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Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?  
User currently offlineYEGaircanada From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 48 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

I have one question, I will be travelling on United from YYC to SFO in April, and I am wondering if they would most likely serve a meal or not. The flight is about 2h 54min's long. Just wondering! Being fed is good.....especially for a starving college student Big grin

Peter


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5110 times:
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2:54 is short?? Guess it's all relative....

In case you ever come here, SAA, BA Comair and Nationwide will serve you a hot breakfast on their shortest sector which is JNB-DUR and less than an hour. I flew once on SA Airlink ELS-PLZ on a J41 and we got a meal box....35 min flight!


[Edited 2004-03-29 09:07:43]


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User currently offlineAFROTC From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5101 times:

unless your flying on aeromexico, dont expect anything, aeromexico is one of the last airlines i know who still service inflight meals on short flights. They gave us a nice hot breakfast(mexican style) on our MMMX to culiacan flight.


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User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5071 times:

If you're flying on a US carrier, don't even expect to be served anything on flights over 3 hours if your flying time does not coincide with a meal service. ie breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even in First Class!

On European carriers, you can expect a small snack even in coach. On British Airways for example, you'd get a drink, a sandwich and coffee/tea on the LHR-CDG route. Which normally has a flying time of less than 45 minutes.

On Asian carriers, you can expect a hot, 2-3 course meal on flights in excess of 50 minutes. In coach!


User currently offlineAzmd80 From Italy, joined Nov 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

My shortest flight with meals are GOA MXP (20min of real flight) on D328 (now sometimes ATR42) operated by AZ ad LUX CDG on F50 or 737 500 operated by Luxair.
On this flight a sandwich is served before the take off, and the beverage after !!!!

Bie


User currently offlineCaravelle From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5011 times:

SK, OSL - ARN, last Monday, 8.40 am. Within the 45 minute flight, cheese and ham, hot rolls with butter(2), yoghurt with muesli, orange juice, chocolate and two cups of coffee. All served at our seats by efficient and pleasant FAs.
But, sadly, this is about to change....

- caravelle



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User currently offlineEIRob From Sweden, joined Aug 2001, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4987 times:

Caravelle - do you mean SK are going to stop their breakfast service? I had thought that SK after consulting frequent flyers and getting a "Don't touch the breakfast" message, had decided to keep it on early morning flights? Anyway - I got the same service on Friday ARN-GOT (SK2153 dep 0700 arr 0800). SK's breakfast is good! Especially when you haven't had time at home before you go to the airport!

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4964 times:

With http://www.checkmytrip.net and your booking number, you can check if there is a meal.


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User currently offlineCaravelle From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4876 times:

EIRob, what I mean is SK is now going to cut prices even further, especially for business pax. So where are they going cut costs? Meals, is what I heard.
Rumour only from catering staff at OSL, but next step, breakfast only if flights start before 8 am.
My main point, though, was SK staff and management still see the value of offering their pax something that makes the company special. This is appreciated!
Just imagine being served a full breakfast with second helpings of rolls and coffee on a 45 min flight!

- caravelle



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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

WN has $49 fares from the Midwest/Eastern USA to Florida during May and June. Please tell me USA-based carriers should provide meals for those paying those fares...

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32182 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4849 times:

unless your flying on aeromexico, dont expect anything, aeromexico is one of the last airlines i know who still service inflight meals on short flights.

No they are not. Many airlines continue to serve meals on short flights, not just AeroMexico.

Air France, for example, serves hot breakfeast on MIA-PAP, less than a two hour flight.



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User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4794 times:

I was served a light lunch once on a CWB-CGH flight on TAM. Flight time was less than one hour. Almost as soon as we were airborne, the flight attendants started box lunch and beverage service. A little before we landed, they came back with bombons, and a just before landing, picking up the trays.

User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4792 times:

CO still serves some form of a meal on flights within the US...on my flight from PBI-EWR in November I got a sandwich, carrots, and chocolate. It wasn't bad considering that Song sells food and B6 offers nothing.

User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

Last Sunday morning on NW 269 (SAT-MEM) we got a juice or beverage of our choice and a granola bar. The flight lasted 89 minutes.

I remember flying YVR-SEA on Alaska Airlines last year (127 miles) and getting juice but no granola bar.  Sad


User currently offlineAFROTC From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

unless your flying on aeromexico, dont expect anything, aeromexico is one of the last airlines i know who still service inflight meals on short flights.

I said ONE of the last not THE last.....

[Edited 2004-03-31 07:00:23]


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User currently offlineDantiger From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4674 times:

Yes Peter. They will give you something to eat, but if it is a short flight you only get a half bag of peanuts. Get a burger at the airport if you are hungry pal.

User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

I just had lunch on DEN-SJC the other day as well as dinner on SJC-DEN... both of them were about 2:30. It was buy on board, by the way. A fantastic Bennigan's club sandwich on the first and a Friday's Buffalo Chicken Salad on the latter.


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User currently offlineCaravelle From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4590 times:

You paid how much, fox?

- caravelle



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User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

7 bucks. It was a helluva sandwich, too. I was trying to do the whole "snake unhinging the jaw" thing. It's about as much as I would have paid in the airport but this was a lot less rushed.


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User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 966 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4528 times:
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Buy On Board is only available on select flights to and from Denver and Chicago. A complete list is available on United's website at the link below. This means no food service on YYC-SFO.

http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,50584,00.html


User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

With Varig - Shuttle
xxx
Taking often that flight - GIG to GRU... as a passenger.
55 minutes block time... 737...
Boarding, sitting, then a first drink, before taxi. NO CHARGE...
Gear up, meal set up. Hot meal, wine, beer is served. Metal knives/forks.
Coffee and cognac is served after meal, FREE by the way.
Gear going down, all trays removed, cleared to land.
Four flight attendants with smiles. Outstanding service...
xxx
Soon a coke and peanuts will be $5.oo.
Served by morons on these U.S. air carriers.
xxx
Happy contrails  Big grin
(s) Skipper



User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4454 times:

Well if it was an AA flight you would get a small packet of Pretzels and a drink nothing else I have even found this even on flight 3 1/2 hours in length.

In the case of Qantas Domestic you get a boxed meal (chocolate / water/ sandwich or tart and crackers) for flights under 2 hours in length. For over this it is a proper tray servce. Or at meal times there is sometimes hot meals served even for short flights as well.

All long haul domestic flights out of PER - feature their international style meal service.


User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4440 times:

I believe NW serves dinner on their NRT-ICN run. It's only like a 2hr flight and it's on a 747. Good thing they have 14 f/as on the 747s


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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4416 times:

Well if it was an AA flight you would get a small packet of Pretzels and a drink nothing else I have even found this even on flight 3 1/2 hours in length.

wow,now i see the contrast between european and US carriers.Recently i flew Alitalia FCO-CDG.I dont know the exact time,but it was around 2 1/2 hours. We got served a drink,bags of chips,and a small sandwich which was infact edible-and kinda good too.By the way,does anyone know the point of the really narrow seat between the window and isle seat on alitalia's a320s?



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