European legacy carriers

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  1. Craig2601

    Craig2601 Member

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    I got thinking what is the best and worse European legacy carriers in terms of service short haul (eg food and drink) as I have only flown KLM and BA. Do others still continue to offer freebies onboard or have they followed suit with BA?
     
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  3. AlterEgo

    AlterEgo Veteran Member

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    How are you defining a legacy carrier? Would you consider Aegean a legacy carrier?
     
  4. darloscott

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    Flew around France with AF (& Hop / partners) recently... AF mainline's offering on a similar length flight to KLM was poor. Hop flights seemed to be a snack (biscuits/cake) & drink. I'm silver with BA so have lounge access etc on the odd occasions I fly anywhere, but obviously they have only have buy on board in Economy (short haul) these days.
     
  5. sheff1

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    TAP & Lufthansa offer free food and drink (including alcoholic).
     
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    cactustwirly Established Member

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    What's SAS like?
    I might be flying with them at the beginning of June
     
  7. Zerothebrake!

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    SAS offer free tea and coffee.
     
  8. DanTrain

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    Yes, a tiny cup of lukewarm liquid. And no opportunity to buy food onboard. Other than that they seemed decent, if not up to BA’s standard imo.
     
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    Over the years I've flown BA, KLM and Air France. I'd rate KLM first, BA second and Air France 5th. I've never flown enough European legacies to declare a 3rd or 4th place but any others have got to be better than Air France.
     
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    So I might be going to Stockholm, and I have a choice of BA and SAS from LHR, and DY from LGW.

    Probably gonna fly out BA and back on SAS
     
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    SAS used to beat BA hands down for on board service, but now they are pulling away in the race to the bottom.
     

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