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Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:26 am

Ok...I know that airlines have kosher meals, but with Passover I had this question:
Do airlines change their Kosher meals/have special meals for passover?

Also, if you are on a flight with a pretzal service, will they have an option number 2 (and if option number 2 is peanuts, an option 3 for us Jewish peanut allergic people?)?

If you do not know about passover, the reason I am asking is because for 8 days and nights, Jews cannot eat bread or anything with yeast and many things with flour.
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kbuf737
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:36 am

I would assume that it would be too complicated for all of the airlines to accommodate all religious preferences with special meal service. There is just to much to cater to. I'm sure they will arrange for special preferences for people to meet specifications of their certain traditions, i.e. Passover, or no meat on Fridays for those of the Catholic faith, however I'm sure they would likely continue regular meal service and just offer special options for those who are true to their respective faiths.
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scottysair
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:36 am

Yes, I know about all of those passover today and You can't have eat with the bread for 1 week and you can reinstate with the bread again.
 
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:40 am

yea...its not like it is a normal Jewish thing...thats why i want to know...this is one of the biggest Jewish holidays and I would think that airlines would understand that...any airline insiders care to chime in or if any FAs or pilots or gate agents have stories?
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:57 am

JetBlue does not serve meals, however we cater "passover" snacks for customers who would like them.
 
kbuf737
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:29 am

Like i said before though there are other beliefs out there, be it vegiterian or Shinto, Veegan or Muslim, and all of these peoples have certain preferences to their diets. If airlines went around trying to cater to all of these needs it would be too costly this is why they offer the options for people with special preferences, so that they as individuals may choose something to accommodate them therefore the airline doesnt have to spend to create a special meal for every special day for a plane of 150 people they may only have to spend money for a special meal for 3 or 5 pax on a plane.
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haveric
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:40 am

KBUF -- why don't you actually answer the question instead of guessing? The OP asked what airlines actually do for this major holiday, not what you think they do for all religions everywhere. Case-in-point -- a poster in this thread says that Jet Blue DOES provide Passover snacks!
 
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:46 am

just in case u were curious...B6's passover snacks are 3 different types consisting of Cashews, Honey glazed Almonds, and a trail mix. All 3 are really good!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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kbuf737
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:46 am

Ok to answer more clearly, and I apologise for any misconceptions, I know airlines offer options for people with different meal preferences, however as far as I know I have never seen an airline, nor read on any of their sources that they prepare special meals on certain holy days, but that they offer you the option both when you book your ticket, or any time leading up to the flight. Once again I am sorry to have been unclear before.
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:54 am

It's always been with the majors that offer meal service, a passenger can get practically any religious meal that is offered and there is a wide range of religious meals available. There has generally always been an option for Kosher, generally a choice between beef or chicken. Since these meals are outsourced to special Kosher caterers with Rabbinical supervision, I'm sure that they are modified for Passover. Don't quote me, but any self-respecting Kosher caterer wants to provide the best so they won't loose the contract. If you look at United's website (www.ual.com), they give details on special meals. Others to look at are SQ, AA, BA, and AF.
 
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:34 am

Meals at Passover are different that Kosher meals at any other time of the year. At PanAm(I am sure it isn't any different now), rather that having a roll there was Matzoh(just for one difference). As far as the other mentioned a company will go to great lenghts to keep the pax happy, especially if it is a long flight.
 
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:25 pm

As Skyhawk pointed out, kosher does not necessarily mean compatible for Passover.

Passover & Kosher In-flight meals observe the dietary differences for the holiday. No bread, flour, or leavened bread products.

Bread is substituted with Matzoh, and desserts usually are flourless cakes or macaroons, which are traditional Passover desserts.
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RE: Airline Food And Jewish Holidays

Wed Apr 07, 2004 4:03 am

El Al's food is of course "kosher for Passover", which means that the catering installations have been "cleaned" accordingly.

Each meal which is kosher has been made under the supervision of a religious authority; to be "kosher" during Passover, it must be made according to the special rules of the holyday......or the kitchen must be closed during these 8 days....and no meal can be served.....So I guess each catering company producing kosher meals must comply to the special Passover requirements...if not, it couldn't be a kosher caterer.





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