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User currently offlineFrugalqxnwa From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 565 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

I just purchased my tickets for Christmas break and am booked on NW164 SEA-MSP and it says I will be served dinner. How is the food in coach? I didn't realize NW was still serving meals you pay for with your ticket on domestic flights anymore.

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User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

NW does serve meals at meal times to/from the west coast to the hubs. It's probably a choice of sub sandwich, oreos, carrot sticks, apple, and water in Y class. Hope this helps. You may still want to grab something more substantial at the airport.

User currently offlineFrugalqxnwa From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Sounds healthy, I usually get something at the airport anyways because I am a person who cannot sit in one place for very long when I am at an airport (unless I find a good spotting place, of course). Thanks.

User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

O, you mean that they are now serving meals??? I was on a 4 hour flight with them during the time in which we should be getting lunch and I had no meal.

User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Check out http://www.airlinemeals.net.


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User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Northwest serves complimentary meals in coach (such as they are), on more flights than any other U.S. carrier. Breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dinner are served on all flights between the west coast and our hubs in MSP, DTW and MEM except for eastbound red-eyes. Buy-on-board meals are available on many flights where complimentary meals are not offered; especially low-cost flights to tourist destinations such as Florida.

User currently offlineFrugalqxnwa From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

I knew about the buy-on-board TGI Friday's meals, I tried one and was very unimpressed. That was this summer on a MSP-BOI flight.

User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Since TGI Friday's food is lack-luster in their restaurants, it's not surprising you found it unimpressive at 35,000 feet!

User currently offlineNwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

NWACrew.....

as far as serving more meals that any other carriere.... where are you coming up with this... i thought CO had that honor, if youd like to call it that



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

I also believe it is CO that serves more meals than any other airline.


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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

They serve meals on the coast flights but nothing on the slightly shorter flights like MSP or DTW to PHX, LAS and so. I flew these sectors in 2002, they took 4 hours. Maybe they do Buy on Board now on these flights. I am sure also United does something like a sandwich on flights around 4 hours.


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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5533 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

They age their culinary fare from a remote secret underground location! Some of the food dates back to the days when those DC 9's were in their formative years; back in the swinging 60's. LOL I have an idea! Why not serve lizard like that foreign airline did. uuuum uuuum good!  Nuts

P.S. Just a little humor folks!



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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

>It's probably a choice of sub sandwich, oreos, carrot sticks, apple, and water in Y class<

I would use the term sub sandwich losely, as it is tiny. As far as healthy, 1 slice or turkey and a big slice of processed cheese is not the greatest, but it adds up when you bring a grilled chicken sandwich with you  Big thumbs up. Breakfast is a bagel, banana and sugary yoghurt.

I would think CO would be the number one food server in coach, as every flight over 2 1/2 hours that is at a meal time includes food. It is easy for CO to do this because they cater all their own flights and have for years. No expensive subcontracters like LSG Sky Chefs or Gate Gourmet and a good infrastructure based out of LA.



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User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Continental may well serve food on more flights than Northwest. I was quoting a San Francisco Chronicle article I read some time ago.

As we all know, after 9/11 food pretty much disappeared domestically, but is gradually re-appearing. Perhaps at the time I read that article NWA was serving more food, but now Continental holds that distinction.


User currently offlineAkjetblue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Back to the topic...

I got to fly to ANC this past summer on NW from MCO via MSP.

My partner and I took an early morning flt from MCO on NW and managed to get First, the breakfast we had was most delightful! From MSP to ANC was Y and in the back of a 757-300 (the cabin is about a foot smaller inside! Eck!) We were served this horidd beef and veggie thing, it was honestly no more than 5 small bites and it was gone! the bread was cold, but then again it was coach.

I tip my hat to NW for continuing to try and serve meals but in coach it's just not gonna work out, my god man - give the customers a voucher and let them go get what they want to eat from inside the airport and let them bring it on board!

So Frugalqxnwa (how do you pronounce that?) if you're flying in first you'll most likely enjoy the meal, however if in coach please think be fore you fly, stop inside a resturant and find something to buy!

Let us know how the flights are! We're all expecting a long report!

Have a grea trip!

-Philzy



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User currently offlineFrugalqxnwa From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

About a year ago I had the opportunity to sample NW's F cuisine, and for airline food it was pretty good. Unfortunately, this SEA-MSP flight will be in Y, and I wouldn't expect much for the meal.

As for pronouncing my username, don't. Just say frugal, and people will probably know who you are talking about (I think I'm the only one with that in my username, but I could be wrong). The qxnwa part is in honor of QX and NW. By the way, this trip will also be my first time on QX, and its a DH4.


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