British Airways offers Glebe Farm oat milk on long-haul flights

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Tourism & Travel

British Airways to Offer Glebe Farm Oat Milk on All Long-Haul Flights

British Airways has announced that it will begin offering plant-based milk as an option on board its long-haul flights. The carrier has chosen oat milk made by UK brand Glebe Farm, which grows its own gluten-free oats in Cambridgeshire. In 2022, Glebe Farm told vegconomist that it hoped to “redefine the UK oat milk market”, encouraging a shift away from imported products. While the oat milk will soon be available on flights, British Airways warns that supply may initially be limited until the rollout is complete. The airline also offers a vegan inflight meal, though this must be ordered 24 hours in advance of the flight’s departure. In 2022, British Airways began offering a range of plant-based meals in first-class and business-class airport lounges as …


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Market & Trends

Vegan Airline Food: Who Got it Right, Who Got it Wrong?

With vegan food options increasing across a whole range of airlines, vegconomist takes a look at all the latest plant-based offerings in the sky.  Delta  From the Impossible Foods burger and meatballs to Black Sheep Foods’ plant-based lamb meatballs, Delta has introduced five new plant-based dishes for Delta One and First Class customers on select flights 900 miles and greater. However, all five dishes – including the warm seasonal vegetable plate – come with dairy and as such are currently not suitable for vegans.  Qatar Airways The state-owned airline of Qatar has launched a selection of inflight vegan dishes available without pre-order, although the “restaurant-standard” range is only available in business class. Vegan dishes include pesto glazed celeriac steak, served on a bed of Mediterranean risotto …


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Gastronomy & Food Service

British Airways Launches Plant-Based Menus in its Airport Lounges

British Airways is set to introduce a range of plant-based meals in its first and business class lounges. Having worked with its catering providers to develop new plant-based menus, including a burger, the move is part of the airline’s strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and cater to the growing vegan population.   The new menus will initially roll out across the airline’s Heathrow lounges, before appearing on its US lounge menus. Work also continues to remove single-use plastic across the airline, and all plastic water bottles in Heathrow lounges are being replaced with glass, which will be rolled out across the airline’s UK lounges over the next month. British Airways has stated its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 – a tall order …