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US Introduces New Snack BOB Choices In Y  
User currently offlineEASTERN From United States of America, joined May 2009, 84 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

From:
http://www.usairways.com/awa/Content...ages/maincabin.aspx?c=hp_txt_00652

Here's a list of new BOB items US has introduced on domestic Y flights:
- Quaker Oatmeal Express Golden Brown Sugar $3
- Maruchan Instant Lunch – Chicken $3
- Pringles Chips – Original $3
- Planters Daybreak Blend Apple Cinnamon Trail Mix $4
- Blue Diamond Almonds – Roasted Salted $5
- Nabisco Mini Oreo Cookies $3
- Twizzlers – Strawberry $3

Reminds me a lot of DL's BOB snack offerings in Y. I remember on my last domestic DL flight there were snacks like Pringles and peanut M&M's for sale for around the same price. It was nice to have some decently priced snacks for sale, instead of just some $7 sandwiches.

US is still keeping the BOB sandwiches, fruit and cheese platter, and snack boxes. I like the latter two on transcons, but I haven't tried the sandwiches myself. Soft drinks are, of course, still free.  Smile Glad to see some new offerings to spruce up those domestic Y trips on US!


P from NYC
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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

Great job US. Can't wait to try em next week  Smile


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User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2832 times:



Quoting EASTERN (Thread starter):
I remember on my last domestic DL flight there were snacks like Pringles and peanut M&M's for sale for around the same price. It was nice to have some decently priced snacks for sale, instead of just some $7 sandwiches.

I wonder how the FAs would react if I brought those same snacks on board and just handed them around to my seat mates? After all, you can buy all of them for less than $1.00 in any grocery story. Maruchan Instant Lunch – Chicken are 2 for $1.00 at Walgreens.


User currently offlineTheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2820 times:



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 2):
I wonder how the FAs would react if I brought those same snacks on board and just handed them around to my seat mates? After all, you can buy all of them for less than $1.00 in any grocery story. Maruchan Instant Lunch – Chicken are 2 for $1.00 at Walgreens.

They would not care one bit. They don't get a commission on snack sales, the credit card offers are a different story though...


User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2791 times:



Quoting TheGMan (Reply 3):
They would not care one bit. They don't get a commission on snack sales, the credit card offers are a different story though...

That is good to know. I can picture purchasing a fruit and cheese plate on board. But if I really wanted oreo cookies, I have to admit that I am so cheap that I would bring my own.


User currently offlineEASTERN From United States of America, joined May 2009, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2734 times:



Quoting TheGMan (Reply 3):
They would not care one bit. They don't get a commission on snack sales, the credit card offers are a different story though...

And now hot water is free, so order tea without the tea bag and you're all set.  Smile



P from NYC
User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6219 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2719 times:

It's good that we are offering more alternatives to our passengers.
This is especially handy when the fresh food BOB runs out, passengers will have other options.
Flight Attendants would not give a flying fig if you provide snacks to your seat mates, most probably they would thank you for sharing.

Chepos



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2706 times:



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 2):
I wonder how the FAs would react if I brought those same snacks on board and just handed them around to my seat mates?

Why would the FA's care? You and the other pax are allowed to bring your own snacks.


User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1080 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2687 times:

We dont care. Just clean up after yourselves.  Smile

User currently offlineFuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2672 times:

US shoould be paying us for their horrible service. But i'm glad theat pax are allowed to bring their own snacks. Remember Skybus, blocking that option?


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User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2638 times:
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Quoting EASTERN (Reply 5):
And now hot water is free, so order tea without the tea bag and you're all set. Smile

..Exactly..if a pax wants a tea bag, then they should go fly one of Branson's carriers  duck !

Quoting FuturePilot16 (Reply 9):
US shoould be paying us for their horrible service. But i'm glad theat pax are allowed to bring their own snacks. Remember Skybus, blocking that option?

They "shoould"? I'll admit that I've been unimpressed by US on many, many occasions, but I would still fly them if they are the cheapest by a long shot/are the only choice. When it comes down to it, they still do move you from A to B, which is what you're mainly paying them for.


Also, I think that it's a bit unfair to beat Skybus with a dead horse... Everyone here gave them so much flack about bag fees, etc - but look where the industry is now.



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5807 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2468 times:



Quoting EASTERN (Thread starter):
Maruchan Instant Lunch – Chicken $3



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 1):
Great job US.

Great job US?
For charging $3 for RAMEN NOODLES!?!?!?!

What are you people smoking, anyway?
Do the onboard first aid kits have ointments?
Because you loyalists are getting BURNED.


User currently offlineTheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2335 times:



Quoting FuturePilot16 (Reply 9):
US shoould be paying us for their horrible service. But i'm glad theat pax are allowed to bring their own snacks. Remember Skybus, blocking that option?

What has ever stopped anybody from bringing food on board?

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 11):
Great job US?
For charging $3 for RAMEN NOODLES!?!?!?!

What are you people smoking, anyway?
Do the onboard first aid kits have ointments?
Because you loyalists are getting BURNED.

Nobody is forcing you to buy it.


User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5573 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2241 times:



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 4):
That is good to know. I can picture purchasing a fruit and cheese plate on board. But if I really wanted oreo cookies, I have to admit that I am so cheap that I would bring my own.

I don't think that's cheap, per se. Just rational. I think a lot of people would do that anyway, but for those who don't, it's nice to have some onboard options available.

Quoting TheGMan (Reply 12):
Nobody is forcing you to buy it.

Exactly. Ever been to a movie theater? The prices are crazy, but nobody is forcing you to buy it. Bring your own if you wish. Or buck up and pay 'em for your snack and be done with it.

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5029 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2212 times:



Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 13):
Ever been to a movie theater? The prices are crazy, but nobody is forcing you to buy it. Bring your own if you wish. Or buck up and pay 'em for your snack and be done with it.

At some of our local theaters there is signage indicating that you MAY NOT bring any type of food or drink into the theater. Only food from the concession stand or restaurant will be allowed.



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User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5573 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2179 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 14):
At some of our local theaters there is signage indicating that you MAY NOT bring any type of food or drink into the theater. Only food from the concession stand or restaurant will be allowed.

Actually that's probably true at the majority of theaters that I've been to. I guess my point is that there are high prices - crazy prices - in some businesses, and you as the consumer can choose to pay them or not. Certainly, in the case of US Airways, they can bring their own or buy onboard and no one will care either way. No need for some to scream bloody murder over it.  Smile

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlineKYAir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

Did Skybus really actively enforce no "brought on" food?

To my knowledge, all the majors allow you to bring your own food. In fact, the flight attendants on our DL flight CVG-MCO back in March didn't care in the least that I brought TWO BAGS full of Max & Erma's appetizers along for me and the family!!  Smile (Hey, I paid for it and it's not my fault DL was trying something foolish like leaving 10 minutes early!!) BTW, I now officially apologize to everyone seated around us who didn't get any loaded 'skins or chicken strips.



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User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2079 times:



Quoting EASTERN (Thread starter):
Maruchan Instant Lunch – Chicken $3

Wow. Charging 3 bucks for a college student's bread and butter? Great job US...
Maybe if I bring my own ramen on board, the FA will just GIVE the the hot water. I get two for a dollar at my local Target!

.... Yet another "great" innovation from Dougy Parker and the new US.


User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5573 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2039 times:



Quoting PITA333 (Reply 17):
Wow. Charging 3 bucks for a college student's bread and butter? Great job US...
Maybe if I bring my own ramen on board, the FA will just GIVE the the hot water. I get two for a dollar at my local Target!

.... Yet another "great" innovation from Dougy Parker and the new US.

You know....it's just 3 bucks. If it's that big a deal, don't buy it. In fact, it's might be cheaper to drive. Or even skip the trip. Heck, why not just grow your own food and skip the store - afterall, they mark it up too. I'm sure the items you buy in the store are a multiple many times over the initial wholesale cost of producing it.

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2008 times:



Quoting PITA333 (Reply 17):
Wow. Charging 3 bucks for a college student's bread and butter? Great job US...
Maybe if I bring my own ramen on board, the FA will just GIVE the the hot water. I get two for a dollar at my local Target!

Good for you. This is obviously not geared toward the people who cry about the price of food on airplanes, in movie theaters, or the like. The rest of the world, who probably just happen to be hungry for a snack on a CLT-LAX flight (and who aren't so obsessed with finding faults in every move US makes) might appreciate the increased variety. How is this any worse than any of the other legacies?

Go buy your own $.50 ramen and leave US alone. Yes, you'll still get your hot water.



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