There are specific meal windows when flying British Airways and afternoon tea featuring sandwiches is one of these. Afternoon tea is served on all flights from 14:00 through to 16:59.

After this, it is dinner service on all flights departing after 17:00. As I enjoyed the Kosher meal very much on two previous flights, I selected it again to see what is offered for dinner.

BA824 – London Heathrow to Dublin (LHR-DUB)
12 September 2017
Airbus A319 – G-EUPR
Seat: Club Europe 1F
Departure: 17:40 Arrival: 19:05

Lots of people are eligible for priority boarding at British Airways. This encompasses all Club Europe passengers as well as anyone with status in the British Airways Executive Club. I got in line and was among first to board. Once seated and everyone is on board, hot towels are distributed.

Soon after comes the video safety demonstration on the flip down screens followed by a taxi to the runway and off into the air we go.

Sandwiches for Dinner?!

Service commences quite quickly once airborne. The Kosher meal is handed out once it is my turn to receive food and as usual it is packed up as per the Kosher rules.

Much to my dismay, I received the afternoon tea meal. There is nothing wrong with the meal of finger sandwiches listed as salt beef sandwich and cake, but it is not dinner.

When I previously had these for afternoon tea I remarked that it is similar to the usual meal that everyone gets. The conclusion there is that I would not order it specifically to get something different, so I didn’t want it again.

Overall Thoughts

I am quite surprised that the Kosher dinner is the afternoon tea meal. It is tasty and well presented of course but it is not dinner. I am curious as to whether I received the wrong meal or if this is in fact what they hand out to Kosher meal passengers.

Sandwiches are just fine but I chose a dinner flight so I could eat something more in keeping with the time of day as I planned to not eat when I got home. It’s an interesting one so perhaps someone will know the answer. Thanks for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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