>However, shouldn't they have a meal available for all
>passengers on board? Do they assume a certain
>amount will not want to eat?
Au contraire. AI typically uplifts almost 20% additional meals, considerably higher than most other carriers, because of the finnicky Indian palate. However, frequently meals are disposed of after a service is completed, or offered as seconds to pax. It would not be abnormal for no dinner meal tray to be left say at the end of the redeye JFK-LHR flight.
>Also, I can understand them not having a
>certain "type" of food such as vegetarian or non-
>vegetarian, but they should have something available.
Always the nut mix and the nasty "Special Farsan" packets available. If they don't give you any, go to the bar cart on the far right of the bulkhead by door 2L and check there. It has never failed me!
>Oh, and I hope you were joking about the washing
>schedule, but then again, I'm not surprised.
Yes, I was joking!
They wash them at C-Checks!!!!
>Any of them 744s been through a D-Check yet?
>Maybe just starting to?
I believe that ESM is scheduled for hers this coming fall, which is why AI is scrambling to acquire a 744 on dry-lease to fill the schedule. ESN, ESO and ESP will follow immediately after in that order. The others are still a few years away.
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