Yellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4 Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4628 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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Swiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4591 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.
FLY764 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 114 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4534 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.
Ayubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4322 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.
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4290 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.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4289 times:
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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Slovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4280 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.
N801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4251 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.
TrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4241 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?
TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3066 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4238 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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HA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4222 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.
Davescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4164 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.