British Airways tea service isn’t as extensive as tea at the Burj al Arab in Dubai but it’s a staple of the British carrier.
British Airways Tea Service, First Class London Heathrow – San Francisco
At least it used to be.
British Airways eliminated free meals in economy on intra-European flights, and even free hot water if you bring your own tea bags initially this spring only offering to serve you airline tank water for free as long as you don’t want it heated. That received significant negative publicity and pushback.
However tea is no longer included in the ticket price for coach. What’s more British Airways sells its tea by the bag so a passenger asking for their tea extra strong reports being charged double for tea.
‘Flying to Oslo with BA on expensive tickets, my son and I asked for strong cups of tea. We were told we had to pay double as they sold it by the tea bag. Was I right to be shocked?’
British Airways did not dispute the incident, instead saying that the teabag is already attached to the disposable cups that it sells travellers on its short-haul services.
An airline source said customers could make their cup of tea stronger by adding less milk.
At £2.30 per cup, tea on British Airways costs $2.95 — or $5.90 if you want two tea bags.
No wonder this passenger in a British Airways lounge at London Heathrow was caught on video stuffing 20 cans of beer and chips in their bag to go.