British Airways news
A new in-flight ‘Best of Britain’ menu lands on board and British Airways reopens its flagship US lounge
BA celebrates the best of British food with its new in-flight menu
BA customers will be welcomed back on board this month with a new ‘Best of Britain’ menu, which includes a traditional roast dinner to enjoy at 35,000 feet as the airline celebrates the nation’s finest cuisine. The roast is available in First and Club World on all routes from 1 September and features 21-day aged British beef, served with roast potatoes, a Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, horseradish cream and gravy. On flights to the Indian subcontinent, customers will be served British roast chicken alongside roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, bread sauce and gravy. The chefs are also creating themed desserts on the monthly menus, kicking off with ‘All Things Botanical’ in September, which features an elderflower and white chocolate dessert with compressed apple and elderflower sorbet. To create the new menus, BA has proudly worked with farmers, caterers, and producers to find great quality, seasonal ingredients, advocating farm to fork. To find out more about the on-board menu, click here.
British Airways welcomes back customers to its flagship US lounge
BA’s flagship lounge at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Terminal 7, has reopened in what will be good news for frequent transatlantic travellers. After 16 months of closure, the decision to open the lounge doors coincides with the UK government’s announcement that fully vaccinated people arriving from America can now visit the UK without the need to quarantine on arrival. The opening of the Galleries Club lounge also marks the next step in BA’s phased lounge reopening plan and will be available for customers travelling in First and Club World (as well as eligible cardholders) ahead of their flight to London Heathrow. Those flying from JFK in First and Club World can also enjoy an enhanced check-in experience at the exclusive Premium Zone to ensure the best start to their journey.
Meanwhile, all BA customers can test out the airline’s new digital ‘Your Menu’ app, which allows travellers to order meals directly from their mobile devices to their seats after scanning a QR code. Additionally, at Heathrow before flights to the US, customers will have access to the Club and First lounges from Terminal 5, which also feature a new sleep zone ‘Forty Winks’, allowing passengers to get some shuteye ahead of their flight. To find out more, click here.
The British Airways sale is now on
The British Airways sale has landed. Whether you’re planning the ultimate family trip, looking to reconnect with loved ones or simply enjoy some ‘me time’, dust off your suitcase and book your next adventure. To find out where to go next and browse the airline’s latest special offers, click here.
British Airways Holidays’ exclusive airport offer for summer breaks
Travellers can get their holidays off to a luxurious start as British Airways Holidays launches an exclusive offer for customers booking summer packages. Featuring complimentary airport experiences at London Heathrow Terminal 5, the offer includes premium check-in, fast-track security, access to the British Airways Galleries Club lounge and priority boarding. Applies to holidays with departure dates between 9 June and 30 September 2021, for those travelling in Euro Traveller, World Traveller or World Traveller Plus (economy and premium economy) as part of a Flight + Hotel or Car holiday package. To find out more, click here.