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CO Y-class Meal Service: What To Expect?  
User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4781 times:

I just recently purchased a trip back to SJC to visit my family over Christmas Break, going BOS-EWR-SJC on Continental in economy class. When I booked the flight, I was pleasantly surprised (this is my first trip on CO) to see that on the EWR-SJC flight, they would serve dinner. However, I couldn't find much on their website about how exactly CO defines "dinner." So, a question for those of you who fly CO: what sort of meal service can I expect?


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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4765 times:

HA!! A meal? on a flight? What country do you think you are in?

User currently offlineSwiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4744 times:

Well, a bit out of the exact topic, but I flew recently EWR-SEA and LAX-EWR with CO on their morning flights and they served a hot eggsandwich, a muffin, a yoghurt and a small fruit salad. The whole meal was more than fillig (I could not eat everything) but the service was very nice.
You should expect a hot sandwich and a salad (I had that on a EWR-IAH lunchflight) plus a chocolate bar.
Greets


User currently offlineFLY764 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 114 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

The EWR-SJC-EWR segments will be a hot egg sandwich, fruit, yogurt, and a small muffin if your flight is around breakfast time. If it is lunch or dinner you will get a cheeseburger, BBQ chicken sandwich, plain breaded chicken sandwhich, beef and swiss sandwich(similar to a cheese steak) , pizza, chicken wrap, or a strombolli. No there won't be a choice hahaha. Along with one of those hot items you will get a salad, a bag of chips most likely, and some type of dessert which will most likely be two milano cookies or a brownie. Hope this helps.

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4630 times:

Quoting Captoveur (Reply 1):
What country do you think you are in?

CO country.



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User currently offlineAyubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

Quoting Captoveur (Reply 1):
HA!! A meal? on a flight? What country do you think you are in?

Well CO is as far as I know the only airline in the US that still serves a hot meal in domestic flights. I just flew them on June and my dinner was a hot chicken sandwich with a salad, chips, a drink and a dessert. It was good. I would expect the same for the SJC flight.

Enjoy CO because they are great!

-Ayubogg



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 4471 times:

They also offer a full gambit of special meals if you so desire. I usually go with the Kosher meal as I am Kosher style, and it is usually quite delicious. Enjoy flying CO, I know I do.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

This seems a good place to ask my question. I'll be flying LGW-EWR-MEX and PTY-EWR-LGW with CO. What meals can I expect on each leg? Thanks.


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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
This seems a good place to ask my question. I'll be flying LGW-EWR-MEX and PTY-EWR-LGW with CO. What meals can I expect on each leg?

LGW-EWR should be a full meal and a second snack later - I flew BRS-EWR last week in coach and had a small, but pretty tasty, lunch of beef and potatoes, with a fresh salad and a brownie just after takeoff (10:30 AM), and then a small sandwich, crisps, and a small candy bar shortly before arrival. The sandwich was a little disappointing - one small slice of chicken, but the roll was very fresh. Last year when I took the same flight, the second snack was a hot mini-pizza.

I'm not sure about the EWR-MEX and PTY-EWR legs, it'll depend on the flight times. If you're in the air at a meal time, you should get a hot meal. If it happens that no meal time (based on departure airport) coincides with the flight, there may be a small snack, or just nuts.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 4442 times:

Thanks.

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 8):
I'm not sure about the EWR-MEX and PTY-EWR legs, it'll depend on the flight times. If you're in the air at a meal time, you should get a hot meal. If it happens that no meal time (based on departure airport) coincides with the flight, there may be a small snack, or just nuts.

Can't remember the exact times, but:

EWR-MEX leaves EWR around 5pm.

PTY-EWR leaves PTY around 930am.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 4442 times:

Quoting Swiss-airplane (Reply 2):
a hot eggsandwich

A hot egg sandwich ? Egg sandwiches should be cold. I shall inform the Fatwaic Council immediately. Expect reprisals shortly.


User currently offlineSlovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 4433 times:

Finally I got unbanned so I can post. Though they may not have a 5 star meal, at least you should receive something, which I can't say for other airlines unless you buy on board. To me that means a lot and is one reason I keep flying them.

User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

On August 30, CO served the infamous Pizza on flight 462. It came with the previously mentioned salad and a bag of chips. I didn't notice a desert. I passed on the offering. The SJC-EWR flight is quite a contrast, they serve 50 calories worth of pretzels and a drink.

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2395 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

What is the requirement for flight time on CO to get a meal in Y? Transcon for hot meal, four or more hours for a cold sandwich? Is it possible that CO will eventually revert to BOB like everyone else?


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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4391 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 13):
What is the requirement for flight time on CO to get a meal in Y? Transcon for hot meal, four or more hours for a cold sandwich?

Even IAH-RNO (which is less than half transcon) at lunch time gets a hot sandwich, salad, and dessert on CO.
I have never seen CO serve cold sandwiches at all, but my experience with them is somewhat limited.



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 13):

Within the US:
http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...light/dining/domestic/default.aspx



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User currently offlineN77014 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

To give credit where credit is due, likely the last legacy still giving a "free" meal in Y.

Again, nothing I'd pay for out of my own pocket, but decent nonetheless.


User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

Quoting N77014 (Reply 16):

CO is the only one. AA offers something of a marginally (Very marginal) better quality (sandwhich only) for $5.



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User currently offlineHA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4375 times:

Quoting N77014 (Reply 16):
To give credit where credit is due, likely the last legacy still giving a "free" meal in Y.

Legacy yes, last US airline no...HA still serves a free hot Y meal consisting of 1 of 2 choices of entrees, salad, roll and cookies on all 767 flights except for the red-eyes and late-night flights which get downgraded to a cold sandwich with chips and cookie. AQ used to serve a hot meal as well, but I believe have since downgraded to cold sandwiches for all mainland flights in Y unfortunately. I hope CO continues their meals and not go the way of others and switch to BOB.

[Edited 2007-09-23 09:20:26]

[Edited 2007-09-23 09:21:09]

User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

CO website gives the meal times/options. As a norm, I think 4 hrs is hot meal. I have flown 1 1/2 hr flights (say IAH to ELP) and gotten b'fast snack -- banana nut cake, or at lunch and gotten 3'' sub sandwich (usually turkey or ham). The same snack is given Newark -MKE as well as IAH -- MKE. As of now, CO has no plans to discontinue service of meals. In part, because they use it as an adversizing ploy.


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