Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
I fly CO often but usually during the afternoon or night time. I am flying to LAX from ISP at 6:30am and the CO timetable says that I will have a snack on both legs. Expedia.com says that I will have a snack to CLE then a breafast onto LAX. The CO web-site only posts what service they offer on domestic flights. They explain on CO.com that I wouldn't get anything on my ISP-CLE portion but I should get a snack from CLE to ISP. I am getting mixed signals and I want to know if I should bring anything with me. I checked airlinemeals.net but I don't know what is considered a snack or what is considered a meal.
I know CO doesn't serve meals domestically unless you are on a transcon but my flight is 4:50 minutes from CLE-LAX. If anybody can help, I would greatly appreciate it as I do eat a lot and would like to know what I should bring.
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 16 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
I believe that you should be getting a snack on CLE-LAX, but I am not sure about CLE-ISP in either direction.
My experience is that the snack on CO is very good and certainly better than nothing. I would, of course, suggest that you bring food just in case you do not like the snack or it is not filling enough.
Some of the special meals on CO can be quite good and much better than the regular meal.
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3170 posts, RR: 20 Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1854 times:
This is going purely off of experience, but the ISP-CLE leg, at that time, the snack is most likely a muffin. However, on the CLE-LAX leg, I'm fairly sure that qualifies for a full meal service, and breakfast should be offered. If in fact Continental does offer the snack service, it will most likely be Cereal, a banana and raisins or a muffin.
On a 4:50 flight though, I would think Continental is serving a full breakfast. But that is just based off of experience. I know on my EWR-LAX flights, there were full hot meals both ways. CLE-LAX isnt that much shorter!
Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1832 times:
I don't know if there is anybody in ops that can help but I know on my 5 1/2 plus flight from EWR-PVR, there was only a snack and not full meal service. I don't know how to figure out their service. If it helps any, there are no special meal options and the timetable lists it as a snack. The EWR-LAX flights are listed as Lunch or Dinner.
OptionsCLE From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1791 times:
I flew CLE-LAX a couple of months ago and was expecting only a "snack." I was plesantly surprised, however, when a warm breaded chicken breast sandwich, apple, and bag of chips came my way. CO's food was very good.
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5455 posts, RR: 18 Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1755 times:
I know this is an international flight, but on SJO-IAH,roughly a 3 hr 15 minute flight, I got a hot breakfast in economy. This was only two weeks ago too. If LAX-CLE is longer, why does Continental reduce the service?
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1612 times:
So is it accurate to say that meal service goes by yield of route? I went internationally to PVR more then 5 hrs and got a snack. The much shorter flight to SJO recieved better service. I'm guessing that with less competition to SJO, CO makes more money hence a meal.
Carfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1803 posts, RR: 9 Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
First off, Continental is not offering any more hot meals -- that means hot casserole dish services on any domestic service. Even on transcon flights, you will get a meal on tray, but instead of a hot dish, you will get a hot sandwich of some type. Except redeye flights, you will be offered a hot snack on all transcontinental flights.
CLE-LAX will be considered a mid con flight... you will get a snack of some type, but I am not sure if you will get a hot sandwich or not, but you will get the cereal/banana/milk/muffin combo for sure... if you are lucky, you will get the transcon affair, which is a hot breakfast sandwich/fruit/yogurt combo.
For CLE to East Coast, you will not get any snack service in Y... only a cup of your beverage. On morning flights, they don't even bother with pretzels. I flew EWR-CLE last year in Y, I only get a cup of cranberry juice -- not even a granola bar like other US airlines.