Krags From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1746 times:
Is this the beginning of the end for "full service" onboard domestic flights? As long as we can take food onboard with us for long flights I have no problem with AA cutting meal service. However, at the same time the fares need to be in line with no frills carriers. If the big guys are going to cut out the frills then the fares need to reflect the changes.
Delta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 654 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1744 times:
AAARRRGGGHHHHH!! they did good with MRTC, but now they are acting stupid. Well, probably not financially stupid, but service wise. I`m moving to Midwest Express and JetBlue (If JetBlue flew near me!!!).
Jfwjxn From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 85 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1703 times:
I agree with Krags. If the big carriers want to drop things their prices should reflect it. I espcially hate it when you make a reservation, and it says you get a meal maybe even a snack (sandwich), and then they say "TOO BAD" HA HA!
Triley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 445 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
Cutting meal service is not a great way to win back customers. Other airlines such as Continental are using meals as marketing efforts to make their airline stand above the rest. I absolutely agree with Krags too. If they are cutting all the frills, then they need to match the prices of low-fare carriers.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 13 Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
I gave AA a lot of points with the MRTC deal.. I actually started really loving to fly with AA because it was comfortable.. The limited food.. i.e. pretzels and soda was a bit irrating, but no food at all? Hello I will go back to the other sardine can airlines.. and eat... Hey i am not living on the aircraft so a little crampness aint that bad..
Type-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4353 posts, RR: 20 Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
I heard from an AA F/A that they are going to try offering food service on "selected" transcon flights only. The others will only have beverage service. Maybe they'll just hand you a can of coke at the door.
Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
Yeah I guess its sad but true. I hope they dont go thru with this and they think before they act. I guess that if its something they have to do to save money for a while....so be it. Im sure it wont last forever. Im hoping they will just think before its done. Maybe they can just cut back and offer cold meat sandwhiches and a bag of chips for a while to save some money if its getting that bad. Just a thought....
Im sure were gonna lose alot of business if they drop meals.....lets just wait and see....
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
Yeah, this would be expected. For you NWA haters all I can say is hahahaha. NWA offers food on their West Coast Flights in Coach. A friend said he got pretzels in place of a meal on AA ORD-MSY when he flew DTW-MSY around the same time on NW and got lunch, and this was 98. Pathetic. AirTran offers more food than AA. For those AA Lovers, y'all are a crying shame. Heck, you could expect more food on ASA EMBRAER-120 BRASILIA'S.
RickB From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 10 Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
I hope not - the last domesitc US flight I had which had no full meal service was a nightmare (okay it was UAL) the guy sat behind me brought a curry onboard in a silver container and then proceeded to eat it noisily. Dont get me wrong, I love Curry but the smell of it stunk the plane out for the whole flight and it was grim !!
Besides meal services aren't just about food IMHO, they also help pass the time during the flight.
SEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1494 times:
--Uhhhh, don't start complaining *now,* people. For years and years, Americans have regularly bitched about "how bad" airline food is. And for years we have laughed at stand-up comedians' jokes and numerous television sitcoms poking fun at it. The result?......
From The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2002:
"The customer doesn't value the food," says American Airlines spokesman Tim Doke, noting that plenty of people are choosing to fly rival discount carriers like JetBlue and Southwest, which have never served meals....
"The fact that Southwest and JetBlue get no grief for not serving food tells us that customers are helping to make our food decision for us," says Mr. Doke. American spent $778 million on in-flight food and drinks last year.
(Copyright (c) 2002, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.)
Pretty soon, none of us will be able to say which airline has "better food" than the other.