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IT WAS AN­OTHER UP AND DOWN MONTH FOR BRI­TISH AIR­WAYS,

and not just in terms of air­craft tak­ing off and land­ing. First there was wel­come news for short-haul busi­ness-class pas­sen­gers. The air­line’s Club Europe cabin saw new menus with im­proved recipes, sig­na­ture warm breads and “a com­mit­ment to prove­nance, with dishes de­vel­oped around Bri­tish in­gre­di­ents.” Launch op­tions in­cluded shaved Here­ford­shire Roast Beef on a Tar­tar Cream with Rocket, Bri­tish Reared Pork Sausage and Mash and a cel­e­bra­tion of Bri­tish cheeses. Look­ing to the fu­ture, BA has also con­firmed it is to switch cater­ers in all cab­ins on its long-haul routes de­part­ing Heathrow. The car­rier is to drop cur­rent sup­plier Gate Gourmet in favour of high-end caterer Do&Co, in a phased switch be­tween now and early 2020. So far so good...

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