TED does not offer any BOB on redeye flights. I flew from PHX
once and only got a beverage service, and the usual juice and water prior to arrival -- also coffee.
Domestically, I think all meals have been eliminated in Y transcon or Hawaii, except F9
as stated above. For Jetblue, there is the usual snack service (but no pre-arrival snack packs). Alaska also serves some forms of heartier snacks on redeyes (transcon SEA
-- not ANC
) -- the normal peanuts after takeoff (used to be pretzel stick), and then a breakfast pastry (warmed) prior to arrival. The only routes that may have a snack pack are the premium flights from LAX
does not serve any meals in Y on redeye flights as well. I read from AA
magazine -- that the snack box purchases are only available on flights between 6am and 7:30pm -- that's what the book says, but anyone can clarify on this issue will be appreciated?
Internationally, there are always hot meals regardless of time of departure. On all redeye departures from USA to Asia, there are always two hot meals with snacks on demand.
Intra-Asian flights -- like SQ
's on SIN
-Japan/Korea/China, there are snacks after takeoff, and then hot breakfast prior to arrival. For the flights are longer than five hours, you can expect at least one hot meal. That is the norm. For the shorter HKG
redeye flights, both KE
offer hot meals (and I assume CX
will do the same). In Asia, it is expected a hot meal will always be served; and in HK
, people have late night snacks. The only exception is the Continental Micronesia late night flights from HKG
to Saipan/Guam, not full meals are served, but a hot sandwich is still offered. I guess some forms of hot food are expected as always.
For domestic flights, I agree with you that I will appreciate a snack pack or a sandwich, but when I flew LAX
redeye two weeks ago in J, the snack was no longer a sandwich, but only fruit and cheese plate, so you can assume that even F may not see any snacks soon on domestic redeye. I actually like AS
approach in F for SEA
transcon -- a chip dip after takeoff, and then a continental breakfast prior to arrival (45 minutes prior to arrival)... it is a healthy and great way to adjust to local time in east coast.