treeny
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BA Citiexpress - Snacks Available To Buy?

Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:43 am

Hey All

I have just booked a flight from MAD to BHX (BA1793) in Economy for September.

When I checked the BA website with the manage by booking tool, the details said "Drinks and Snacks availble for purchase" under the service details section.

I was wondering if on European routes, if BA are now charging Economy passengers for food and drink? Can anybody confirm this?

Thanks as always

Mark
 
FURUREFA
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RE: BA Citiexpress - Snacks Available To Buy?

Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:13 am

You will be flying on City Express. They charge for food, which I have heard is quite good, and drink. Have a good flight and check out the BA website for more info.

Matt
 
mhodgson
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RE: BA Citiexpress - Snacks Available To Buy?

Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:30 pm

It's actually BA Connect - Citiexpress was loss-making, so BA changed its name and made it a low-cost carrier with buy-on-board food and drink.
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sevenair
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RE: BA Citiexpress - Snacks Available To Buy?

Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:47 pm

Yeah, here is the menu http://www.britishairways.com/cms/ma...abin_products/connect/bac_menu.pdf

I've heard the all day breakfast is good!
 
LS737
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RE: BA Citiexpress - Snacks Available To Buy?

Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:17 pm

Quoting FURUREFA (Reply 1):
You will be flying on City Express.

No you won't! BA CitiExpress (all one word with no 'y') is no more.
 
Pe@rson
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RE: BA Citiexpress - Snacks Available To Buy?

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:28 pm

Hilarious how they - and others - think that by changing the image and rationalising here-and-there they'll become a true low-cost airline with properly low costs and thus profitable.
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treeny
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RE: BA Citiexpress - Snacks Available To Buy?

Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:18 pm

Quoting FURUREFA (Reply 1):
You will be flying on City Express

Yes I know!!! Its in the title and on my BA reservation!

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 2):
It's actually BA Connect - Citiexpress

Disagree there as I state above, on BA and the site where I booked the trip it states quite clearly that it is BA Citiexpres

Quoting LS737 (Reply 4):
No you won't! BA CitiExpress (all one word with no 'y') is no more.

See above

Thanks to all for the comments and feedback. I am really suprised to be honest that BA are charging for food now on these flights. I took that very same flight last year and was given complimentary drinks and snacks the whole flight.... how times change!!

Thanks again guys to you all

Mark
 
Speedbird2155
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RE: BA Citiexpress - Snacks Available To Buy?

Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:32 pm

Actually, they are correct, Citiexpress was discontinued earlier this year and it is now BA Connect, which operates a different business model.
 
mhodgson
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RE: BA Citiexpress - Snacks Available To Buy?

Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:34 pm

Quoting Treeny (Reply 6):
Disagree there as I state above, on BA and the site where I booked the trip it states quite clearly that it is BA Citiexpres

Citiexpress as a company are no more. They have been renamed BA Connect, and thus there is no way your flight will be operated by Citiexpress.
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