Kevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5743 times:
In India, Indian Airlines as well as Jet Airways were kind enough to give me metal on flights this fall (in Y). Just ordinary knifes, no steak-knifes (as you wouldn't need one in the land of holy cows!), so not dangerous I guess; but who knows, in the mind of a mad terrorist they could maybe do some harm.
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NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6456 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5718 times:
My grandma was in the CX First Class lounge (The Wing) last week and for dinner there was a full silver service and then she was about to ask where the knife was and saw this puny little plastic thing.. I mean, isn't this a bit over the top, even the first class lounge won't allow metal knives? Sounds a bit strange to me.
Krist0f From Belgium, joined May 2005, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5716 times:
I know Iberia still does (at least in C class). I'm not sure about Y though. I flew IB from JNB to MAD this weekend in C and was enjoying my lovely in-flight cooked piece of beef with a very very blunt Iberia metal knife :P Oh well, at least with metal knives you know you're not get pieces of plastic stuck in the food I actually think the plastic knives are more dangerous, if you think of it, the metal ones are quite blunt and it's not like you can break them into any special shape whereas the plastic ones you can easily break into a very pointy shape! While they're strengthening security controls in Europe (with the limitations on liquids etc), why don't they just give everyone sandwiches instead of hot meals that way there's no more need for cutlery on planes :P
Ag92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5605 times:
I dont know why but I think that all airlines serving asian routes provide metal cutlery on all flights in all classes. I have flown around 10 times since Sep 11 round trip with various airlines from S2 to SQ and all provided metal cutlery
GoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5469 times:
It's barmy. An airline metal knife can't pierce a bread roll, let alone a passenger. Besides which, what sort of terrorist would hinge their plot on using the metal knife from the meal service?! The metal fork is a good deal more dangerous!
QQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2297 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5391 times:
AA uses metal cutlery on all international flights in first and business class. Domestic first/business are in the process of getting metal back. Coach (all destinations) will remain plastic. AA has been adding metal cutlery back in stages over the past six months. It has taken some time while they await delivery of adequate supplies around the system. On domestic routes, you still may see plastic in first, but that won't be for too much longer.
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YYZYHZ From Canada, joined May 2006, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5318 times:
Over Christmas break I flew Air Canada Exec class from YHZ-YYZ, YYZ-ORD, and YYZ-YHZ, and all the cuterly was metal. Also when I flew in the business on bmi from ORD-MAN, the cuterly was also metal. I didn't get plastic until I flew US Airways in Envoy class from MAN-PHL....