Ouch. That's not good at all almost a month into the new service.Flew CBR-BNE in J this week. Breakfast offering was Cornflakes. Pretty bad IMHO.
Hopefully the extra items are also included on the long flights to and from DarwinFirst up, the spirit of Australia is back in business... (But needs a label upgrade - into the black, out of the red.)
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And so is The Pantry... but not with a set menu, rather they just seem to be getting rid of any excess left over items from the covid-boxes they were handing out before. So, that means Pantry is like a lucky dip for the moment - who knows what might be available on any given flight.
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I found the move from "restaurant style" to "cafe style" just as filling, the chicken souvlaki wrapped in pita, with the side of veggies, was substantial, and didn't over do the carbs (like Qantas does). I asked the "leader" (no longer CS) about the tray to plate real estate situation, and as I surmised before - length of flight dictates how many items are placed on your tray. Transcon, pictured above, gets 4; main plate, side plate, dessert and cheese+crackers.
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I am assuming there are left over tray linings?
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Gone are the extra knife and fork, down to 4 cutlery items wrapped in the serviette (without a button hole). And, the salt and pepper has gone cafe style as well, and ditched the shakers.
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Bonus pic of lounge sandwich at PER T1
CNS-BNE, tonight, unusual as I've switched most of these returns to QF due to no VA lounge in Cairns. I did enjoy the 80's tunes in the Rattle N Hum bar whilst sipping a large Cab Sav for $15 odd.
The piping hot brisket pie with a tasty sauce was enjoyable, although the mash was a little dry. There was cheese and crackers on the side, no dessert. The tide was definitely in on the shiraz pour, as the cabin manager, per pre-COVID practice was to disappear to the rear, but came back later for additional generous pours.
So now its confirmed, 3 service items on the tray for longer flights which aren't PER-transcon. (The riddle of when you get 2, 3 or 4 items per tray now seems solved.)Flew CNS to SYD ... Mains served with a small cake and cheese and crackers.
I enjoyed that dish on the same route this week. Presentation could have been better - but it was tastyVA909 SYD to BNE this morning (23 April - 7am). Corn fritters with spinach, mushrooms and tomato relish; danish; and sparkling wine.
Decent meal and excellent service this morning.