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User currently offlineBG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 260 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8133 times:

I was just wondering if airlines allow customers to bring food like McDonald's on board, like a whole meal (burger, fries, drink and so on)? Are there any rules against this?


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User currently offlineTreeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8080 times:

Maybe I am wrong but I get the feeling that this would be something that each airline policies themselves - I mean I dont think the FAA have official guidance on this.

I do know the British Airways had some problems at LHR last year when the catering company went on strike and the offical line was that:-

"British Airways will turn a blind eye to customers boarding with food purchased outside of the airplane"

Take from that what you will hence my theory that there is no offical standing on this globally.

Cheers

Mark


User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8073 times:

With few exceptions Airlines do not care.

User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2179 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8050 times:

Quoting BG777300ER (Thread starter):
allow customers to bring food like McDonald's

... I wish the Mac "food" were banned of the entire Earth. But so far, it's even allowed on airplanes, unless special restrictions from some airlines, but I have not heard much about that.



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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8027 times:

Have you ever flown within the U.S?? Flying on board in the back has become like a suburban mall food court. I don't know of any individual airline policy which bans food on board.

There may be some issue regarding heating food in unknown/unapproved containers on board due to fire concerns.



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8006 times:

In flybe's in-flight magzine it was quoted

Quote:
The only alcohol, snacks and beverages allowed to be consumed on board are those served by our cabin crew.

See this thread RE: Flybe Bans Passengers Bringing Food Onboard! (by BCAL Aug 22 2005 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineARGinLON From Vatican City, joined Jun 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7983 times:

I would hate somebody having a MD meal or something vey smelly (let's Indian) but I wouldn't mind if if the brought a Sandwich or Salad but... Where do you draw a line?

I took a bagel on board once and nobody said anything..


User currently offlineKingGeo3 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7951 times:

I know that when I fly any morning flight out of PIT most people on board have bagels and coffees that were purchased in the AirMall. I've had flight attendants ask me not to eat or drink on take-off, but as soon as the 10,000 ft <> occurs, you may resume consumption of your victuals.

-KG3

ps - post this on the OPS board, you'll probably get some very well informed and accurate answers



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User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7949 times:

Last time I flew WN they SUGGESTED to passengers that they go ahead and purchase food to bring onboard. I do know that in a number of US airports the restaurants on property are offering "inflight meal deals" and packaging them up specifically for the flight. My local airport - DCA - is a good example of this.

Last time I got an upgrade on HP (I have a trip report on this one) I actually WISH I would have purchased food to bring onboard.


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7913 times:

I have gotten on the airplane with Chili's-To-Go. It is better than that food for purchase on AA. The only thing I have heard was "We should have done that..." If you're going to fly in the cattle cabin, might as well bring something you like.

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3106 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7912 times:

Airlines already charge you for the meals in your ticket, so they wouldn't really care if you got your own food onboard....

User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7895 times:
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On AA and CO flights from DFW, IAH, ORD, EWR, SNA, and LAX I've always been encouraged, even flying J or F class, to buy food at the terminal, and bring it on board. Especially since the purchase food on board deal, sorta fizzled...


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User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7888 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 10):
Airlines already charge you for the meals in your ticket, so they wouldn't really care if you got your own food onboard....

Charge you for meals? Most shorthaul routes I've come across don't offer meal service?!


User currently offlineBjornstrom From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 329 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7884 times:

I sat next to two guys eating McDonalds aboard a SQ flight SIN-DPS a few months ago. Gotta love the smell of Big Macs and fries  Smile


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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7863 times:

If you are flying non-rev, you cannot request a special meal from the airline. If your dietary restrictions are such that you can't eat the regular meal, and if the flight is a long one, what choice do you have?
Even when I've paid for a "real" ticket, the airlines forget my meal about 40% of the time, so on the longer flights I generally always bring something to munch on. Noone has ever complained.


User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3205 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7861 times:

Quoting Bjornstrom (Reply 13):
I sat next to two guys eating McDonalds aboard a SQ flight SIN-DPS a few months ago. Gotta love the smell of Big Macs and fries  

I however would be appalled to have someone eating that next to me on a plane.

NZ Express encourages people to bring aboard food for their trans-Tasman and Pacific flights as they acknowledge that it doesn't cater for people fully with their new economic model. But please no Maccers, KFC's etc

Regards
MH



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7841 times:

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 2):
With few exceptions

Like?


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3106 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7813 times:

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 12):
Charge you for meals? Most shorthaul routes I've come across don't offer meal service?!

I'm obviously referring to airlines that serve meals onboard.....the world is a lot more larger than the continental US... smile 


User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7779 times:

Well, it can be very problematic if a customer decided to eat a durian on board.

User currently offlineKJFK31L From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7760 times:

As far as I have experienced, no one has bothered me about bringin food on board.

Although they make special note of bringing food on boad when the ovens are broken onboard and no food will thus be served. Happen on HP out of Las Vegas.

Matt



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7757 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 18):
durian

Sorry, what's a "durian"?


User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7755 times:

Two years ago when I visited my relatives in Texas I brought Mr Sub on board NW flight because they were only serving snacks and drinks no meal. If AC flew to SAT I would have had a nice hot meal with them from YYZ. I flew from YYZ to Detroit to SAT on NW. They had no problem allowing me taking food on the airplane and we did the same again on our way back to YYZ.

User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7738 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 20):
Sorry, what's a "durian"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durian

Here you go, in sum, a very smelly fruit that some will swear is the best thing on Earth, while others loathe with disgust and wouldn't come within a ten mile radius of one. To those who are uninitiated it is most likely to smell very nasty.


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7726 times:

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 15):
I however would be appalled to have someone eating that next to me on a plane.

I really couldn't care less, even if it's a bit smelly. And I really don't find McD food to be that smelly. I always bring only snacks with me, but I know that a lot of Surinamese people bring entire meals with them, Indian, Chinese, you name it. I've never heard of it being a problem, just the occasional, "next time I'm bringing my own food too" comment. I don't do it, but more because it's too much hassle to bring along.

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 20):
Sorry, what's a "durian"?

Yes please, what's that?



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User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7678 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 17):
I'm obviously referring to airlines that serve meals onboard.....the world is a lot more larger than the continental US...

I am fully aware that the world is a lot larger (vs. a lot more larger) than the Continental US. I haven't had a proper meal on anything flying within Canada, transborder, or intra-european in ages. That's what I'm referring to.


25 N1120A : AC still serves free meals on flights that go over 4 hours. What is a "proper meal" on such a short flight? Many European carriers, including most tr
26 Okie : I have brought food on US domestic flights many a time over the years, either expecting little (bristo bag/snack pak) or no on board service, or runni
27 Zippyjet : Here, at FL it's cool, however, don't even think of bringing on those skanky dried fish heads. A lot of African passengers would try carrying on thos
28 Srbmod : Some airlines encourage passengers, especially on transcons, to go and get something to eat to bring onboard, as they only offer a snack service. AirT
29 Congaboy : Hi, folks, My first time on A.net....reading this for about two years and now taking the plunge. Let me reply to the string this way: When I board a f
30 Post contains images JohnKrist : Heck, those durians are not even allowed on Singapore's subway, they stink awful, but taste far better. There is a Swedish dish called surströmming
31 LTBEWR : One of the best 'meals' I ever had on an aircraft was a bring on board on PeopleExpress BRU-EWR back in 1985. PE didn't offer free meals, and even the
32 YYZYYT : definitely a non-issiue in Canada as well. Speaking about Cdn domestic flights, not only do many airlines not feed you on shorter flights, they don't
33 Kiwiandrew : flights from New Zealand to many destinations in Polynesia are dreaded by cabin crew because of the all pervading stench of KFC brought on board by pa
34 RAFVC10 : I remember a LH flight three or four years ago from BCN to STR in eonomy class. My girlfriend with a ham sandwich and me with an potatoes omelette san
35 IAirAllie : I don't remember who but one of those easyjet/ryanair types who had a BOB program did not permit outside food.
36 Antiuser : For the resident Brazilians, durian is like a jaca.
37 Sampa737 : Here in Brasil, most flights are served with a meal or a nice sized snack. Most airports here don't have the advantages of fast-food in the terminals,
38 Ckfred : My problems with bringing food on board are: A. Hot food tends to get cold, by the time you can put your tray down. B. If you bring food on board, the
39 FLYACYYZ : Regrettably not the case. That changed on November 1st to all Continental North American flights. There are two exceptions currently: AC033 YYZ-YVR (
40 KJFK31L : Welcome aboard! Matt
41 PanAm747 : In September, 2003, I was flying BWI-PHX-SAN on HP. About one hour before the flight, the gate agent announced to all passengers, "this is a long flig
42 YYZUla : I take food on planes all the time, especially when I am flying from european destinations to YYZ. My grandmother always gives me enough food to feed
43 LTBEWR : I would also add that BYO food may be a good idea even if they serve a 'meal' or snack on the flight. For example on CO transcons, their meal is a hot
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