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Do You Buy Things From The BOB Menu?  
User currently offlineB_B747forever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

The head lines says it all: Do you tend to buy things from the BOB menu??


I have just once flown on a LCC. And that time I bought just a coke. ( It was just a short hope, so no need to buy anything more)

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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4893 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 4108 times:

Out of all the airlines I've flown, only two airlines had stuff for purchase-Northwest and Frontier. On Northwest, it was food. Frontier, DirecTV. Didn't buy anything on the NW flight, as pretzels and apple juice was sufficient enough for the two-hour flight, but the F9 flight from DEN-LAX, I bought DirecTV, and it was WELL worth it.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11574 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 4102 times:

Normally I don't, but recently out of sheer boredom I have been. FlyBe charged me £3.75 for what has to be the smallest Cheese and Ham croissant the world has ever seen, £1.75 (IIRC) for a coffee the next time I flew with them, whilst yesterday I bought a coffee on Air Southwest and it cost me just £1.50.

The fact that I can remember all this crap is starting to worry me...


Dan  Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 4101 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
Air Southwest and it cost me just £1.50.

Not in the US? Where is this company?

I refuse to BOB. I'd rather give the money to something in the airport, or bring food from home out of principle.


Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineB_B747forever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 12 months ago) and read 4095 times:



Quoting Davescj (Reply 3):
or bring food from home out of principle

Your little rule breaker  Wink


User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months ago) and read 4093 times:



Quoting B_B747forever (Reply 4):
Your little rule breaker  

 devil  That's me!

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7638 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (5 years 12 months ago) and read 4091 times:
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I try not to, but if I'm desperate, yes.


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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1709 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 12 months ago) and read 4091 times:

A flight isn't complete without something to eat or drink, that's why i always buy items from the BOB.

I actually complained to SAS about their BOB, after months of complaining they gave me a 7€ voucher to buy food for. I bought a breakfast with the voucher on my last flight to Norway. The breakfast was literally crap, it consisted of one tiny ham& cheese sandwich (i only ate half of the sandwich because of the ham) a tiny bottle of apple juice and a half full cup of coffee.
The service was almost as bad as on FR, they charged me 2€ for an old, crushed bag of peanuts. The F/A didn't even want to bring it to me right away, instead she took the money and told me to wait for the next BOB service. It took her 20 minutes to bring me the peanuts. Since i was only on a day trip to STN, i decided to bring food from the airport on the return leg.
I'm glad that my upcoming flights this year are all on full service airlines.



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User currently offlineB_B747forever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 12 months ago) and read 4088 times:



Quoting Davescj (Reply 5):
That's me!

He, he. Couldnt imagine that.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
flight isn't complete without something to eat or drink

Agree with you.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11574 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4082 times:



Quoting Davescj (Reply 3):

Not in the US? Where is this company?

The other Southwest: http://www.airsouthwest.com/  Wink



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently onlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 947 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

Well, lately I've been mostly flying with CO, so there was no BOB.

I did once buy a sandwich on UA, but I'm more likely to either bring something from home or buy something at the airport.


User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

I bought a turkey wrap on AA SJU-JFK. It was pretty good. I don't know that it was worth the $5 I paid for it, but the airlines can probably use the money more than I can in this day and age.


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User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4028 times:
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All flights I have been on that have BOB available, I've never really been interested in buying those junk boxes (for the most part). My "Bring On Board" has been from Wolfgang Pucks restraunt in the airport as well as The Corner Bakery, and horribly overpriced La Salsa.

If UA offered fresh food choices on their Midcon flights (Westcoast to ORD), I'd seriously consider buying something. I've always enjoyed the meal service. It gives you something to do and until UA adds PTVs to their narrowbody fleet, they will continue to be behind and a boring flight for the most part.
I fill out their surveys all the time when I fly them and mention each and every time the need for fresh food choices and they could even make some money by offering a couple of "full meal service" BOB program. They could really upgrade the main cabin meals and catering by offering some great meals and charging appropriately for them.

I will start flying DL again frequently in the future and some of their options sound great like what Song offered. I hope they'll also offer a full "BOB meal someday on their longer domestic long hauls.

It would also be nice if B6 added some sort of fresh cold meal BOB options at least for their flights 3+ hours. Same for WN (I know this probably will never happen). It would be great if they offered them on their midcons as well as their PHX/LAS flights to the eastcoast.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

Whenever I fly Ryanair I'll always buy myself a coffee and sometimes a sandwich. The last time I flew domestically with AC I shelled out $12 for a Quizno's Roast Beef and Cheddar sub, pack of Pringles and a Molson. A bit pricey but it was good. I'll buy it again next time.


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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

When I fly easyJet I normally have a cup of tea and a mini-packet of Pringles. It costs about 3 pounds and 20p.

My gripe is that the prices are normally odd numbers 2pounds 10p, 3pounds 75p and they always make a call for the exact change.

Why not round the figures up or down instead of expecting the passengers to have the exact change??


User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3986 times:
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YX's many times. Their bob is the best of US carriers, imo. Bought a big cookie on AA a couple of times motivated by extreme hunger. . .  yummy 

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3955 times:
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The only airline I have flown with BOB was Nationwide which is now out of business. Their longest leg was 2 hours and I could go that long without anything.


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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

I usually buy a drink if I don't have one in my bag. The last time I flew FR was on an early morning flight so I bought a croissant and a hot chocolate... I also buy scratch and win cards from FR (never won anything !) and I remember I've bought a t-shirt for very cheap on a Air Asia flight.


Life is short : eat dessert first !
User currently offlineEMAlad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

I tend to get a coffee and something light when I am flying on a lo-cost airline. Have to tell you though that the best BOB that I ever got was the breakfast on EI when I flew between Birmingham and Dublin. Can't believe what good value it was and how tasty it was!!!! Well done EI

User currently offlineNQYGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3920 times:

Air Southwest seem to have the cheapest BOB stuff around. I think I picked up a tea and flapjack cake for £2.00 last month.

User currently offlineCOalways From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3919 times:



Quoting Yflyer (Reply 10):
Well, lately I've been mostly flying with CO, so there was no BOB.

I fly all the time on CO so its all free meals in all cabins, But the few times i did fly DL i had to Fork out the cash to buy a meal im surprise they didnt charge for a smile lol. Not really happy that CO is gonna charge for LiveTv at the end of the year but i guess ill fork it over for my long flights unless im in first  Smile , the charge isnt that much so i would purchase it and they still give free meals so it works out


User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3917 times:



Quoting COalways (Reply 20):
Not really happy that CO is gonna charge for LiveTv at the end of the year but i guess ill fork it over for my long flights unless im in first   , the charge isnt that much so i would purchase it and they still give free meals so it works out

I was also sorry to see the live TV charge. But since I'm usually on RJ's or shorter flights, it doesn't matter. LOL

At least CO still does free food. That to me is more important than the TV. Unless there is a really good movie......

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

on DL i deffantly would.
enyoy: DALelite



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User currently onlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2064 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

On Midwest, I usually do, because their food is so good (Grilled beef and mushroom sauce!). Other than that, not usually, but I do sometimes on Delta. They aren't bad, either.


Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently onlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 760 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

In Europe no airline with BOB will get my Euros unless they start charging REASONABLE prices.
I have bought drinks on TUIfly so far. But nothing other than that.

In Asia i´m not afraid to spend some money for BOB since prices generally are much lower. So i already bought food and drinks as well as "non-food" stuff from various airlines. Hot meal and softdrinks onboard Viva Macau / hot meal + softdrinks + sweatshirts + baseball caps etc. onboard Air Asia / softdrinks onboard OASIS Hongkong / softdrinks onboard Cebu Pacific / softdrinks + snacks onboard FIREFLY.



I miss the sound of rolls royce darts and speys
25 LH4116 : I totally agree with you, BOB prices in Europe are way too high. In the US they at least give a free soda even on LCCs, now that's luxury. Here in Eu
26 IAirAllie : Yes. The sandwiches on AA are pretty good better than much of the garbage in the terminals. The stuff on DL is ok too. The hummus and veggie snack is
27 EICVD : The only thing I would buy are the model aircraft. Didnt have any on my PMI-DUB flight last year with Futura Regarding food & drink, ive never flown l
28 September11 : Remember Skybus Airlines? They offered pillows, colognes, perfumes, purses, watches, face cleansing, jewelries, and many more. I flew on Skybus and bo
29 JetBlueAUS : Very rarely. If the flight is short enough, I won't buy anything and just wait until I get to the airport to eat while I wait for my connecting flight
30 EI320 : Full Breakfast on Aer Lingus morning flights. Delicious, EI flights aren't the same without it.- 8 euro.
31 Larshjort : Just once, I bought a coke on a Ryanair fligth, and it took +15 minutes before the coke arrived. /Lars
32 Bartonsayswhat : WS has a good BOB, the sandwiches rotate around, and they are actual good size sandwiches. they give you free cookies snack mix and soft drinks, water
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