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So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?  
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

I know some airlines now have metal cutlery, or in one case I experienced, a metal fork and a plastic knife, but which airlines are back to using all metal cutlery?

Geoff M.

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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

Last summer I flew Aeroflot, and my cutlery was metal. Everything was perfect on that flight. Aeroflot's brand new china was also very pleasing.

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3787 times:

Air Nostrum has all metal cutlery

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

Emirates(DXB-ACC), MEA, MS...b


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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3763 times:

SAA have metal cutlery on all international and even domestic flights.

Qantas also have metal cutlery. But on a flight from ADL-SYD, I got a metal knife but a plastic fork! I thought that was a bit strange...why give a plastic fork??!



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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

It all depends on the country's regulation as where the plane flies from or into. E.g, SQ's flight in and out of Australia has metal cutleries and a plastic knife. This is because Australian regulations doesn't allow the use of metal knives post-911. But if SQ flies into Indonesia, then all cutleries are metal, including the knives. This is because both Singaporean and Indonesian authorities still allow the use of metal knives.

But then again, it is to the Airlines' discrepancy whether to use plastic knives and/or forks even if local authorities allow. Some airlines have thought that metal forks are more dangerous than metal knives, but who knows what the reason behind that is.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
AK


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3740 times:

StudentFlyer,

Thanks for the reply.. I guess it kinda makes some sense. But isn't it also kinda stupid? I mean, if someone wants to hijack the aircraft, they can use the steel fork. I think a steel fork is much more dangerous than a steel knife. (All the knives I've seen on board are those steel butter knives..not the sharp kinda ones).



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

It depends on the country of origin and country of destination. Eg. I would imagine that all flights in and out of the USA are not allowed metal cutelery, but for other nations, it may be a different case.

User currently offlineATCisgreat From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 103 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

I was very surprised to find myself eating with metal cutlery on MP AMS-MIA and back.


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User currently offlineBananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1578 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

Air Seychelles did when I flew to and from LHR.

Mark



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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

But isn't it also kinda stupid? I mean, if someone wants to hijack the aircraft, they can use the steel fork. I think a steel fork is much more dangerous than a steel knife. (All the knives I've seen on board are those steel butter knives..not the sharp kinda ones).

Yes, I'd agree with you Springbok747. It makes much more sense to stab someone with a metal fork than a metal knife, because as you said, it's just butter knives. If it was steak knives, then it would make sense to be replaced with plastic ones. That probably explains why you had a plastic fork and a metal knife. Anyway, thanks for your opinion  Smile

Once you're used to using plastic knives, it's kinda weird to use metal ones again... in my experience at least. Lol

Regards,
AK


User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Hi !!!

I arrived yesterday from Switzerland in Southern India with Saudi Airlines in guest class (economy). On the leg GVA-JED-RUH, in 777-200, we had metal cutlery, and on the leg RUH-MAA(Chennai-Madras), in another 777-200, we had plastic ones.

One FA told me that between Europe and Saudi Arabia, the service is called "golden service". That may explains the difference of cutlery.

But in spite of the difference of cutlery I must admit that with SV the golden service was everywhere, as I could extend my bones on four seats between RUH and MAA.

The whole flight was fantastic, the FAs and the service too. And 777-200 is really my favorite plane, both with metal or plastic cutlery.

Cheers. Kilavoud.


User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 798 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

Continental Airlines uses again metal fork and knife at leat on the flights from CDG to EWR.


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User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

Czech Airlines (ecxept flights to UK)
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Adam



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