Last updated: 11:30 AM ET, Mon August 15 2016

British Airways Downsizes In-Flight Meals

Airlines & Airports | Patrick Clarke | August 15, 2016

British Airways Downsizes In-Flight Meals

Photo courtesy of British Airways

British Airways is fun-sizing its in-flight menu on shorter transatlantic flights.

Economy and premium economy passengers flying the United Kingdom's flag carrier to and from the U.S. and Canada will receive a fun-size chocolate candy bar or other snack instead of a second meal later in their journey.

However passengers will still receive a meal earlier in the flight.

Introduced last month, the menu change impacts economy passengers on flights lasting under eight and a half hours and premium economy passengers on flights that take less than seven hours.

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"We offer customers on all of our transatlantic flights a three-course meal, bar service and snacks and on our longer transatlantic flights, including to the west coast, customers are offered an extra meal during the flight," a British Airways spokesman told the Independent.

"We regularly review our catering to ensure we are investing where it matters most to our customers."

While hungry passengers may not be pleased with the change, it still beats paying for snacks. Earlier this year, airlilne industry sources hinted at the prospect that British Airways could begin charging for meals and snacks on transatlantic flights.

What's more, the changes will not impact passengers' choices of alcohol and complimentary snacks, according to the airline's spokesman.


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