oxygen
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Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 2:10 am

During Easter I went from Hong Kong to Sydney and back on Qantas. On the flight to Syd, plastic dining utensils were used, but on the flight back to Hong Kong, Metal knifes and forks were used. I didn't notice it at first, but then my mother suddenly exclaimed, "oops! Why are we using metal knifes!?'' .


Are airlines allowed to use metal knifes again ? When did that started ?
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 3:00 am

The plural of knife is knives  Big grin
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fritzi
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 3:05 am

On all the OS flights that I have been on since 9-11, metal utensil's have been used. I`ve only used plastic forks and knives once and that was on United.

Fritzi

 
dutchjet
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 4:14 am

Most US carriers are using metal forks and spoons, and plastic knives, on their full meal services in all classes of service.
 
teva
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 6:18 am

Let's stop paranoia.
Yes, I hope airlines will soon come back to metal knives !!
The reason? They have been designed for safety, to make sure you will not hurt cabin crew or your neighbourg in case of turbuilences.
By comparaison, plastic knives are more dangerous: in some occasions, when you break them, you can get a very sharp and solid point...
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CannedSpam
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 11:14 am

I haven't had a metal knife, fork or spoon in First Class or Business Class on AA since last year inlcuding my trip to Europe last week.
 
Setjet
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 11:17 am

Thank you Singapore_Air!
 
RyDawg82
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 11:26 am

Just last week on Alaska Airlines we were given Metal Spoons, and Plastic knives and forks.....For what its worth....Ry
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nwa man
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 11:51 am

This is turning into a survey question  Yeah sure ... so I'll gladly oblige  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ...

On NW, coach meals have had all plastic silverware. I think that was a pre-9/11 cut.

First class passengers now receive a metal spoon and fork, and a plastic knife. We received a note apologizing for the plastic knife "due to security concerns" on the MSP-BWI dinner flight September 21st. On the latest first class MSP-BWI flight (May 3), the plastic knife remains with no apology note.


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spk
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 12:03 pm

THAI has stopped using metal knives on all flights after 9/11 including first and business class. They do, however, use a nice-looking plastic knives, not the flimsy and ugly ones.

Singapore Airlines uses metal knives on non-US bound flights. I took a BKK-SIN-BKK flights with SQ last month and they use metal knives.
 
bkkair
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 12:40 pm

These plastic knives are so absurd. The metal forks were and continue to be "sharper" than the metal knives ever were.

As Teva said, the metal knives were never sharp in the first place. Lucky if you could cut butter with them.

CX use very nice plastic knives ( almost silver in colour) on all flights, not only to the US. BA in South Africa ( Comair) use metal knives on all their flights.
 
Ironminds
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 1:05 pm

FWIW:

5/17, AA JFK-LAX in Y: Plastic all the way.

5/17, QF LAX-SYD in Y: Metal knives and forks, plastic spoons oddly enough.
 
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 1:43 pm

HI,


It's stupid think that a metal fork won't hurt someone and a plastic knife will.
At TAM we are using all plastics for a wile now, I think it's ok, but some china dish broken is as lethal as any knife! A pen or a pencil would be as lethal as any knife.............Please let's stop the paranoia!!!

Relax and Best regards from Brazil!
Mario
 
oxygen
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 1:59 pm

Thanks very much, especially Singapore_air for correcting my spelling mistake.

So it's just up to the airline to use plastic or not ?
 
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 5:16 pm

Most airlines that I have ever been on when to plastic for cost reasons a long time ago.

That being said, I think that the whole banning of metal knifes thing, both the butter knifes for the meal service and the elimination of passengers pocketknifes is paranoia. Just about any item can be turned into a weapon.

Unfortunatly the traveling public seems hell bent to be paranoid these days, so I will continue to refuse to fly anywhere.
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baldguy
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RE: Metal Forks And Knifes Back Again?

Mon May 20, 2002 11:57 pm

On all my first-class flights on CO, it's been plastic knife, metal forks, metal spoons. I did once see F/A's in the galley with a corkscrew - supposedly those too had been eliminated but it appears there is a lot of inconsistency.