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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

I saw this in today's NZ Herald, it was sent into the "Side swipe" column by an NZ FA:

"I am a long-haul FA for Air NZ. I recently worked a flight from LAX to AKL. Three hours out of AKL, like clockwork, out go the breakfast carts.

Stopping at the row to be served, I turn to be greeted by a smiling American couple, "Good morning folks" I say, "Would you care for the continental breakfast or the mixed grill?"

To which the lady replies, "Oh, you serve Squirrel?"

"Pardon?" I respond, "Squirrel?"

The lady turns to her husband, wearing an "I love California T-shirt" and says, "Did you hear that honey, they serve minced Squirrel!"

Turning back to me she says, "Go ahead and give Tom the continental, I'll take the Squirrel."

I just smile, hand the meals over and think to myself, "you gotta love that accent barrier, welcome to NZ honey and enjoy your stay!"

Once again, truth is stranger than fiction......

27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offline767ER From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

That was very funny....squirell!!!!!


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21529 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

Sounds made up, but still funny.


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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3013 times:
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HAHA!!!!!!!! lmao  Big grin

User currently offlineTrolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

I thought they served mixed gruel....

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Hahahaha, man that accent barrier is getting further and further apart.

User currently offlineMats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

I often special-order the squirrel meal (SQML.)
On MAS and SIA it comes as a satay.


User currently offlineBWI757 From Israel, joined Dec 2004, 429 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

Here ya go:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/search/sto...001D078-DFCE-1351-975283027AF1010F

Third story down

BWI757



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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Quoting BWI757 (Reply 7):
Here ya go:

How did you do that? i couldn't find the story in the online edition?

Jafa


User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

Hee hee hee! That's too funny. I've gotta admit I had to ask about a few things I heard when we went to Australia. The unfamiliar accent and unfamiliar terminology combined to give some interesting concepts!


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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7189 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

I prefer the Moa steaks myself.....

User currently offlineScandinA340 From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

That said, NZ does have the rather unappetising warm mashed banana filo pastry on some morning trans-Tasman routes...

User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Jafa39,

That was me and my wife on that flight that you spoke to. I'm pretty sure you said squirrel, and that's exactly what you ended up serving us.

I fail to see where te issue is, especially since your "mixed grill" actually does have squirrel in it.

Great service though. My wife and I thank you for the relaxing flight.

-Phil



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3914 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

haha very nice!

On that topic, do any airlines out there serve unusual meats?


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

The most unusual meat I have seen in terms of airline food is Duck.

User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 14):
The most unusual meat I have seen in terms of airline food is Duck.

If that's the Duck that lays the square eggs Qantas put in their breakfast croissants it is a very rare beast indeed!!

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 12):
fail to see where te issue is, especially since your "mixed grill" actually does have squirrel in it.

It's possum actually.......I didn't serve anyone, I am just the messenger, I think I am a bit old and large to be an FA but I'd probably look ravishing in the new uniform!!  Smile


User currently offlineScandinA340 From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Here's an interesting menu from SK Business Class:

Reindeer noisettes with thyme potatoes, glazed onions,
green beans and mushroom sauce


User currently offlineHB88 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 816 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

I had duck once flying Bangkok to Koh Samui with Bangkok Airways - absolutely delicious. Great airline too - we flew from Louang Prabang (Laos) to Bangkok with them a couple of weeks back and for the price they are excellent.

Actually, last time I flew Air New Zealand, I thought the food was pretty good. Flying MEL-AKL we had a really nice cold-smoked salmon salad which wouldn't have been out of place in a restaurant.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1812 times:
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Quoting HB88 (Reply 17):
Actually, last time I flew Air New Zealand, I thought the food was pretty good. Flying MEL-AKL we had a really nice cold-smoked salmon salad which wouldn't have been out of place in a restaurant.

must have been a while back - since they changed their short haul to express flights the food Transtasman has gone way downhill - but hey , the prices are one helluva lot cheaper than they used to be and no silly Saturday night minimum stays anymore so it all balances out  Smile



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User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

I once flew NZ AKL-SYD and was served scrambled tofu fro breakfast.Talk about unusual breakfast, it was disgusting, even the cabin crew looked in horror as they served it.

At least noone from NZ has replied to my letter, nor the next flights comments about the fish sauce in the noddle salad. Mind you thoses comments were made to the Purser, then internet and the telephone. What was I expecting. Someone to take ownership of the problem?


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
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Quoting Wunala (Reply 19):
I once flew NZ AKL-SYD and was served scrambled tofu fro breakfast.Talk about unusual breakfast, it was disgusting

perhaps they knew your Anet username and decided to try to poison you

only joking! - honest  Wink



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6568 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

I flew domestic SGN-HAN a year or two ago on Vietnam Airlines and was surprised to have a choice of four (!) entrees on that 90 min flight but it sounded like one of the choices was horse but not sure....I don't think they would have huge abundance of horses in Vietnam to be able to serve as airline food but I could be wrong. I opted for something else and it was a really good meal on a really nice flight.

The777Man



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User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

It was funny (in retrospect) that I was a Vegetarian meal leaving Sydney, that got more and more vegan on the return.

But the fish sauce. No excuse. After been told by a total queen in the SYD office that the only special meal was vegetarian, and then to be given fish sauce. He should have saved the self importance and used it to talk to the customer that was contributing to his salary.

I know that is a cliche, but as someone that ends up paying K/Y fares, I do expect a little more.

Still waiting for some acknowledgement from NZ.


User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

SQML is EXTREMELY funny . . . gotta remember that....

If anyone would find the article it would be BWI757, he knows his stuff.

I still remmber the Christmas Goose on LH flying into IAD the week before
Christmas.... so much better than turkey . . . . .



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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

Quoting FI642 (Reply 23):
I still remmber the Christmas Goose on LH

You're sure it wasn't a Spruce Goose??


25 FI642 : Maybe, it did come with a toothpick!
26 Aerohottie : NZ should serve possum, and Qantas should serve kangaroo. Kangaroo meat is actually quite yummy...mmm big red rat!!!
27 Aussie_ : I got given beef tongue on Olympic (OA) once when I was young. It was delicious until I found out what it was (typical kid!)!
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