Stupid ... Don't fly with BA!

Jarvy
25th Oct 2017, 05:47
So a simple question on how the food is served on BA long haul has turned into an attack on BA! Used BA for many years but not so much lately.
Back to the question, Mrs J always has a veggie meal pre ordered and has been upgraded a couple of times!

Speedywheels
25th Oct 2017, 09:44
Mrs J always has a veggie meal pre ordered and has been upgraded a couple of times!

Traveller to Traveller Plus? OK, as itís the same food I agree thatís possible.

Upgrade to Club - not happening

Jarvy
25th Oct 2017, 10:04
Sorry but we have been upgraded to club, can and has happened.

Musket90
25th Oct 2017, 17:34
Jarvy I agree - Mrs Musket requires has special meal which is served LONG before normal meal service. She's finished by the time I am served mine so her tray table being open for so long is a real nuisance.

sea oxen
27th Oct 2017, 19:30
Hi

Quick question when BA do their food service on say a long haul economy flight do they start from the back and go to the front or the front to the back.

There are differences between routes and a certain frequent flyer forum has a discussion about this very topic at the moment.
- meal service not commencing until 2.5 hours into flight, and then being completely shambolic
- meal service starting from the back of the cabin (never seen this before!)

That was a YYZ flight. This passenger was seated towards the front of the cabin, probably the 777.

I also hear that in Y, you must order your dinner drinks from the drinks cart that precedes the meal trolley.

I'd suggest that if you have time, you seek out a recent trip report for your route.

DrJones
31st Oct 2017, 17:53
Thanks for the advice. I will have a look.

TCU
5th Nov 2017, 15:47
If you want good food on BA long haul pre-select hindi or kosher.....bloody good veg curry or cracking salmon!

diamantaire
15th Nov 2017, 20:58
Sorry but we have been upgraded to club, can and has happened.


Was this recently, as I always get upgarded on a full flight when no meal is ordered. But whenever I do there has been no upgrade from wtp

dfv8
26th Nov 2017, 12:44
A few years ago prior to a flight from LHR to ATL I bought a carry-on bag of delicacies from Gordon Ramsey's Plane Food. The envious looks from other pax was a sight to behold!