• Posted:Thursday, July 30, 2009
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Bye bye British Airways inflight food
It's a sad, sad day for hungry travellers, I'm afraid. If you've worked up an appetite hiking to the airport and cannot wait to sink your teeth into some delicious airplane food, then you're about to be disappointed.

British Airways has only gone and cancelled provision of all meals to passengers on short-haul flights - anything less than two-and-a-half hours. Used to be, you were given a sandwich and a smile. Now they're offering a bag of nuts. At least they're keeping the most important meal of the day - if you fly before ten in the morning you will be given breakfast.

You have to feel sorry for them really though. It seems they're having a hard time. Thousands of employees have been asked to take pay cuts or work for free and some of their pilots have agreed to take a 2.6 per cent slash in their pay. Who needs food when your pilot's flying on an empty wallet?

The company had this to say: "It's not unusual to make small changes to avoid waste and save money where it makes sense and it meets customers' changing tastes."

I say be radical, eat before you get on the plane. Or wait two-and-a-half hours until you reach your destination and then head to the nearest restaurant. Backpacking's all about self-sufficiency anyway - cook yourself something tasty when you reach your hostel, wherever that may be, and spare a thought for the beleaguered staff of British Airways who have no money but a lot of heart.ADNFCR-2435-ID-19288917-ADNFCR
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