ORDBOSEWR From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 294 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8176 times:
I like this idea.
I mean from a airline perspective they just have more 'special' meals they have to deliver to passengers.
This is a great way for an airline to have customers expectations meet. (of course they need to deliver what a customer reserves)
N62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3683 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7568 times:
Delta's "Song" airline did this as well. I always thought this was a great idea - they should offer this in all cabins of service (that is, if they intend to do away with "Food for Purchase" and actually offer meals again in coach).
EASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 386 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6411 times:
I give this program 6 months. Eastern offered this type of choice on flights from MIA-NYC, MIA-ORD, and maybe MIA-BOS, and possibly other routes I don't remember.. There was also "Famous Restaraunt" flights.This was in the early to mid 70's. What a disaster. Passengers gave their choice at check-in and the caterers boarded their choice. Entree only. everything else the same. MIA-NYC was lobster or steak. One entree per person. People would get on board and want to change their minds. New Yorkers, being the kind sweet people they are, were not please and made F/A's job a nightmare. And what about last minute upgrades, and no-shows. On and on and on........BTW LH offer 7 entrees in F/C. 3 were fresh and 4 were canned and could be used on other flights.
idlewildchild From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 150 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6307 times:
Well, the reason AA21 s AA 21 is because it was catered by the 21 club back in the day. So this would be a retro program, of sorts! Though AA stopped catering from the 21 club, they kept the flight number.
Super80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1637 posts, RR: 12 Reply 11, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6253 times:
So if the airline is gonna give passengers 2 or 3 choices for a meal, what does this mean for the non revs and agent cleared upgrades?! I'm assuming they'll just load a couple extra of each meal if the flight doesn't book full, but I'm pretty sure this increases the chance of a passenger getting stuck with fish when they really want chicken!!
Right now there is an AA MD-80 flying over my house.
EASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 386 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5623 times:
Those who got a choice were given their choice ' All others were given what was left, and for non revs it may have been a y meal. We generally never over boarded entrees, When there was bulk salads, ie tossed in the asiles, perhaps and extra bag of greens. The boarding stations were charged with meal overages and station managers were tight about this. Imagine the chaos, in ATL when most flights had meal/sncks
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3322 posts, RR: 14 Reply 13, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5246 times:
Now imagine this:
A passengers orders a meal upon booking a flight. The passenger is informed that the flight is cancelled on the day of departure. Does he or she get the meal he or she has requested when rebooked on another flight?
What would happen to the meal you ordered if you are rebooked on another flight? Whether it is flight cancelled like in the above situation, oversold situation or missed connecting flight?
"Aimer jusqu'a l'impossible, c'est possible". Tina Arena.
kgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 3651 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5230 times:
Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 6): AA is for first class passengers. They can choose their meal before the flight.
Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 11): So if the airline is gonna give passengers 2 or 3 choices for a meal, what does this mean for the non revs and agent
Last Saturday on AA484 (SAN-DFW) we indeed had a choice of three entrees -- a baked sandwich with salad; a dinner salad wih sliced beef brisket, and a baked chicken breast with basmati rice and asparagus spears. I would imagine that unless there were crew meals onboard, the crew would have a nice choice from the F class cart.
Super80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1637 posts, RR: 12 Reply 15, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5183 times:
Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 14): I would imagine that unless there were crew meals onboard, the crew would have a nice choice from the F class cart.
There are no crew meals onboard, and FA's (at AA atleast) rarely get to eat anything left over in F because there are never more meals loaded than seats in the cabin, and quite frequently the cabin will go out full with no empty seats. Now some passengers may choose not to have a meal, and in that case I suppose they could raid the cart, but it certainly doesn't happen as often as you would think.
Right now there is an AA MD-80 flying over my house.
cosyr From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 202 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4322 times:
I love it! As a picky eater, I always choose my seat so that I have the full range of options, before something runs out. Especially with AA's strange front to back, back to front even odd rows way of serving, I never knew where to sit to get choice before their gone. If I can order ahead, not only do I get something I know I'll like, AA doesn't have to guess which meal will be most popular, and by how much.
HELFAN From Finland, joined Aug 2011, 40 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2629 times:
Similar system works in fact quite well on leisure flights. E g TUI in Europe lets you to choose from a few dining options when you book your tript. The price is added on your total travel price. This way you can be sure you get what you want - or nothing if you prefere it that way. Furthermore, since the airline is charging for the meal, it is business for them instead of extra cost. Hence the quality of the meal is far better than the free bite you get on some carriers and the cost is still not that bad.
25 777ord: Sounds like a great idea. I don't know how many tiems I've had to pick between options I don't want! And, how many people pick NO food. Well, that's w
26 FI642: Northwest did this on their short-lived LAX-SYD service. First class passengers were contacted ahead of time and offered a wide variety of meals. It w
27 jetmatt777: You're flying for free. Pack your own lunch.
28 LFutia: I mean if I was flying for free domestically, I'd try and save the airline some money and bring Lunchables or McDonalds onboard! Internationally when
29 Super80DFW: If I was nonreving on an airline that has to give out free upgrades to F class because nobody will pay for it, then yes maybe because I'd be sitting
30 delta2ual: Maybe this has already been answered, but what happens when someone initially says "no meal" and then decides they want one? If they don't get their
31 N62NA: I suppose so long as they change their mind prior to the cut off time (24 hours prior to departure?) they would get the meal of their choice. After t