Back to Squawk list
  • 64

Catering Issue Prompts British Airways to Serve KFC Onboard

Submitted
On a recent long-haul flight, class divisions disappeared as flight attendants onboard a British Airways flight were forced to serve food from the fast-food chain "Kentucky Fried Chicken" (KFC) due to an apparent catering issue that occurred immediately before the flight. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

Sort type: [Top] [Newest]


bkoskie
Billy Koskie 25
The quick thinking of an alternative is to be commended. Yes, probably a disappointment. But nothing compared to a severe bout of Montezuma's Revenge.
data4unme
Fred Christensen 3
Thinking outside the box saved the day.
TimDyck
Tim Dyck 0
KFC has the same effects as Montezuma’s revenge.
GeneticCrab
Earl Bates 24
Compared to the last meal I had on Delta, KFC would have been a big upgrade. I think a cold beer and some KFC would be great.
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 3
They only have warm Bud Light.
crumplehorn
Andrew Taylor 5
Nope. Carslberg Lager, Fullers London Pride, Stella Artois and a Craft Beer from Scotland. BA wouldn't lower themselves to serve Bud Light. Some flights have Grolsh, Guinness, and Pilsner Urquell, and Holsten Pils. All in all, a pretty good selection of Quality Beers.

Brewed in Aberdeenshire, Speedbird OG has a sharp citrus aroma, upfront zesty orange, and subtle hints of sherbet. The deliciously refreshing IPA will be available in all cabins and selected Lounges from this June– the perfect summer tipple.

I have tried that one yet.
honestfisherman09
Stephen Gordon 2
please cancel my reservation, thank you
CCW1
John Prukop -4
Call it what it really is: Pedo Queer Beer!
LeftlySC
Stephen Leftly 1
According to the report they didn't have refreshments either.
So after a salty piece of KFC chicken.......
aliamus
Steve Aliamus 34
KFC or a missed connection..."I'll have a drumstick please". Good job to the BA crew for fast food thinking.
LeanderWilliams
Leander Williams 10
KFC would have been a gourmet meal on Spirit.
LeftlySC
Stephen Leftly 2
All well and good if one was paying Sprit Airlines prices....First class BA NOT cheap nor anywhere near cheap.
jmilleratp
jmilleratp 7
Let's be honest: KFC > Catering.
yamaha32177
CHARLES DUKE 6
Lucky folks, it's finger licking good.
crumplehorn
Andrew Taylor 16
I worked 5 years in BA catering and temperature control is paramount and is logged from when the food was made, deep chilled, stored, transported and put onto the aircraft in insulated Cambro boxes. We pre-chilled ours in a walk in freezer for an hour, and blast froze everything to 2'C. The temperature range is 4 to 6 degrees Centigrade. If it creeps to 8'C and you can bring it down to 4' quickly you can save it, but anything over 8'C gets it condemned as unfit for passengers. Logs have to kept for 12 months and facilities and logs are audited 4 times a year. They have the toughest specs in the industry. Good work for the ground crew arranging hot food so fast.
sbelliott
steve elliott 10
How bout some more mashed potatoes , gravy and cole slaw please. Oh and some more napkins .
The Colonel is flying high . V 1,,,, Rotate !
jbsimms
James Simms 2
Giblets….
jimsarushfan
Huck Finn 2
Don't forget the mac and cheese!!!
BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 0
Yousa! ... and sum dem collard greens?
jimsarushfan
Huck Finn 5
KFC-Kool Flying Cuisine
rb522140
ROLAND BALCH 1
Good one Huck. Lol.
sho69607
Spencer Hoefer 8
RIP to the lavatories lol
TimDyck
Tim Dyck 0
No kidding. Within a half hour of eating it KFC wants out and when it wants out it wants out right now!
avionik99
avionik99 16
So the entire plane got 1st class food....Awesome!
VictorRichardson
Victor Richardson -6
Wouldn't class KFC as 1st class food.
4gloriajohns
Gloria Johns -1
Avion is being facetious.
CCW1
John Prukop -4
You've GOT to be kidding! Nutrionless Frankenstein crap!
timkal
Tej Kalra 4
Commendable, innovative thinking. Better choice than the food served in many other airlines
mlevine
mlevine 4
Rumack:
What was it we had for dinner tonight?

Elaine Dickinson:
Well, we had a choice of steak or fish.

Rumack:
Yes, yes, I remember, I had KFC.
Kikutwo
Kikutwo 4
Best. Airplane. Food. Ever.
ExCalbr
Victor Engel 6
Meanwhile, back at the KFC, they are celebrating a good day!
briansfreeman
Brian Freeman 6
I'd fly more often if they always served KFC.
DavidMonroe
David Monroe 6
This is certainly better than egg salad sandwiches from the airport terminal vendors...
sparkie624
sparkie624 8
I would rather have KFC over some of the other stuff that is served!
vaclavkoranda
Vaclav Koranda 4
Very true! Unfortunately...
patt46
paul patten 3
KFC over that crap(blood sausage) they serve in England.
MichaelDealey
Michael Dealey 3
I don't know why, but this story makes me laugh hysterically.
Fried Chicken.. the great equalizer.
jamesdsisti
jim sisti 6
Just guessing some on the plane were just wrapping up a week at an all inclusive resort, and skipping a meal was not going to hurt them in the least.
Obviously BA staff in NAS had to have done the contacting and leg work to pull off the KFC food run since that would require a fair amount of time to cook that much yard bird.
As for something to drink, sounds like there was a good amount of whine on board, sadly it was too bitter .
jimsarushfan
Huck Finn 3
Cooking the chicken is very quick with the pressure fryers at the store.
59Captain
M. R. 2
Great, greasy finger prints a chicken smell on a long flight, sounds yummy.. let’s go Popeyes, get that frier hot
😂
sparkie624
sparkie624 0
That is how the Staff knows who enjoyed them... the more Greasy Finger Prints, the more people who enjoyed them...
BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 0
Would you prefer some tasty zuurkooland and a flat Bordeaux?
slederman1
Sam Ledeeman 2
I can imagine a great KFC TV ad based on this episode!
n7777r
Derek Vaughn 2
....this is better than the rubbish at the old chap's gaff in Hillingdon.
rlamond
Bob Lamond 3
Does Nassau not have a Chick-Fil-A?
fritzacooper
Fritz Cooper 6
There isn't a drive thru for commercial aircraft at Chic-fil-a. Yet.
sparkie624
sparkie624 3
That is because it is too far to reach from the Pilots door to the serving window! :)
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 3
LOL, 1 piece of chicken? Who got the scrawny wings? I would have hated to be on there a couple of hours after meal service, when everyone on board then had "The Wind".
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
I see now... "R I I P P P" ... A mild voice somewhere in the plane: "OMG - Who S..."
BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 2
Sounds great, now leave it on the menu!
patpylot
patrick baker 2
fish and chips would suffice for me and the other 200 passengers long-hauling food-short. KFC represents somebody thinking well.
jbsimms
James Simms 1
Finger Licking Good!!!!
sukie9
susan mandeville 1
I love Kentucky Fried! I would have been delighted.
jmadunleavy
John D 1
I guess anyone who has a special diet was SOL.
jbbooks1
Lewis Tripp -1
Chicken, FOL
PLANESOLUTIONS
PLANESOLUTIONS 1
Another Aeroxplorer takeover - Flightaware, please ban Aeroxplorer!
jbsimms
James Simms 1
I never have problems
CCW1
John Prukop -3
KFC? NO THANK YOU! It's full of partially hydrogenated oils that are super bad for your health and trigger Type II Insulin Resistant Diabetes. In fact, all of the seed type oils are super bad, like Canola Oil - which is Rape Seed Oil used to oil machinery, soy bean oil, cottonseed oil, corn oil, etc. If you seek good health, stay away from all those shiny looking oils on the supermarket shelves. They're poison. Ever wonder why so many have vision problems and obesity? When the Mitochondria get plugged by this stuff, everything goes to Hell.
sparkie624
sparkie624 3
It is better than a lot of crap other Airlines Serve and probably had more Flavor!
CCW1
John Prukop 0
Yeah, right! It's THE FLAVOR THAT KILLS while you lick your fingers!
pgaribotti
One chicken piece???

Get real
TimDyck
Tim Dyck 1
You’re promoting misinformation and it would be dangerous to anyone who believed you and followed your advice.
CCW1
John Prukop 0
Just THE FACTS, Jack, ergh, Tim. If you think it's disinfo, you're lost in science fiction and have been watching way too much Tel-A-LIE-Vision. Some folks go to their graves, never knowing the truth. You must be one of those. Good luck.
ve3uet
if I had a choice, I would serve Popeye's spicy chicken and gravy. KFC has no taste because it is not cooked fully. KFC party cooks it shicken to sit hours on a steam table then be tossed to the swine. And KFC gravy, swine won't eat either, If you really want to have well fed passengers and crew, serve Wendy's junior burgers with bacon and cheese.
I would walk the length of the tarmac for a Wendy's burger,
CCW1
John Prukop -2
More like "walking the plank" to your untimely death - in both instances of the Frankenstein fast food called KFC and Wendy's. Good God Almighty, do you have ANY idea what's in that crapo?
ve3uet
John, did you forget to put on your aviators goggles ... read what I wrote until you understand what the words said
I did not recommend KFC but you are and
Wendy's is made from All Beef Canadian Beef, on a chewy doughy bun, with lettuce and tomato with a dash of Heinz ketchup
a couple Wendy's burgers and a Chocolate Frosty make a delicious meal
CCW1
John Prukop -4
Woe are thee, Michael! I read and understood all of your syntax. Problem remains, whether it's KFC or Wendy's, it's STILL processed food with a ton of Frankstein ingredients that aren't good for you. They hide the Trans-fats with ingredients like mono and diglycerides... same thing as partially hydrogenated oils, to fool the public. Your belioved Frosty contains milk, sugar, corn syrup, cream, whey, nonfat dry milk, cocoa (processed with alkali), guar gum, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, natural vanilla flavor, carrageenan, calcium sulfate, sodium citrate, dextrose, and vitamin A palmitate. Anything labeled as "Natural" is at once suspect. Here's an article you will do well to read to understand the issues: https://treelight.com/health/nutrition/whats-wrong-with-mono-and-di-glycerides/.

In all fairness, I've had a few Frosty's and Wendy's burgers in my time while out and away from home base and they tasted good... but they're not good for you, so it's only a rare exception that I indulge. Oh, and that dash of Heinz Ketchup... that's high fructose corn syrup - another not so good thing for you.

Start reading the labels and when the total sugars and fats don't add up right, that's your clue to keep moving down the isle. Happy trails!

Login

Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from FlightAware.com. We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.
Dismiss