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User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2433 times:

What is the Kosher meal? I am booking a flight and if its anything interesting I will order it, cuz the only other thing I can think of is the fruit plate. So can anybody help me soon here?

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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 854 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2395 times:

Why kosherfood?
Are you that religous that you just gotta have specily cooked meals?
No offence, Im just curius.

Michael//SE



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User currently offlineTimeforflight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2374 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...

User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2364 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.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2334 times:

Well, trick here.

Order it.

Unlike the standard meals. These aren't made hours ahead of time.

My aunt one time was on Horizon and ordered the vegitarian meal. The lady in the seat next to her got ticked that the salad that she got was "better" then the meal she was served.



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User currently offlineUaord From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

When ordering a kosher meal you can request a chicken or beef entree. The kosher meals are quite good. They are excellent out of LHR.


Do not be alarmed if the FA comes over and askes if she can unwrap or prepare the food. The more religious will want to see the meal was sealed before they eat it.


User currently offlineCyrillim From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2198 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.

C



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User currently offlineAC From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 77 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2175 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?



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User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2174 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)


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User currently offlineTimeforflight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

it'll probably taste better than the kosher food... just speaking from experience  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineUal4me From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2110 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.




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User currently offline777MAS From Malaysia, joined Sep 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2050 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!

User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Just remember that any pax that orders a special meal is not considered for upgrade if they are available!

Not many pax are aware of that!

[Edited 2004-05-15 09:26:28]

User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

Well now I've heard everything. Ordering religious meals because they taste better? You're all crazy!

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 854 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

If there´s no kosher meal onboard, there´s always mamas food and Tupperware to bring with you  Big grin
Only El Al to serve kosher dishes?

Michael//SE



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User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

No every airline serves them, it varies between being free and to costing £15.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1812 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).


User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

I've always found that the kosher meals are much tastier than the regular meal.

jeremy


User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1792 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?





User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

If there's a meal onboard, I can't see American charging for the kosher meal. This may be slightly off topic, but does anyone know which airlines do charge for special meals?

jeremy


User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3182 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1738 times:

What are airlines that are doing "buy on board" offering in terms of kosher meals these days?


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User currently offlineTaca From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2013, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1737 times:

That's why I always fly ElAl and... no kosher problem!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1708 times:

Haha!

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!

jeremy


User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1614 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.

User currently offlineTaca From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2013, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

I insist. Try ElAl and no problem  Wink/being sarcastic

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