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British Airways delivers first-class menus for you to cook at home

Many companies in the aviation industry get inventive during the crisis. Last year, Easyjet delivered on-board meals to the front door on a trial basis in Great Britain. Singapore Airlines temporarily opened a restaurant in a parked Airbus A380, Virgin Atlantic one in a Boeing 747. And the catering company Gate Gourmet was selling multi-pack on-board meals directly to consumers in Australia.

British Airways has come up with something else to boost revenue in the Corona crisis. The airline is now selling cooking boxes that can be used to cook four-course First Class menus at home. All ingredients are supplied prepared, as are cooking instructions. The food is prepared by catering partner Do & Co. "We hope that this exclusive first experience gives our customers who miss flying the opportunity to enjoy a great dining experience at home," said Hamish McVey, the airline's head of marketing.

Salmon from Scotland in a honey mustard sauce

And what is there to eat? For example, a starter with smoked salmon from Scotland in a honey and mustard sauce, a main course with homemade morel and truffle agnolotti in a butter sauce, a dessert with a pudding with vanilla sauce and a cheese platter with four different types. All of this costs 80 pounds including delivery or the equivalent of 94 euros for two people. The cooking time is given as 45 minutes. More expensive menus cost £ 100 and take 60 minutes.

The packaging of the boxes is made of recyclable, compostable or biodegradable materials, stresses British Airways. Wherever possible, the food came from Great Britain and Ireland.