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Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 14, 2018 5:02 pm

I just took my first international flight in well over a year (DL JFK-CDG) and forgot how nice it was to be offered a detailed menu in economy instead of just being asked 'chicken or pasta' without knowing anything about what the meal is supposed to be. What airlines do you know of, as of 2018, offer menus to economy class passengers on flights where a complimentary (/included in the ticket price) hot meal is offered? I don't mean the BOB menus you'll find on WOW, Norwegian, or US domestic. It would be nice if we could get a list going. I'll start:

Delta

Air France

Emirates
 
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XAM2175
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 14, 2018 5:32 pm

QF and CX both still do.

In QF's case I believe it's for international only - there are heaps of domestic flights on which they provide hot meals but usually without a choice of options.
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 14, 2018 5:37 pm

Cathay Pacific still do, at least on long-haul.

Then there's ANA, which have preset menus anyway and I believe they just show a printout of it when they pass out meals:
https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/serviceinfo ... #anchor007
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 14, 2018 6:55 pm

Virgin Atlantic & Singapore Airlines
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 14, 2018 7:21 pm

Turkish does as well, I believe.
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 14, 2018 8:55 pm

Hainan Airlines
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 14, 2018 8:55 pm

Hainan Airlines
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 14, 2018 9:24 pm

On my airline, the menu *is* the meal.....
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 14, 2018 9:41 pm

American did it for LAX/SYD.
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FlyRow
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Tue May 15, 2018 12:35 am

Last time KLM and KQ (guess where my flight whent) did it on there IFE , can't remember if it had a paper menu.

Emirates had it on my flight as well in 2014.
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Tue May 15, 2018 2:42 am

AA does it for HKG and SYD, not sure for the others since I’ve only flown premium economy to NRT, ICN and S.Am. trips
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Tue May 15, 2018 6:28 am

In long haul economy (not that I fly it often), most have menus I think. Korean Airlines definitely did last time I flew them. Else I've only been in business the last few years. Lucky me.
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Tue May 15, 2018 11:55 am

I flew Vistara, a domestic Indian airline and they gave out menus in Premium Economy.
We had 3 choices I believe. The meal was 3 course and of a very high quality.
This was a 1 hour domestic flight.

I don't think EK distributes menus in Economy on flights to BAH or MCT which are both an hour away.
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Tue May 15, 2018 2:23 pm

oh and I got menus last time I flew Air France and Aer Lingus
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Tue May 15, 2018 3:18 pm

Air France
Alitalia
KLM
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Tue May 15, 2018 8:36 pm

This is probably against the grain here, but I'd actually rather airlines didn't give out menus. It's just another single use item to throw away after the flight is over.

I'd rather see my menu on the PTV screen, and I'd rather a lot of the bundled items meal were 'on demand'. I wonder what percentage of the salt and pepper is ever actually used - I'd be staggered if it's into double figures.
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Tue May 15, 2018 9:13 pm

AA also did LAX-AKL, but on my flight the wrong menu cards were loaded so the crew went back to the choice questions, but did make a PA on the choices available in Main Cabin.
We teased the F/A as the menu card noted breakfast would include "warm breads and pastries" when in fact the bread and orange juice was frozen solid! The crew was embarassed but took the passenger joking in good stride when we threatened to hammer the bread on our tray tables in protest.
Overall, the food was fine, crew was great and we arrived AKL 40 minutes early.
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Tue May 15, 2018 9:35 pm

QR certainly do. It was nice for a change :)
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Wed May 16, 2018 4:40 pm

XiamenAir MF does

DL had some too, except one year when I did SEA-PVG and it was not so good
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Thu May 17, 2018 12:13 am

Aeroflot gives out menus in Y, at least on its 77W flights. I flew them transatlantic a few days ago and the service was very impressive.
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 am

I just returned tonight from a trip on BR, TPE-SFO, and they distributed printed menus in economy.
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 21, 2018 2:17 pm

XAM2175 wrote:
QF and CX both still do.

In QF's case I believe it's for international only - there are heaps of domestic flights on which they provide hot meals but usually without a choice of options.


QF usually offer a choice of two on longer domestic flights (like PER-SYD)

CX gave me two options on PER-HKG & back.
 
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Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

Mon May 21, 2018 2:29 pm

True true, I've never actually done a transcon in Aus but for East Coast it's usually one choice and no menu.

CX135 MEL-HKG overnight last month had three dinner choices in Y.

I'd be curious as well to know if they still ha E the error on the BNE-SIN menues - they were showing hot chocolate as a beverage option but they don't actually offer it even on A333 flights as the A332s can't carry it.

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