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Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:25 pm

What kind of food can I expect to receive in cattle class on QF on the lax-syd route. How many meals will I get? Is alcohol free to economy passengers?

Thanks for the Information
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:33 pm

Wine and Beer are free on QF- with excellent australian options. The meals are typical western fare, above average in quality. (pasta, chicken breast, etc.) Dinner upon departure from LAX, with a breakfast and small meal later on just before arrival in SYD. The service is above average for all airlines, but maybe not as good as the other pacific carriers.
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:22 pm

Man I can't wait to have some drinks on board.. They don't card for underage drinking do they? I'll be 21 less than 2 months after I take the flight.

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:44 pm

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 2):
Man I can't wait to have some drinks on board.. They don't card for underage drinking do they? I'll be 21 less than 2 months after I take the flight.

The drinking age of Australia applies... that is 18 years old. Beer or Wine can however be served to minors providing they are having a meal and are accompanied by their parent/guardian.
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:46 pm

Most countries have a drinking age less than the US.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_drinking_age

Australia's age is 18.

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:59 pm

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 2):
Man I can't wait to have some drinks on board.. They don't card for underage drinking do they? I'll be 21 less than 2 months after I take the flight.

Provided you don't make a pain-in-the-a** of yourself or get drunk, the QF FAs wont think twice about serving you. My son has had no problem with getting beer & wine on QF since he was 14, although he always was a big lad!

Strictly speaking there is no min legal drinking age on QF aircraft, as there is no Australian min drinking age. (There are state min drinking age laws -18, but strictly speaking they dont apply on aircraft outside the state concerned). I supect company policy, for political reasons is 18.

There are, of course, Fedral laws aganist being intoxicated onboard an aircraft and drunken behavior on an aircraft which, very much do apply. Definision of "intoxicated" & "drunk" are solely at the descrission of the PIC.

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:33 pm

Don't even worry about getting carded, up in Business class they ask what kind of wine I want with my tea, even though I am only 14. (althuogh I don't like it so I say no thanks)

But yes the food with QF is great. I would think that you would get the AVOD, as I just flew LAX-AKL and got it even though on the website it says that it isn't on that route.
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Anyways I would look forward to the flight if I was you!
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:03 pm

LAX-SYD - like others have posted, and you'll receive a "Snack on Q" snack bag with some pretzels, granola bar, chocolate, etc....not a huge portion but enough to get you through the night.
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:48 pm

All

lets be realistic the food isnt fantastic great ... the service style is
great - not the food .....

takeoff from LAX will be a hot meal... the service goes like this

boarding
headsets
menus
takeoff
hot towels
drinks from bar cart
meal is served (usually pasta, with salad, cheese/crackers/bread roll warmed )
or a chicken with rice and pak choy
(no chicken breast ALWAYS THIGH MEAT)
ice cream service
hot camomile tea or hot chocolate service with marshmallows

That all takes 2.5 hours ....


Then Snack on Q - bag containing crisps, apple, chocolate, water bottle,
mints etc

before landing
hot towels
drinks from bar/juices/soft drinks
breakfast meal served (omelette bacon/tomato) bread or cereal danish etc

Thats what you get !
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:26 pm

Hey Slovacek heres a website that might help you
http://www.airlinemeals.net/index.html
won't be exactly the same but gives you an idea what you are going to get
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:39 pm

You will get these two options...

Lime Chicken or Pasta with Mushroom and chees sauce.

Service varies depending on what flight so industry buff does have it correct to an extent, but that is usually a daylight flight.

If you are departing after 2000the servie wil flow as follows:

Headsets (If not on your seat)
Menus
Amenity Packs (If not on your seat)

Supper with drinks on top of cart (Spirits on request)
Tea Coffee
Collect offering Hot Choc/Camomile tea
Snack on Q (Contents currently is Pack of Crisps, Cookies, peppermints and water)
Fruit/Juice offerings
Hot towels
Breakfast

We dont do a bar or ice creams on departures after 2000. and hot towels are done prior to breakfast.

Age of alcohol, can be a bit of a problem. We have been having abit of trouble with this as of late, but if you are over the age of 18 it doesnt matter as you are on a Australian registerd aircraft.

Hope you enjoy the flights.

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:04 pm

Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 10):
Age of alcohol, can be a bit of a problem. We have been having abit of trouble with this as of late

Some more details please?

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:03 am

I can't believe they serve chicken "thigh". Based on the QF meal pictures I have seen the meals were a lot better 20 years ago. They were in fact outstanding. The cakes were huge; about 4 times larger than what you often get these days.
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:46 am

Thanks for the information everyone. Yes I am over 18 so looks like the alcohol will be no problem. I'm very excited about the flight and yea I am departing at 10:30pm which is 2230 so I should be getting the amenities listed above. I've only taken Continental long haul and while it was by no means bad, I expect QF to be better. Now if only I have AVOD I'll be the happiest camper on the plane  Smile

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:18 am

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 13):
Thanks for the information everyone. Yes I am over 18 so looks like the alcohol will be no problem. I'm very excited about the flight and yea I am departing at 10:30pm which is 2230 so I should be getting the amenities listed above. I've only taken Continental long haul and while it was by no means bad, I expect QF to be better. Now if only I have AVOD I'll be the happiest camper on the plane Smile

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AVOD isn't really that big of a deal, especially on this flight where you'll probably be sleeping 7 or 8 hours. I didn't miss it when I flew LAX-SYD, anyway.
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:25 am

I typically have a hard time sleeping in planes. I'm pretty sure it's because I'm excited to be flying and dont want to miss any of it while I have the chance.

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:13 pm

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 5):
Strictly speaking there is no min legal drinking age on QF aircraft, as there is no Australian min drinking age. (There are state min drinking age laws -18, but strictly speaking they dont apply on aircraft outside the state concerned). I supect company policy, for political reasons is 18.

The minimum drinking age on QF is 18. Whilst there is no federal law which specifically reltes to drinking age, QF adheres to the national RSA standard, which strictly states 18, unless drinking beer or wine with dinner and parents.
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:04 pm

Here is the dinner menu in Steerage from my flight down to Brisbane last week. I know it isn't Sydney but I suppose they would be close enough for government work.

DINNER

Cannellini Bean Salad

Choice of:

Marinated Lime Chicken with Corn & Black Bean Salad
or
Penne with Creamy Wild Mushroom Sauce

Coconut Macaroon

Coffee, Tea, Cadbury Hot Chocolate, Organic Chamomile Tea



SNACK ON Q

We are pleased to offer bottled water and snacks to enjoy at your leisure. Fresh Fruit will be served throughout your flight.



BREAKFAST

Choice of:

Continental Breakfast
Fruit Juice
Melon Salad
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin
Cereal

or

Hot Breakfast
Fruit Juice
Melon Salad
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin
Vegetable Frittata with Pork Sausage and Roma Tomato

Coffee, Tea


BEVERAGES
Australian Wine
Sauvignon Blanc or Shiraz Blends by Wirra Wirra
Reserve Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon by Jacob's Creek

Australian Sparkling Wine
200ml Chardonnay Pinot Noir by Jacob's Creek

Spirits
Johnnie Walker Red Whiskey
Gordon's Gin
Smirnoff Vodka
Bacardi White Rum
Bundaberg Dark Rum
Jim Beam Bourbon
St. Agnes 3 Star Brandy

Beers
Victoria Bitter
Tooheys New
Hahn Premium Light

NonAlcoholic
Orange Juice
Tomato or Spicy Tomato Juice
Apple Juice
Cranberry Drink
Lemon Ice Tea
Soda Water
Tonic Water
Bundaberg Ginger Beer
Ginger Ale
Lemonade
Coke or Diet Coke
Solo-Lemon Squash
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:09 pm

What is the best beer to drink aboard a QF flight? And a rum and coke sounds good  Smile
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:11 pm

What is the best beer to drink aboard a QF flight? I generally like light beers. A rum and coke sounds mighty good too.

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:18 pm

Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 16):
The minimum drinking age on QF is 18. Whilst there is no federal law which specifically reltes to drinking age, QF adheres to the national RSA standard, which strictly states 18, unless drinking beer or wine with dinner and parents.

Agreed they do, but they are not LEGALLY required to do so. That was my (admittedly padentic) point, it is company policy, not the law. And from my and other peoples exprience the FAs in flight dont really enforce it. (The same on JL & AZ too!)

Drunken behavior is a TOTALLY diffrent matter!

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:30 pm

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 19):
What is the best beer to drink aboard a QF flight?

Based on what they offer per the menu I posted and what I have been drinking down here for the past week I would go with the Victoria Bitter. You do know you shouldn't drink too much alcohol on a long flight like that right? A little is ok but too much will make your hangover worsened from the effects of the flight.
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:09 pm

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 19):
What is the best beer to drink aboard a QF flight? I generally like light beers. A rum and coke sounds mighty good too.

I'd recommend Tooheys. I spent a good night and the morning after wrecked off of that stuff. Good times!
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:28 pm

Deltagator and 777STL what are you guys thinking VB and Tooheys are both terrible drinks. Don't go for that try an Australian if they have any
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:00 pm

Well they don't have XXXX on the list so I went with the next best thing. They should have Sam Adams but oh well.
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:41 am

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 23):
Deltagator and 777STL what are you guys thinking VB and Tooheys are both terrible drinks. Don't go for that try an Australian if they have any

Everyplace I went in OZ, that's just about all they had.... I didn't like VB myself, but Toohey's was serviceable. Except Brisbane, Brisbane obviously has a lot of XXXX.
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:50 am

Yall are scaring me here.. haha I'm not sure if I wanna try any of these beers.. Wish they had a good ole Bud Light.

Think I might just go for the Rum or Bourban and Coke.. Can't really go wrong there.  Smile

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:58 am

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 26):
Wish they had a good ole Bud Light.

Please remove yourself from the gene pool.  Wink
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:31 am

Quoting 777STL (Reply 25):
Everyplace I went in OZ, that's just about all they had.... I didn't like VB myself, but Toohey's was serviceable. Except Brisbane, Brisbane obviously has a lot of XXXX.

The only reason why people drink this beer is because its the cheapest. But some tourist get the Aussie feel when drinking this beer. But whatever fancies you

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 26):
Think I might just go for the Rum or Bourban and Coke.. Can't really go wrong there.

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:18 am

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 26):
Yall are scaring me here.. haha I'm not sure if I wanna try any of these beers.. Wish they had a good ole Bud Light.

Think I might just go for the Rum or Bourban and Coke.. Can't really go wrong there. Smile

Slovacek747

Good 'ole pee water ehh? You won't be able to find American beers much of anywhere in OZ. Seriously though, Toohey's really isn't much different than any lager in the states.

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 28):
The only reason why people drink this beer is because its the cheapest. But some tourist get the Aussie feel when drinking this beer. But whatever fancies you

Well I never said I had any particular affinity for it, it was what was there and the VB I had was on a dive boat of all places, wasn't like I had a huge selection to choose from. The British and Aussies I was with were drinking it and that's good enough for me.

VHVXB, I'm going to guess you're not from NSW?  Wink
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:09 am

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 26):
Wish they had a good ole Bud Light

I doubt that's available in Australia - thank heavens for that LOL!
And it definitely is not available in New Zealand - we drink Lion Red or DB or Speights or Tui! (Sadly, none of that available in Australia as far as I know).

Their beer is generally around 5% alcohol, as is New Zealand's.
VB is strong-ish, to my taste. And as others have said, it's cheap!!!

Once you actually GET there - try Fosters, or as VHVXB recommends - XXXX. Driven past the XXXX Brewery on Milton Road in Brisbane many times...

Try Australian wines. The old tale of Australia being better with reds, and New Zealand being better with whites, is slowly starting to change, but still has some truth. Try the Jacobs Creek Cabernet Sauvignon that Qantas offer. It's named after the little creek that runs across the Barossa Valley near the winery - hell I was drunk after a trip to the Barossa and tasting 40 bottles of wine when I went to Adelaide...

You might, of course, get Bundaberg Rum with your Coke... that's pretty Aussie  Smile

The day that Qantas don't serve alcohol free to economy class, will be the day they give all their business to their nemesis and arch rival for trans-Tasman and to/from LAX.... Air New Zealand. If you dare - try telling Aussies and Kiwis there will be no free drink on board when they aren't on a LCC... or even if they are...  Wink

You generally get better service on airlines in this part of the world than you do on US carriers. Enjoy yourself, although it will be a very long flight - 14 hours!
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:36 am

Quoting 777STL (Reply 29):
Well I never said I had any particular affinity for it, it was what was there and the VB I had was on a dive boat of all places, wasn't like I had a huge selection to choose from. The British and Aussies I was with were drinking it and that's good enough for me.

VHVXB, I'm going to guess you're not from NSW?

Fair enough. All i'm saying is that there should be bigger selection of drinks of available besides VB and Tooheys and yes I am from NSW why do you ask?
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:59 am

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 30):
Driven past the XXXX Brewery on Milton Road in Brisbane many times...

The peckerwoods are closed on the weekend for tours! How retarded is that? All we wanted to do was drink some beer this weekend and they were closed. We ended up at some Irish bar down by the casino instead.

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 30):
Try Australian wines.

Absolutely! My family has a vineyard and soon to be winery back in the States and we drink tons of Aussie wine. They are very good and usually cheap given the government subsidy they get for export.

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 30):
You generally get better service on airlines in this part of the world than you do on US carriers

Even for Steerage the crew was very professional and didn't mind working an overnight flight. Very refreshing to experience.

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 30):
Enjoy yourself, although it will be a very long flight - 14 hours!

I'm going back BNE-MEL-LAX-ATL tomorrow and not looking forward to it at all.
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:06 am

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 31):
yes I am from NSW why do you ask?

Perhaps because you like XXXX - the Queensland beer  Wink

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:55 am

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 30):

Try Australian wines. The old tale of Australia being better with reds, and New Zealand being better with whites, is slowly starting to change, but still has some truth. Try the Jacobs Creek Cabernet Sauvignon that Qantas offer. It's named after the little creek that runs across the Barossa Valley near the winery - hell I was drunk after a trip to the Barossa and tasting 40 bottles of wine when I went to Adelaide...

Australian and Kiwi wine is out of this world. While honeymooning on the South Island of New Zealand, we bought several bottles of small scale local pinot noir for under NZ$10 each. They are easily the best pinot noirs I have every had!
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:06 pm

What are the good beers over in Perth? Any American brands?

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Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:19 pm

It's been mentioned but I don't think in quite strong enough terms. BE CAREFUL ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU DRINK!!! Alcohol at altitude has much more of an effect on you. In my experience, it takes 1/3rd to 1/2 the amount to feel intoxication effects (catch a buzz so to speak) as on the ground. Also, since it's so dry, you will probably get a hangover when you wouldn'tve on the ground and it'll hurt more. Take a few bottles of water on board with you and drink copiously. Limit it to two beers or so... drink one, then give it about 30 minutes and see how you feel. You may find that one gets you looped.

One other thing; it's a VERY long flight. If you can get a window seat, consider getting a prescription for Ambien. DO NOT DRINK if you're taking Ambien... you will do very strange things that you won't remember that will possibly land you in jail. That said, it can help you get 4-8 hours of sleep and that can mean the difference between feeling horrid the first two days you're there and stepping off the plane ready to go (or as close as possible). I wouldn't ever fly without it.
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:21 pm

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 35):
What are the good beers over in Perth? Any American brands?

Probably no American brands available. That's kind of the point of going abroad, because things are DIFFERENT!!!  Smile They aren't like at home, so it's different beer, different food... for example, try the lovely cheese available in the United Kingdom or New Zealand, or the great fruit in Australia... you might get Lady Finger Bananas if you are lucky - delicious and very different!

MOST but not all Australian beers are available Australia wide; so the selection is likely to be fairly similar in Perth to what it is in Sydney

And Australian beer won't taste like the versions they export to the USA - it's much stronger in taste, and often in alcohol content too, as it is in New Zealand and the United Kingdom - especially the United Kingdom!!!

Forget about whether there will or will not be American beer available in Australia or anywhere else outside the USA, and celebrate the differences you find there, and the new things you will see, hear, smell, feel, and taste.
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:25 pm

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 30):
The old tale of Australia being better with reds, and New Zealand being better with whites, is slowly starting to change, but still has some truth. Try the Jacobs Creek Cabernet Sauvignon that Qantas offer. It's named after the little creek that runs across the Barossa Valley near the winery - hell I was drunk after a trip to the Barossa and tasting 40 bottles of wine when I went to Adelaide...

It's all in the soil. West Australian whites are beautiful - similar to the lovely peachy New Zealand whites. Otherwise, if in doubt, the safest call is stick to South Australian wines - they don't seem to make any bad wine over there, red or white. NSW and Victoria are not so reliable - but generally, like in so many things, if you pay 20% more than the average, you get far more than that in extra quality. Tasmania is the home of a family of very distinct beers (and a great stout) made by Cascade.
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:27 pm

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 26):
Think I might just go for the Rum or Bourban and Coke



Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 30):
You might, of course, get Bundaberg Rum with your Coke



Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 17):
Bundaberg Dark Rum

As somewhat of a rum afficionado, I suggest you try a dark rum with ginger ale with a lime wedge; squeeze the lime juice into your drink and then run the lime around the rim of your glass.  yummy  I seem to remember trying Bundaberg at one time, but found it a bit harsh -- i.e. not very mellow. But try the Bundaberg anyway...you might like it. FWIW, I try to stay away from white rums whenever possible, they lack character and depth...IMHO.  snooty  wink 

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 37):
Forget about whether there will or will not be American beer available in Australia or anywhere else outside the USA, and celebrate the differences you find there, and the new things you will see, hear, smell, feel, and taste.

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Quoting Kanebear (Reply 36):
DO NOT DRINK if you're taking Ambien... you will do very strange things that you won't remember that will possibly land you in jail.

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:36 pm

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 33):
Perhaps because you like XXXX - the Queensland beer

That and not many people outside of NSW are fond of Toohey's.

Quoting Kanebear (Reply 36):
One other thing; it's a VERY long flight. If you can get a window seat, consider getting a prescription for Ambien. DO NOT DRINK if you're taking Ambien... you will do very strange things that you won't remember that will possibly land you in jail. That said, it can help you get 4-8 hours of sleep and that can mean the difference between feeling horrid the first two days you're there and stepping off the plane ready to go (or as close as possible). I wouldn't ever fly without it.

One more thing, give Ambien a test run before your flight. Different people react differently to Ambien, there are some side effects. Ones you won't want to be discovering 34,000 feet over the middle of the Pacific.
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:46 pm

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 33):
Perhaps because you like XXXX - the Queensland beer

Just while I think of it, painting that statue of the Queensland Rugby Hero (can't remember what his name is) in the NSW colours for State Of Origin was BAD - but oh it was funny! I was glued to the telly when that item came on TVNZ news...

Yeah 4x is alright beer. The Queensland player that you are refering is probably Wally Lewis
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:11 pm

Quoting N600RR (Reply 39):
FWIW, I try to stay away from white rums whenever possible, they lack character and depth...IMHO.

It's not your opinion...it's a fact. White rum isn't aged in barrels thus being suited only for making fruity-ass girly drinks. Dark rum is the only rum to drink.

Quoting N600RR (Reply 39):
Hmmmm........Care to elaborate?

Rep. Kennedy comes to mind most recently.
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:16 pm

Forget the beer... Go the Bundy and coke all the way! Was raised on that stuff (yes... i am a country boy through and through!!) and man, do i miss it! Wish i had a few cans of it sittin right here with me now!!! LOL. Just be careful, the wrath of the bundy bear does come up and surprise you rather quickly though!!!
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:34 pm

One rather high profile example...
 
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:23 am

In perth you have Swan beer, which is alright not the best but nice.

The best beer is Speights which is made in Dunedin NZ and is available in alot of place in Perth, if you can try it  Smile
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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:55 am

Thats what I like to hear 777boi.. I'm a country boy to so I think I'll take your advice and just drink the Bundy and coke. I know it's good stuff and I just haven't been convinced that there is really a good beer on a QF flight or in Perth for that matter. take it easy

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:19 am

Does anyone know how the meals compare to CO ecomony class food? (internationally)

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:09 am

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 47):
Does anyone know how the meals compare to CO ecomony class food? (internationally)

Thanks,
Slovacek747

why on earth would we know that? just go to airlinemeals and do a comparison for yourself...it's not that hard, is it?

as for beer, go to the little creatures pub in fremantle and try the pale ale..

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 45):
In perth you have Swan beer, which is alright not the best but nice.

what are you on about? we have plenty of good beer in Perth besides "wife basher"

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 35):
What are the good beers over in Perth? Any American brands?

don't come here to drink the crap you can drink at home...you might want to try Duckstein Brewery in the swan valley also...beer there will put you on your ass pretty fast. Feral brewery is a good bet too.

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RE: Qantas Food Selection

Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:44 am

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 46):
I know it's good stuff and I just haven't been convinced that there is really a good beer on a QF flight or in Perth for that matter.

You ain't even got there yet mate! Give it a chance, for heavens sake!

You've been asking some repetitive type questions, so I will spell it out...

1. There are probably no American Beers available in Perth.

2. This does not mean that you will die or suffer dreadfully.

3. There are lots of local beers to try, and even as Pilotdude09 puts out, NZ beer!

4. Hopefully NONE of them taste ANYTHING LIKE BUDWEISER! It is horrible weak stuff that should not be allowed to call itself beer. Yes, I have had the misfortune to taste it!

5. Qantas Long Haul Economy Class Meals are very likely no better and no worse than Continental. I have checked the trip reports, and the photographs of the Continental meals look very similar to the descriptions above of the Qantas ones... ie chicken or pasta most commonly.

6. You will be thrown out of your comfort zone, and probably find that Australia is nothing like home. Enjoy it's wide open spaces, the outback, its gracious cities, its wandering rivers, the proverbial coolibah tree by a billabong!

7. If you do NOT enjoy it, then say nothing. Australians are friendly and straight up people who do not mince words, but they do mince Americans who pick the wrong words  Wink
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