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User currently offlineSlovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

What kind of food can I expect to receive in cattle class on QF on the lax-syd route. How many meals will I get? Is alcohol free to economy passengers?

Thanks for the Information
Slovacek747

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User currently offlineTWAtwaTWA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5195 times:

Wine and Beer are free on QF- with excellent australian options. The meals are typical western fare, above average in quality. (pasta, chicken breast, etc.) Dinner upon departure from LAX, with a breakfast and small meal later on just before arrival in SYD. The service is above average for all airlines, but maybe not as good as the other pacific carriers.


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User currently offlineSlovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

Man I can't wait to have some drinks on board.. They don't card for underage drinking do they? I'll be 21 less than 2 months after I take the flight.

Slovacek747


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4840 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5091 times:

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 2):
Man I can't wait to have some drinks on board.. They don't card for underage drinking do they? I'll be 21 less than 2 months after I take the flight.

The drinking age of Australia applies... that is 18 years old. Beer or Wine can however be served to minors providing they are having a meal and are accompanied by their parent/guardian.



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User currently offlineTWAtwaTWA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5081 times:

Most countries have a drinking age less than the US.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_drinking_age

Australia's age is 18.

Enjoy your flight!



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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5712 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5063 times:

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 2):
Man I can't wait to have some drinks on board.. They don't card for underage drinking do they? I'll be 21 less than 2 months after I take the flight.

Provided you don't make a pain-in-the-a** of yourself or get drunk, the QF FAs wont think twice about serving you. My son has had no problem with getting beer & wine on QF since he was 14, although he always was a big lad!

Strictly speaking there is no min legal drinking age on QF aircraft, as there is no Australian min drinking age. (There are state min drinking age laws -18, but strictly speaking they dont apply on aircraft outside the state concerned). I supect company policy, for political reasons is 18.

There are, of course, Fedral laws aganist being intoxicated onboard an aircraft and drunken behavior on an aircraft which, very much do apply. Definision of "intoxicated" & "drunk" are solely at the descrission of the PIC.

Gemuser


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User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5011 times:

Don't even worry about getting carded, up in Business class they ask what kind of wine I want with my tea, even though I am only 14. (althuogh I don't like it so I say no thanks)

But yes the food with QF is great. I would think that you would get the AVOD, as I just flew LAX-AKL and got it even though on the website it says that it isn't on that route.
I will write a report with in a few days... I'm waiting to see if my camera turns up at the airport... It fell out of my bag some where in the terminal.
Anyways I would look forward to the flight if I was you!
~cheers mate-
~~kyle H.



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User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4978 times:

LAX-SYD - like others have posted, and you'll receive a "Snack on Q" snack bag with some pretzels, granola bar, chocolate, etc....not a huge portion but enough to get you through the night.

User currently offlineIndustrybuff From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2003, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

All

lets be realistic the food isnt fantastic great ... the service style is
great - not the food .....

takeoff from LAX will be a hot meal... the service goes like this

boarding
headsets
menus
takeoff
hot towels
drinks from bar cart
meal is served (usually pasta, with salad, cheese/crackers/bread roll warmed )
or a chicken with rice and pak choy
(no chicken breast ALWAYS THIGH MEAT)
ice cream service
hot camomile tea or hot chocolate service with marshmallows

That all takes 2.5 hours ....


Then Snack on Q - bag containing crisps, apple, chocolate, water bottle,
mints etc

before landing
hot towels
drinks from bar/juices/soft drinks
breakfast meal served (omelette bacon/tomato) bread or cereal danish etc

Thats what you get !


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4887 times:

Hey Slovacek heres a website that might help you
http://www.airlinemeals.net/index.html
won't be exactly the same but gives you an idea what you are going to get


User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4790 times:

You will get these two options...

Lime Chicken or Pasta with Mushroom and chees sauce.

Service varies depending on what flight so industry buff does have it correct to an extent, but that is usually a daylight flight.

If you are departing after 2000the servie wil flow as follows:

Headsets (If not on your seat)
Menus
Amenity Packs (If not on your seat)

Supper with drinks on top of cart (Spirits on request)
Tea Coffee
Collect offering Hot Choc/Camomile tea
Snack on Q (Contents currently is Pack of Crisps, Cookies, peppermints and water)
Fruit/Juice offerings
Hot towels
Breakfast

We dont do a bar or ice creams on departures after 2000. and hot towels are done prior to breakfast.

Age of alcohol, can be a bit of a problem. We have been having abit of trouble with this as of late, but if you are over the age of 18 it doesnt matter as you are on a Australian registerd aircraft.

Hope you enjoy the flights.

Anymore questions, give me an Email - if i dont reply sorry im currently on a trip!!! but i will!!


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5712 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 10):
Age of alcohol, can be a bit of a problem. We have been having abit of trouble with this as of late

Some more details please?

Gemuser



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User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4665 times:

I can't believe they serve chicken "thigh". Based on the QF meal pictures I have seen the meals were a lot better 20 years ago. They were in fact outstanding. The cakes were huge; about 4 times larger than what you often get these days.

User currently offlineSlovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

Thanks for the information everyone. Yes I am over 18 so looks like the alcohol will be no problem. I'm very excited about the flight and yea I am departing at 10:30pm which is 2230 so I should be getting the amenities listed above. I've only taken Continental long haul and while it was by no means bad, I expect QF to be better. Now if only I have AVOD I'll be the happiest camper on the plane  Smile

Slovacek747


User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4563 times:

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 13):
Thanks for the information everyone. Yes I am over 18 so looks like the alcohol will be no problem. I'm very excited about the flight and yea I am departing at 10:30pm which is 2230 so I should be getting the amenities listed above. I've only taken Continental long haul and while it was by no means bad, I expect QF to be better. Now if only I have AVOD I'll be the happiest camper on the plane Smile

Slovacek747

AVOD isn't really that big of a deal, especially on this flight where you'll probably be sleeping 7 or 8 hours. I didn't miss it when I flew LAX-SYD, anyway.



PHX based
User currently offlineSlovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4554 times:

I typically have a hard time sleeping in planes. I'm pretty sure it's because I'm excited to be flying and dont want to miss any of it while I have the chance.

Slovacek747


User currently offlineVHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 5):
Strictly speaking there is no min legal drinking age on QF aircraft, as there is no Australian min drinking age. (There are state min drinking age laws -18, but strictly speaking they dont apply on aircraft outside the state concerned). I supect company policy, for political reasons is 18.

The minimum drinking age on QF is 18. Whilst there is no federal law which specifically reltes to drinking age, QF adheres to the national RSA standard, which strictly states 18, unless drinking beer or wine with dinner and parents.


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

Here is the dinner menu in Steerage from my flight down to Brisbane last week. I know it isn't Sydney but I suppose they would be close enough for government work.

DINNER

Cannellini Bean Salad

Choice of:

Marinated Lime Chicken with Corn & Black Bean Salad
or
Penne with Creamy Wild Mushroom Sauce

Coconut Macaroon

Coffee, Tea, Cadbury Hot Chocolate, Organic Chamomile Tea



SNACK ON Q

We are pleased to offer bottled water and snacks to enjoy at your leisure. Fresh Fruit will be served throughout your flight.



BREAKFAST

Choice of:

Continental Breakfast
Fruit Juice
Melon Salad
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin
Cereal

or

Hot Breakfast
Fruit Juice
Melon Salad
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin
Vegetable Frittata with Pork Sausage and Roma Tomato

Coffee, Tea


BEVERAGES
Australian Wine
Sauvignon Blanc or Shiraz Blends by Wirra Wirra
Reserve Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon by Jacob's Creek

Australian Sparkling Wine
200ml Chardonnay Pinot Noir by Jacob's Creek

Spirits
Johnnie Walker Red Whiskey
Gordon's Gin
Smirnoff Vodka
Bacardi White Rum
Bundaberg Dark Rum
Jim Beam Bourbon
St. Agnes 3 Star Brandy

Beers
Victoria Bitter
Tooheys New
Hahn Premium Light

NonAlcoholic
Orange Juice
Tomato or Spicy Tomato Juice
Apple Juice
Cranberry Drink
Lemon Ice Tea
Soda Water
Tonic Water
Bundaberg Ginger Beer
Ginger Ale
Lemonade
Coke or Diet Coke
Solo-Lemon Squash



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User currently offlineSlovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

What is the best beer to drink aboard a QF flight? And a rum and coke sounds good  Smile
Slovacek747


User currently offlineSlovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

What is the best beer to drink aboard a QF flight? I generally like light beers. A rum and coke sounds mighty good too.

Slovacek747


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5712 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 16):
The minimum drinking age on QF is 18. Whilst there is no federal law which specifically reltes to drinking age, QF adheres to the national RSA standard, which strictly states 18, unless drinking beer or wine with dinner and parents.

Agreed they do, but they are not LEGALLY required to do so. That was my (admittedly padentic) point, it is company policy, not the law. And from my and other peoples exprience the FAs in flight dont really enforce it. (The same on JL & AZ too!)

Drunken behavior is a TOTALLY diffrent matter!

Gemuser



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4279 times:

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 19):
What is the best beer to drink aboard a QF flight?

Based on what they offer per the menu I posted and what I have been drinking down here for the past week I would go with the Victoria Bitter. You do know you shouldn't drink too much alcohol on a long flight like that right? A little is ok but too much will make your hangover worsened from the effects of the flight.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4225 times:

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 19):
What is the best beer to drink aboard a QF flight? I generally like light beers. A rum and coke sounds mighty good too.

I'd recommend Tooheys. I spent a good night and the morning after wrecked off of that stuff. Good times!



PHX based
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4206 times:

Deltagator and 777STL what are you guys thinking VB and Tooheys are both terrible drinks. Don't go for that try an Australian if they have any

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Well they don't have XXXX on the list so I went with the next best thing. They should have Sam Adams but oh well.


"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
25 777STL : Everyplace I went in OZ, that's just about all they had.... I didn't like VB myself, but Toohey's was serviceable. Except Brisbane, Brisbane obviousl
26 Post contains images Slovacek747 : Yall are scaring me here.. haha I'm not sure if I wanna try any of these beers.. Wish they had a good ole Bud Light. Think I might just go for the Rum
27 Post contains images DeltaGator : Please remove yourself from the gene pool.
28 Post contains images VHVXB : The only reason why people drink this beer is because its the cheapest. But some tourist get the Aussie feel when drinking this beer. But whatever fa
29 Post contains images 777STL : Good 'ole pee water ehh? You won't be able to find American beers much of anywhere in OZ. Seriously though, Toohey's really isn't much different than
30 Post contains images NZ8800 : I doubt that's available in Australia - thank heavens for that LOL! And it definitely is not available in New Zealand - we drink Lion Red or DB or Sp
31 VHVXB : Fair enough. All i'm saying is that there should be bigger selection of drinks of available besides VB and Tooheys and yes I am from NSW why do you a
32 DeltaGator : The peckerwoods are closed on the weekend for tours! How retarded is that? All we wanted to do was drink some beer this weekend and they were closed.
33 Post contains images NZ8800 : Perhaps because you like XXXX - the Queensland beer Just while I think of it, painting that statue of the Queensland Rugby Hero (can't remember what
34 TWAtwaTWA : Australian and Kiwi wine is out of this world. While honeymooning on the South Island of New Zealand, we bought several bottles of small scale local
35 Slovacek747 : What are the good beers over in Perth? Any American brands? Slovacek747
36 Kanebear : It's been mentioned but I don't think in quite strong enough terms. BE CAREFUL ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU DRINK!!! Alcohol at altitude has much more of an eff
37 Post contains images NZ8800 : Probably no American brands available. That's kind of the point of going abroad, because things are DIFFERENT!!! They aren't like at home, so it's di
38 Antskip : It's all in the soil. West Australian whites are beautiful - similar to the lovely peachy New Zealand whites. Otherwise, if in doubt, the safest call
39 Post contains images N600RR : As somewhat of a rum afficionado, I suggest you try a dark rum with ginger ale with a lime wedge; squeeze the lime juice into your drink and then run
40 777STL : That and not many people outside of NSW are fond of Toohey's. One more thing, give Ambien a test run before your flight. Different people react diffe
41 VHVXB : Yeah 4x is alright beer. The Queensland player that you are refering is probably Wally Lewis
42 DeltaGator : It's not your opinion...it's a fact. White rum isn't aged in barrels thus being suited only for making fruity-ass girly drinks. Dark rum is the only
43 777boi : Forget the beer... Go the Bundy and coke all the way! Was raised on that stuff (yes... i am a country boy through and through!!) and man, do i miss it
44 Post contains links Kanebear : One rather high profile example...
45 Post contains images Pilotdude09 : In perth you have Swan beer, which is alright not the best but nice. The best beer is Speights which is made in Dunedin NZ and is available in alot of
46 Slovacek747 : Thats what I like to hear 777boi.. I'm a country boy to so I think I'll take your advice and just drink the Bundy and coke. I know it's good stuff and
47 Slovacek747 : Does anyone know how the meals compare to CO ecomony class food? (internationally) Thanks, Slovacek747
48 QANTAS077 : why on earth would we know that? just go to airlinemeals and do a comparison for yourself...it's not that hard, is it? as for beer, go to the little
49 Post contains images NZ8800 : You ain't even got there yet mate! Give it a chance, for heavens sake! You've been asking some repetitive type questions, so I will spell it out... 1
50 QANTAS077 : there are plenty here...all the shit ones too! which is why i won't touch them! correct. absolutely. try the ones i mentioned in my earlier post. abs
51 Silver764 : Carlton's, Cascade, Coopers, Crown Lager (made by Carlton's or Cascade?) are all good beers to try Down Under. VB is the Bud of OZ. Good if there is n
52 Slovacek747 : Thank you Silver764 for the information. I appreciate you not flaming me for getting as much information as possible from different view points. Class
53 QANTAS077 : take notice of that...you've got 4 threads running about Qantas service, why didn't you just ask them all in one? how many more answers do you need o
54 Slovacek747 : QANTAS077, A. I haven't asked the exact same question in most threads B. I didn't think about them at the same time! C. If you have such an issue, the
55 Post contains links QANTAS077 : when you do decide to visit the airline website you might realise all the answers are there....i won't hold my breath though. http://www.qantas.com.au
56 NZ8800 : It is not so much an "issue" as people not reading the answers to their questions, and continuing to ask them!
57 VHVXB : Hey slovacek747 there is recent trip report post in the TR forum you can check that out and see what you think.
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