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Airline Catering Now Compared To Then  
User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

When I started flying in the seventies, the choices really were beef, chicken and fish. Occasionally you would see the odd special meal. Now there is a bewildering array of meals. Low sodium, wheat, halal, veg, vegan, kosher, no nuts, etc etc etc. I wonder where it's going to end up? How many choices are there now? Luckily this is an information age so maybe we will be able to order specific meals for each flight. I feel sorry for the FAs though. As for me, I am allergic to nothing, have no religious issues so eat just about anything from any airline anyplace.

Thoughts?


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User currently onlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13967 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

If you go back far enough, e.g. to the PanAm clipper flying boats in the late 1930s or the German Zeppelins, you would get restaurant style meals with freshly baked bread in a restaurant style enviroment.

Jan


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2964 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Overall I would also have to say that IMHO the overall quality on TATL Y food has vastly improved from what it was in the 1990's.


Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2852 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2063 times:



Quoting AFGMEL (Thread starter):
Now there is a bewildering array of meals. Low sodium, wheat, halal, veg, vegan, kosher, no nuts, etc etc etc. I wonder where it's going to end up?

I know, it's amazing how many varieties they can come up with in a packet of Pretzels these days....  Big grin



So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineDHHornet From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

S**t then and S**t now

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3802 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1911 times:



Quoting DHHornet (Reply 4):

In reality, at least on U.S. domestic flights, it is more like nothing now. When I first noticed the title of this topic, my first thought with regard to "catering now" is what catering? (within the context of U.S. domestic flights) While meals and/or snacks are in some instances served in F on U.S. domestic flights, such are, at best, roughly equal to what was offered in Y during the 1970s-80s.


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