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How Many Meals On A Trans-Pacific Flight?

Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:25 am

Hello Everyone,

I will be traveling from Chicago to Seoul the end of May on United and I am wondering how many meals or snacks are served on the flights?

I know as of a few years ago, United offered a meal after take-off, then a snack mid-flight, and then another meal before landing. Do they still do that now?

Also, is the service different on non-stop ORD-NRT flight vs. a SFO-NRT or ICN flight?

Thanks,

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RE: How Many Meals On A Trans-Pacific Flight?

Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:57 am

When I fly UA from LAX to NRT, they offer 2 1/2 meals westbound, usually a full lunch on takeoff, some kind of snack midflight and something like pizza before landing. On the eastbound flight they offer 2 meals, dinner after takeoff and breakfast before landing. Westbound is daylight the whole way, eastbound is overnight and people try to sleep. Also eastbound is usually a couple of hours shorter due to tailwinds.
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RE: How Many Meals On A Trans-Pacific Flight?

Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:05 am

Well, on HA SYD-HNL we nearly starved. Dinner was a sandwich, an apple and a cookie. Breakfast was tasty, but a small portion.
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RE: How Many Meals On A Trans-Pacific Flight?

Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:05 am

BR - 2.5, 2 full meals 1-2 hours after takeoffs (usually dinner) and before landings. West bound flights also let you have some snacks (cup noodles, snacks, etc).
 
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RE: How Many Meals On A Trans-Pacific Flight?

Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:21 am



Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 2):
Well, on HA SYD-HNL we nearly starved. Dinner was a sandwich, an apple and a cookie. Breakfast was tasty, but a small portion.

On the 747s to Asia, United's food in economy is actually quite good. Breakfast eastbound is hot meal with eggs and sausage and they use special United plastic dishes. AFAIK, United is currently charging for drinks in economy, but this has changed a couple of times. Their video equipment is prehistoric - they still use projection televisions with three colors that do not always blend together well. The flight attendants are very senior, but usually professional and friendly.
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RE: How Many Meals On A Trans-Pacific Flight?

Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:01 am

can't speak for UA myself as stories from colleagues who had travelled them transpacific told a pretty sorry tale of old aircraft, worn interiors, ancient IFE and average service at best which put me off flying them to SYD. So I tried QF who served 2 full meals plus the snack bags they hand out, friendly service and a decent seatback IFE with a good choice of movies and music.
 
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RE: How Many Meals On A Trans-Pacific Flight?

Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:30 am

United sometimes reminds me to the old PAN AM just before their demise! Old planes, old interior, old cabin crew, old IFE, and the service goes down down down!
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RE: How Many Meals On A Trans-Pacific Flight?

Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:40 am

I fly SGN-ICN-ATL-ICN-SGN six times a year on KE in business class. On the ICN-ATL-ICN segments two full meals are served and snacks are available all the time. If you've never flown KE, they are a wonderful airline and you should try them sometime.
 
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RE: How Many Meals On A Trans-Pacific Flight?

Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:40 am



Quoting TWA1985 (Thread starter):

Also, is the service different on non-stop ORD-NRT flight vs. a SFO-NRT or ICN flight?



Quoting TWA1985 (Thread starter):
I will be traveling from Chicago to Seoul the end of May on United and I am wondering how many meals or snacks are served on the flights?

Are you in First, Business, or Economy?

ORD-NRT (westbound) will have Lunch and then a pre-arrival snack (pre-packaged sandwich of some kind). There are sandwiches and hot ramen-style noodles available upon request in between (meals).

NRT-KIX is a pre-packaged snackbox in economy.

If you're in Economy, check this thread out.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/10992001-post4.html

If you're in Business, check this thread out.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...omestic-international-edition.html

If you're in First, check this thread out:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...omestic-international-edition.html
 
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RE: How Many Meals On A Trans-Pacific Flight?

Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:20 pm

I am confirmed in economy on United from ORD-NRT and then Korean Airlines from NRT-ICN.
Then on the return I am on Korean again to NRT and United from NRT-ORD.

Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 8):
ORD-NRT (westbound) will have Lunch and then a pre-arrival snack (pre-packaged sandwich of some kind). There are sandwiches and hot ramen-style noodles available upon request in between (meals).

That is strange. The website lists two full meals (Lunch, Lunch) and not (Lunch, snack).

But, as we all know, the site can often be wrong. I know on the return it lists Lunch, and Dinner.

Also, on Airlinemeals.net, I just found photos of someone on the ORD-NRT flight and they got lunch, a snack box, and another lunch.

But, that was four years ago so a lot can change.

Thanks for your insight!
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