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Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:03 am

Ok, I got one for everyone here. Who was the first airline to serve ice cream sundaes in F class and who still does? I first had it on CO when I flew with my sister who was working the trip from HNL-LAX. Most recently it was on UA in F, SFO-HNL, pre 9/11. It's a nice touch to the end of a meal and usually a very nice presentation from a queen cart seatside. Can't wait to hear who the first was. Please share any experiences you have had with this service as well.

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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:06 am

I am not sure who is the first, but a few years back, National Airlines served Ice Cream after dinner. It was the shortest LAS-MDW flight I have ever had, or so it felt like.
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:40 am

NW used to serve ice cream on US Mainland-Honolulu flights a while back, but has since done away with it.
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:41 am

Thanks for the info COAB767.
 
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:49 am

Didn't United used to serve ice cream?
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:53 am

When I flew Qantas SYD-JNB in 2001 we got mini Magnum ice creams in economy class after lunch.
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:55 am

CX serves Haagen Daaz in all classes on longer flights.
 
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:10 pm

I got Icecream sundaes going EWR-MXP-EWR on CO in early march. So CO still does, as for the first I dont know
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:35 pm

Y Class from AMS-IAH on CO I had Ice Cream... it was so frozen that the included fork couldn't put a dent in it!
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:20 pm

The last time I flew AA business class (a while ago now), they served Haagen Daaz with hot berry sauce. Very nice  Laugh out loud
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:39 pm

I have flown to Europe on Delta on the 767 in coach and they served us ice cream both ways. This was in July 2001.
 
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:53 pm

Numerous DL flights from CVG and ATL have that service in First and Business Class.
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:55 pm

MH serves ice cream in a cup on flights too (international). That was in economy class too.
 
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:05 pm

Last time I flew on a Braathens 735 in Norway, they served ice cream. It was just a 40 min flight, so that's all they served, but nonetheless a nice gesture in those days where in-flight service just get worse.

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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:20 pm

I had an ice cream sundae in FC as a non-rev on DL SEA-ATL on a 763. This was back in March 2001 I believe.
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:19 pm


Obviously it happens quite a lot now, but when I was BOAC Cabin Crew in the early 60s, we always served thick creamy slices of Cassata in the First Class Monarch Service flights on 707s out of NYC. Yummee!


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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:28 pm


Virgin Atlantic serves Ice-cream on all its flights originating in London.

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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:43 pm

MyTravel served ice-cream just before landing at HKT flying from ARN in January.
 
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:05 pm

US carriers love serving ice cream in First Class, it's a very cheap substitute for a proper dessert for them. I think it's great as an extra service, or as an option for dessert, don't think I'd be that impressed if it was all that was on offer which seems to be the case sometimes...

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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:44 pm

Continental serves Ice Cream to all passengers not just in BusinessFirst.
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RE: Who Was The First To Do This?

Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:58 am

During the summer months June, July and August both SAS Scandinavian airlines and Braathens used to serve ice cream to all passengers on all flights domestic in Norway. This has been a tradition for several years, but this summer may be the first without ice cream due to the fact that SAS group is launching their new airline in Norway in a month time....called "SAS Braathens".

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