Celebrations This Autumn: British Airways Introduces Festive Menus For Diwali And Thanksgiving As Well As New Additions To Its Onboard Experience.
British Airways has added some special touches to its onboard experience this month with a fresh autumn menu. They are offering a variety of sweet desserts for Diwali and Thanksgiving-inspired dishes for passengers traveling on their flights.
- British Airways introduces a variety of special touches to its onboard experience, including sweet desserts for Diwali and Thanksgiving-inspired menus with traditional roast turkey and pumpkin pie.
- The airline will also offer special treats and bespoke dishes in its lounges at London Heathrow.
- British Airways is improving its World Traveller cabin with new dishes and a refreshed second meal on routes from the US later this month.
- Johnnie Walker Blue Label XOrdinaire will also be available on board in First until December, carefully selected by the airline’s Master of Wine.
British Airways Diwali Delights
To celebrate Diwali on November 12, the airline will serve festive desserts to passengers on outbound and inbound long-haul flights to India. Passengers traveling in Club World (business class) from London Heathrow to India can enjoy Rasmalai, a popular sweet delicacy from eastern India. In World Traveller Plus (premium economy), passengers can try Kesar Peda, a traditional North Indian sweet. In the World Traveller (economy) cabin, passengers will be served Motichoor Laddoo, a popular Indian dessert.
On return flights from India, passengers will also have the chance to enjoy Diwali-themed desserts. In Club World, they can choose between Kaju Pista and Gulab Jamun with Rabdi. In World Traveller Plus, options include Khoye Ka Laddoo or Doodhi Halwa with dried fruits.
To enhance the festive experience, British Airways has decorated all its lounges at London Heathrow for Diwali and Thanksgiving. They have also prepared special main courses and snacks for passengers from November 12-15, such as rogan josh, chicken balti, and samosas.
British Airways Thanksgiving Menu
On November 23, British Airways will be celebrating Thanksgiving by offering a festive main course and dessert to passengers on all long-haul flights to and from the US. First and Club World passengers can have a traditional turkey roast with all the trimmings, followed by pumpkin pie, a pumpkin and walnut cake, or a pumpkin-flavored cheesecake. World Traveller Plus and World Traveller passengers can enjoy the turkey roast and choose between pumpkin pie, gingerbread mousse, or spiced pumpkin and white chocolate mousse.
On November 23, passengers in the Concorde Room can indulge in pumpkin and butternut squash soup and pecan pie, while those in the First and Club lounges can savor turkey and smoked ham pie.
British Airways’ Chief Customer Officer, Calum Laming, said: “We know that many of our customers will be celebrating Diwali and Thanksgiving this month, so we wanted to go that extra mile to spread some joy over the festive season, both on the ground and at 35,000ft. For those celebrating, we’d like to wish them a very Happy Diwali and Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at British Airways.”
British Airways’ Festive Upgrades
The airline has introduced several exciting updates and additions to enhance the travel experience for its passengers. This includes new World Traveller main courses and a refreshed second service with hot light bite breakfast options on shorter inbound flights from the US to London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
In addition, British Airways now offers Johnnie Walker Blue Label XOrdinaire, a renowned blended Scotch whisky, in its First cabin. The airline’s Master of Wine has carefully selected this luxurious beverage.
Passengers can also enjoy new content on the inflight entertainment system. British Airways has launched a dedicated Doctor Who channel featuring 13 acclaimed episodes of the longest-running science fiction television series in the world. Furthermore, the airline has added a Christmas countdown channel to get customers into the festive spirit.
Lastly, British Airways recently unveiled its newest brand advert to celebrate Diwali, which is being aired worldwide.
The advert is a heartwarming tribute to those traveling back home to India during the festival season and a thank you to those unable to join their families for the celebration.
British Airways Autumn Menu Notes
- Diwali desserts are available for customers traveling outbound from London Heathrow to Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Delhi on November 12.
- The range of desserts will be served across the airline’s inbound routes from India, including Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, and Hyderabad.
- The festive dishes will vary by route and will be offered to customers alongside the standard main course/dessert, depending on the cabin.
- The new World Traveller main course menus will be available on most of the airline’s flights to and from the US.