If you’re in the UK, you could soon be enjoying a British Airways first class meal at home.
British Airways’ first class meal kits
British Airways has teamed up with catering partner DO & CO and food delivery service Feast Box to give people the chance to experience a British Airways first class meal in the comfort of their own home.
With this initiative, British Airways has created a limited edition cook-at-home meal kit that mirrors the British Airways first class dining experience.
Each meal kit includes a four course menu, with customers being able to choose vegetarian, fish, and meat dishes in their kits. Note that these aren’t meals you just pop in the microwave — rather customers will prepare the meal at home, as the kit contains a recipe sheet and an information card in the form of a passport.
The kits are available for order as of today, and deliveries begin next week. Those who order will receive a complimentary box from Feast Box’s regular menu, plus a voucher for 10% off a British Airways flight.
As Hamish McVey, British Airways’ Head of Brands and Marketing, describes this:
“We hope that this exclusive First experience will allow our customers who are missing flying to enjoy an amazing dining experience at home. British Airways, Feast Box and DO & CO take huge pride in offering top quality international cuisine, and although it might appear a little different being delivered to a customer’s door rather than at 38,000 feet, we hope it will be just as exciting.”
What’s on the menu?
Currently there are four different menus you can choose from:
- Each kit is four courses and serves two people — there’s a starter, a main course, a cheese board, and dessert
- Really there are two different starters and two different mains, which is why there are a total of four options, so you can choose which combination you want
- Fortunately the food seems to be British Airways’ pre-pandemic first class catering, and not what’s currently being served
- The below prices include taxes but not shipping
For vegetarians, you can order a whole grain salad as your starter and handmade agnolotti as your main, which costs £80 and has a cook time of 55 minutes.
Alternatively, you can order smoked salmon as your starter and handmade agnolotti as your main, which costs £80 and has a cook time of 45 minutes.
You can also order smoked salmon as your starter and beef cheeks as your main, which costs £100 and has a cook time of 50 minutes.
You can also order a whole grain salad as your starter and beef cheeks as your main, which costs £100 and has a cook time of 60 minutes.
Those in the UK can now order a British Airways meal kit to enjoy at home. We’ve seen airlines get creative during the pandemic, though British Airways isn’t the first airline to introduce at-home first class meals — Singapore Airlines had a similar concept a while back, though it was much more expensive, and also included a lot more (including caviar and champagne!).
For avgeeks in the UK this could be a fun dinner plan for one evening. The one consideration is that this is probably mostly for people who enjoy cooking, since there’s still quite a bit of prep time and work required.
Anyone in the UK plan on trying their hand at British Airways first class catering? 😉