One of my favorite airline meals of all time, any time of day, is an English Breakfast on British Airways. That’s the focus of this week’s Meal of the Week.
Sometimes we can act irrationally when it comes to food, even airline food. While I hope to never sell my birthright for a bowl of stew, I have certainly spent extra miles on British Airways just for a hot breakfast. On intra-Europe flights under 600 miles, off-peak economy class is 4,000 Avios while business class is 7,750 Avios. 3,750 miles may not seem like much for an upgrade, but based upon my valuation of BA Avios at 1.5 cents each, that’s like paying $56.25 for breakfast (since I don’t care about extra checked baggage and already have lounge access).
Here’s a sample breakfast on a Frankfurt to London flight, typical of what you can expect to receive:
I know there is some debate as to what a “real” English breakfast is. Must the eggs be scrambled or fried? Are beans a must? What about blood sausage?
My only minor complaint: FAs do not bother to actually put the breakfast in real plate. Instead, it is served in a plastic container and dropped into a “business class” dish.
I’ve enjoyed an English breakfast in British Airways First Class:
And in the Concorde Room as well:
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But it seems I am most satisfied with a nice hot breakfast on a shorthaul flight. By contrast, Lufthansa only serves a cold meal on the same route.
Do you love a nice English breakfast? Would you spend more miles for a hot meal on a morning flight?