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Airline Meal Service -- Does It Really Matter?  
User currently offlineVegas005 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 320 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9360 times:

I spend about 80-100,000 miles in the air per year as a passenger and I ask myself does food on the plane really matter?

Living in Switzerland I fly Swiss and Lufthansa most of the time and the Swiss "sandwich" that is served on the majority of European flights is disgusting and inedible. I watch as numerous half eaten sandwiches are tossed into the garbage after the meal service.

Recently I flew ZRH-DFW on AA seat 12 b, close to the galley. Right before the meal service I heard this conversation from the flight attendants in the galley. #1 .. What is this? #2 I don-t know.. #1 Is it chicken or pasta or what? #2 I don't know....it looks like chicken but it doesn't smell like it ..... I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP!! When the flight attendant came by with meal service I asked for the fillet ...she looked at me and said YOU are on the wrong airline honey!

Needless to say, on my return flight I ate a big meal before the flight.

Obviously Business class is a different story. In Swiss the food is average at best, Lufthansa a bit better, and on AA they do a nice job (although I must admit I get an upset stomach after eating AA business class...some type of preservative in the food i guess?) I flew Delta a good bit in 2004 and 2005 and the Business product was pretty good.

So do I really need meal service on the plane? Not until the airlines return with some quality and identifiable menu items.

Thoughts?

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User currently offlineXXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9345 times:

You may have a point, for short haul, but on a flight for example LHR-AKL or EWR-SIN you might get a bit hungry.

On short haul I normally buy a sandwich or something to eat on the plane,.


User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1803 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9335 times:

Quoting Vegas005 (Thread starter):
So do I really need meal service on the plane?

if the flight lasts only for a hour or so, then most people don't. But if it is an intercontinental flight lasting for 4-5 hours or more, then it is an absolute necessity.

Quoting Vegas005 (Thread starter):
Not until the airlines return with some quality and identifiable menu items.

Packaged food can never be fresh. No matter which airline or class you eat on it is not going to be like home cooked food or the food you get in quality restaurants.



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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 9214 times:

On GF ecomomy I always sit right at the back and by the time the trolley gets to me they have ALWAYS run out of chicken, flash your FF card and in most cases they'll bring you a chicken meal from C class, real knives and forks and all  Smile


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User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 9203 times:
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Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
On GF ecomomy I always sit right at the back and by the time the trolley gets to me they have ALWAYS run out of chicken, flash your FF card and in most cases they'll bring you a chicken meal from C class, real knives and forks and all

Wow! A very neat tip!! Must remember that one!! Big grin


User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9131 times:

Well, the food does matter to me.

Let me give two contrasting examples. A few months ago, I spent the day flying from San José (Costa Rica) to Albuquerque. This involved three flights, two with TACA and one with United. The first flight departed at 6 am, so there was no chance to eat before leaving the hotel, and no-where to eat at the airport. On no flight was food served complimentary (no, not even coffee and pretzels), and only on the last leg was it available for sale. So, very hungry after a long day's flying, I bought one of United's boxes, only to find it was full of over-processed, dry, salty junk food.

By contrast, I flew from Doha to Dubai on an Emirates 777. On the 40 minute flight (which also left early morning, meaning that most people could not eat before the flight), everyone received a very welcome hot meal, and as the plane was landing, the common conversation was "THAT was service!".

Guess which I would choose to fly again if I had the choice? Which, unfortunately, I don't if I am flying in North America.


User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9120 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
On GF ecomomy I always sit right at the back and by the time the trolley gets to me they have ALWAYS run out of chicken, flash your FF card and in most cases they'll bring you a chicken meal from C class, real knives and forks and all

LOL, what a classic  Smile

How do you 'flash' your card lol?



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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3173 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9120 times:

Meal service doesn't matter if the food is bad. But if it is good, then it does matter.

Here's what often happens....

1) The airline needs to save money, so its spends less on food.
2) The passenger doesn't like the new food offering, so the meal service is half eaten
3) The airline sees that the meals aren't being eaten, so they say, "Since people don't WANT food, let's eliminate it."
4) They begin a "buy on board" product.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13115 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9101 times:

Over the last decade, with the growth of LCC's, brutal competition on pricing and the various issues after 9/11, food service has mostly gone in North America. While one should not expect a meal or full snack on flights of lets say up to 1.5 hours, there are too many people that have a take a series of short flights, very early flights, are at airports with limited food service, limited as to what one can carry on due to security, limited due to time from delays at security or check in and so on suggests that it does matter that some meal service even for the cheap seats on more flights is needed.

User currently offlineMats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9081 times:

It matters to me, but I think I'm in the minority. I usually fly Continental Airlines, because they are the only major US carrier offering free meal service in economy class for domestic flights. With multiple segments, short connections, early morning flights, and forbidden liquids, it's particularly difficult to pack one's own meals. I do not consider shelf stable boxes of beef jerky to be a meal.

Airlines have studied this for years. Most passengers eem to argue that meal service is a subject of many complaints, but the fare is more important than any other factor. I'm among the minority of passengers, who would rather pay $50-$75 extra in excahnge for a more comfortable seat, food, etc.

In premium cabins, it's even more important. A first class transcon flight on Delta includes a coach-style meal, served with plastic cutlery and a paper napkin. A flight of comparable distance on Continental includes multiple courses, linens, and so on. After paying a significant premium (in miles, loyalty, or dollars) I think that passengers should expect a more elaborate, higher quality service.

But I don't see it improving. The airlines are still managing to fill their planes, their finances are improving, and their meal service has deteriorated even further. I sadly await the day that even Continental will abandon its meals.


User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9055 times:

Quoting Zrs70 (Reply 7):
Meal service doesn't matter if the food is bad.

It does indeed matter if the food is bad. To receive bad food is the same as receiving bad service. Even if the service from the staff would be great, would you think the same of them or your in-flight experience if they served you bad food? In my mind it must be one ungrateful experience for the flight crew, and who love their job, to have to pass out meals that they would not even dare to taste themselves.

If they can't serve you something decent, then let go of the effort or keep it real simple.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 8967 times:

Quoting Vegas005 (Thread starter):
So do I really need meal service on the plane? Not until the airlines return with some quality and identifiable menu items.

For me, any flight over about 3 hours means I'm sitting in business/first class (I fly maybe once or twice a year and it's always a transcon flight. But even when I was in the industry, [this was pre-9/11 BTW] I tried to non-rev in the front cabin on anything more than 2 hours [This was when I was working for EV and got to fly on DL. When I worked for FL prior to going to EV getting to sit upfront was rare.] mainly because there was hot meal service as opposed to the Sky Deli bags DL had for the coach passengers [The only exceptions to that was on transcons when even the coach cabin got a hot meal.) And since I live in Atlanta, my usual non-stop choices to the West Coast are Delta and AirTran. They may have the same exact fare, but I'd choose DL over FL mainly because DL actually feeds their front cabin passengers on transcons as opposed to throwing them a couple extra bags of snacks. In the past when I was more budget conscious in regards to traveling that didn't matter.

One thing about the lunch and dinner meals on DL transcons is it's always some kind of (semi rubbery and hard to cut with the plastic knife they give you) chicken dish with some sort of sauce, a starch (potatoes, rice, pasta), a hard as a brick piece of bread, a vegetable, a salad and some sort of dessert.

To me, I think that airlines ought to give passengers options in meal service (especially on domestic service that offers meals in certain cabins). Let them customize their inflight meal say at the time of booking or perhaps if they do their on-line check in no later than several hours prior to the flight (If you don't book within that window or are an upgrade, you get the planned meal service. It's already done to an extent with special meals (Kosher, vegetarian, etc.) so why not give all passengers in first/business class that option? Perhaps some passengers on a transcon with lunch service up front doesn't want a heavy meal and perhaps would like some lighter fare like a salad or a sandwich? Those frequent travelers would probably like to have something other than chicken from time to time.


User currently offlineKaneporta1 From Greece, joined May 2005, 740 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8828 times:

Meal service does matter, but it depends on the departure time, flight duration and airline. My two most frequent (return) trips during the year are LHR-ATH and FZO-TLS. On the ATH run, I mostly fly BA and sometimes OA and the fact that they offer a hot meal (and movie most times) is important, as the flight can last up to 4 hours and it's also something to break the monotony of the flight. I have never flown an airline on that route that don't serve a hot meal.
On the FZO-TLS run, it matters because the flight departs really early in the morning, and a hot breakfast is great to keep you going until lunch. On the return (afternoon) flight it doesn't matter though, as it's between lunch and dinner.
As for long haul flights, it's essential to be able to get a meal on board because with all the cabin baggage allowance restrictions and liquid restrictions, it's almost impossible to get more than half a sandwich on board.



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User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8809 times:

When I was a revenue pax, I used to book all my flights around meal times on NW and CO ( I flew in first class). I don't know I just like getting a meal when I fly, even it's not the best. I usually liked breakfast the most on NW. The cheese omelettes mmm tasty. And the lunch meal cookie was tasty Smile But alas now I work in the industry and it's all different now.

User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8493 times:

Last August I flew CO from EWR-TLV-EWR and was quite content with the two meals on each flight. For those who dislike the food you get on a flight, try ordering one of the special meals... I can't tell you if they're better, but the kosher meals on CO weren't bad at all. As a bonus, you get served before everyone else (which, on a flight to Tel Aviv, isn't much of a bonus since half the flight gets served first  Wink )


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User currently offlineTranceport From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8280 times:

Free meal service in domestic economy class is unecessary and should be axed. Much healthier, tastier and more nutritious food can be purchased at many airports or easily packed in an insulated bag at home if not available in transit. Alternatively, a varied selection of quality food could be sold on board for prices competitive with restaurants.

Very few domestic flights in the world are longer than five hours. It is quite reasonable that the majority of the population goes five hours or less without eating during their daily routine. Those that are required to eat more often for health or medical reasons already are wise enough to carry their own food supply. The so-called golden age of air travel is over, and the expectation to be served on every flight is unrealistic.

Quality food service should be offered in business and first class as an added luxury for passengers who are in many cases paying several times the fare of economy class passengers. They are the money makers for the airlines and deserve added luxury and value for their contributions.

I'm almost exclusively an economy class passenger, but several years ago I became tired of bland food, the passenger in front of me reclining his/her seat so I had to hunch over with arms crunched to the side trying to fork food into my mouth, and the long wait before all the food garbage is cleared. I began to plan ahead, pack food of my choice or purchase it at the airport. I now enjoy eating when I'm actually hungry from a selection I like to eat.

[Edited 2007-05-14 01:45:17]

User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1651 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7938 times:

I flew in a transatlantic Connie in the long ago; the meal service was superb, the service was on plastic to save weight and the F/As very attentive. As long as the meals held out, you could ask for seconds of anything they had left. After the meal, you could just drop by the galley and get another piece of cake, if you wanted it.

The "slop the hogs" routine that goes on today is disgusting in comparison.


User currently offlineMoek2000 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7536 times:

I usually fly economy and i noticed a lot of the Middle Eastern and Asian carriers tend to serve the best food. EK, GF, SV, TG, SQ all tend to have awesome food! Out of all the U.S. carriers, I found CO to have the best meal service and food. Overall, if i had an award, it would go to EK.

User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7441 times:

B6 on a 2 hour 45 minute flight you get:


TK on a 50 minute flight you get the choice between this salad or a sandwich and cake.


Meal service just shows how much effort an airline puts into service if the food is good and the crew was professional during meal service. It doesn't really matter but it's a nice thing to get.


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7429 times:

1) First and Business Class
Long Haul - If you are going to pay good money to fly that airline, I think you should get fed something half decent.
Short Haul - Doesn't have to be anything overly exciting, but you should get something to grase on for a while.

2) Economy
Long Haul - Yeah, thats a long time to sit there. A decent meal really goes a long way.
Short Haul - Air North has it just right - a muffin for the morning pax and a sandwhich for the afternoon pax. Nothing hot or fancy or anything, but still enough to keep everyone happy.


CanadianNorth



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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7388 times:
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I recently flew UA from KOA-LAX and decided to purchase food on the flight. I had a sesame chicken salad that was just great, never have i tasted such a great healthy meal full of flavor on a flight before. Also i have flown MX from LAX-CUL a 2.5 hour flight and they offerd me a free meal, free beer and free tequila! Food service does matter because it is part of the in-flight service the airline offers, but i cant blame U.S carriers for not offering great food on such a tight budget.


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User currently offlineSparklehorse12 From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7227 times:

Even the food you can buy is fairly ordinary in my opinion. The best meals I have had are on SQ and surprisingly FJ. I am vegetarian Avo Lacto and SQ cater for this very well and again FJ.....puzzling huh?


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User currently offlineB707Stu From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7193 times:

It matters to me on long hauls and the last two, having ended 1 hour ago left me never wanting to fly AA over the water again. All this 'flagship' service marketing for everything in plastic, awful meals and poor service. Yes, it matters

User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7184 times:

Hi

I really like meals on both long and short flights, especially if the food is good (though doesn't have to be excellent). For me it also really helps break the time up (drink, meal, coffee, snack) in long flights more than anything, and also helps me having a fear of flying just because I have something else to focus my mind on.

I also think it's good for FA's because they get to give us stuff and we generally like it. I only really care about flying safe but I think a good meal is good for the experience too (for me).

Pierre

[Edited 2007-05-14 04:51:01]

User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7142 times:

I usually fly UA, occasionaly DL, but on most of the UA flights I have been one, the sale food on the plane. I usually pay the food packs for like $5. It's not bad, not the best though. But hey, its $5.

I belive the best food is offered on ME and KL. ME serves really good food in the past of years I have flown with them, however they have been going down these last couple of years. KL they same.


25 Post contains images Rivet42 : I'm always happy to get a meal on board, but I only really expect it as part of the service on longhaul flights. It's a great way to pass the time, an
26 1011 : I am Premier Exec on UA. When you are traveling a lot of times you don't have time to stop and get anything. Most airports don't have Subways to take
27 Jamesjimlb : i usually fly economy and on most flights the food is not bad at all, song had great food. to bad they're not around anymore. CO usually serves a mini
28 SQA350 : To me food matters as well, because I am a food lover, even on very short flights. Therefore I would never fly a low cost airline, but it is quite wor
29 Captaink : Well usually I don't care but sometimes it is really inconvenient to buy food in the airport. I have had a series of 3 hour flights which were late wh
30 PlanenutzTB : I'm with you, I always try to fly CO because of the meal service. It's a value added service I appreciate. As a FF many times I don't have time to st
31 TSS : To me meal service doesn't matter, but then I fly domestic from one smallish airport to another with an inevitable stop at a major hub (DFW, IAH, or P
32 LH455 : Is this always true about CO? I also prefer to fly them out of the NYC area. However, I flew them to TUS on an early morning nonstop in January and t
33 VictorKilo : The lack of meal service on USA domestic airlines sometimes plays a role in which flights I select. I don't expect to get a hot meal on an hour or two
34 Captaink : I beg to differ. That is a long time to go without food.. I guess for people like me, cause i eat something every couple hours normally. On an airpla
35 Post contains images Ken777 : I took a flight from HNL to SYD in the early 70s on a Pan Am 707 and the food in Y was better than anything I've seen in the front during the 90s and
36 SSTsomeday : I think you answered your own question. Most people during the course of their day would eat something within, say, a 5 hour period, so why not on a
37 Jetset25j : Short haul coach- No. Do you really need table service and hot towels on a 45-60 minute commute home in your car? No, so flying is no different. Eat o
38 NWA757boy : Well unlike passengers, FAs might not get the chance to eat before or after the flight because they have another flight they have to work. Therefore
39 Trent1000 : Is it true generally that an airline offers a meal with the theme of the destination on the flight out and then returning to the home country offers s
40 Semsem : A decent edible meal is important to me on a long haul flight. Fortunately a few airlines still serve good edible meals in economy. For example Air Fr
41 Vegas005 : I agree on the muffins in the morning on Swiss...really yummy. But those afternoon and evening sandwiches...you gotta be kidding me....they are gross
42 777law : I fly ICN - JFK / ORD / SEA / ATL quite often and meal service is very important to me. I think it's a given that you need at least 2 meals and a snac
43 ACDC8 : I've never had any issues with the quality of meals served in coach. Personally, I feel it's an important part of a long haul flight and it's somethin
44 Post contains links Peh : Some of you might already be familar with this website, profiing different airline meals. http://www.airlinemeals.net/ At first, I thought it was a bi
45 Post contains images OA260 : Swiss in J class on a 1 hour 45 min flight you get :: And also :: Swiss have best J class in Europe. Dont know about Y havnt flown in Y on LX
46 EDICHC : Well I did EDI-LHR-SIN-CHC last August and I well appreciated the standard of in-flight catering provided by SQ!
47 JoeCanuck : I think a decent meal or snack is worth the effort, even on flights of an hour or so...or less. I've had decent meals on the 50 minute flight from BKK
48 Ag92 : In India AFAIK you get a meal regardless of how short the flight is, though our meals are proper for free Here in Singapore you get snacks for the fli
49 Rivet42 : ... there's nothing like the smelll of that English breakfast being heated up at the back of the plane to welcome me back to London at the end of a lo
50 ImperialEagle : I recently flew DL ATL-TUS-ATL. For those of us flying non-rev we usually know to prepare ourselves by bringing a sandwich or something more substanti
51 Post contains images LoneStarMike : 90% of my flights are between AUS and DAL so food is not an issue, but for long-haul flights, I miss the good old days.
52 Post contains images OA260 : Yeah me also , before 9am you need a full English breakkie and not the thing our friends across the pond call ''muffins'' if you please WOW now thats
53 COEI2007 : I think for anything under 2 hours, a coffee and something small is grand! I dont mind not having a meal service, provided they sell edible food! I th
54 SSTsomeday : Well, I disagree. I have arrived at LAX for the red eye flight to the East Coast, only to find that all the food establishments at the terminal have
55 Post contains images UA772IAD : Interesting thread. I think people wouldn't mind paying for food if it was as good as it used to be. Now, thats not for flights such as BOS-LGA, but i
56 ADent : They serve food on airplanes? On UA DEN-CLE (3 hours on CRJ700) and DEN-MCO (3:30) and DEN-IAD (3:30) and I have heard about buy on board snax. Free i
57 Jetset25j : But think of the added costs of feul due to excess weight, effect on turn around time with unloading and loading, waste collection and disposal etc.
58 Post contains images ImperialEagle : For the pax. or the CEO? Dead, gone, finis. It sure was nice while it lasted. Because we the public have been and are continually being conditioned t
59 WildcatYXU : The it doesn't make any sense. BOB items aren't much lighter than a regular meal used to be, they still have to buy it, dispose of the waste and - di
60 JoeCanuck : I totally don't buy that $200 for a meal thing. Not a chance. First off, weight issue is neutral because they expect people to bring on their own food
61 Chase : In general, I support the buy-on-board model - if Joe doesn't want to eat the airline's food and Carl does, then Joe should be given the opportunity t
62 Post contains images BHD : For myself, although not a necessity, complementary food service is a nice touch to a flight. Although this is a given on long-haul, i would also like
63 BHD : Maybe I can use the this thread to ask a question that has just came to my mind, concerning inflight service of code-sharing airlines. For example, BD
64 OA260 : No the service is down to each individual airline. If you have a BMI Gold/Silver or Blue Plus then you get free drink and snack but all others incl.
65 MEACEDAR : No, tried it before. Doesn't work.
66 ShootTheMoon : Hawaiian Airlines is one of the only U.S. carriers that still provides meals at no charge, with 3 choices available. Most of the time they are actuall
67 Musapapaya : Sometimes the quality of food might be down to the actual producer of the meal you eat. For example a HKG-LHR flight, all those food are uploaded at H
68 Jetset25j : Thus, they are paying for the "meal" (Or a $5 candy bar or something bought by the airline in bulk for $0.05 kinda thing so 0.05 with 0.50 (most like
69 N710PS : I really cannot complain as I have not spent more than 20 bucks on a flight in a few years and 90% of the time in the first/business cabin anyway beca
70 Srbmod : You try waiting in line during the middle of a push, especially at a major hub. You risk missing your flight just because the lines at all of the foo
71 Viscount724 : When you book BA codeshare flights operated by IB within Europe, the flight information display in the BA website indicates that charges apply for fo
72 Post contains images Jetset25j : Then remember pack your lunch box and juice box before you leave home You would be pretty stupid if you missed your flight because you wanted to save
73 PYP757 : I always find people complaining about in flight meals irritating. Of course it is not going to be five-star food - what does one expect given the con
74 Post contains links WildcatYXU : If you look AC's menu, you can see that your calculation may be quite off. And, I guess, if they offer hot items, they have to keep the ovens as well
75 WildcatYXU : You're a lucky man, dude. Each of of your trips starts at home. I'm not so lucky. In 15 years of traveling on the job I had only one daytrip by plane
76 Kevin752 : I have found that the Buy on board is a great idea and the food is much better and tastier. Now you can actually know what i am eating. Though AA is c
77 GFFgold : If a visitor comes to my home for a short visit I will offer him/her a drink. Guests who spend the afternoon at my place can expect a meal, and those
78 Post contains images KLM11 : I couldn't have said it better myself! --KLM11
79 Post contains images Rivet42 : That's it in a nutshell. Well put.
80 JoeCanuck : Of course you can compare it to 7-11. It's completely fair to compare the similarities...as well as the differences. What I never seem to see, though
81 Post contains links and images BHD : I have to agree here - I fliew AF for the first time last year, and it was the best meal service I have ever experienced. The food was great, and the
82 Post contains images Jetset25j : They don't need as many i.e can do away with a foward galley in some airlines etc. Nor as many carts etc. Some hotels will pack a boxed breakfast for
83 WildcatYXU : Starting personal attacks now? OK, as you wish, kiddo. You know rat's arse about personal responsibility. Let's talk about it once you grow up, get l
84 Post contains images Jetset25j : Woah nelly! Calm down! No personal attacking actually from me to you, but obviously are CLEARLY attacking moi. You are yet to use a single shred of e
85 Post contains images A340600 : Meals are important to me, they pass the time and it really adds to the flying experience. I liked Air France's offerings and BA are usually excellent
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