geoffm
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So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 2:29 am

I know some airlines now have metal cutlery, or in one case I experienced, a metal fork and a plastic knife, but which airlines are back to using all metal cutlery?

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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 2:51 am

Last summer I flew Aeroflot, and my cutlery was metal. Everything was perfect on that flight. Aeroflot's brand new china was also very pleasing.
 
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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 2:51 am

Air Nostrum has all metal cutlery
 
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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:25 am

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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:02 am

SAA have metal cutlery on all international and even domestic flights.

Qantas also have metal cutlery. But on a flight from ADL-SYD, I got a metal knife but a plastic fork! I thought that was a bit strange...why give a plastic fork??!
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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:41 pm

It all depends on the country's regulation as where the plane flies from or into. E.g, SQ's flight in and out of Australia has metal cutleries and a plastic knife. This is because Australian regulations doesn't allow the use of metal knives post-911. But if SQ flies into Indonesia, then all cutleries are metal, including the knives. This is because both Singaporean and Indonesian authorities still allow the use of metal knives.

But then again, it is to the Airlines' discrepancy whether to use plastic knives and/or forks even if local authorities allow. Some airlines have thought that metal forks are more dangerous than metal knives, but who knows what the reason behind that is.

Hope this helps.

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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:52 pm

StudentFlyer,

Thanks for the reply.. I guess it kinda makes some sense. But isn't it also kinda stupid? I mean, if someone wants to hijack the aircraft, they can use the steel fork. I think a steel fork is much more dangerous than a steel knife. (All the knives I've seen on board are those steel butter knives..not the sharp kinda ones).
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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:53 pm

It depends on the country of origin and country of destination. Eg. I would imagine that all flights in and out of the USA are not allowed metal cutelery, but for other nations, it may be a different case.
 
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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:26 pm

I was very surprised to find myself eating with metal cutlery on MP AMS-MIA and back.
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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:57 pm

Air Seychelles did when I flew to and from LHR.

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studentflyer
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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:36 pm

But isn't it also kinda stupid? I mean, if someone wants to hijack the aircraft, they can use the steel fork. I think a steel fork is much more dangerous than a steel knife. (All the knives I've seen on board are those steel butter knives..not the sharp kinda ones).

Yes, I'd agree with you Springbok747. It makes much more sense to stab someone with a metal fork than a metal knife, because as you said, it's just butter knives. If it was steak knives, then it would make sense to be replaced with plastic ones. That probably explains why you had a plastic fork and a metal knife. Anyway, thanks for your opinion  Smile

Once you're used to using plastic knives, it's kinda weird to use metal ones again... in my experience at least. Lol

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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 7:06 pm

Hi !!!

I arrived yesterday from Switzerland in Southern India with Saudi Airlines in guest class (economy). On the leg GVA-JED-RUH, in 777-200, we had metal cutlery, and on the leg RUH-MAA(Chennai-Madras), in another 777-200, we had plastic ones.

One FA told me that between Europe and Saudi Arabia, the service is called "golden service". That may explains the difference of cutlery.

But in spite of the difference of cutlery I must admit that with SV the golden service was everywhere, as I could extend my bones on four seats between RUH and MAA.

The whole flight was fantastic, the FAs and the service too. And 777-200 is really my favorite plane, both with metal or plastic cutlery.

Cheers. Kilavoud.
 
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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:44 pm

Continental Airlines uses again metal fork and knife at leat on the flights from CDG to EWR.
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RE: So, Which Airlines Have Metal Cutlery?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:04 am

Czech Airlines (ecxept flights to UK)
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