War calls for sacrifices, even for first-class passengers on British Airways flights between New York and London.

Because of a 26 percent dropoff in traffic in February as a result of the Persian Gulf war and the poor economy, the airline has eliminated breakfast in first class.It no longer serves cashews with the mixed nut selection and it reduced the salad dressing by half.

Gone, too, are the fruit basket and flowers in the bathroom.

Saddest cut of all: only 27 After Eight mints will be available for the 18 first-class passengers.