Many airlines decided to eliminate meal service during the pandemic. The reasons issued to the public usually revolved around safety, though some suspect it was largely cost cutting. The good news is that food is back at Aer Lingus on European flights.
On board service was quietly reintroduced on 1 December 2020. Those expecting the same Bia menu as before will be disappointed as things are not quite the same as before.
Food Is Back And Here It Is!
The menu has a focus on snacks more than anything, with things like Graze lemon flapjacks, Primal Pantry lemon and poppy seed bars, a Fulful chocolate and caramel protein bar and The Foods of Athenry caramel rocky road bar. There are also a Twix, Kit Kats and Dairy Milks on sale, so it looks like Aer Lingus want to fatten us all up!
Drink lovers have a choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cappuccino, by Lyons, Java Republic, Cadbury and Douwe Egberts respectively. There’s also a range of soft drinks and water. Hot food starts and stops at Flahaven’s Porridge.
Booze hounds haven’t been forgotten with Dingle Gin, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Smirnoff Vodka, Bacardi rum, Jack Daniels whiskey and Jameson Irish whiskey available. Red and white wine is Spanish by La Habanera and there is Prosecco by Bottega. Beers are Heineken, Magners and Hop House 13.
Sad to see most of the food menu is gone. Frequent flyers will especially miss their chicken and stuffing sandwiches, while I will privately mourn the loss of the excellent Irish Breakfast. Let’s hope they come back soon!
So, food is back at Aer Lingus. For those wanting to see the full Bia menu and pricing, you can find it here. While it is not a huge array of choice, it is certainly a hell of a lot better than nothing.
As time passes, we are gradually seeing the restoration of service elements on flights. Perhaps by next summer we might see a more normal service being in the majority rather than being the exception.
What do you think of the updated Aer Lingus Bia menu? Are you planning to fly anytime soon? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.