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Airlines To Outlaw "outside" Food?  
User currently offline764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 624 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8355 times:

Sorry if this has been discussed before, but it just came to my mind:

Most airlines have discontinued meal services on allmost all domestic flights and replaced them by "Snack Boxes" or "A la carte dinners" for purchase. So they are kind of a restaurant in the sky now. But will they follow most restaurants' example and disallow outside food, so you won't be able to bring your own food aboard and eat it there? It would be a little hard for them to enforce, but certainly doable.

What do you think? Will they try to increase food revenue by prohibiting fiood you bought in the terminal or brought from home?

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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4403 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8350 times:
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Bad idea, Hopefully not, a lot of airlines even tell you that you can bring food on if you wish.


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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8323 times:

Major airlines like Delta Air Lines have discontinued the Food for Purchase program on their mainline flights (still going strong on Song) replacing it with snack boxes, which can hardly be termed food.

We've gone along with all the changes that airlines have made, no food, no food for purchase, no pillows, ever decreasing seat pitch etc etc, but the day they start banning food from outside, that day will see passengers up in arms.

It's almost like, "Give me my morning coffee and no one gets hurt"

cheers



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8288 times:

Not a chance in hell. Want to watch a riot at the gate, tell some mother she can't bring the kids aboard with their little ziplock bag of Fruit Loops! Nope, won't happen.

Want to see another ass-chewing - tell me I can't bring my Chicago Italian Beef Sandwish aboard when my other choice is a nasty box of something not even as nutritous as the greasy, slimy sandwish I intend to consume.  hissyfit 

Nope, won't happen.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8248 times:

Doesn't RYANAIR do this?
-Mr. X



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User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8238 times:

I don't think the airports and the vendors to which they charge high rents would appreciate this.


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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3018 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8172 times:

I could make a crack about there being some parts of the world that a dog or cat in the pet carrier might just be lunch, but I won't. That would just be in poor taste.
Seriously, the airlines would never do that. If they did, they'd have to outlaw bottled water as well, right?



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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5141 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8147 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 4):
Doesn't RYANAIR do this?

No they don't. I always bring my own bottle of drinks and a large lunchbox. ( Almost everybody does...

KL911


User currently offlinePiedmontnut From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8121 times:

And you have to take into consideration those with medical conditions who have special diets. As a result they bring along their own food. This will be a hard policy to enforce. But if anyone wanted to be bold enough to do it I can think of a few airlines.  blockhead 


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8115 times:

Never will happen.

In September, 2003, I flew HP BWI-PHX. The gate agent's first announcement went something like this: "Ladies and gentlemen, in just a few minutes we will begin boarding America West flight #71 with service to Phoenix. Just as a reminder, this is a snack and beverage service-only flight today, so we recommend that if you're hungry, you visit one of the restaurants in the terminal. You are more than welcome to bring food aboard, and there will be a beverage service".

Ryanair might be the only airline to try this, but I cannot see other airlines doing this. They'd all have to be in collusion, and Lord knows Southwest would be the hold-out, if for no other reason than to be a thorn in the legacies' side.

Besides, I've enjoyed fabulous food from airport restaurants, and taken it onboard my flight. I just pretend I'm back in the golden age of flying and the airline served it!



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User currently offlineSQno1 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 687 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8109 times:

But Air Asia Do!

http://www.airasia.com/english.php?f=shop&p=snack.attack.fd

With Regards,
SQno1


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8059 times:

Quoting SQno1 (Reply 10):
But Air Asia Do

I guess they just want to stop people from bringing Durians as their lunch...  Wink

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7939 times:

Air Asia's website seems interesting - but they say "In light of the region's diversified culture, outside food and drink will not be allowed on board". That sounds a bit vague - is it that somebody may bring pork on board which may upset Muslims, who are in the majority in Malaysia? Or, indeed, that famous Durian....

TrintoCan.



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User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7899 times:

I couldn't help but think of Hannibal Lecter when he gives that little girl a taste of human brains. Sooner or later somebody is going to bring something vile on board and the airlines will start rething the strategy of BYOF.

LPLAspotter



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User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7887 times:

I don't think its something that you have to worry about. In fact, most airlines would welcome it. Delta's gate GIDS screens show a message that will go something like:

"Delta XXX does not offer meal service. Customers are welcome to bring their own food to be consumed onboard the aircraft."


I flew just the other day and I knew it was a short 45 minute flight and I had not eaten all day, so I bought a sandwich at the terminal and opened it up as soon as we took off. Scarfed it down in 5 minutes and felt wonderful. Flight attendant came by and asked if she could take that empty bag for me; she most certainly could, thank you. Meanwhile, everyone else was chomping their granola bars.


User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3647 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7861 times:

How could you tell a diabetic they can't bring aboard food? How could you tell someone with PKU they can't bring aboard food? How could you tell someone about to sit on a plane for 15 hours they can't bring aboard food?

YOU CAN'T!



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User currently offlinePiedmontnut From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7825 times:

Quoting 777STL (Reply 15):
How could you tell a diabetic they can't bring aboard food? How could you tell someone with PKU they can't bring aboard food? How could you tell someone about to sit on a plane for 15 hours they can't bring aboard food?

Indeed. I can see the hoard of lawyers lining up for that case and deservedly so. Sorry, but as someone who requires a special diet due to a medical condition I will be more than happy to sue the first airline who refuses me to bring my own food on board or at the least is willing to provide me with the necessary meal.

This is of course something that I always arrange for at the time I make my reservation. Which is something I advise anyone to do.



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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3822 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7757 times:

In a recent thread, somebody posted that on the new Sterling long haul flights, outside food will be banned. Just look at the current Sterling thread, I am to lazy to dig it up.

BTW, movie theatres dont allow outside food either. And a movie takes longer than a domestic flight.



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7728 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 17):
BTW, movie theatres dont allow outside food either. And a movie takes longer than a domestic flight.

Rumor has it that most movie theaters make more profits from the sale of food and beverages than from the sale of tickets.



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User currently offlinePiedmontnut From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7703 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 17):
BTW, movie theatres dont allow outside food either. And a movie takes longer than a domestic flight.

Quite true, but if you have a medical condition, and require a special diet you can plan around a 2 hour movie. Not so with your typical intra US flight. How many theaters have you been to lately where the movie was delayed due to weather or mechanical reasons?

Kind Regards.



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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7677 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 17):
And a movie takes longer than a domestic flight.

Movies are two hours. Domestic USA flights can be up to six or so.


User currently offlineTomys From Czech Republic, joined Mar 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7664 times:

Quoting 777STL (Reply 15):
How could you tell a diabetic they can't bring aboard food? How could you tell someone with PKU they can't bring aboard food? How could you tell someone about to sit on a plane for 15 hours they can't bring aboard food?

YOU CAN'T!

Exact my opinion too. Furthermore, you are paying 'flight' ticket, means they will get you from one place to another and besides that they will give you benefirt like food, newspaper etc. But I am sure they cannot prevent you from eating your own foot.


User currently offlineTomys From Czech Republic, joined Mar 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7647 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 18):
BTW, movie theatres dont allow outside food either. And a movie takes longer than a domestic flight.

You can go out of theather any time should you wish to eat something special. I can see difficult to do so on flight.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7633 times:

If I'm flying a domestic flight (JFK-HNL, let's say) I'm going to bring a lot of food!

Mark


User currently offlineTomys From Czech Republic, joined Mar 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7624 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 23):
f I'm flying a domestic flight (JFK-HNL, let's say) I'm going to bring a lot of food!

Take care of weight limitations  Wink


25 Lincoln : I don't know which movie theaters you go to (or what movies you see -- it's been a LONG time since I've been in a movie longer than my average domest
26 SATX : It's not a rumor, it's true. In fact, for the first 2-3 weeks after a movie's release, a theatre house gets virtually no profit from that movie's tic
27 EA CO AS : So they are kind of a restaurant in the sky now. But will they follow most restaurants' example and disallow outside food, so you won't be able to bri
28 Aa777jr : AA actually encourages passengers that wish to eat, but are flying in cattle class, to purchase the meal on board and they also have suggested getting
29 EnoreFilho : I took an AA flight from ORD to MIA, and brought my own Big Mac!!!! No problem!!! In my opinion, there must be a freedom of meals, choosing between br
30 Post contains images LTBEWR : Some of the best food I have had on an airline was something I brought on with me. I also like to bring water and snacks with me on longer flights and
31 Post contains images Jacobin777 : AA and BA very cool about bringing food on board...also, as a Muslim, I can't eat their turkey sandwich anyway (not that I would if I could, but their
32 Ckfred : If the airlines were really smart, here is an idea. It seems like whenever I fly out of ORD on AA, I'm either at K-2 or K-19. I'm never next to or acr
33 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : What's funny is the look from FA's when you only ask for a glass of ice, and even funnier when I have a can of XS Energy Drink waiting on the tray tab
34 Post contains images HAWK21M : Anything to do with Food poisoning issues or just Cultural issues. I can Imagine regds MEL
35 Indy : The problem is there is probably a no tallen a** clown sitting in a board room thinking up ways to make money. And this idiot will figure he could ba
36 Jonty : You can't take fruit on some flights coz its against the rules of what you can take between countries i think! I remember buying some fruit in china a
37 Bluewave 707 : The only thing with carrying food on-board, is that (especially if it's a burger & fries), the food will get soggy or at least cold. And the scent of
38 777ER : Then they would have to disconnect all water supply on board also Put Ryanair on the top of the list
39 Birdwatching : Wrong. It is true that you can't take unprocessed food INTO certain countries, but as long as you are aboard the plane, i.e. before clearing immigrat
40 BigOrange : I think they should just ban bringing your own hot food on aircraft, like pizza and burgers. I had a traveler complaining about this exact thing last
41 BigOrange : This is a duplicate posting sorry![Edited 2005-04-18 16:51:03]
42 Piedmontnut : Indeed, you are on to something there.
43 PHLBOS : If I'm not mistaken, LCCs in the U.S. like WN and FL, for examples; do mention on their websites that bringing food aboard their flights is permitted.
44 JETSTREAM63 : I'll always be bringing my own food on board from now on. Last time I flew United (4 1/2 hr nonstop Dulles to PHX at dinner time) they ran out of on b
45 Doona : This may just be me being stupid, but last month I was flying out of ORD, flying to MAN on a AA 763. About an hour into the flight the meal came, and
46 Bjg231 : This is absolutely true. In fact, a movie theatre makes approximately 70-80% of its profits on food sales. This is due to the fact that a large porti
47 CM767 : Sounds as good as banning carry-on items.
48 Litz : You should have seen peoples faces a few weeks ago when a family trooped aboard a DL MD-88 w/full lunch from The Varsity ... (you have to be from ATL
49 Post contains links Airtrainer : It's still possible to bring your own food on FR flights, according to this link, but I was sure of the contrary... http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/faq
50 Wassch71 : It was forbidden to eat food purchased elsewhere when flying with Air Liberté, a French low-cost airline, ex-SR and BA partner. They went out of busi
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