British Airways drops M&S but could be considering Greggs or Waitrose for inflight meals

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On Monday, it was revealed that British Airways and M&S would be parting ways. M&S food had been catering British Airways’s inflight menu since 2017. British Airways announced the partnership in 2016 following backlash that they were not offering enough food options.

A spokesperson for BA said: “We proudly launched our buy-on-board catering in 2017 with high street favourite, M&S.

“After a successful journey, we are headed off on a new flight path.

“We look forward to announcing our exciting new buy-on-board proposition with a great British brand that customers have told us they love.”

An M&S spokesperson said: “We are proud to have been a supplier to BA’s short-haul food service since 2017.

“Our partnership was always due to end this year and we have agreed not to renew.

“M&S Food continues to focus on developing its wider franchise partnerships.”

The Sun is reporting that British favourites Greggs and Waitrose are the frontrunners for the inflight food contract.

However, this has not been confirmed. 

Waitrose has been contacted by for comment.

Greggs has declined to comment.

Greggs is a British bakery chain that specialises in sausage rolls, bakes and sweet items such as doughnuts and vanilla slices.

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The bakery has become a favourite over the years, now catering to vegans with its famous vegan sausage roll.

Waitrose & Partners is a British supermarket brand that sells groceries as part of John Lewis.

Waitrose are known for their quality groceries and “upmarket” reputation.

Earlier this year, British Airways and Tesco ended their partnership.

From January, British Airways Avios points can no longer be collected by shopping at Tesco.

By converting at the right time, Tesco customers can get 600 Avios points for £2.50-worth of Tesco Clubcard points.

However, British Airways is set to terminate its partnership with Tesco on January 18, 2021.

BA has told Executive Club members: “The contract between Avios Group Ltd and Tesco PLC is terminating on January 18 2021, after which British Airways Executive Club Members will no longer be able to convert their Clubcard points to Avios with Tesco.”

Shoppers will still be able to collect Avios with Tesco up to and including the January date.

Memberships in the British Airways Executive Club remain unaffected by the change.

All Avios collected with Tesco will remain in customers’ British Airways Executive Club accounts and will remain valid for at least 36 months.

Avoid points can be used to book flights, hotels and hire cars.

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