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JAL To Serve KFC On US And European Routes  
User currently offlineliverpoola380 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 205 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 15333 times:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/ar...-serve-KFC-chicken-passengers.html

Well this is an interesting move and I cant help but feel it could be tastier than most airline meals served.

As the article states I wonder why it has took so long!

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User currently offlinevhtje From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 15325 times:
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Yuck. I'd rather sushi, thanks.

User currently offlineSYDSpotter From Australia, joined Oct 2012, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 15224 times:

Serving fast food kinda of cheapens the experience in my view, on a LCC I can understand but on a full service carrier? Does first and business class get the 'upsize' meal ?  

It will also get awfully messy onboard. The cleaners aren't going to enjoy the crumbs and the greasy oil stains everywhere and its not going to be pleasant sitting in an enclosed cabin with that fried chicken/fast food smell lingering in the air.   



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User currently offlineusdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 972 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15076 times:

Why is the thought of KFC at 30,000 feet so depressing? I would much rather have a bucket of seaweed salad than a bucket of wings. Just think of the poor jet-lagged passengers dumping that junk on their tummies. I see a long wait for the lavs... Major fail.

User currently offlineusairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3404 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15012 times:

I don't know about Japan but in China KFC has become extremely popular. Didn't UA serve McDonalds for some time?

User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 869 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 14966 times:

Reheated fried chicken ...ugh

According to the LA times (I don't read the Daily Mail, thank you), they'll serve this as the second meal. I hope that means you at least still have a decent normal meal first.


User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1738 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 14897 times:

KFC is what you eat when you are incredibly drunk and need food before heading home on a night out, not a "light" meal to keep you going on a 12 hour flight.

What a ridiculous move and how irresponsible of the airline to serve food which such high fat content. Even though America is statistically the world's most overweight country, you don't need to suck up to that stereotype. I hope they have a Japanese meal option!



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 14851 times:

LOL, did anyone read the linked article? KFC is being served for just three months. The restaurant's fare is particularly trendy in Japan during the holidays.

Still, I don't know how crispy it will be after being reheated in a steam oven.



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User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 869 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14735 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
Still, I don't know how crispy it will be after being reheated in a steam oven.

They'll most likely be dry and rubbery


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5957 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14659 times:

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 4):
Didn't UA serve McDonalds for some time?

Not like this though...UA allowed you to request a happy meal for your kids back in the late 90's. KFC for all is a whole different ballgame....



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14544 times:

Quoting SYDSpotter (Reply 2):
Does first and business class get the 'upsize' meal ?

They will get an extra side of mashed potatoes.


User currently offlinefrmrCapCadet From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1718 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 14211 times:

If KFC is doing a good job they will adapt the recipe to include a reheating, it could work fairly well. Not of course if you don't like KFC. Low carbers/diabetics can discard most of the skin, and still get a decent sized portion.


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User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4990 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 14142 times:

If one looks at the history of airline meals, it pretty well all started with fried chicken. It stays moist when reheated, and is accepted by most people.


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User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 13310 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
LOL, did anyone read the linked article? KFC is being served for just three months. The restaurant's fare is particularly trendy in Japan during the holidays.

Still, I don't know how crispy it will be after being reheated in a steam oven.

It won't be crispy unless they are putting deep fryers on board the aircraft, which I seriously doubt. It could be worse, they could be the catering as usual. Airline food sucks in every way possible. Even in First Class, the food is not the greatest. I rather eat in the restaurants at the airport before I fly. Than I can pick and choose whether I even have a meal on the plane. I get the flights that are like days long, but I would then bring a snack on board the aircraft. Most of the flights I am on only last up to about 8 hours and I can usually last that long ave the with out eating, not sure why you have the need to eat on an aircraft. The food is tasteless and no matter how much they try to dress it up, it still sucks.



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User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2191 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 13288 times:

This is unbelievably sad, IMO. Asian carriers are supposed to be setting the benchmark for global airlines. KFC is hardly "real" food. JAL just lost a ton of respect in my book.


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User currently offlineSR117 From Mexico, joined Jun 2000, 799 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12928 times:

This isn't some sort of crazy wily move actually... This is part of a bigger campaign JAL has set up to serve food from popular fast food restaurants in Japan on board. Judging by the fact that this is not their first "restaurant" featured (It's actually the seventh) I'd venture to guess it's quite popular.

http://gigazine.net/news/20121128-jal-kfc-air/ That's in case you're wondering how it will work, I say it looks just fine and better than those "posh" wraps everyone seems to get as a second meal as transatlantic flights, even ANA has served a very sad looking burrito as a second meal on transpacific flights.

And for anyone with your panties in a knot about this, they'll also bring back the Yoshinoya meals for a limited time on the SAN-NRT and LAX-NRT flights so you have something to be aghast about on your westbound Pacific crossings as well  .

http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201203/002050.html The pic is from the previous Yoshinoya campaign but they'll be back for the SAN and LAX outbound flights (according to JALPak's blog).

I wish they'd bring back the Air Mos Burger.. yes, in the past they actually had Mosburger on board ! http://press.jal.co.jp/ja/release/201205/002129.html


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31003 posts, RR: 86
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12336 times:
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Quoting SYDSpotter (Reply 2):
Does first and business class get the 'upsize' meal?   

Business Class gets mashed potatoes in addition to cole slaw.

First Class also gets mashed potatoes, but the bread is replaced with biscuits.


User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12112 times:

Quoting SR117 (Reply 15):
I wish they'd bring back the Air Mos Burger.. yes, in the past they actually had Mosburger on board !

Oh that would be amazing, something Japanese, quick and not that expensive.

My thoughts, airline food is already extremely unhealthy for the most part, so I do not think we took that big of a step backward in that regard.

From my experience fried food does not reheat very well, but they might have a way around that via recipe and prep method.

I always thought in Asia that KFC while KFC might not be "upscale" in the strictest sense, it is much more accepted and popular than in the US. In the US it is viewed as more drunk food or you just want something in a hurry.
Sort of off topic, but I will say down in Grenada there is 1 KFC and it is actually quite good, probably has to do with the chicken being very local and fresh.
I just hope this is not being served in the F or J cabins.


User currently onlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1303 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12083 times:

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 4):
Didn't UA serve McDonalds for some time?

Yep, remember having a cheeseburger and fries on the way home from SFO back in 1995.



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User currently offlinetrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4769 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12052 times:
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In F it will be served on china plates, J on plastic and Y in a paper box! And oh, F and J will get choice of dark or white meat, original or extra crispy!

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31003 posts, RR: 86
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11986 times:
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Quoting SR117 (Reply 15):
And for anyone with your panties in a knot about this, they'll also bring back the Yoshinoya meals for a limited time on the SAN-NRT and LAX-NRT flights so you have something to be aghast about on your westbound Pacific crossings as well.

Well with Yoshinoya Beef Bowls all over LA and SAN, they were probably catering to the US crowd there, as well.  
Quoting SR117 (Reply 15):
I wish they'd bring back the Air Mos Burger.. yes, in the past they actually had Mosburger on board !

Now for a MOS Burger, I'd almost switch from NH to JL.   


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7410 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11953 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 6):
KFC is what you eat when you are incredibly drunk and need food before heading home on a night out, not a "light" meal to keep you going on a 12 hour flight.

Except if you live in Norway where KFC hasn't arrived, it's a long drive to Copenhagen where I think they still have three locations.


User currently offlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8379 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11923 times:

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 4):
I don't know about Japan but in China KFC has become extremely popular. Didn't UA serve McDonalds for some time?

One of my earliest trips to China was a visit to Shangai in 1994 and KFC was the biggest and most popular restaurant in town. It was ridiculous. And it's not just China. For some reason KFC and Pizza Hut are hugely popular all over Asia. Personally I don't find their basic fried chicken too bad, but it's not something I'd want to eat on a plane.


User currently offlinebluesky73 From UK - England, joined Oct 2012, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 11756 times:

Brings a new meaning to Kentucky flied chicken and definitely fast food at 500mph 

I like occasional KFC, But think cabin will smell with all that take away food.

Maybe Starbucks or Costa next?


User currently offlinekordcj From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 11348 times:

If they served Mos Burger AND CC Lemon, I'd ditch Star Alliance to Japan in an instant. I'd actually look forward to meal time just for that CC Lemon   


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25 SCQ83 : If I am not wrong, certain US carriers (United one of them) already serve Starbucks' products. As for the KFC thing, I feel it is quite unfortunate f
26 Post contains images IrishAyes : It's actually not. ANA listed calorie counts on their YCL meals (avail online) and there are definitely options ranging in the 500-700 kcal frame whi
27 FWAERJ : Even without UA, AS serves Starbucks, and DL serves Seattle's Best (a Starbucks brand).
28 danielkandi : They better get ready and buckle up for some lawsuits...... If I can go to a DJ job, and within half an hour of eating their chicken, vomit all over a
29 srbmod : And like pizza, not bad cold either....... Definitely an interesting move to say the least. Reminds of how many AirTran flights out of ATL used to sm
30 Post contains images UNITED91 : Reminds me of the movie Soul Plane where everyone in coach gets Popeyes.
31 QantasAirways : China Airlines (Taiwanese flag carrier) serves Mos Burger onboard flights to Australia (and maybe other destinations). I've had it a few times now. De
32 Post contains images nitepilot79 : "Bojangles" has better deep-fried goodness than ANY other franchised chicken joint the SE USA has to offer. Bet!
33 trent1000 : Since when has 2 chicken nuggets, a mini roll & spoon of coleslaw been classified as a "meal"?? It hardly rates as a snack. It would barely const
34 trex8 : KFC chicken isn't junk food. "regular" chicken served for airline meals is junk food! If you eat fried high fat foods whether served by a fast food c
35 Post contains links and images SR117 : Look at what the competition has been serving as a second meal according to these reports: ANA Inspiration Of Japan "Y" NRT-FRA (by planereality Jul
36 FlyASAGuy2005 : GROSS!!!! Bonjangles is so nasty! That is a fact. I've found fast food in certain countries to be much more tasty than in the US. Namely McDonald's.
37 UA735WL : Interesting move on the part of JL. Can't say that I'd be too excited about it...but then again, most airline offerings in Y don't excite me. I do won
38 Post contains links and images allrite : Apparently KFC is a popular Xmas season dish in Japan, but it is the last thing I want to eat on a flight (*nightmares of working late night tech supp
39 jet-lagged : What a terrible idea. Unhealthy junk. Not Japanese. Not an original creation. Messy. Cheapens their image. What are they thinking??
40 usflyer msp : I am not a fan of this move. I don;t eat KFC on the ground much less in the air. I do like (Popeye's occasionally). Asian KFC is better than US KFC bu
41 jtl11968 : All the negative comments are coming from non-Japanese and Chinese folks. KFC in China and Japan is incredibly popular. More so than McDonald's. What
42 FI642 : Which is FAR superior. . . . and I'd rather have sushi!
43 UA735WL : Perhaps this is because JL plans to serve the KFC on US and European routes...KFC is not *quite* as popular in those places as in Asia. Maybe KFC wou
44 Irishpower : I can't believe this. With obesity and diabetes rates on the rise, this is just what we need. Awful decision!
45 gardermoen : "Hello Japan Airlines, 1981 called, they want their promotional gimmicks back..." This is the sort of thing I would expect from one of those new Japan
46 Post contains images PHX787 : I just wanna chime in here: have you guys ever tried Japanese KFC? It is SOOOOO amazingly delicious, in comparison to the original American KFC. I'm p
47 nitepilot79 : I guess quality control has slipped. They used to be the best. Too bad.
48 jet-lagged : In China I think yes. At least, there are more KFCs than McDonald's. In fact, something like 30% of YUM's business comes from China now. KFCs are not
49 ikramerica : Popeyes spicy strips please. Kicks KFC buttocks
50 JohnClipper : Please remember that KFC, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, etc taste different than what is served in the U.S. I would not think about eating either in the U.S.
51 Post contains images spacecadet : I wrote one of those reports ANA's second meal is almost always ridiculous. Though last time I flew they had Yoshinoya also (I didn't realize JAL had
52 Post contains images SR117 : Hehe, nice work with the report ! And yes, that burrito with "piquant sauce" is hilarious ; ) In all fairness to ANA though, according to their lates
53 spacecadet : Haha, I actually forgot about the "piquant sauce" until I re-read that just now. But yeah, I wish I could update that report a bit now - I will write
54 Post contains images BD338 : Could this start a trend? Maybe BA serving Harry Ramsdens Fish & Chips and QF serving Tiger meat pies from Harrys Cafe de Wheels? I know KFC is am
55 yyz717 : Exactly. I guess the marketing wizards at JAL don't realize how down-market KFC is in North America. Will this culinary delight be restricted to econ
56 gigneil : Ugh I hate this incorrect generalization. Grain is the worst thing you can possibly feed someone, yet I bet you wouldn't mind if they advertised a wh
57 okAY : The idea sounds quite unattractive. To have that greasy smell lingering in the cabin on a long haul flight.. They better stock up some extra vomit bag
58 Post contains images kochikaze : Maybe Gindaco or Marugame... Kochi
59 Post contains links MEL : Not sure if this link will work or not, But here's a photo of my KFC meal on yesterday's JAL 787 flight from Tokyo-Boston. It was very unusual having
60 airbazar : When you're jet lagged, as when you're drunk, everything tastes good. As for the "unhealthy" comments. It's only unhealthy if you eat it too much and
61 babybus : Those fast food meals tend to give people flatulence even on the ground. I can't imagine how smelly the cabin would be with everyone letting off bange
62 ikramerica : Not entirely true. Pizza Hut is NEVER healthy. One slice is super bad for you. Now, not saying you can't eat it, not saying it cant' taste good, but
63 Post contains links AeroWesty : That actually doesn't look all that bad for Coach. A friend of mine is flying HND-LAX in a few weeks, and I had to chuckle when I looked up the menu
64 Post contains links spacecadet : Even that's not necessarily true. It's the people who eat it every day without regard to the rest of their daily intake that are in trouble. And it's
65 gigneil : Grains and dairy are inherently unhealthy. Your body was not intended to eat either. Fat, however, is the primary food your body is designed to eat.
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