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The United Express Inflight Menu: 1980's  
User currently offlineUAX170 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

This is for all of you "old timers" (just kidding), I was born in 1984. I was going to ask what any of you remember being served on UAX flights back in the 1980's (146, E120, S-360, etc). Today we serve the infamous Fiesta Snack Mix, but I have always wondered if the food was any better on identical flights when I was just a kid.

Thanks in advance,
Colin
MSY

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User currently offlineGGPillow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Air Wisconsin used to serve salad w/ grilled chicken and cold sandwiches on many of their BAe 146 flights over 90 minutes... they were quite good too!

User currently offlineUAX170 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Wow! Better than the MRE type boxes we serve on exPlus, LOL. At least they were fresh.

User currently offlineWeAreUnited From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Quoting UAX170 (Reply 2):
Wow! Better than the MRE type boxes we serve on exPlus, LOL. At least they were fresh.

Forgive me- but what's MRE?


User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

Quoting WeAreUnited (Reply 3):
Forgive me- but what's MRE?

Meals Ready to Eat.. very popular with the military... and very.. unappetizing.


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9612 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Quoting UAX170 (Reply 2):
Wow! Better than the MRE type boxes we serve on exPlus, LOL. At least they were fresh.

For prepackaged process food, the snack boxes that UA serves aren't too horribly bad. Although on a 2.5 hour flight in first class, I would definitely expect more. When mainline use to operate the same flights, there were fresh meals, and I'm not talking about way back when, but rather a year ago.



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4320 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

On short flights on small aircraft, there have never been huge hot meals or something. Even in the 1960s or 1980s, the typical service on a 45 minute flight on a 30 seater would been a cup of juice/water/coke and peanuts.
I remember a nice cold meal plate in a Frontier Convair 580 between Denver and Jackson Hole in 1980 though, but that flight took about 100 minutes.
Most noticable service cuts and deteriation of in flight service are in domestic flights (or flights within Europe) between 1-5 hours, considering intercontinental service on most airlines is still about as good as ever (of course at some airlines it became worse but others became better).



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