JetMark From Netherlands, joined Nov 2002, 63 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4603 times:
Yesterday my wife booked our summer holiday to Greece. The Transavia Airlines ticket (it's NOT a Transavia BasiqAir ticket) is an "á la carte"-ticket which means that airline meals are not included in the ticket price but can be ordered from the menu card. I have my doubts to expect a broad choice. Anyway, what kind of food are passengers allowed to bring on board for their own consumption on charter flights within the EU? Hypothetic: is it forbidden for passengers to sell the food, which they brought with them, to other passengers? Could it be a niche market to buy food at your local supermarket and to sell it later to your co-passengers?
Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4541 times:
If the airline sells food, check their terms and conditions. If there is nothing , you can bring your food and drinks. But they may have restrictions.
Would you go to a restaurant bringing your food? Do you think they would accept you ?
About your second idea, forget it. It is called black market. You don't pay taxes, you are not registered as a business, and so on.
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Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4499 times:
'Would you go to a restaurant bringing your food? Do you think they would accept you ?'
I see your point, but we don't fly on planes in order to eat. I think it would be unreasonable for an airline to refuse to allow passengers to fly on the basis of whether they are carrying food/water with them. I don't think there are in fact any rules which expressly forbid this anyway.
I quite liked buzz's idea - charging for food, but the food and beverage was actually much better than on other (even full-service) airlines. I believe some airlines in the US are now experimenting with this.