AFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2288 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.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14130 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2185 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.
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.