British Airways prepares festive menus for Diwali and Thanksgiving 2023

Ondrej Zabransky / / British Airways

British Airways announced that it will start to roll out “special touches” for the upcoming 2023 Diwali and Thanksgiving celebrations. 

For Diwali, the airline is introducing festive desserts for customers across all cabins traveling on November 12, 2023 from London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), Mumbai International Airport (BOM), Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

Outbound passengers on Club World (business class) will be able to enjoy Rasmalai, a popular sweet delicacy, originating from eastern India, and those traveling in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) can tuck into Kesar Peda, a traditional North Indian sweet made from khoya, sugar, saffron and cardamom. Economy passengers will be served a popular Indian dessert, Motichoor Laddoo, which is traditionally served on special occasions. 

On return flights to London, the airline will serve Kaju Pista or Gulab Jamun, a fusion-filled dessert accompanied with Rabdi, in Club World. Customers in World Traveller Plus will have the option of Khoye Ka Laddoo or Doodhi Halwa, garnished with traditional dried fruits.

British Airways rolled out its Diwali ad campaign in late October 2023.

Thanksgiving 2023

On November 23, 2023, British Airways will be celebrating Thanksgiving on all long-haul flights to and from the United States. 

Passengers across all cabins will have the choice of a festive main course and dessert. Those traveling in First and Club World will be able to enjoy a traditional turkey roast, followed by either a classic pumpkin pie featuring nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, a pumpkin and walnut cake, or a pumpkin-flavored cheesecake.

Customers in World Traveller Plus and World Traveller will be served a traditional turkey roast followed by the option of pumpkin pie, gingerbread mousse or a spiced pumpkin and white chocolate mousse. 

“We know that many of our customers will be celebrating Diwali and Thanksgiving this month, so we wanted to go that extra mile to spread some joy over the festive season, both on the ground and at 35,000ft. For those celebrating, we’d like to wish them a very Happy Diwali and Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at British Airways,” Calum Laming, British Airways’ Chief Customer Officer said in a press release.

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