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Still Free Food On US Domestic Flights!  
User currently offlinePA120 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4739 times:

I have just returned home after a trip to the states and flew several domestic flights. As most flights was pretty short I didn`t get much only the usual bag of peanuts, but the last flight back home to Denmark I flew UA114 from LAX to ORD and really got surprised... UA did indeed served free meal on that flight and it was pretty tasty too, we got a sandwich with ham and cheese, chocolate bar and chips, just good enough for the 4 hour flight... Anyone else got nice experiences with airline meals?

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User currently offlineAirportplan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

UA still serves meals during meal times on most flights over 3 hours.

User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

NWA still serves "free" meals on flights out of the HUBS to west coast. So UA's ORD-LAX would be the same as NWAs MSP-LAX.



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4674 times:

I believe that American still has their "Bistro Bags"...pick up a bag on the way onto the airplane - a sandwich, cookie, chips. Last time I flew them, the F/A's offered me the extras. I had lunch for a couple days there after!!

United also serves great food on flights to Hawai'i - even the overnight flight KOA-LAX got a box lunch. Imagine my surprise in thinking they'd turn off the lights immediately and let us sleep - beverage service before, then the box meal (which included a big bag of M&M's!!), then coffee about an hour before landing.

Slightly off topic here, but the old TWA (may she rest in peace, God rest her soul!) always had the best food. Maybe it was because I always found myself having a catered meal on a fabulous 747 or L-1011, but it was always great, and HOT!



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User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4674 times:

Doesn't United have buy food on board out of ORD now?

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4647 times:

Yeah, it is still buy food onboard out of ORD now.

User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

CO is the only US airline to maintain food service to some extent on all of its routes. They have not instated any buy-on-board programs, and although some routes have received cuts (i.e. any Florida route), they still serve "meals at mealtime". However, I wouldn't exactly consider a small muffin on a flight from EWR-PBI a full meal for breakfast.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

THey don't have buy meal onboard with their flight either and some of those airlines will used with buy food on HP, AA, DL, NW, & UA.

User currently offlineAviaar From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

The only flights on U.S. carriers that serve meals (in coach) are over 3-4 hours long. The thing is, a person usually pays more anyway for a longer flight because of the increased fuel and wear and tear costs. So, one could argue that the meals aren't totally "free", because you do pay more for the flight.

My 2 cents.



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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4427 times:

I'm looking forward to getting my free snack on my UAL B744 from ORD-LAX in April.  Smile Flights from SFO-ORD, however, are buy on board. It must be the competition on the ORD-LAX route.

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User currently offlineRaybolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4408 times:

Aviaar- That's not entirely true. On a CO flight late last year MSP-EWR, they served a large snack. I wouldn't consider it a full meal but it was a sandwich, salad and chips i think. Very nice. I think CO (and CoEx) are the only US carriers that still have this service.

Dan



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User currently offlineSK973 From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

I flew EWR-ORD, ORD-LAS and back again on UA in August and got a sandwich, coke, chips and some candy on all four flights.  Smile

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19214 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

Don’t forget that airlines do not actually give free or complementary food or drink – you pay for both in the price of the ticket. Generally, airline food is quite poor in quality, so I would prefer not to have it.


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