We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

BA flight runs out of snacks

Addlestone, United...
Level Contributor
4 posts
51 reviews
Save Topic
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
Level Contributor
4,719 posts
1 review
Save Reply
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
Level Contributor
37,532 posts
7 reviews
Save Reply
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
Level Contributor
17,313 posts
40 reviews
Save Reply
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?

SWT

Italy
Level Contributor
39,474 posts
207 reviews
Save Reply
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
Level Contributor
1,968 posts
29 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

Or the cabin crew hard a partaey the night before

Galveston, Texas
Level Contributor
2,110 posts
82 reviews
Save Reply
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!

London, United...
Level Contributor
2,299 posts
302 reviews
Save Reply
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...
Level Contributor
3,408 posts
144 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: BA flight runs out of snacks

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

London, United...
Level Contributor
27,178 posts
28 reviews
Save Reply
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....

Barbados
Destination Expert
for Barbados
Level Contributor
16,338 posts
301 reviews
Save Reply
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.