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Metal Cutlery To Fly Again On British Airways  
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

A friend of mine just flew LHR - MIA the other day and stated that they have metal back . . so I did a search and found this small article. If i remember right about a year ago another intl airline brought back Silvaware which airline was that? If known?

Metal cutlery will make its comeback on British Airways flights this week after an absence of nearly four years following the 11 September terrorist attacks on America.

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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4729 times:

I think other's are doing the same. LH had metal cutlery on my flights to/from BOS in April.

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

About time too - excellent news for us collectors of airline teaspoons Big grin


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 2):
About time too - excellent news for us collectors of airline teaspoons

I concur wholeheartedly ! It's been a very dry couple of years...


User currently offlineXpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4683 times:

Late April/early May 2005: KLM IAD-AMS-IAD had metal cutlery as well. NW AMS-BOM-AMS had metal too.

[Edited 2005-05-24 14:09:53]


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4674 times:

9W had it on board for quite some time out here.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25137 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4674 times:

Metal cutlery were approved for use by the TSA a while back. Most airlines however have kept using the now voluntary and recommended disposable cutlerly.


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 6):
Most airlines however have kept using the now voluntary and recommended disposable cutlerly.

Because it's cheaper that way, sadly.....



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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4650 times:

I agree on the freebies issue. I have an attractive collection of crockery from various classes and airlines, but no cutlery...


cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

i think they should stick wit plastic. Its cheaper. And, as they say in tesco-"every little helps".

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4564 times:

Quoting Sevenair (Reply 9):
i think they should stick wit plastic. Its cheaper. And, as they say in tesco-"every little helps".

BA are still only bringing back metal in First and Club World. Those in the back will continue to use plastic.

LH423



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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4550 times:

Quoting Sevenair (Reply 9):
And, as they say in tesco-"every little helps".

when I spend £3000 for a few hours on a plane, I don't expect Tesco mentality - I expect Harvey Nicks....



cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4542 times:

Quoting Sevenair (Reply 9):
think they should stick wit plastic. Its cheaper.

No no no - I don't want to fill my cutlery drawer at home with plastic spoons  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

Quoting BA380 (Reply 11):
I expect Harvey Nicks....

Harvey Nicks sushi bar - mmmmmm squuisshiii !


User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

Quoting Squirrel83 (Thread starter):
A friend of mine just flew LHR - MIA the other day and stated that they have metal back . . so I did a search and found this small article. If i remember right about a year ago another intl airline brought back Silvaware which airline was that? If known?

Metal cutlery will make its comeback on British Airways flights this week after an absence of nearly four years following the 11 September terrorist attacks on America.

if i pay 59GBP return for my NCL-LON-NCL, Id expect nothing more than plastic. No mention of business class here.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

Quoting Sevenair (Reply 14):
if i pay 59GBP return for my NCL-LON-NCL, Id expect nothing more than plastic. No mention of business class here.

Fly BMI from now on and do away with spoons altogether  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

haha, this is true  Smile

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 15):
Fly BMI from now on and do away with spoons altogether

Fly FR from now on and pay GBP2.50/EUR4.00 for plastic spoon rental  Smile (although they say its a spoon, but actually it's a salad fork (spoon south), but hey, close enough, right ?)


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4455 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 17):
(although they say its a spoon, but actually it's a salad fork (spoon south), but hey, close enough, right ?)

You mean a spork?!  Smile

LH423



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4444 times:

Quoting BA380 (Reply 11):
when I spend £3000 for a few hours on a plane, I don't expect Tesco mentality - I expect Harvey Nicks....

 thumbsup  Looking forward to having metal back, although I'll have to wait a couple of months to give it a go.

Club World customers will be happy know that they will not have to battle through steak with plasticware  Smile



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 19):
Club World customers will be happy know that they will not have to battle through steak with plasticware

Although sometimes it's hard to tell which is which  Smile


User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 19):
Club World customers will be happy know that they will not have to battle through steak with plasticware

it does seem incongrous to have a formal table set in front of you, with Linen and Wedgwood (F) or Royal Doulton (J) and a fillet steak and then have to try to cut said steak with some feeble looking white plastic cutlery, where you have to try not to push to hard or risk the knife splitting.



cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9318 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):

Although sometimes it's hard to tell which is which

never order steak on a flight, that way you don't have to guess.

Was just last week in Houston on BA, Club World, still plastic, awful. There's enough plastic running around in the States already.



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User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

I flew AF last September to PHL and I think they had some weird combination of metal/plastic cutlery. Can't remember to be honest.....In any case nice to hear some airlines are switching back to metal cutlery.


A330 man.
User currently offlineGlennpower From Brazil, joined Jul 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

JJ also use metal cutlery on their INTL routes,by the way along with LA by far the best south american carriers.

Regards Glenn.


25 Aviationwiz : I had metal cutlery on SA my last trip, ATL-SID-CPT-JNB-CPT-SID-ATL, it was nice. Heck, it was weird getting a metal knife on the plane, but a plastic
26 Post contains images HaanZ : And here I was, expecting to hear about happy little knives and forks flying around in the BA cabins...
27 Antares : Enjoy your cutting edges everyone, Al Queda has achieved it aims, of making the US invade two muslim countries and get itself bogged down in an inextr
28 Paul : What about Business Class with United Airlines, have UA brought back metal? I wont be suprised when I fly to IAD this summer in C Class and have to cu
29 Jush : Well i do like Tesco when i was in UK but please metal cuttlery is a must... plastic ones just sucks. About time as others stated. Lucky that my LH f
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