You may recognise the afternoon tea pictured above which is offered on British Airways European Business Class flights. I quite like sandwiches and British Airways are apparently bringing back the British Airways scones and cream soon so I enjoy thier afternoon tea offering (although admitedly, the sandwich is a relatively meagre bite if you are hungry).
The good news is that British Airways have ditched it’s current rather average caterers and are bringing in talented and highly accoladed caterers to replace them.
Gate Gourmet and DHL at Heathrow and Alpha at Gatwick are being chucked and DO&CO are being bought in, one of the best airline caterers in the business. They are responsible for catering on Austrian Airlines which offers some of the best long-haul airline food in the sky. That said, our reporters recently flew a flight in First Class on Singapore Airlines in a suite and found the food to be even better than Austrian!
British Airways was already using DO&CO for the catering on their New York JFK and Chicago routes. The new contract launches in 2020 so you won’t see improved until then except on the routes I just outlined, unfortunately. I for one, am excited to see what this high-end caterer does for the food on the hundreds of flights a day from Heathrow and Gatwick.
In the meantime, I can’t wait for the BA Sconnes on my Club Europe flights and I am expecting to see them on my next Club Europe flight in October. As of last month, they had not yet been reintroduced.
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