As of today it has been made official that British Airways will no longer offer free food and drink to economy passengers on any short haul service. Snacks and drinks on short haul flights will now be provided at a cost by Britain’s much-loved posh supermarket Marks and Spencer.
The new “M&S on board” menu ranges from bags of crisps and chocolate bars for £1 each to a mozzarella and tomato focaccia for £4.95. The change has been all over the news with publications keen to point out the stupidly high cost of tea and coffee at £2.30 a go!
However, despite the change in policy and the slightly off kilter prices, I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of economy class flight food anyway ( uh-oh snob alert!) so I personally would much rather pay for a tasty M&S sarnie than receive a pretty crap free snack.
Business and first-class passengers will still to be given free food and drink, which I’m pretty pleased about seeing as the breakfast offerings on short flights are always exceptional!
BA’s decision has been described as the end of an era (bloody drama queens!), and Nick Trend, Telegraph Travel’s consumer editor, suggested there is no longer any difference between the airline and the likes of easyJet or Ryanair.
I’m keen to know if you are going to miss BA’s free food, or if like me you would much rather pay for higher quality munch! Let me know below or over on social media.