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Why Is SQ Eliminating Lobsters In Raffles Class?  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

Why is SQ eliminating lobsters in Raffles Class?
(the Lobster Thermidor in the "book-the-cook" menu)

I just booked a SQ flight in Raffles Class from LAX to NRT,
using my DL miles.(had no idea award seats were so plentiful)

My friends who frequently fly on SQ recommended ordering
the Lobsters by calling SQ.

When I checked SQ's website to look at the BTC menu,
the Lobster Thermidor has been replaced by Seafood Thermidor.
(Lobster is still available for first class)

Did they make this change recently? Is it some sort of
cost-cutting measure? Why does SQ need to save a few bucks by getting rid of lobsters?



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User currently offlineVinovalentino From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Just a thought here...

Last year I flew Vancouver to Melbourne on SQ. My colleague has a serious shellfish allergy. He has an epi pin but that doesn't help when you are halfway between Seoul and Vancouver. You can't guarantee that food will not contain trace amounts of allergants. He ate Nutra Bars for the entire 24 hours in the air!! I loved the food on SQ!!

Perhaps it is the same reason (serious allergies) that a lot of airlines have stopped serving peanuts. Again, just a thought but based on some experience..



User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Just another though here...

People say that SQ has pulled Caviar out from the main menu due to cost-cutting measures. Actually this is not right, it is actually because of the fact that supply of Caviar has been dropping quite rapidly and that the demand has still been on a high level. Prices would surely go up, but the main point is that there's not enough Caviar for everyone! For your information SQ still serves Caviar on night flights, medium - long haul first class.

It might be only a change of menu or so, I don't really think it'd be a cost-cutting measure afterall.

Best Regards


User currently offlineMilesDependent From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

As far as I know the lobster thermidor has never been available as a book-the-cook option in business class.

Willing to be proved wrong though - anyone got any SOLID proof - such as an old SQ timetable with book-the-cook menu??

MD


User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

I second MilesDependent... I think lobster thermidor was only offered as a book-the-cook option in first class. Unfortunately I eBay-ed my old SQ timetables (got $10 for them!)....

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Singapore Airlines Timetable - 26 March 2000 to 28 October 2000

Raffles Class: Seafood Thermidor


Singapore Airlines Timetable - 29 October 2000 to 24 March 2001

Raffles Class: Seafood Thermidor


Singapore Airlines Timetable - 25 March 2001 to 27 October 2001

Raffles Class: Seafood Thermidor


Singaore Airlines Timetable - 28 October 2001 to 30 March 2002

Raffles Class: Seafood Thermidor


Singaore Airlines Timetable - 31 March 2002 to 26 October 2002

Raffles Class: Seafood Thermidor



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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

It's to do with the cabin pressure causing discomfort to the lobster owing to its shell.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Backfire - yes that, and the fact that all animals with pincers or claws have been banned from the cabin in case they are used to hijack the aircraft.  Laugh out loud

V/F



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User currently offlineGo Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

sinagpore air, thankful for that piece but it didnt answer the questiosn posed, why is singapore air removign parts of its famous raffels service, an airline such as singapore prides itself on quality.


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User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Milesindependent is right, Lobster Thermidor was never offered in J class even when Book-the-cook was first introduced. I still have a copy of the P and J BTC booklet and can confirm that Lobster Thermidor was/is only offered in P class. The J class equivalent is Seafood Thermidor.


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