In Flight Meals - Do you eat them?

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Limewood

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I usually fill up in lounges. Running late on long weekend flight in Y CNS/BNE was served up in a plastic packet during flight, was a super dry brown bread sandwich with little meat cheese and lettuce, couldn't eat it, Mrs Lime had an awful fetta roll ditto, qantas advertise you get food included in fare.
 

hossein_au

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So this begs the question... if people actually sent NP pictures of their inflight meals, which he supposedly puts his name to, would he either (a) fix it up or (b) continue to take his fee from QF and leave things as they are? If it's (b) he loses even more respect.

There really is no excuse for some of the meals that go out from QF catering. IIRC I read somewhere NP randomly takes flights to check the meals... but given his name must be on the manifest, I suspect the batch for his flight is somewhat better prepared?

I think we should be a bit more cognisant of the real world of business collaboration and cross marketing; as far as I am concerned, NP has his own business (restaurant, etc). In line with many other celebrity chiefs he definitely wants to branch out (venture out) to other areas of the huge money-making machine some may call degustation industry (in the form of TV shoes, etc). Qantas happens to offer him a deal, and for whatever reason he has accepted the deal. As far as Qantas and NP are concerned they both are win (QF get to use NP name, and NP gets more well known than he otherwise would be).

As far as the actual service experience of the flyers are concerned it should not make an iota of different whose name is on the menu. This whole exercise is a marketing and cross-marketing, at the backend (I mean it in the marketing/business sense, not collegial sense). Well, that is how I see it anyway. And from my experience (not only in this context), you live happier if you keep your expectations low...
 

rpalais

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I disagree with not to serve food on flights. Nobody forces you eat, but if someone wants to do it, why can not do it? Let each choose what you want to do: if you want to eat, do it. If you don't want to eat, don't do it. If we do that, someday someone will say that to sleep on flights is not good, then don't let people sleep on flights!!!
 

Buzzard

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Firstly welcome to AFF rpalais, agree with your post.

To the dtriment of my waistline, I pig out in the lounge and on the aircraft then tend to eat very little next day.
 

Musongman

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In the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, Pan Am on the old 747's, used to serve meals on the SYD/LAX or SYD/HNL/LAX, I think even over the Pole to LHR, then after the cabin settled down, they set up a buffet. Not in a galley, but on a long bench beside the last galley. People could help themselves for the rest of the flight. It was so good in those far off halcyon days....LOL!!
 

RobJ

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Agree

I loath the full meal service airlines usually do after, say a 11pm departure (noise etc when trying to sleep). But on the other hand, the hours prior to a departure around meal time might be quite hectic with no opportunity to have a meal so I'm happy to scoff away. And of course US airlines tend to be very accommodating of the OP's position :)


You're right about this, especially since you've usually spent a fair bit of time in the lounge with nothing to do but eat and drink. On the other hand, if all you're getting for say a business class fare is airline breakfast you're going to feel ripped off - a discretionary snack bar sounds a better idea. I once travelled BA business to London and thought we were starved, although later experiences have been better - again, discretionary snacks would have been a good idea.

I usually avoid breakfast on shortish Pacific flights with early morning departure because eating in the lounge is a better deal. Domestically I fly economy and only upgrade to business for meal time flights (at genuine evening meal times) - otherwise you don't get much value for your points and it saves worrying about doing something when you get home.
 

busissi

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Nothing to eat on a 14 hour flight? You obviously don't have to take any medication, have an abnormal stomach or someone else is paying for your flight and meals!
 

VMC73

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Short haul rarely eat no matter what class, unless it is lunch/dinner time and will not get an opportunity to eat elsewhere.

Long haul generally will eat unless it is after 10ish then it will be one of those fabulous sleeping tablets from Mexico or Thailand!

Can you imagine "Upper Class" not serving food? Imagine that thread!
 

harvyk

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Can you imagine "Upper Class" not serving food? Imagine that thread!

Yes, and yes I did feel just a little ripped off (ok, it was points, and thanks to a quirk it was 0 points for that sector, but still)
 

BAM1748

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I disagree with not to serve food on flights. Nobody forces you eat, but if someone wants to do it, why can not do it? Let each choose what you want to do: if you want to eat, do it. If you don't want to eat, don't do it. If we do that, someday someone will say that to sleep on flights is not good, then don't let people sleep on flights!!!

Except plenty of airlines want you to sleep on flights by insisting on shades down. Utter rubbish,.
 

dajop

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Except plenty of airlines want you to sleep on flights by insisting on shades down. Utter rubbish,.

Not just about sleeping, but also gives the opportunity to fully appreciate the IFE, which can be difficult with sun glare. 787s overcome both problems (forcing people to close shades and sun glare)
 

BAM1748

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Not just about sleeping, but also gives the opportunity to fully appreciate the IFE, which can be difficult with sun glare. 787s overcome both problems (forcing people to close shades and sun glare)

Yes, we don't want people enjoying the sunshine do we.

Matt
 
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anat0l

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Where does uneaten food go to die?

The Bin perhaps?

Revolutionary idea. ;)

I heard it goes to some factory where they re-sort it into meat, vegetables, fruit, starches and so on. They compact it, blend it, slice it, dice it, chop it, grind it, hydrate it, dehydrate it, boil it, broil it, baste it, marinate it, simmer it, pressure cook it, caramelise it, bake it, whip it, whisk it, beat it, fillet it and cook it until you can't recognise what it was originally.

Then you add secret herbs and spices, a bit of artificial flavours and preservatives and put it in a foil tray.

Voila - Economy class meals. :)
 
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