When you travel in our long haul economy (World Traveller) cabin, you can enjoy complimentary drinks, snacks and a four-course meal, followed by a lighter snack just before landing. For short haul, you have to pay for your drinks and food much like on Easyjet or Norwegian. You can see details of the latest British Airways Economy paid M&S menu which you can spend cash or Avios on.
It is worth noting that although you can buy the in-flight food with your Avios air miles but the redemption rate is not very good at around 0.7p -0.8p per Avios. If you use your Avios buying British Airways European Business Class flight tickets you can get an Avios valuation of around 2p so the 0.7-0.8p is not a great value redemption for your Avios.
To buy the food on board with your Avios you simply need to give your BA Avios number to the crew and they will deduct the miles you spend on food and drink from your account.
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