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DL Expanding BOB Meals On 31 January 2008!  
User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4058 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4280 times:
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According to the DL & Skyteam websites, DL is expanding their BOB meals as of 31 January 2008. In addition to the transcon flights:
LAX/ONT/SAN/SNA-ATL/CVG
LAS-ATL/CVG
PHX-JFK/ATL/CVG
SLC-JFK/IAD/PHL/ATL/CVG
DEN-JFK/ATL

It looks like flights that have an actual duration of 3.5 hours are the flights added.
I wasn't able to see when they will do the next round of BOB meal expansion.

Does anyone know if they will increase their BOB meal offerings to include possible a full hot meal option similar to what YX offers?

Best,
LACA773

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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

They don't have BOB on JFK-PDX-JFK right now? Odd, that's longer than Denver.

-A



What now?
User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4058 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4204 times:
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Yes. PDX-JFK has BOB.
DEN is one of the routes receiving BOB in the second phase.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

LAX-MSY gets BOB on 1/31 also.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4085 times:

EATS? Why is DL so into giving things names that gradeschoolers might find clever but adults will roll their eyes at? Song (fly for a Song) and now EATS? At least it's not call FUD.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4058 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4065 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
EATS? Why is DL so into giving things names that gradeschoolers might find clever but adults will roll their eyes at? Song (fly for a Song) and now EATS? At least it's not call FUD.

LOL. Ikramerica. You're too funny.

Does anyone know why DL doesn't offer anything on their LAX-PVR , LAX-CUN flights? It doesn't make since considering the length of the flights and that they cater flights to & from MEX & GDL.


User currently offlineMCOAviationFan From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

On January 31, BOB will be extended to include flights longer than 1550 miles. The next phase will be implemented on April 1 with the inclusion of all flights over, IIRC, 1000 miles. There is also a provision to have a limited BOB offering (i.e. non-perishables) on flights longer than 750 miles. At this time, I am not aware of any plans to include a full hot meal option.

User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4058 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4027 times:
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Quoting MCOAviationFan (Reply 6):
On January 31, BOB will be extended to include flights longer than 1550 miles. The next phase will be implemented on April 1 with the inclusion of all flights over, IIRC, 1000 miles. There is also a provision to have a limited BOB offering (i.e. non-perishables) on flights longer than 750 miles. At this time, I am not aware of any plans to include a full hot meal option

Thankyou for the information, MCOAviationFan. I was thinking it would be a good thing to offer BOB full meals on the transcons, especially BOS/JFK-LAX/SFO as those flights are at times well over 6 hours and are pushing seven when the head winds are strong.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3954 times:

Would the flights over 750 (or 1000 miles) include RJ flights? I'd love to be able to buy something on the 961 mile BTV-ATL run.

-A



What now?
User currently offlineMCOAviationFan From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3703 times:



Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 8):
Would the flights over 750 (or 1000 miles) include RJ flights? I'd love to be able to buy something on the 961 mile BTV-ATL run.

There has been no mention of any type of BOB on RJ's. This is strictly for mainline Delta as far as I know.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3691 times:



Quoting MCOAviationFan (Reply 6):
The next phase will be implemented on April 1 with the inclusion of all flights over, IIRC, 1000 miles.

That's a great move on DL's part. Bravo.


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

So, I assume First Class doesn't won't want to put up with there current one-choice like it or not meal, while coach gets to choose from a variety of fresh, delicious sandwhiches, salads, wraps, etc. That is, if Delta does indeed keep it that way. With the BOB coming to these flights does that mean First also gets what they currently do on the JFK transcons? (Michelle Bernstein meal, amenity kit, nuts, sundae, chocolates, choice of meals, etc.?) If so, great news for the Delta product.


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineDbo861 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3614 times:



Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 8):
Would the flights over 750 (or 1000 miles) include RJ flights? I'd love to be able to buy something on the 961 mile BTV-ATL run.

-A

I doubt it. There isn't the galley space for it.


User currently offlineJRDC930 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3482 times:

Yay ! I get to pay for something i used to be able to get for free, or still get on CO free for most trnscon flights; in addition to the $300 fare paid! I so happy to have the privilege to pay for their complimentary service. This is indeed a great improvement for legacies.  Yeah sure

User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3482 times:



Quoting JRDC930 (Reply 13):
Yay ! I get to pay for something i used to be able to get for free, or still get on CO free for most trnscon flights; in addition to the $300 fare paid! I so happy to have the privilege to pay for their complimentary service. This is indeed a great improvement for legacies.

You can have peanuts while the rest of us feast.



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3118 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3459 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 10):
That's a great move on DL's part. Bravo.

It's nothing new - they had BOB on all the transcons (including to/from ATL) pre-Bankruptcy. Frankly I'm surprised it took them this long to bring it back. Every other legacy (other than CO) has had BOB on transcons for years.


User currently offline28thguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

What happens on flights such as ATL-DEN where F currently gets the snack basket? Will F get BOB for free, or will they have to pay for it?

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21801 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3440 times:



Quoting JRDC930 (Reply 13):
I get to pay for something i used to be able to get for free, or still get on CO free for most trnscon flights; in addition to the $300 fare paid!

Were you paying $300 when you were getting the meals for free?

-Mir



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User currently offlineJRDC930 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3363 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 17):
Were you paying $300 when you were getting the meals for free

Correction; for a transcon, more like $500-700.


User currently offlineRJFlyer0891 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3334 times:



Quoting JRDC930 (Reply 13):
Yay ! I get to pay for something i used to be able to get for free, or still get on CO free for most trnscon flights; in addition to the $300 fare paid! I so happy to have the privilege to pay for their complimentary service. This is indeed a great improvement for legacies.

Sometimes I'd rather pay for something really good AND filling rather than take what CO gives on some routes.


User currently offlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

G'day

For the benefit of non Americans or otherwise ignorant folks would someone explain what BOB stands for

bunch o' bagels - bottle of booze - burger on bun

comes to mind. Someone please enlighten me, thank you  Wow!



Cheers

Peter



"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." (Albert Einstein, 1879
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3210 times:



Quoting RwSEA (Reply 15):
It's nothing new - they had BOB on all the transcons (including to/from ATL) pre-Bankruptcy

I seem to remember that, but I like the idea of DL extending it down to 1000 miles. That gives the BOB option to dozens of new routes across the U.S. Much better than some airlines.


User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3162 times:



Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 20):
For the benefit of non Americans or otherwise ignorant folks would someone explain what BOB stands for

bunch o' bagels - bottle of booze - burger on bun

comes to mind. Someone please enlighten me, thank you Wow!

It actually stands for Buy on Board - similar to the FR/U2 business model but without the cheap fares.

Most of the legacy US carriers don't serve meals to we peasants any more, instead you get to buy a sandwich or bag of snacks at an extortionate price. The exception is CO as they own their own caterers.


User currently offlineLogos From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 794 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3143 times:



Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 20):
For the benefit of non Americans or otherwise ignorant folks would someone explain what BOB stands for

Buy on Board (food that is).

Cheers,
Dave in Orlando



Too many types flown to list
User currently offlineSxf24 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3138 times:



Quoting JRDC930 (Reply 13):
Yay ! I get to pay for something i used to be able to get for free, or still get on CO free for most trnscon flights; in addition to the $300 fare paid! I so happy to have the privilege to pay for their complimentary service. This is indeed a great improvement for legacies.

To be fair, there is a substantial difference in a) amount of food offered and b) quality of the food between CO and the better BOB programs like AS, DL and especially YX.


25 STT757 : Exactly my feeling, what are they bragging about? They should be embarrassed they are no longer offering complimentary meals at meal time, pillows, b
26 Post contains images Heavierthanair : G'day Thanks for help Dave. I was just about going to settle for BRING OWN BOOZE, but then with Delta being based in Atlanta I had second thoughts! Th
27 ASFlyer : If passengers in the U.S. were willing to pay a higher ticket cost to cover the costs of those items then airlines would probably still offer them -
28 Floridaflyboy : Okay, two things. I feel that charging for meals in the cabin is incredibly tacky. I would much prefer they allow us to pay when we book the ticket or
29 Davescj : Today CO fares were 256 RT Newark Lax, 30 days out, mid week. I agree. Dave
30 Ikramerica : The point was, I think, that they USED to be more expensive and you got a meal. Not sure I agree, but that was the point, I think.
31 SkyTeamTriStar : Blame the traveling public. They screamed lower fares and thats exactly what they got. Most people complained about the hot entrees when the airline
32 Post contains images JRDC930 : Blah Blah Blah... This is the same baloney spewed by every industry/big business cheerleader on Anet, and most of the American Legacies since 9/11...
33 Mir : Exactly. And you paid more for it. It only makes sense that in general you have to pay more to get more. There is no such thing as a free lunch. A ve
34 Post contains images Ikramerica : Hey, you think the airline industry is screwy, just look at the hotel/motel business. There, the higher your room cost, the less you get free. Budget
35 ASFlyer : Yes, well, when you have work experience in the revenue management department for any airline then I'll be more inclined to listen to your rather sim
36 Floridaflyboy : Excellent point. I overlooked that. I guess for those situations, it's definitely okay. I would just prefer that as much of it be handled before as p
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