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Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:27 pm

I have one question, I will be travelling on United from YYC to SFO in April, and I am wondering if they would most likely serve a meal or not. The flight is about 2h 54min's long. Just wondering! Being fed is good.....especially for a starving college student Big grin

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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:53 pm

2:54 is short?? Guess it's all relative....

In case you ever come here, SAA, BA Comair and Nationwide will serve you a hot breakfast on their shortest sector which is JNB-DUR and less than an hour. I flew once on SA Airlink ELS-PLZ on a J41 and we got a meal box....35 min flight!


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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:59 pm

unless your flying on aeromexico, dont expect anything, aeromexico is one of the last airlines i know who still service inflight meals on short flights. They gave us a nice hot breakfast(mexican style) on our MMMX to culiacan flight.
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:35 pm

If you're flying on a US carrier, don't even expect to be served anything on flights over 3 hours if your flying time does not coincide with a meal service. ie breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even in First Class!

On European carriers, you can expect a small snack even in coach. On British Airways for example, you'd get a drink, a sandwich and coffee/tea on the LHR-CDG route. Which normally has a flying time of less than 45 minutes.

On Asian carriers, you can expect a hot, 2-3 course meal on flights in excess of 50 minutes. In coach!
 
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:15 pm

My shortest flight with meals are GOA MXP (20min of real flight) on D328 (now sometimes ATR42) operated by AZ ad LUX CDG on F50 or 737 500 operated by Luxair.
On this flight a sandwich is served before the take off, and the beverage after !!!!

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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:00 pm

SK, OSL - ARN, last Monday, 8.40 am. Within the 45 minute flight, cheese and ham, hot rolls with butter(2), yoghurt with muesli, orange juice, chocolate and two cups of coffee. All served at our seats by efficient and pleasant FAs.
But, sadly, this is about to change....

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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:16 pm

Caravelle - do you mean SK are going to stop their breakfast service? I had thought that SK after consulting frequent flyers and getting a "Don't touch the breakfast" message, had decided to keep it on early morning flights? Anyway - I got the same service on Friday ARN-GOT (SK2153 dep 0700 arr 0800). SK's breakfast is good! Especially when you haven't had time at home before you go to the airport!
 
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:24 pm

With http://www.checkmytrip.net and your booking number, you can check if there is a meal.
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:43 am

EIRob, what I mean is SK is now going to cut prices even further, especially for business pax. So where are they going cut costs? Meals, is what I heard.
Rumour only from catering staff at OSL, but next step, breakfast only if flights start before 8 am.
My main point, though, was SK staff and management still see the value of offering their pax something that makes the company special. This is appreciated!
Just imagine being served a full breakfast with second helpings of rolls and coffee on a 45 min flight!

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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:45 am

WN has $49 fares from the Midwest/Eastern USA to Florida during May and June. Please tell me USA-based carriers should provide meals for those paying those fares...
 
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:51 am

unless your flying on aeromexico, dont expect anything, aeromexico is one of the last airlines i know who still service inflight meals on short flights.

No they are not. Many airlines continue to serve meals on short flights, not just AeroMexico.

Air France, for example, serves hot breakfeast on MIA-PAP, less than a two hour flight.
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:54 am

I was served a light lunch once on a CWB-CGH flight on TAM. Flight time was less than one hour. Almost as soon as we were airborne, the flight attendants started box lunch and beverage service. A little before we landed, they came back with bombons, and a just before landing, picking up the trays.
 
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:57 am

CO still serves some form of a meal on flights within the US...on my flight from PBI-EWR in November I got a sandwich, carrots, and chocolate. It wasn't bad considering that Song sells food and B6 offers nothing.
 
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Wed Mar 31, 2004 9:28 am

Last Sunday morning on NW 269 (SAT-MEM) we got a juice or beverage of our choice and a granola bar. The flight lasted 89 minutes.

I remember flying YVR-SEA on Alaska Airlines last year (127 miles) and getting juice but no granola bar.  Sad
 
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:58 pm

unless your flying on aeromexico, dont expect anything, aeromexico is one of the last airlines i know who still service inflight meals on short flights.

I said ONE of the last not THE last.....

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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:18 pm

Yes Peter. They will give you something to eat, but if it is a short flight you only get a half bag of peanuts. Get a burger at the airport if you are hungry pal.
 
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Thu Apr 01, 2004 2:04 am

I just had lunch on DEN-SJC the other day as well as dinner on SJC-DEN... both of them were about 2:30. It was buy on board, by the way. A fantastic Bennigan's club sandwich on the first and a Friday's Buffalo Chicken Salad on the latter.
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 2:51 am

You paid how much, fox?

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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:09 am

7 bucks. It was a helluva sandwich, too. I was trying to do the whole "snake unhinging the jaw" thing. It's about as much as I would have paid in the airport but this was a lot less rushed.
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:43 am

Buy On Board is only available on select flights to and from Denver and Chicago. A complete list is available on United's website at the link below. This means no food service on YYC-SFO.

http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,50584,00.html
 
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:54 am

With Varig - Shuttle
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Taking often that flight - GIG to GRU... as a passenger.
55 minutes block time... 737...
Boarding, sitting, then a first drink, before taxi. NO CHARGE...
Gear up, meal set up. Hot meal, wine, beer is served. Metal knives/forks.
Coffee and cognac is served after meal, FREE by the way.
Gear going down, all trays removed, cleared to land.
Four flight attendants with smiles. Outstanding service...
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Soon a coke and peanuts will be $5.oo.
Served by morons on these U.S. air carriers.
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 1:23 pm

Well if it was an AA flight you would get a small packet of Pretzels and a drink nothing else I have even found this even on flight 3 1/2 hours in length.

In the case of Qantas Domestic you get a boxed meal (chocolate / water/ sandwich or tart and crackers) for flights under 2 hours in length. For over this it is a proper tray servce. Or at meal times there is sometimes hot meals served even for short flights as well.

All long haul domestic flights out of PER - feature their international style meal service.
 
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 1:53 pm

I believe NW serves dinner on their NRT-ICN run. It's only like a 2hr flight and it's on a 747. Good thing they have 14 f/as on the 747s
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RE: Do They Serve Meals On Short Flights?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 2:07 pm

Well if it was an AA flight you would get a small packet of Pretzels and a drink nothing else I have even found this even on flight 3 1/2 hours in length.

wow,now i see the contrast between european and US carriers.Recently i flew Alitalia FCO-CDG.I dont know the exact time,but it was around 2 1/2 hours. We got served a drink,bags of chips,and a small sandwich which was infact edible-and kinda good too.By the way,does anyone know the point of the really narrow seat between the window and isle seat on alitalia's a320s?
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