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Airlines To Offer Free In-flight Snacks?  
User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2379 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9248 times:

Now that I can't take my own drinks and snacks on-board, it will be up to the airlines especially AC to re-evaluate the discontinuation of in-flight snacks. I shouldn't have to pay $2 for peanuts, $6 for a sandwich or a breakfast croissant, right?


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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9215 times:

Sure, no problem - but your ticket will be $10 more. (Wouldn't you rather have the choice?)

User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9209 times:

If you're flying in the States, use WN when you can. They serve Nabisco-brand products (Oreo wafers, dried fruit and cheese 'n crackers) in a snack box along with peanuts on longer flights for the price of the ticket. Soft drinks are no charge and you get the whole can. You can even ask for and get refills from some pretty friendly FAs. I've gotten to enjoy flying with WN so much I experience negative culture shock when I take another carrier, CO being the exception.

User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9197 times:

The prohibition is against liquids. Solids are just fine and last I checked, most snacks are solid.

User currently offlineJFKLGANYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3626 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9099 times:

Gonna need more inflight service though. They really should be handing you a bottle of water as you board. And there needs to be frequent beverage service. . . like once an hour.

You can not have people sitting on hot, dry planes for prolonged periods without hydration.

All it will take is the death/hospitalization of one person (perhaps older or weak) and the law suits will start.

PJ


User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9092 times:

I heard that an airline (can't remember which one) said that they will bring more water on-board since we can't take liquids.

Heard on CNN



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User currently offlineFlymya380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9045 times:

Try flying a UK charter they are charging £10.00 each way for a meal.
If you don't purchase the meal then your shoved to the back of the plane.

If you are flying out of the UK all you can take on board is the following.
Travel documents.
Essential medical supplies.
Femanin hygene products
Not sure about baby food.

So if your traveling from the UK make sure all items are in you suitcase.

[Edited 2006-08-12 21:48:51]


Take care & be happy
User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9038 times:

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 5):
I heard that an airline (can't remember which one) said that they will bring more water on-board since we can't take liquids.

I think it was Delta.

Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 2):
If you're flying in the States, use WN when you can. They serve Nabisco-brand products (Oreo wafers, dried fruit and cheese 'n crackers) in a snack box along with peanuts on longer flights for the price of the ticket. Soft drinks are no charge and you get the whole can. You can even ask for and get refills from some pretty friendly FAs. I've gotten to enjoy flying with WN so much I experience negative culture shock when I take another carrier, CO being the exception.

Or CO if want free sandwiches/meals on longer(3+hrs) flights in Y. I flew NW on my last trip in Y and F, and NW Y class isn't that bad. I don't mind no free snacks, etc on sub 3hr flights. The crew was exceptional, better than WN's crews.


User currently offlineAC320tech From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8993 times:

AC offers free inflight snacks. Its called the "Beverage Service". Plus the Buy-on-board menu is always open. Now in executive, thats a different story.

User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8993 times:

Can't say that I have had any problem with any carrier ever getting frequent beverage service, at least in the last year - been on AC lots, AS twice, and WN twice. WN even managed to sqeeze in full beverage service OAK-RNO, after the flight deck announced a flying time of only 27 mins.
I took a couple of Ryanair flights 18 mos or so ago, however. They even charge for the water, so I brought by own with me at the time. I have a feeling that is one airline that will not change a thing.
I really don't think many airlines will provide complimentary food anyway. The logic would be that just because you can't bring it on board doesn't mean you can't eat in the terminal before boarding.
Cheers,
Carl (AY104)



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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8867 times:

Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 2):
Soft drinks are no charge and you get the whole can.

As part of the overall insanity this policy may have changed as well. According to the documentation that I read, F/A´s will have to open and pour soft drinks, miniatures and wine splits for the customers. All bottles and cans will have to be collected prior to landing.

Quoting Bmacleod (Thread starter):
Now that I can't take my own drinks and snacks on-board, it will be up to the airlines especially AC to re-evaluate the discontinuation of in-flight snacks.

Why "especially" Air Canada? Effectively most North American carriers have discontinued complementary food and and snack service on board in favour of Buy on Board. How about having a big breakfast before boarding your flight? Don´t think this is exactly a life or death situation. I´m sure they will re-evaluate and maintain a level of service consistent with their North American counterparts.



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8784 times:

AirAsia makes you pay for water, that would be bad if liquids are going to be barred from SE Asia airports


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User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8703 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 1):
Sure, no problem - but your ticket will be $10 more. (Wouldn't you rather have the choice?)

I would rather pay the $10-20 extra just to get a "free" meal/Snack on my flights. Just because of the excitement. (and yes, I know I might be a little bitt weird.)

tg 747-300



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User currently offlineAeroplan73 From Canada, joined May 2006, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8428 times:

Quoting Tg 747-300 (Reply 12):
I would rather pay the $10-20 extra just to get a "free" meal/Snack on my flights. Just because of the excitement. (and yes, I know I might be a little bitt weird.)

I don't think it's weird at all really. I fly quite a bit, and I never lose the passion for the process of it. It's cool to pick your seat, board the plane, have a drink, get served dinner, watch the movie, sleep, or whatever.

I think plenty of pax are happy to just have the transportation, but personally I will always find it cool, and somewhat of an 'event' to get on the plane.



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User currently offlineCRFLY From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8365 times:

If you are planning to fly IBERIA on any of their Domestic or European flights, save at least EUR7.00 for your beverage and your snack, as they now charge for EVERYTHING, including the bottle of water =(

Check out their website www.iberia.com



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User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3018 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8346 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 1):
Sure, no problem - but your ticket will be $10 more. (Wouldn't you rather have the choice?)

I really don't get this. A bag of peanuts costs an airline no more than 15 cents.

JetBlue, for example, pays an average of 15 cents per snack (and they're not bags of 7 peanuts).

I doubt those little Biscoffs Delta gives are worth $10.

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8313 times:

Quoting Aeroplan73 (Reply 13):
I don't think it's weird at all really. I fly quite a bit, and I never lose the passion for the process of it. It's cool to pick your seat, board the plane, have a drink, get served dinner, watch the movie, sleep, or whatever.

I think plenty of pax are happy to just have the transportation, but personally I will always find it cool, and somewhat of an 'event' to get on the plane.

I agree completely. I much prefer just paying up front and not having any hassle, just being served - taken care of, without having to worry about paying for. When it's already built in, you don't think twice about taking the meal, the hospitality, it's all part of the experience, part of being treated right, and that's how it should be.



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User currently offlineBA286 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7857 times:

Quoting JFKLGANYC (Reply 4):
And there needs to be frequent beverage service. . . like once an hour.

Last night I flew United 64 from HNL to SFO, a 5 hour flight. The crew came around every 30-45mins with water. I'm guessing they did this because of the new security requirements.



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User currently offlineG4resagent From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7663 times:

As of right now, G4 is not changing a thing. We will still charge for our in-flight items. Like it was said before, you can eat and drink in the terminal before you board. Why should we provide free snacks? Should Burger King and McDonald's give free drinks because you can't bring liquids with you through security? I think not.

Just my 2 cents.


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 906 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7546 times:

Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 2):
If you're flying in the States, use WN when you can. They serve Nabisco-brand products (Oreo wafers, dried fruit and cheese 'n crackers) in a snack box along with peanuts on longer flights for the price of the ticket. Soft drinks are no charge and you get the whole can. You can even ask for and get refills from some pretty friendly FAs. I've gotten to enjoy flying with WN so much I experience negative culture shock when I take another carrier, CO being the exception.

there are still other airlines that don't charge for drinks and peanuts, like AS the peanuts, water, soft drinks and on flight less then 3 hours the food is free. On flights longer then 3 hours you can buy Norther Bites in economy, which looks really good for 5 bucks! and of course in First class its still free!

Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 10):
Why "especially" Air Canada?

not to sure, but I'll take a guess that he flys AC alot since he's canadian.

So airlines in Europe aren't allowed to give any one drinks? so are they honestly saying that they won't give some one a water on a long haul flight?
wow, thats pretty harsh.
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



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User currently offlineBh4007 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6828 times:

On the liquid front, a lot of 767s have water dispensers so you aren't forced to buy drinks on those aircraft.

Anyway, what makes everyone so sure that the drinks served by the airlines are so safe? It only takes someone at Alfa or LSG to put whatever Al-Qaeda put in those drinks and......


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6729 times:

As others have said, try WN and CO when you can. On my 2hr flt in Jun. from MCO-IAH, I got a muffin ( it left @ 655AM) and a soda. It filled me up and if you needed more, CO offered you more soda.

On the IAH-SAN, we got a Caesar salad, and a cheese burger plus beavarage services.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineQxq400 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6508 times:

You have got to be kidding me! The traveling public wants $200.00 unristricted coast to coast air fare and then complain when they have to pay $5.00 for a snack.

I remember when airlines did serve food and all averyone did was complain. Get a life.  banghead   gnasher 



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User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4062 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6340 times:

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 15):
I really don't get this. A bag of peanuts costs an airline no more than 15 cents. JetBlue, for example, pays an average of 15 cents per snack (and they're not bags of 7 peanuts). I doubt those little Biscoffs Delta gives are worth $10.

It is called ancillary revenues.....


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5008 times:

When i order from catering I always get more cases of water than really required. I think it a small consolation for the liquid prohibition.



Sean



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