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[video]https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152472183237686[/video]

The short of it:

-Increasing portion sizes
-Removal of trays for a serving plate
-Pre-meal fancy cordials
-New geometric design
-Eat on Q for Y
 
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So it would seem without the tray you are handed a plastic plate with the meal, and then given a dessert or similar in a plastic package along with your pre-wrapped plastic cutlery. So you put it all out separately on the table. And the bread roll is also physically handed to the person? or maybe sat on top of the meal. Presumably there is no side salad anymore
 

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Looking forward to giving feedback, what's the comment at the end of the link about chauffeur drive???
 

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So it would seem without the tray you are handed a plastic plate with the meal, and then given a dessert or similar in a plastic package along with your pre-wrapped plastic cutlery. So you put it all out separately on the table. And the bread roll is also physically handed to the person? or maybe sat on top of the meal. Presumably there is no side salad anymore
Well aren't you just a bundle of happiness
 

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So it would seem without the tray you are handed a plastic plate with the meal, and then given a dessert or similar in a plastic package along with your pre-wrapped plastic cutlery. So you put it all out separately on the table. And the bread roll is also physically handed to the person? or maybe sat on top of the meal. Presumably there is no side salad anymore
Seems like they may be able to do away with a big chunk of the prep time by doing the assembly at the seat - will be interesting to see how practical that if it increases the time taken to serve in the cabin and people start wanting to move around.
 

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Well aren't you just a bundle of happiness
What?

I'm talking about the logistics of how they've done away with the tray. What are you talking about? Or are you just talking nonsense and not contributing in any way to the topic?
 

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umm I like the continual grazing part :D

Will have to take peek through the curtains to see how it unravels on my next trip.
 

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I note the menu lists Aperitifs. As a general rule, I want to have an aperitif before the meal. Does this mean I will be able to get an aperitif before my meal?

My last business flight LHR-SYD involved no pre-dinner drink service. When I requested to be served both an aperitif and wine to have with my meal I was told they can't serve me 2 drinks at once. So this would suggest that I have to wait for the meal service, get my pre-dinner drink, enjoy that, wait for someone to then serve me wine all while the meal goes cold.

All of which makes me wonder why Qantas even bother pretending there is anything that could even remotely be considered an aperitif.
 

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I note the menu lists Aperitifs. As a general rule, I want to have an aperitif before the meal. Does this mean I will be able to get an aperitif before my meal?

My last business flight LHR-SYD involved no pre-dinner drink service. When I requested to be served both an aperitif and wine to have with my meal I was told they can't serve me 2 drinks at once. So this would suggest that I have to wait for the meal service, get my pre-dinner drink, enjoy that, wait for someone to then serve me wine all while the meal goes cold.

All of which makes me wonder why Qantas even bother pretending there is anything that could even remotely be considered an aperitif.
This is so true with QF. I find AF and BA to be two airlines which really understand the concept of aperitif before meal.
The other thing I don't understand with J and F service on most airlines is that the cabin crew rarely asks if one would like to drink a different wine with the appetizer or main.
 

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I'm curious to see how much this affects the crew workload, including possible changes to making the rounds, logistics, stacking/sorting, etc... calling milehighclub and ors... (subject to ability to discuss without jeopardising employment)

What are the serving plates and dishes made from? Plastic is my guess...the pictures (as they always do misleadingly) give the impression its porcelain. I'm curious to know how this saves space whilst still providing a larger serving.
 

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I note the menu lists Aperitifs. As a general rule, I want to have an aperitif before the meal. Does this mean I will be able to get an aperitif before my meal?

My last business flight LHR-SYD involved no pre-dinner drink service. When I requested to be served both an aperitif and wine to have with my meal I was told they can't serve me 2 drinks at once. So this would suggest that I have to wait for the meal service, get my pre-dinner drink, enjoy that, wait for someone to then serve me wine all while the meal goes cold.

All of which makes me wonder why Qantas even bother pretending there is anything that could even remotely be considered an aperitif.
Virgin manage a pre-departure drink, a drink while they take dinner orders, then another drink with every course. No issue having two or more wines on my table at any one time.
 

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Virgin manage a pre-departure drink, a drink while they take dinner orders, then another drink with every course. No issue having two or more wines on my table at any one time.
J or Y?

In any case, I certainly haven't had an issue in QF Y (let alone J) requesting two drinks at once.

That said, I hate - or at least feel guilty - having more than one wine en place at a time.
 
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they just showed the new meals being served on the news (to a selection of foodies).

the meals themselves looked good! The hot meal was being handed out on a small serving tray, bread roll on top. They didn't show how the dessert was being distributed.

From the menu link posted on AustBT, there is no salad anymore (but is that such a loss? - it was never more than one or two mouthfuls anyway).

Overall the new menu looked good.
 

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Virgin manage a pre-departure drink, a drink while they take dinner orders, then another drink with every course. No issue having two or more wines on my table at any one time.
My comment was strictly limited to international Qantas, (as this thread is about meals on international flights). Domestic Qantas on flights of 90 minutes or more seem to have zero,nil,nada,no issue doing a drink then meal service in business. But that makes it all the more annoying that a 7 or 12 flight cannot get the same standard of service.
 
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