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Do Any Airlines Still Have Menus In Coach?  
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 7418 times:

I was browsing through airlinemeals.net (on the CO section - what else?), and I noticed that on a person's flights from EWR-HKG and NRT-EWR in coach, CO provided menus for the multiple meals that were served onboard. I had never realized that CO did this on international flights in Y, as my flights to the Caribbean have not had them.

Do many airlines do this, or is this something unique to CO?

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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 7387 times:

Do many airlines do this, or is this something unique to CO?

All USA-based airlines have menus in Y to Asia, probably because of language issues...

User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 7366 times:

That would make sense - I didn't think of that. If it's strictly for language reasons, do they do it to countries such as Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Norway (thanks to CO), etc. where English isn't the official language?

User currently offlineMats From Israel, joined Jul 2003, 645 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 7349 times:

I just flew on Air France and Delta Air Lines on transatlantic flights. They both offered menus in economy class.

User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2050 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 7325 times:
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I would assume they would do it on most international markets, the Caribbean probably not, I'm pretty sure that's not a high-yield market, especially compared to Eupore and Asia from the US.

User currently offlineEddieho From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 7318 times:

South African Airways (SAA) provides menues in economy class (along with other cool anemities) - and I must say they are wonderfully printed! (I love the hummingbird)

Theres a website for pics of those menues

I love airlines who still keep the art of flying in place.

Source: Airlinemeals.net


User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 7273 times:

NW offers menus on transpacific flights in coach.

User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 7253 times:

The Caribbean is actually a super high yield market. CO and AA charge upwards of $700 for flights from EWR to STT, SXM, AUA, BGI, etc. that are only ~4 hours long with no special needs (i.e. EWR-HKG needs multiple meals, etc.).

User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7205 times:

QF provide menus in all classes for intl flights, and on PER-East Coast domestic flights.

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7649 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7188 times:

AM has menus in coach in the MEX-GRU flights. I guess this means that they also have them in the MEX-SCL, MEX-MAD and MEX-CDG flights.

Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7143 times:

On flights to Moscow from JFK, Delta has bi-lingual menus in Economy class...

User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7114 times:

Thai airways have menues in coach, you get to choose from two main meals, one western and one thai meal. A choice of snacks, breakfast on long haul flights and dessert. They are a great keep sake. Good to look back on from time to time.

These are two meals from SYD-BKK, Christmas Day 2002.

Dinner!!!!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Shrimp and Crab with Celery Salad (snack)

Beef in Yellow Curry
Steamed Thai Jasmine Rice (mains)
Pork Stew, Fettuchini Noodles
Broccoli, Carrots

Role, Crackers, Butter, Cheese (snack)

White Chocolate Cake (dessert)

Another Meal, same night!!!!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Mixed Green Salad with Italian Dressing

Chicken Satay
E-fu Noodles, Stir-fried Chinese Broccoli

Fresh Fruits

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7099 times:

Singapore Airlines has menus in coach, though there's no surprise there. I'm kicking myself for not taking at least one of them when I flew with them in Jan.  Angry

User currently offlineChrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1074 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7083 times:

Malaysia Airlines has them in every class

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User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7069 times:

Last time I flew British Airways from LAX-LHR-LAX, they had menus in coach (but that was summer 1999 - I don't know about nowadays).


User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7051 times:

QF do on all International Flights for all classes, Even for the following domestic services as follows.


These QF domestic flights follow the same level of service for international flights of such length.

It is for these reason(s) QF has a big strangehold on PER services, also given DJ's recent ETOPS problems on domestic flights - among them PER-BNE

User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1861 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7048 times:

SQ has them in all classes. Kicking myself for forgetting to take FC menu last November.

9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 476 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7034 times:

DL has menus in Y on their trans-Atlantic flghts, even to/from the UK and Ireland where the language barrier (presumably) isn't an issue. On flights between the US and a non-English speaking country, the menu will be printed in English on one side and the other language on the reverse.

(edited for spelling)

[Edited 2004-02-27 07:59:49]

User currently offlineEKFirstClass From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 6956 times:

Emirates have menus on Y class on all the flights except some Indian destinations. The menus are printed in english and arabic.

User currently offlineDazultra From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 689 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 6950 times:

i think bmi have menus in economy on the transatlantic MAN-ORD and MAN-IAD routes.


User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 6908 times:

Alitalia offers its menu in all classes for all its long haul flights. Air Dolomiti offers its menu also on very short flights Smile

User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7467 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 6822 times:

Air France does provide a menu in coach on all long-haul flights (a choice of 2 hot main courses ). All drinks, including alcohol and French Champagne, are free of charge.

Exception : Long-haul flights to/from PARIS to/from French Overseas Department and "sun" destinations : PTP, FDF, SXM, CAY, RUN, PUJ, SDQ, HAV, MRU : No menu in "M" class (1 hot main course, no choice ). No Champagne.("M" class" = Discount Economy)
A menu (2 hot main courses choice ) and Champagne in the "Alizée" class on these destinations. Alizée Class is more or less equivalent the the "Standard" coach class on the classic long-haul flights.

User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1418 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 6811 times:

Last time I flew El Al (September 21st, 03) they still had menus.

Few weeks before that when I flew with SN Brussels Airlines they did not have any menus in coach.


"In Israel, on order to be a realist, one's must believe in miracles" - David Ben Gurion.
User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1526 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 6745 times:

I just flew JKT-SYD last month on QF and there was no menu cards handed out in economy.

Thai had really cool ones with a pull-apart postcard attached, along with a recipe on the back.
Do they still do that? its been a good 3 years since I last flew wih them.

User currently offlineSingaporeFA From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 6627 times:

SQ had really nice specially featured menus for Chinese New Year this year in all classes.

25 BA : MEA gives out menus before serving meals in both Economy and Cedar Class. Regards
26 ToBEYwithMEA : Yeah BA, MEA won an award of some sort for best printed Menu. THey have breath-taking views of the mountians and the sites on the Menus. I have one bu
27 ZSSNC : Eddieho, SAA unfortunately does not have any menus in Economy Class on longhaul flights anymore. They disappeared about a half year ago or so. ZSSNC
28 FlyboyOz : Dragonair has menus in Economy class. It has english in the front and chinese at the back of the paper. It's a small paper.
29 Yhmfan : BA has them in economy in different languages depending on the destination.
30 N601BN : HA has little menu postcards.
31 Traveler : I just got back from Prague 2 days ago and CSA Czech airlines offers a menu in both English and Czech in economy class. They only offer a menu on long
32 BR715-A1-30 : For the time being, Song still offers menus. I heard they will do away with them once they get the online ordering system perfected as well as the PTV
33 Post contains images Midway2airtran : If it is domestic travel in the US, your two choices are to take the peanuts or not
34 BR715-A1-30 : Midway2AirTran, Actually, Today your choice is to take the PRETZELS or not. Most Airlines (Save for WN) are doing away with the peanuts.
35 Amirs : EL AL: if that is your nick you should atleast give correct info on EL AL. EL AL hasn't passed outed menus in Econmoy for over a year and a half, mayb
36 MEA321 : I have the Middle East Airlines (MEA) breakfast/lunch menu on my computer but I am not familiar with how to post the picture on A-net. Anyone want to
37 Post contains images Ryanair737 : Emirates have menus in Economy. BA don't do menus in World Traveller anymore, they might do in World Traveller Plus though. Ryanair737
38 Jafa : I am not sure why we bother to pass out menu's. On every single flight in Business Class and Main Cabin when you ask "would you care for dinner?" they
39 Greenjet : Ryanair have menus on some flights. They even have them stuck on the back of the middle seat in each row on some aircraft. Naturally everything on the
40 Post contains images BR715-A1-30 : I must add that on the SONG menu dated 2004 February 15, There is some competitive Innuendo in there. The Fruit Yogurt Cup says at the bottom You can'
41 Airfrancejfk : Virgin Atlantic and Air France, to name a few.
42 WindowSeat : Just flew Air France EWR-CDG-BOM and back last week, and there were menus in Economy (tempo) on all flights. Good choice of menu too, on the flights
43 Post contains images BA : Here are examples of MEA's menus in Economy class. These are from MEA321 and I am posting them for him: I don't know about you guys, but I've never se
44 Je89_w : JAL has menus for every class. I don't know about domestic though.
45 ANX4fishing : The menu in coach is a joke. Chicken-Beef, Coffee-Tea. Got it? Good. ;p
46 Post contains images Amhilde : Virgin hasnt had menus in coach for at least a year or two now- I think they pulled them after 9/11, but cant really remember. I do know that they di
47 Ricardomexico : I have had menues in coach flights in many flights. The last flighst I remember I had a menu are: MEX - GRU, GRU - MEX on AM MEX - ATL on AM ATL - MEX
48 JoseMEX : Never in my life have I been offered a printed menu in coach, on any flight, on any airline. And that includes transatlantic CO, IB, KL, TW and Briti
49 Carfield : I guess printed menus have practical usage... especially on flights to foreign countries. Most airlines flying into Japan have printed menus, just bec
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