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Qantas Domestic & International Business Class meals/menus

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Was there any resistance to your ordering both starters?
No, because I didn’t order both. I did my usual request for a small sample of soup in a cup if there was enough, just to taste for future reference. Stephen agreed immediately when he took my order pre-departure. Ariel brought me the bowl. When I queried if that was ok she said there was plenty and she’d bring me the crab shortly. Perfect service.

Cabin was full too.
 

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21 Dec 2019 - QF35 - Melbourne to Singapore
Lunch
  • Moroccan spiced carrot soup with coriander yoghurt (small plate)
  • Salad of white cut chicken with wombok, daikon, shallots, sesame and black vinegar dressing (small plate)
  • Prawn and corn fritters with tomato and cucumber salsa (small plate)
  • Tomato orzo with zucchini, slow roasted tomatoes, chilli and marinated goat's feta (main plate)
  • Chicken schnitzel and Swiss cheese toasted sandwich with coleslaw (main plate)
  • Jiangxi style Humpty Doo barramundi with seasonal greens, sesame seeds and jasmine rice (main plate)
  • Beef fillet with red wine sauce, roasted potatoes, green peas and herbed garlic butter (main plate)
 

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Does anyone find it odd that you can't request for vegan, no sodium or no added sugar options on Qantas? I find their food incredibly salty and I never eat on business class flights. I can only preselect meals which are all unsuitable. Is there something I'm missing?
 

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Does anyone find it odd that you can't request for vegan, no sodium or no added sugar options on Qantas? I find their food incredibly salty and I never eat on business class flights. I can only preselect meals which are all unsuitable. Is there something I'm missing?
VGML?
 

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Does anyone find it odd that you can't request for vegan, no sodium or no added sugar options on Qantas? I find their food incredibly salty and I never eat on business class flights. I can only preselect meals which are all unsuitable. Is there something I'm missing?
Is this domestic or international?

When I look at a booking for transpacific, I see these options:

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I find their food incredibly salty and I never eat on business class flights.
Salty- really??? I find most of the meals rather bland (generally up in the air I suspect, that’s not only with Qantas) so that I almost always end up pouring the entire pack of salt and pepper over it, only to taste anything. Different people, different tastes I guess.
 

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I travelled AKL/SYD last week in J on the QF 787 (Dreamliner) flight. It was interesting to note that the flight featured an 'enhanced' meal service. Unfortunately, the menu was basically the same as the one I had the previous day flying SYD/AKL, which I haven't encountered before.

The enhanced 787 menu was specifically labelled as 'QF144 789' and was missing the usual main course options of the big bowl of soup and the cheese plate. There were no pre-meal drinks and the meal service started so quickly after departure that there wasn't even time to ask for one!

The meal service was done from a cart down the aisle for each course. No meal orders were taken prior to the service starting. The meal was then presented on a preset tray, similar to domestic J meals but with a linen tray liner. No tablecloth was placed on the table as with the normal J service.

I guess that this is done to speed up the meal service due to the large number of J seats on the 787. I don't know if premium economy got the same meal service as us in J, but it did seem more like an international premium economy meal service.

Overall, I would say that I preferred the A330 flight over to AKL the previous day.
 

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I travelled AKL/SYD last week in J on the QF 787 (Dreamliner) flight. It was interesting to note that the flight featured an 'enhanced' meal service. Unfortunately, the menu was basically the same as the one I had the previous day flying SYD/AKL, which I haven't encountered before.

The enhanced 787 menu was specifically labelled as 'QF144 789' and was missing the usual main course options of the big bowl of soup and the cheese plate. There were no pre-meal drinks and the meal service started so quickly after departure that there wasn't even time to ask for one!

The meal service was done from a cart down the aisle for each course. No meal orders were taken prior to the service starting. The meal was then presented on a preset tray, similar to domestic J meals but with a linen tray liner. No tablecloth was placed on the table as with the normal J service.

I guess that this is done to speed up the meal service due to the large number of J seats on the 787. I don't know if premium economy got the same meal service as us in J, but it did seem more like an international premium economy meal service.

Overall, I would say that I preferred the A330 flight over to AKL the previous day.
Oh dear. I’m flying on this one later this week. Doesn’t sound good. I’ll report my experience.

They’ve pretty much stopped the pre-meal drinks across the board on trans-Tasman flights on the A330s (in my experience).
 

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Oh dear. I’m flying on this one later this week. Doesn’t sound good. I’ll report my experience.

They’ve pretty much stopped the pre-meal drinks across the board on trans-Tasman flights on the A330s (in my experience).
I’m doing SYD-AKL in a couple of weeks on the 787 and the above reports don’t fill me with any confidence
 

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Oh dear. I’m flying on this one later this week. Doesn’t sound good. I’ll report my experience.
They’ve pretty much stopped the pre-meal drinks across the board on trans-Tasman flights on the A330s (in my experience).
That doesn't sound good indeed! Just booked a trans-Tasman on the 787 for in two weeks time and not happy to hear this.

Pre-meal drinks are a total gamble on the trans Tasmans as is the Hot Towel service. Sometimes you get it, sometimes you don't. But I now always ask for a Bloody Mary when the meal orders are taken and it usually gets served straight after take off, whether they specifically ask for it or not.
 

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That doesn't sound good indeed! Just booked a trans-Tasman on the 787 for in two weeks time and not happy to hear this.

Pre-meal drinks are a total gamble on the trans Tasmans as is the Hot Towel service. Sometimes you get it, sometimes you don't. But I now always ask for a Bloody Mary when the meal orders are taken and it usually gets served straight after take off, whether they specifically ask for it or not.
Same, same but “Jack n dry” for me.
The drink has been forgotten some times. Other times it has prompted others to order drinks too.
 

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Bar services were removed from Tasman flights some time ago on the A330.

QF9 does not have a bar service. QF10 and QF11 LAX-JFK despite their departure times are considered a light lunch/dinner because of the previous sector and also don't have a bar.

All other lunch and dinner flights have a bar service (though there can be circumstances when the bar service is removed, like in a delay in order to start the meal service earlier)
 
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See this is why I make my comment above (also noted as "endlessly wank on" about inconsistency). on flights like MEL-BNE, for example, more often than not in afternoon/evening sectors there IS a bar service. SYD-AKL is longer. I mean come on QF. It makes no sense.
 

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Bar services were removed from medium domestic flights and Tasman flights some time ago.

QF9 does not have a bar service. QF10 and QF11 LAX-JFK despite their departure times are considered a light lunch/dinner because of the previous sector and also don't have a bar.

All other lunch and dinner flights have a bar service (though there can be circumstances when the bar service is removed, like in a delay in order to start the meal service earlier)
Wow. What a joke.

Given all you have to do is ask for one it kind of doesn’t matter but surely it ends up wasting more time. But I guess if it saves a few bucks that’s what matters.
 

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Sorry no menu or pics, but a recap of AKL-MEL 8:30 flight on the weekend. A 737.

Obviously was breakfast but still disappointing. Small plates were muesli or bakery items (which are offered with the ‘main’ so....)

Mains were just muesli again, or boiled eggs with toast, or a sweet dish (possibly pancakes). Seriously for a four hour flight?

I had the boiled eggs which came with one slice of sour dough and fake smashed avo (though the guacamole was quite nice) and half a tomato. Odd that there was no sausage or bacon.

Service though from Lisa the J attendant was outstanding.
 

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Should clarify my previous post - no bar services on the tasman applies to A330 (and the 787 while it is operating).
 

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