speedbirdyvr
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F Class Domestic Meal Standards

Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:28 am

Can anyone here elaborate on US domestic F Class meal standards for every major airline? Continental is the only one that features this on their website, and in my opinion they have done a good job in keeping to their promises.

What about other airlines? I don't expect much from AA & UA considering their financial situation, and there's probably no standard set whatsoever. From reading the trip reports here and at flyertalk, it seems like both airlines serve meals on F Class of over 2 hours, but then there is really no standard as to what they do. I believe standardization also helps bring down the cost as it allows the airline to place orders at cost in bulk.

I'm very interested about NW F Class, and since they don't really have true transcon flights (DTW - West Coast comes close), maybe someone could explain their meal standards on MSP - East/West Coast, especially on flights that average 2.5 - 3.5 hours. Maybe some FA's here may be able to provide some insight.......???

Anyhooo, here's what it says on the CO website: Bon Apetit!

(1) Beverages and Munchies

For First Class and Economy Class

Flights less than 1 hour
Beverages are served.

Flights 1 - 1 1/2 hours
Beverages are served. Munchies are offered in First Class on flights before 10:00 a.m. and are offered in both First and Economy class on flights after 10:00 a.m.

Flights over 1 1/2 hours for First Class and over 2 hours for Economy Class
Beverages and a complimentary meal or snack are offered on segments during appropriate meal or snack periods.


(2) Meals and Snacks


Meals and snacks are served on flights over 1½ hours for First Class and over 2 hours for Economy Class.

Breakfast / Snack: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Lunch / Snack: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner / Snack: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Flights 1 1/2 - 2 hours
First Class: Complimentary beverages and a continental snack will be offered for Breakfast. During the traditional Lunch/Dinner hours, a cold snack will be offered.

Economy Class: Beverages and a continental snack will be offered for Breakfast. During the traditional Lunch/Dinner hours, beverages and munchies will be offered.

Flights over 2 hours
First Class: Beverages and a hot or cold choice of entrée will be offered for Breakfast and a hot choice of entrée for Lunch and Dinner.

Economy Class: Beverages and a cold breakfast snack will be offered for Breakfast. A fresh cold sandwich snack will be offered for Lunch and Dinner.

Flights over 3 1/2 hours
First Class: Beverages and a hot or cold choice of entrée will be offered for Breakfast and a hot choice of entrée for Lunch and Dinner. Fresh baked-on-board cookies are included with Breakfast Lunch. Ice cream with your choice of toppings is included with Dinner.

Economy Class: Beverages and a snack basket containing cold breakfast items will be offered for Breakfast. A fresh hot sandwich snack basket will be offered for Lunch or Dinner.


(3) Light Snack


If your flight is not during the scheduled Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner hours, a light snack may be offered.

First Class
On flights over two hours between 5:00 a.m. and 7:59 p.m.
On flights over three hours between 8:00 p.m. and 4:59 a.m.
Economy Class
On flights over three hours between 5:00 a.m. and 9:29 a.m.
On flights over three hours between 9:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.


 
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RE: F Class Domestic Meal Standards

Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:47 am

ON HP first , witch i fly quite frequently, have fantastic Dinner services. Im not sure on the flight length and stuff though. witch consist of a salad, with hot bread, and the main meal witch has a choice most of the time from steak and meat to pasta. they have a fantastic wine selection as well. They have menus and everything for dinner. For lunch, there services r mediocore. Most of the time you get a sandwitch iof some sort, and a side salad. I really enjoy there breakfest though, you get a plate of mixed fruit, followed by a hot breakfest sandwitch. i really enjoy tyhere food, it is all served on china, with silver spoons and forks. they also have glass glasses, and glass wine glasses. I think there presentation is great. I think the food taste fantastic, i just wish they did a little more with lunch.
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speedbirdyvr
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RE: F Class Domestic Meal Standards

Fri Apr 11, 2003 12:41 pm

anyone else? surely there must be members here who pay close attention to inflight services. what happened to our ff elites?
 
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RE: F Class Domestic Meal Standards

Fri Apr 11, 2003 1:21 pm

To comment on United, what I'm hearing and seeing is this:

Premium Transcons: Hot meals

Other 2hrs+ Flights: Deli plate (ie, "Make your own sandwich") or a Salad.

No doubt, that's QUITE oversimplified, but I sense that that's the way United's moving at the moment.

Anyone have anything to add?
 
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RE: F Class Domestic Meal Standards

Fri Apr 11, 2003 1:34 pm

I remember flying NW F class HNL-SFO a couple of times and I must say that apart aside from the tropical rum drink served at boarding and the rationed foccacia roll (1 per pax) that was decent, the meal service was completely forgettable.

I remember UA F class between the two cities and the meal service was much better- ice cream sundaes and a salad trolley service which featured an amazing Japanese Shiso dressing. I was even given a bottle of California "champagne" that was discreetly covered with a linen napkin. Those were the days when United's inflight service were compatible with Asian airlines.
 
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RE: F Class Domestic Meal Standards

Fri Apr 11, 2003 5:55 pm

peanuts, snackmix, or pretzels and "Fast break". Oh I love that one!


We're pleased to offer our "fast break" service in the main cabin. You're choices are cranapple, lemonade, or water.
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RE: F Class Domestic Meal Standards

Fri Apr 11, 2003 6:14 pm

Makes me realize we're still in paradise in Europe...

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RE: F Class Domestic Meal Standards

Sat Apr 12, 2003 7:48 am

Thanks for the information. I'm flying upgraded first class on United tomorrow from ORD to SEA and SEA to ANC. I'm supposed to get lunch and a snack. Does anybody know what I'll get?

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RE: F Class Domestic Meal Standards

Tue Apr 15, 2003 4:06 am

I can now answer the question concerning United. I just flew first class from ORD to SEA and SEA to ANC. On the first flight, we were offered a turkey deli plate or a chef's salad. We had a cookie for dessert. On the second flight, we were given a plate of cold cuts and a big roll.

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