As a flight attendant in today's airline industry I have to tell you that it is embarrassing with the lack of service I am able to supply to my passengers. Back when I started with TWA we still had food on domestic flights, if not in the main cabin at least in first class. My Dad was with the original Frontier, and for those of you who experienced their inflight service, I hope you agree it was quite fantastic. Even when we flew AA back when I was a kid, from OKC-ORD we always had a wonderful meal. Believe it or not, I miss doing meal services because it gives me something to do. I fly for a regional carrier and we fly for 5 Mainline Airlines, and only on a couple of them do we offer a service of any kind. One carrier in particular we offer Muffins in the morning, and sometimes sandwiches for lunch, or a snack tray with cheese, crackers, pepperoni, and a Kit-Kat candy bar. I love working these flights. It's nice to be able to offer my passengers something.
So my question is, what would you be willing to pay if the airlines were to reinstate meals on domestic flights? I am sure it wouldn't add much cost to the ticket (for those of you way smarter than me on dealing with "crunching numbers" and such please help me out here). I would think something like an additional surcharge to the ticket of $10 should cover it. They may not be the best meals, but it's something to keep my passengers and myself occupied and add a little bit of enjoyment back into flying. Thanks for the help folks.