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10 things about airline food

Old Sep 26th, 2005, 02:59 AM
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10 things about airline food

Can anyone help me out with '10 things you dont know about Airline Food'. I'm writing an article for a newspaper and would appreciate the help. Here's an example - American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

anything along those lines would be a big help.

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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 03:18 AM
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Yeah..and they spent the exact same amount when they thought they had to replace all those blankets that might have been touched by someone THEY thought might have AIDS!
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 04:54 AM
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Here's something I don't know about airline food:

What airlines still serve it on domestic flights.

What International First Class airplane food tastes like.

Where they get those teeny little cafeteria trays they serve it in.

Why the lettuce always looks fresh and the chicken looks three days old.

What kind of meat exactly is the "beef" dish?
 
Old Sep 26th, 2005, 05:40 AM
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Shouldn't you be doing your own, fact based, research?

Info posted here may be inaccurate.
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 05:59 AM
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I had a first class meal yesterday on AA on a ORD-BOS flight. First class meals now are worse than a coach class meal 15 years ago. But if this is what they need to do to save $$$, no problem.

And no airline I know of serves a domestic coach class meal.
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 06:02 AM
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I flew Continental last March from EWR to SFO, and they had meal service in cattle car.
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 06:06 AM
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 06:28 AM
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Dude, here is a link to the webiste having the most extensive info on airline meals on the planet.
http://www.airlinemeals.net/
GT: CO does offer "meals" albeit most travellers would call them "snacks".Some folks think anything served on a tray or ina a basket qualifies as a "meal".Depends on the lenght of your flight and the time of day.
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 06:37 AM
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I had a meal in 1st from Denver to Dallas last week and it was very good.
A 90 minute flight and we had the works... cocktails, warm nuts warm towels, and a great hot pasta dish with foccacia bread.
Seriously, it was better than most Italian places.
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 06:42 AM
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flyertalk.com All you ever wanted to know.
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 06:45 AM
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OMG Beach... what a great site!!!!
I'll have to start taking pictures of my meals!
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 06:53 AM
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Continental does serve hot food on domestic flights, even for economy, if it's meal time and the flight is over a certain length. For example, a lunch time flight Houston-Newark will get hot lunch. However, beware of mysterious burger! Hahahah.

International business class food is very very good on most airlines. I've not flown one recently, but according to my parents, who've flown CO on Asian routes, the food is really high-end - $50-80 meals if they're served on the ground.
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 07:02 AM
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They still serve food on airplanes?
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 07:09 AM
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TTP.......Look at the "Crew Meals"....These are according to my FA friends, much better than pax meals...They have it written into their contracts....
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 08:35 AM
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suze, depends on your definition of "food"
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