jetBlue777 From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 1451 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4218 times:
We're set to fly to HNL from EWR/LGA/JFK next summer and as far as I know, most US carriers only has BOB even on 10hr+ flights.
I was doing some research and read somewhere that DL does serve complimentary meals in Y on 6hr+ flights, is this true?
I've found this on DL's website:
11:40 / 10:25 SLC-HNL Boeing 767-300 6:45hrs - Meals Available For Purchase
17:30 / 7:50 HNL-ATL AIrbus A330-300 8:20hrs- Dinner
How come the SLC-HNL flight doesn't have complimentary meals? It is over 6hrs. And what kind of "meal" would DL serve on an 8hr domestic flight to ATL?
I mean, I don't mind purchasing BOB but I'm afraid that if we'll fly on UA/CO or US, they might run out of options and 10hrs w/o food would be hell. Though buying some food at the airport is always an option, but there's something special about airline food that I really like (although it might taste bland and awful)
Do you have any personal experience? I know HA still serves some snacks on their flights, anyone can comment on that?
Transpac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3186 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4039 times:
Quoting jetBlue777 (Thread starter): Do you have any personal experience? I know HA still serves some snacks on their flights, anyone can comment on that?
DL used to offer free meals in Y-class on MSP, DTW, and ATL to HNL. SLC and the west coast flights are BOB only. DL has since cut MSP/DTW to HNL, but ATL-HNL remains - as does the free meal in Y service. I've done it a few times and I was pleasantly surprised. I'd say it's comparable to the Y meals on transoceanic flights.
I don't know about CO but on the UA side, neither DEN-HNL nor ORD-HNL have free meals - they are BOB only. Same for AA on ORD-HNL and DFW-HNL.
I flew HA HNL-LAS in June and was VERY impressed. This was a dinner flight and that mean I got a really tasty pasta meal (spinach and ricotta cannelloni if I remember right) and a sticky cake thing for dessert, which was also really nice. The portions weren't huge, but it all tasted great!
Also there was a pretty-much never ending drinks service, and they had some really nice exotic juices which was a bit more creative than a tiny can of coke!