Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 22240 posts, RR: 51 Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
Actually their return of was approved well over a year ago, however in general most US airlines chose to continue using plastic ware.
However many international carriers have since returned to using their regular silverware on US services.
I always found the ban somewhat ridiculous anyhow as there are plenty of other items that could be used as weapons and the only thing the ban did was make it harder to eat my meal!
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Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21041 posts, RR: 60 Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1430 times:
Quoting Laxintl (Reply 2): I always found the ban somewhat ridiculous anyhow as there are plenty of other items that could be used as weapons and the only thing the ban did was make it harder to eat my meal!
Not to mention that when eating a fine F meal, it's really silly to open your nice linen napkin and find quality stainless forks and spoons, and dinky white (or on AA, clear) plastic knives...
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
AACUN From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 445 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
Silverware has been back for at least 3 months now.... It was first introduced in Asia and Europe then the premium Latin American markets..... and as far as I know, it's back wherever meals are served on int'l flights..... Of course only in the premium cabins, F/C and B/C only. Coach still gets plastic utensils when we do serve a meal !!!!! Cannot tell you about domestic.... That's a whole different ball game. I'll try to find out, or if anyone has flown domestic lately in F/C with a meal service then please let us know. And yes, we did get used to serving the plastic stuff, and it weights nothing, so it was odd lifting the trays again with the real stuff, but its all a matter of getting used to it. And I even like it better than what we used to have before. Pax also appreciate having it back.
EWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5522 posts, RR: 57 Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1375 times:
CO now has metal cutlery on all it's international destinations. The hold outs were all UK and Italy destinations. The governments were imposing their rules on what to board.
Now that they have implemented new rules, we have new cutlery, albeit, a different design from the normal ones (you will see a difference in the B/F cutlery). You will seee the new silverware on UK and Italy flights. And the occasional swap when catering mixes it up.
Should prove to be very interesting when catering receives non-approved cutlery in a UK or Italy station. Time will tell. I foresee a change to the new cutlery for all cities to alleviate any potential problem (this is my own humble opinion, mind you).
ABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 837 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1264 times:
I also found the ban hypocritical. The TSA allows some of the most amazing things through security, and yet there were no butter knifes in the galley. However! I recall a pax being alowed to take a 5 iron on board. Gee I wonder what would do more harm?
ScandinA340 From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1196 times:
It's not a QF thing... the Australian government requires all flights ex/to Australia to not use metal knives (forks and spoons okay). SQ actually puts a note on their menus ex Australia apologising to pax for the requirement, but will gladly use metal knives on EU-SIN flights (for instance).