FLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7484 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4323 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 !
CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2665 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4311 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.
FlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4213 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..
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4100 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.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8582 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4082 times:
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....
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Deltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3985 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.
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3801 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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