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Interesting Article On Airline Food  
User currently offlineIloveboeing From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 803 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/01/11/airline.food/

Thoughts? I really think that airlines should bring back complimentary meal service in all classes on all flights throughout the US. I know that CO does, but only on some flights (their description on their website is a tad confusing).

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User currently offlineWNCrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1485 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

Yes and I think all ticket prices should go up overall to reflect this addition in service since we all know the price of gas isn't going down....???


ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineIloveboeing From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 803 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3375 times:



Quoting WNCrew (Reply 1):
Yes and I think all ticket prices should go up overall to reflect this addition in service since we all know the price of gas isn't going down....???

I hate to say it, but even if they don't have meals, the ticket prices still need to go up. The $99 O/W and even the $149 O/W transcon fares need to disappear. For airlines to make a profit on transcons, the fares need to be well over $200 O/W.


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

Interesting how DL was declared to have to worst food because the served only a pepperoni pizza and the Muslims on board could not eat it. Does DL even serve pizza? I know they don't in Y, but do they in F? The article also links to AirlineMeals.net, which cannot be taken as a reliable source because it has not been updated in ages. It doesn't even have the new food the article talks about. Nice job CNN.  Yeah sure

I do have to say that AA and UA do a nice job only charging $5 for their food. Not the >$8 others charge.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5946 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3155 times:



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
I do have to say that AA and UA do a nice job only charging $5 for their food.

I disagree.
After getting off of a CO plane in Seattle on Monday, I boarded an AS flight to Anchorage. I knew they'd started charging, but I considered it a slap in the face when they wanted FIVE DOLLARS for a bag of chips.

Once, the airlines considered it a good thing to have us onboard- they rewarded us by feeding us (crummy food though it sometimes was) and giving us incredible luxuries like pillows and blankets.
But now, I feel like I am constantly having to do THEM a favor, even on a full-fare coach ticket, I am expected to pay more money on AA and AS and others, just in order to have a reasonably pleasant flight.

Get real; I'll stick with CO, thank you.

Quoting Iloveboeing (Thread starter):
(their description on their website is a tad confusing).

I kinda agree. The best way to tell is by looking at your reservation online. If you're in coach, and it says, "Snack," then you're gonna get something, depending on the time of day. If it says, "None," well, you get the idea.

Thanks for posting this, interesting read.


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

They'll offer quality free food and drinks again as soon as the airlines go back to a "suit and tie" dresscode  Smile


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 4):
I disagree.
After getting off of a CO plane in Seattle on Monday, I boarded an AS flight to Anchorage. I knew they'd started charging, but I considered it a slap in the face when they wanted FIVE DOLLARS for a bag of chips.

What I meant was AA and UA charged $5 for a wrap (ie more of a meal) where other airlines charged at least $8 for a sandwich or more. I can't find any info that AS sells just a bag of chips for $5, they sell snack packs for $5, but not just chips. If they did, that would be outrageous. I do agree that CO is an airline to stick with.

[Edited 2008-01-11 18:53:18]

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

AS does not charge $5 for a bag of chips. They charge $5 for a hot sandwich (usually a cheeseburger) which is served with a bag of chips and sometimes a kitkat bar. They also have a snack box which contains chips, granola, cheese, crackers, cookies, salami/tuna etc. That is also $5.

User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2767 times:



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
Does DL even serve pizza? I know they don't in Y

Yes on international flights. I was in Y yesterday FRA-CVG and the pre-landing snack was a spinach and something (forgot already the second topping, jetlag) pizza.


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2703 times:



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 8):
Yes on international flights. I was in Y yesterday FRA-CVG and the pre-landing snack was a spinach and something (forgot already the second topping, jetlag) pizza.

I know that, but I was wondering about domestic flights since the article mentioned pizza on a Washington-LAX flight. I just checked now and DL does not operate any Washington-LAX flights. Did they in the past or is CNN just making stuff up? (Would be a sad thing if they did. Such a credible news organization.  Yeah sure ) Even if DL did fly the route, I know they wouldn't have served a pepperoni pizza (at least not in the last 6 years).


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