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Knives In First Class?  
User currently offlineMarkk From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

I must have been asleep at the wheel, but when did airlines (specifically CO) return to non-plastic knives during first class meal service?

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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

most airlines returned to "normal" knives on board... and not only in First class.

Air France re-introduced normal knives since Feb.1st in all classes...

This shows how this ridiculous it was to replace them by plastic knives !!!
especially when you know that most of the time, the plastic were more pointed and were cutting much better than the metallic ones !


User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

CO is back to all-metal cutlery, probably around Thanksgiving or so they brought them back. The plastic knives were not bad at all, but I definitely have broken more than a few cutting the "Sterling Silver" steaks on transcons and BF flights while they stocked the picnic knives.

User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1580 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

I had 2 American Airline flights in first class a couple of weeks ago. I got plastic cutery during the meal service.

Mark Abbott
Denver, CO



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17029 posts, RR: 67
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

IMHO, and as I have said in other posts, metal cutlery or not, you still won't get through the reinforced door to the cockpit. So it's all the same to me.


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineFlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

I flew KLM Y class over Christmas to AMS from EWR and they were still using the plastic cutlery.. they I flew NW FC in January and they were using metal cutlery... I'm not sure if there is a clear cut policy laid out in stone..

Chris


User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3409 times:


DL still uses plastic and paper napkins. At this point, I doubt it is safety related. It's probably cheaper to buy plastic and paper than to have to wash the metal and linens.


User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

The ban on metal eating utensils on board commercial airliners was lifted fairly recently. Many airlines have returned to silverware, while other carriers (as AA) are still evaluating their options.



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User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

Northwest went back to metal utensils (knives about as sharp as school scissors) in September. However, certain caterers still include plastic knives with first class meals. For instance, last week on NW1653 BWI-MSP we had plastic knives with the breakfast service. Later out of MSP, everything seemed metal-normal.  Smile



User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3297 times:
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SAA has had steel cutlery in all classes for a long time now on international, but on domestic it's pot luck, can be that or plastic. The thing that amazes me is that the cabin crew don't check to make sure you return everything, I know they're pushed for time on domestic but on an 11 hour flight JNB-LHR surely they can check that you don't have a knife stashed down the side of your seat for use later....


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User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Paper napkins? That's pushing it, isn't it? I'm hoping that's in coach only!


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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

AQ has silverware throughtout First Class AND throughtout COACH!


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User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3200 times:


KK - that is NOT in coach. DL uses paper napkins in FIRST. Ugh!!!

In fact, for a short while, DL didn't even use linens at the 'tablecloth' - those were paper also. On my last two flights (Wed and Fri), they put the nice warm roll on a piece of circular paper instead of a plate! Also, the salt and pepper shakers have been replaced with tiny packets - smaller than what I can get a McDonalds.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

I don't know why they bothered with the cosmetic show of changing knives from metal to plastic when you could still get hold of glass bottles in duty-free shops.

Faced with a crazed maniac with a broken bottle I'd do as they asked!!


User currently offline747SPA330MD11 From Germany, joined Dec 2003, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Last week I flew Amsterdam - Seoul with KLM and we got metal cutlery, 5 weeks before with Korean Air it was a metal fork but plastik knife.


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Its good to know that the F.A.A. and the TSA is allowing real utensils on a/c once again! That is if the airline can afford for food.


A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

I have got always metal knives when flying on SQ or LH. If somebody wants really to kill another somedbody, a mere handkerchief would meet the purpose. Excuse me for the grusesome detail.

Havn't you hear about "The Confessions of a Thug" by Taylor Meadows ?

Cheers. Kilavoud.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

And some sanity returns to the aviation world.

Now we just need to give security back to the airlines where it belongs.




OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

Speaking of security here in the U.S. do you guys think once Bush is out of office will the TSA survive? I think once Bush is gone either this year if he doesnt get elected for a 2nd term or in 4 years when his time is up, the TSA will be gone.


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