Airline food choices

Jul 14th, 2006, 04:00 PM
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Airline food choices

If you could run your favorite airline for one day, what kind of food would you decide to have for your passengers, especially on long-haul flights? I'm talking about practical, economical choices.

I read part of a Conde Nast article at the doctor's office today which got me thinking about it.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 05:31 PM
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Good salads, fresh fruit, yummy bread as starters! And some decent wine and good hot flavorful coffee.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 11:23 PM
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Anything other than peanuts (Can you tell we fly Southwest?)
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Jul 15th, 2006, 06:22 AM
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Anything other than warm mixed nuts. AA must have purchased 100 tons of this stuff in 1990 because they've been serving, invariably, the same %$*#& thing in first class since then.

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Jul 15th, 2006, 04:15 PM
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I forget which carrier did this, it was a Gulf one, maybe Gulf Air but not sure:
1> On long-hauls provide every passenger with a 0.5l ( just under a pint I guess ) bottle of water, the type with the 'drink top' that can be opened and closed.
2> More choice of 'soft drinks' , greater selection of juices
3> Cereal snack bars, they give energy and fill you without costing the airline much or taking up too much weight, good to snack on.
4> Healthy and light foods, smaller portions, more often.

We always take snack items with us even on a full service carrier.
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Jul 15th, 2006, 05:07 PM
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Trans-Atlantic AA gives out bottles of Evian in Biz class anyway.

I agree with with LoveItaly about those foods which I think would be cheaper & better than what is now served. The article mentioned soups but that was vetoed. Personally, I'd like a good club sandwich or a decent chicken salad sandwich maybe with a pasta salad side. Heck, good cold fried chicken would be an improvement over "gourmet" items which usually don't quite come off.

I'm tired of the nuts too even though I eat them & then regret it because I have to go to the loo to floss because the danged things are stuck in my teeth!
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Jul 15th, 2006, 10:46 PM
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LOL Carrybean, your comment is exactly why I do not eat the peanuts or any kind of nuts on a plane..the flossing problem! I thought I was the only one in the world with that problem.
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Jul 15th, 2006, 11:56 PM
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I steer away from the nuts too, same reason ! Also I guess they can't really be digested that easy, though experts might tell us otherwise.
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Jul 16th, 2006, 02:59 AM
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You have more self-control than I do, James. I'll even take seconds if they pass them out.
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Jul 16th, 2006, 07:46 PM
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Me too. I'd suggest good cold sandwiches (how about on rye for a change?) and piping hot pizza.
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Jul 16th, 2006, 10:00 PM
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I vote for Pizza too
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Jul 17th, 2006, 03:17 AM
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Ohhhhh, corned beef or pastrami on rye with a good pickle on the side.
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Jul 20th, 2006, 06:37 AM
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Water and soft drinks only. No food for domestic flights, with the possible exception of first class. It's just too difficult to provide quality food for the masses of people traveling everyday. Think about the difficulty of just catering a small party at home. Keeping the food safe, and appealing for hundreds of thousands of people. And, doing this without a kitchen for preparation or any onboard facilities.
Let passengers bring their own food.
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Jul 20th, 2006, 07:25 AM
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Well I rate the food on the likes of Singapore Airlines, Gulf Air and Emirates, plus Malaysian to be great, even in Coach/Economy, never had a problem with the meals on such carriers but we always take small snacks along too so we can snack when so inclined. I would like to see lighter meals though.
It 'was' Gulf that gave out the mineral water, I remember now.
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Jul 20th, 2006, 08:12 AM
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I agree with JamesA about the food on SIA. They once had sushi as part of meal. Not bad at all
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