Well yes I was served that exact meal as I took the photo! I can tell you that I found it to be one of the best inflight meals i've had onboard a charter airline. I think the problem is that in all honesty, you don't like your onions!
Baw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2018 posts, RR: 29 Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3134 times:
First Choice is making a great deal of effort to improve their onboard air product. Everything, of course, except the seat pitch within Europe. If you are a midget, then you are fine. If you are six feet tall, then you need to understand the concept of flexion.
However, on their long haul flights, supposedly, they are pulling out seats and going to 33" seat pitch in their regular Y class and upgrading their premium class to 36" of seat pitch with a business class like meal for a small surcharge. From what I have seen of what they are planning to serve on those flights, it looks one heck of a lot better than normal British fare and heck, if you've flown BA across the pond to the Caribbean, its 31" and you need a chiropractor when you arrive.
I would say if the onions didn't set well with you, that's a GI problem and not something that is for this forum. Find a medical forum to post this on...it might make for more interesting reading.
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 55 Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2931 times:
Quoting Orion737 (Reply 4): Fairly typical of the 'dumbing' down on charter flights. A few years prior Air 2000 served Smoked samlmon pinwheels, Bouef Bourginone and croquette potatoes and a fresh fruit consomme.
Now its bangers and mash on FCA! Plus they charge you extra for it.
Having said that, perhaps bangers and mash are more suited to the FCA customer than boef bourginonne?
Fairly typical of the drive to cut costs in an ultra competitive market place more like.
To be honest that looks a lot better than I wouldhave expected from a charter carrier in today's market. Think yourself lucky.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
Speedbird19 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 449 posts, RR: 4 Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2894 times:
FCA do good in flight catering, i've never had any complaints, compared to TUI/Thomsonfly, when I last flew with them, my drink was still frozen lol You can choose whether you want to pay extra for meals nowadays anyway. I'm flying Long Haul with FCA to Sanford next year, I've never had any complaints with them before, and their new Star Service incentive is sweet , I won some bubbly for guessing how many bags were on the aircraft, wasn't too complicated if you knew the a/c type and capacity he he
Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24748 posts, RR: 57 Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
Quoting Orion737 (Reply 20): They deserve a good slagging off, considering their cuts to service in recent years!
You'd rather see them go bust? They are changing, because the times are changing. Monarch being a prime example of this. They were losing out to the likes of easyJet and Ryanair so now are having to offer more and more scheduled flights.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Demoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 25 Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2850 times:
Quoting Orion737 (Reply 20): Gkirk, do not feel sorry for charter airlines! They deserve a good slagging off, considering their cuts to service in recent years!
Yes, they are also a business in the 21st Century now, not just there to remind people of the 'good old days'. Personally, if cutting out free meals on flights means they can remain competetive and I still get a decent price for 2 weeks in the sun then i'm happy. If I want an inflight meal so badly, I will happilly pay £5 extra each way, you do have a choice Orion so whats the big deal? If the food is that bad in your opinion, then its a good job its not included in the flight for you then! (although I know you would eat it anyway )
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25 MarshalN: I believe it's basically the same as "sausage", although I'm sure there's some subtle intricate detail that makes them completely different, but I do
26 Orion737: I pay for one and eat it. It gives me something to moan about and I like to see what they are passing off as a 3 course in-flight meal these days. By
27 ERJ170: Thank ya Marsha.. all the Brits up here and none could/would answer.. LOL.. kinda ironic!
28 Cornish: yes well you do like getting EVERYTHING for free don't you Crikey - that's twice in two days we've been in agreement in a thread Kirkie Just remember
29 RobK: ERJ170, Bangers & Mash = Sausages and mashed potato, a popular cheap but filling English meal. You'll find it on the menu of most cafe's over here and
30 Ncfc99: I'm a chef and would take a good bangers and mash over beef bourguignon every day of the week.
31 LACA773: For those of you complaining about what you are served either on scheduled/chartered flights within the UK/EU, please consider yourself lucky you get
32 ERJ170: Ahhh.. equivalent to the US Burger & Fries.. ultra popular on this side of the pond.. also relatively cheap.. and ours come with the ketchups.. perhap
33 Speedbird19: mash is also something that re-heats well on a plane (in most cases!)
34 Orion737: Yes but package holidays have always represented good value. Before the price in the brochure was inclusive of an in-flight meal apropritae to the tim
35 Cornish: Which was fine when everybody used to holiday in this way and the holiday companies and charter airlines were raking in the cash. Last time i looked
36 Speedbird19: So far I've only seen TUI doing that and as far as i know they have free coach transfers and you can pay extra if you want a taxi transfer
37 AirEuropeUK733: When I used to travel on IT holidays when I was a kid we always had to pay extra to fly at the weekend or at a particular time of day. If these weren
38 BCAL: Banger A British term for the English sausage that became popular during World War II during a time when it was made with pork meat. The typical Bang
39 SQNo1: Unless their gettin bottles or putting their mouths around the taps, o'leary going to do bugger all about that! With Regards Alex.B
40 BmiBaby737: Hey, I reckon it looks like a nice airplane meal.. You lot may think I'm mad - but I love Airplane food! But then some of it is horrible!! cya BmiBaby
41 FoxDelta: Is an airplane a restaurant? So, if you want a decent meal... Go to a restaurant. Cheers
42 LO231: Compared to Ryanair. Sorry, Kirkie, had to do it after you calling me a pinguin! Bwahahhaa. Regards, LO231
43 Planesarecool: Orion, Just accept that meals come as an EXTRA, these days. Charter airlines have lowered their fares, as a result of them taking away free meals. Why
44 Cornish: Hallelujah !! Someone else who realises that no food on ANY airline in ANY class is comparable to proper food in a proper restaurant.
45 ERJ170: LOL.. thanks BCal... What I mean was equivalent was that they are both pretty much the cheap staple meal of the country.. American and our burgers.. t
46 BmiEMA19: I had this 'Bangers & Mash' meal on my last First Choice Airways flight and I have never had such a truly disgusting airline meal. I am usually quite
47 Demoose: When is a sausage ever real? It's always a mix of meat and other stuff, unless you shop at farmers markets!
48 BMIbaby733: cheers bmiEMA19 someone understands what i went through on that flight ha ha!
49 AIHTOURS: Hello, This is making me laugh! it's bangers and mash! None Other than what I would eat at home would you believe! Who gives a monkeys what your given