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Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

pblackie

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How unfortunate. The cheese dessert plate is one of those highlights for me. Mark my words - I'd be logging a Cheese Wheel Incident Report.
I flew Perth to Sydney on Friday (va564), brie was the only option then as well. Rest of the meal was pretty ordinary - chicken with penne pasta, no sauce no flavor.
 

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Sydney to Perth last night on VA569, cheese board consisted of only Brie again. Maybe a permanent cost cutting change?
 
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Anyone know what meals to expect on these flights?

VA 167 09:30 MEL-AKL15:05
VA 91 16:30 AKL-RAR 22:15

VA 90 23:10 RAR-AKL 01:50
VA 164 06:30 AKL-MEL 08:40

I'm familiar with the domestic offerings and timings, but this will be my first time flying trans-Tasman in J on a VA 737 — and beyond for that matter! What differences should I look out for compared to domestic?
 
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Really? A $2 sandwich not my idea of a J meal or refreshment. And the salad. Looks disturbingly like QF.
Sometimes for me - that $2 sandwich or simple, but nicely presented salad ticks the right box. But I imagine it would not be what many J passengers envisage for their meal, so point taken.

For a 1 hour flight - I actually appreciate a snack that is fuss free and preferably - doesn't require the full bib treatment with cutlery. OT, but Daughter treated me to a Hoyts LUXE screening of Aladdin last week. And the silly practice of negotiating knives & forks while watching a movie in an intimate but acoustically-challenged theatre, was quite comical. I should have ordered a sandwich :)
 

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Really? A $2 sandwich not my idea of a J meal or refreshment. And the salad. Looks disturbingly like QF.
As I hinted above, the sandwich is a crew meal item. The crew must have been feeling generous and gave it away (assuming that the poster wasn’t keen on the business catering)
 

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Maybe the CSM wanted the sausage roll?

Perhaps I'm coloured by the fact that 83.72% of my lunches are good old sandwiches. For the simple reasons of being filling, tasty, convenient to make/store/travel/consume etc. Which make them an OK in-flight option -- but I do expect better in J.
 
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So clearly Luke Mangan has finally got the rrse - this chocky dished up in J MEL-SYD today:

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Tasted like roo poo - I think The Bush Tucker Man has the gig now - you’d need to be starving after 3 days lost in Simpson Desert to stomach this!!!
 

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I worry that VA's domestic J class catering is dropping to QF's abysmal levels .
A recent BNE-DRW in J offered a cold sandwich with very unpalatable wines.
Surely Virgin can keep their standards higher than that of Qantas.
 

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10:15 flight CBR-MEL. Options were fruit salad or hot spinach and potato frittata. I went the frittata.

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Was quite tasty, but had an overbearing pepper taste.

Apologies for poor shot. Not pictured but on the tray were a muffin, small bowl of yoghurt and fruit, and a small packet of two cheesy biscuit things.
 

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Menus not loaded on MEL-PER 1pm flight on the weekend, so will attempt from memory. Was gearing up for being underwhelmed when I heard the FA tell the pax ahead of me “There’s a soup to start and choice of pasta or salad”; and then “some salty snacks” with a pre-lunch drink.

Thankfully by the time I was invited to select it was a choice of two starters, three mains and the pantry snacks.

First off, QF take note, this is how to start a meal service. Give the pax some choice in snacks.

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