BA scrap short-haul in-flight plane food. Good.
First they cocked up T5 at Heathrow, then they asked staff to work for free, but now British Airways have done something good – abolished the in-flight meal for sky odysseys that last less than two and a half hours.
We all know that aeroplane food is almost always inedible shite but on those short-haul flights (as long as take off is after 10am) no meals will be available. Free drinks and mini-pretzels will be offered as an alternative instead. Because we all love a mini-pretzel at 10.03am, don’t we readers?
Fliers who take to the skies before 10am will still receive a complementary breakfast. The food removal will save the airline an estimated £22 million and makes us wonder why it was considered to be less of a surefire move than pissing off a load of staff members by getting them to work for nothing for a bit.
BA have denied that their next shameless cost-cutting move will be to introduce baggage charges, in line with budget airlines, even though chief executive Willie Walsh has insisted that all cost-cutting and revenue-raising opportunities are being examined.
Our prediction is that holes will be cut in the floor of all BA planes by the end of the year, and passengers will have to run along the tarmac Flintstones-style before simultaneously jumping in order to help planes take off more efficiently. Compulsory sea landings will inevitably follow afterwards.