British Airways has unveiled a new Speedbird Café pre-order menu for customers in Euro Traveller and I must admit the menu looks quite appealing.
British Airways Unveils Speedbird Café Pre-Order Menu For Short Haul Flights
During the pandemic, British Airways has eliminated its buy-on-board service in an effort to reduce interaction between crewmembers and passengers. It has hinted that its onboard menu will return at a future point with a different menu and has now unveiled that menu.
Partnering with Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, British Airways will offer a number of British comfort foods including:
- Warm Steak & Ale Pie
- Ham Hock & Smoked Cheddar Sandwich
- Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Wrap
- Chicken, Bacon and Celery Brioche
- Brie Ploughman’s Sandwich
You can view the full menu here. Kerridge explains why he chose the menu items he did here:
(if you didn’t watch the video, it is because the hot items chosen best heat without becoming soggy)
Food must be pre-ordered at www.highlifeshop.com no less than 12 hours prior to your flight. The point of pre-ordering is to reduce food waste. New packaging will also cut down on plastic waste.
Importantly, British Airways has not announced a start date for the new service yet. Full meal service is returning to Club Europe (business class) and longhaul cabins on January 20, 2021, but BA has indicated only that this new meal service will be available during the first quarter.
Furthermore, British Airways will not eliminate the free water bottle and snack currently offered on all Euro Traveller (shorthaul economy class) flights. This will continue to be available, with snacks appropriate to the time of day.
The new menu looks tasty and is reasonably priced at under £5 per item. I also give British Airways credit for keeping bottled water and a small snack complimentary, though it would be nice if coffee and tea were also included at no extra cost.
What are your thoughts on the new British Airways menu?