British Airways Will Soon Let You Order In-Flight Food From Your Phone

British Airways is giving a technological twist to food and beverage service allowing passengers to order refreshments directly from their phone with the airline's new inflight ordering system.

Rolling out on select routes July 19, passengers can peruse the British Airways menu from their phone after connecting to the plane's Wi-Fi and visiting the airline's homepage. The service will accept payment via all major credit and debit cards or British Airways' Avios points.

"We know that customers like being able to purchase their food in advance of travel and guarantee their first choice, however, we also understand the importance of an extra cup of tea or a gin and tonic, in the moment," Tom Stevens, British Airways' Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said in a statement. "We think that this new digital ordering proposition, coupled with our pre-purchase option is a winning combination, catering for everyone's needs."