767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
It's a good concept, but it sounds like a tremendous hassle for the FAs. I envision customers asking WAY to many questions about the numerous selections offered, and the FAs getting bogged down with that plus handling change and credit card transactions.
I'd be interested in hearing what you FAs think about it.
Andrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
I am just wondering, if the price for ticket is going to be cheaper. I mean, lets say one pays $500 for ticket w/meal included. Are they going to charge $450 b/c the meal is not included in the ticket.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12277 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
I do not remember the exact cost tho I remember reading about Midwest paying the most for meals, something over $5.00 per pax, and all the rest were under $2.00, that is what I remember reading and it has been a while since I read it.
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
Luv2fly: XY used to spend $11.00/pax for food - back when the wine, pie, cookies, and plates of warm food were complimentary of Midwest. I have not flown them in a while, but they have been selling food (not in a test mode) for a while now, at least since June/July. BTW Does anyone know the success of Midwest's program of selling food on their flights, especially because it was such a 180° turn from their historical offering and reputation?
I doubt the ticket price will go down. And definitely a "Song-Beta Mainline Program"
The only negative to the announcement by DL is they have not given the general category of how the offering would apply, like:
-Domestic flights of 3 hours or more departing between 4:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.
I would imagine it to be something like that, but don't expect it on your flight from Atlanta to Savannah!
WGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1801 times:
Is Delta going to improve the quality of food for sale? I am supportive of selling food onboard aircraft as long as it represents a tangible increase in quality. I'll pay up to $20 for an in-flight meal if it is of a good quality. Also, I am fully willing to pre-order food at the time I book my ticket. Perhaps with airlines finally providing optional food that you pay for, the standard of food will reach the level that you find on, for instance, railroad dining cars.
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1726 times:
I have flown on 2 flights with the test program. One was LAX to DFW, and the other was ATL to LAX. THe food that I purchased was of quality and reasonable compared to what one would pay at the airport. The breads were fresh, and there portions were large. The credit card option worked very well, and made it easier. My only suggestion, which I actually turned into the survey regarding the test, was that SkyMiles Gold members should get the meals free as well. (FYI, I'm not a God member, I just thought it would be good business.)
The food in FC is still free, though it is the same that is being sold in coach. In addition, they offer the first class passengers anything they want and as much of it as they want. I was curious, though, if the First Class F/A put the meals on china or just as it was sold in coach.
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1708 times:
My only suggestion, which I actually turned into the survey regarding the test, was that SkyMiles Gold members should get the meals free as well. (FYI, I'm not a God member, I just thought it would be good business.)
We know you are not a God member. You have to fly 1 billion miles to become a God member! Couldn't resist.
Maybe they will package 2 packs together and call it a deluxe snack pack and then be able to charge for it.
Maybe I'll have my FA friend on a flight and get it free then. The airline will probably do that!
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1712 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1666 times:
I experienced the pay-for-food concept on a NW flight from DCA-MSP this past summer. They passed out menus with four different meals displayed, but only one was offered, depending on the time of day. They charged $10.00, cash only. It wasn't very good. The large sandwich was mostly very dry bread. It's a good thing they gave me a whole can of Coke, or I couldn't have swallowed it all. Even so, I only ate about half of it. On the return flight, in anticipation of being offered the brunch meal, which looked really good on the menu, I didn't eat breakfast before I left. Much to my dismay, food wasn't sold on that flight, so I went hungry. If people don't know ahead of time if food will be sold on their flight, how does the airline expect to sell much of it? On food flights, some people will have already eaten, not knowing food will be available on the flight. I hope Delta's system works better than Northwest's.