AMERICAN757
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Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 8:06 am

What is the Kosher meal? I am booking a flight and if its anything interesting I will order it, cuz the only other thing I can think of is the fruit plate. So can anybody help me soon here?
 
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solnabo
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 8:15 am

Why kosherfood?
Are you that religous that you just gotta have specily cooked meals?
No offence, Im just curius.

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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 8:20 am

A kosher meal is prepared under rabbinical supervision to ensure that it meets strict Jewish dietary laws. It will likely be fish, but will NOT be any pork products or scavengers (rabbit, catfish, etc.). Dairy products will not be served with any meat product and the meal will be brought to you sealed, where you will have to break the seal. Flight attendants are not permitted to touch the food. Additionally, all fruit served must not have punctured skin as it may have been punctured by a non-kosher item... It's an interesting concept, but unless you're Jewish I'd just stay away...
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 8:22 am

I dont really care about the religion, I am not even jewish, but I have eaten a kosher meal at my friends house before, and I wasnt sure what the meal consisted of.............oh well I ordered a fruit thingy.
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 8:48 am

Well, trick here.

Order it.

Unlike the standard meals. These aren't made hours ahead of time.

My aunt one time was on Horizon and ordered the vegitarian meal. The lady in the seat next to her got ticked that the salad that she got was "better" then the meal she was served.
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UAORD
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 11:28 am

When ordering a kosher meal you can request a chicken or beef entree. The kosher meals are quite good. They are excellent out of LHR.


Do not be alarmed if the FA comes over and askes if she can unwrap or prepare the food. The more religious will want to see the meal was sealed before they eat it.

 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 12:32 pm

Actually, I ordered Kosher meal on LH. The quality is generally much better, and you get your meal first! The meals (at least on LH) are usually prepared by a local Jewish deli/restaurant and not by the caterer.

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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 12:46 pm

the meal will be brought to you sealed, where you will have to break the seal. Flight attendants are not permitted to touch the food. Additionally, all fruit served must not have punctured skin as it may have been punctured by a non-kosher item

Thats a really new idea for me... Amercia757, could you take some photos of it if you order it?
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 12:47 pm

American757, try the kosher, its usually higher quality as cyrillim says just because it needs to keep up with the standards. Another thing thats good is the kids meal. Now, ur gonna get some looks from the f/as and other pax but it is usually good food. I do it all of the time (but im 16 so i can pull it off)
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 1:50 pm

it'll probably taste better than the kosher food... just speaking from experience  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
ual4me
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 2:01 pm

I'd go for the kosher meal-I've ordered it a few times, and found that other passengers have looked over their seats due to the pleasant aroma.

On one transcon I took, I took the kosher option, and had beef brisket with vegetables. Was really very tasty!

Kosher meals are made to strict kosher meal laws-meat and dairy are not mixed, made under rabbinical supervision, sealed, ect... Kosher meals are always set apart from other 'option' meals because from what I understand, they are made outside the airline catering facility (due to rabbinical supervision). They also cost quite a bit more than the standard meal or veggie meal.

The kosher breakfast wasn't great-bagel with cream cheese...But if you are getting a hot meal, I would definitely go for kosher.

Where will this amount of cash take me?
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 4:13 pm

I was on a Canadian Airlines flight from HKG to YVR in July 1999, and apart from a lunch and breakfast that was served, there was also a "mid-flight snack" which was nothing more than a small piece of pre-packaged lemon-flavoured cake. Compared to us "regulars", the guys who ordered kosher had an excellent deal - they had what would be the equivalent of a full meal - I even saw the chicken drumstick on the (disposable) tray as the F/A was carrying it to their seats!
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 4:23 pm

Just remember that any pax that orders a special meal is not considered for upgrade if they are available!

Not many pax are aware of that!

[Edited 2004-05-15 09:26:28]
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 4:42 pm

Well now I've heard everything. Ordering religious meals because they taste better? You're all crazy!
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 8:47 pm

If there´s no kosher meal onboard, there´s always mamas food and Tupperware to bring with you  Big grin
Only El Al to serve kosher dishes?

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Sammyhostie
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sat May 15, 2004 8:53 pm

No every airline serves them, it varies between being free and to costing £15.
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sun May 16, 2004 5:51 am

Kosher food, as well as food for other dietary needs, is available on most long haul flights and must be pre-ordered. Some pax say the kosher (and other special meals) are of better quality, but that is personal opinion. I really couldnt imagine passengers ordering a Kosher meal if they did not observe the Jewish dietary laws, but who knows?

One thing to think about, if you are flying in economy and have ordered a Kosher meal, you will generally lose any chance that you may have had for being upgraded (ie, overbooking, FF, etc) since the aircraft will not be properly catered (Kosher meals vary by class).
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sun May 16, 2004 5:55 am

I've always found that the kosher meals are much tastier than the regular meal.

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RE: Kosher Meal

Sun May 16, 2004 5:58 am

Well now I've heard everything. Ordering religious meals because they taste better? You're all crazy!

Well from experience on you own BA from PHX-LHR I ordered as special meal and it was much better quality then the others and I was served first. Also, the passenger behind me ordered a kosher meal online like me through BA's website and was talking to her compainion about how good quality it was.

No every airline serves them, it varies between being free and to costing £15.

American757, if you are flying american it might cost you something like what this person said. But if you are flying BA it is free. What route oare you flying?



 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sun May 16, 2004 6:03 am

If there's a meal onboard, I can't see American charging for the kosher meal. This may be slightly off topic, but does anyone know which airlines do charge for special meals?

jeremy
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sun May 16, 2004 8:25 am

What are airlines that are doing "buy on board" offering in terms of kosher meals these days?
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taca
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sun May 16, 2004 8:26 am

That's why I always fly ElAl and... no kosher problem!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Sun May 16, 2004 8:59 am

Haha!

Last time I went to Israel, the girl next to me kept telling the flight attendant that she didn't order the kosher meal and demanded she get a regular meal. As far as I could tell, they pacified her with a crew meal. It was too much!

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RE: Kosher Meal

Mon May 17, 2004 12:21 am

I am flying United ORD-IAH, and went with the fruit plate because I was unsure at the moment. Do they ask what meal you want on board or serve you what they have. Maybe I can change it! I am really willing to change it if possible. I am gonna log on and look.
 
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RE: Kosher Meal

Mon May 17, 2004 12:26 am

I insist. Try ElAl and no problem  Wink/being sarcastic

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