Timeforflight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
A kosher meal is prepared under rabbinical supervision to ensure that it meets strict Jewish dietary laws. It will likely be fish, but will NOT be any pork products or scavengers (rabbit, catfish, etc.). Dairy products will not be served with any meat product and the meal will be brought to you sealed, where you will have to break the seal. Flight attendants are not permitted to touch the food. Additionally, all fruit served must not have punctured skin as it may have been punctured by a non-kosher item... It's an interesting concept, but unless you're Jewish I'd just stay away...
American757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1837 times:
I dont really care about the religion, I am not even jewish, but I have eaten a kosher meal at my friends house before, and I wasnt sure what the meal consisted of.............oh well I ordered a fruit thingy.
Cyrillim From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 35 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
Actually, I ordered Kosher meal on LH. The quality is generally much better, and you get your meal first! The meals (at least on LH) are usually prepared by a local Jewish deli/restaurant and not by the caterer.
AC From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 77 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1648 times:
the meal will be brought to you sealed, where you will have to break the seal. Flight attendants are not permitted to touch the food. Additionally, all fruit served must not have punctured skin as it may have been punctured by a non-kosher item
Thats a really new idea for me... Amercia757, could you take some photos of it if you order it?
Nycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1647 times:
American757, try the kosher, its usually higher quality as cyrillim says just because it needs to keep up with the standards. Another thing thats good is the kids meal. Now, ur gonna get some looks from the f/as and other pax but it is usually good food. I do it all of the time (but im 16 so i can pull it off)
Ual4me From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 77 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
I'd go for the kosher meal-I've ordered it a few times, and found that other passengers have looked over their seats due to the pleasant aroma.
On one transcon I took, I took the kosher option, and had beef brisket with vegetables. Was really very tasty!
Kosher meals are made to strict kosher meal laws-meat and dairy are not mixed, made under rabbinical supervision, sealed, ect... Kosher meals are always set apart from other 'option' meals because from what I understand, they are made outside the airline catering facility (due to rabbinical supervision). They also cost quite a bit more than the standard meal or veggie meal.
The kosher breakfast wasn't great-bagel with cream cheese...But if you are getting a hot meal, I would definitely go for kosher.
777MAS From Malaysia, joined Sep 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1523 times:
I was on a Canadian Airlines flight from HKG to YVR in July 1999, and apart from a lunch and breakfast that was served, there was also a "mid-flight snack" which was nothing more than a small piece of pre-packaged lemon-flavoured cake. Compared to us "regulars", the guys who ordered kosher had an excellent deal - they had what would be the equivalent of a full meal - I even saw the chicken drumstick on the (disposable) tray as the F/A was carrying it to their seats!
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1285 times:
Kosher food, as well as food for other dietary needs, is available on most long haul flights and must be pre-ordered. Some pax say the kosher (and other special meals) are of better quality, but that is personal opinion. I really couldnt imagine passengers ordering a Kosher meal if they did not observe the Jewish dietary laws, but who knows?
One thing to think about, if you are flying in economy and have ordered a Kosher meal, you will generally lose any chance that you may have had for being upgraded (ie, overbooking, FF, etc) since the aircraft will not be properly catered (Kosher meals vary by class).
Airbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
Well now I've heard everything. Ordering religious meals because they taste better? You're all crazy!
Well from experience on you own BA from PHX-LHR I ordered as special meal and it was much better quality then the others and I was served first. Also, the passenger behind me ordered a kosher meal online like me through BA's website and was talking to her compainion about how good quality it was.
No every airline serves them, it varies between being free and to costing £15.
American757, if you are flying american it might cost you something like what this person said. But if you are flying BA it is free. What route oare you flying?
WidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 21 Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1181 times:
Last time I went to Israel, the girl next to me kept telling the flight attendant that she didn't order the kosher meal and demanded she get a regular meal. As far as I could tell, they pacified her with a crew meal. It was too much!
American757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 1087 times:
I am flying United ORD-IAH, and went with the fruit plate because I was unsure at the moment. Do they ask what meal you want on board or serve you what they have. Maybe I can change it! I am really willing to change it if possible. I am gonna log on and look.