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BA flight runs out of snacks

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BA flight runs out of snacks

I have flown many times to west coast with BA and most usually full flights.

This time however, the flight actually ran out of snacks less than 2 hours into the flight. The Cabin Crew even said they hadn't seen anything like it before. Anyone else experience this? Will make sure got bits for return home.

Florida - Alaska...
Destination Expert
for Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Outdoors / Adventure Travel
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1. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

We're all human, occasionally we make mistakes. Sounds like the person in charge of provisioning that flight made an error.

Fredericia, Denmark
Destination Expert
for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
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2. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

....or there was a larger demand for snacks than usual.

Edited: 10:32 am, February 09, 2013
Lewes, United...
Destination Expert
for Road Trips
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3. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

No, never experienced it, but then I'm not too bothered about a small pack of nuts or pretzel like nibbles, and often refuse them. Now running out of my choice of hot meal, I wouldn't have been happy about! ;-)

These things happen. You got to your destination safely, I assume?


Destination Expert
for Livigno, Lombardy
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4. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

When they said they'd never seen anything like it before was it becasue of eveyone demanding so much or didn't they have enough to go around in the first place? I've only ever seen them giving out those pretzels etc when they serve drinks before dinner and it's one each.

Surrey UK
posts: 1,925
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5. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

Or the cabin crew hard a partaey the night before

Northampton, United...
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6. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

on my last flights with BA we didnt get preztels on the inbound flight but did on the outbound.

when deboarding the flight, we saw that premium economy had got them, obviously not enought for us in cattle class!

posts: 1,852
reviews: 230
7. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

Was there an unusually high mox of homeward bound americans on the flight? I mean, no offence, but the size of the snacks I saw when last there.....

Glasgow, United...
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8. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

Just i think a human error but not nice for the passengers on it.

London, United...
posts: 19,314
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9. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

Usually you can buy things like Pringles or chocolate on duty free.

Doubt anyone went hungry due to the lack of a mini bag of pretzels....

Destination Expert
for Barbados
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10. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

I've been on a BA long-haul before that ran out of snacks just 3 hours into the 8 hour flight. But that was three years ago and never happened again since.