Beef Jerky and Chips in First Class??

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  1. flydiveplay
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    First Class last week from Belize to Houston the meal service comes out as two strips of Beef Jerky, a bag of potato chips, a fruit cup, cheese and crackers. Redneck hunting trip collides with elementary school sack lunch. Was this a mistake?? Does the new menu they recently announced with excitement consider plastic wrapped Jerky and chips to be First Class Fare? Also, no wine offered. Couldn't decide what pairs with Jerky?

    Anyone else seen this?
     
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    What was the meal service listed as? I've not seen anything like this on board.
     
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    I didn't look at the listing before boarding. I fly that route every three weeks and we always have the cold chicken with pasta salad which is pretty good, with fresh fruit and wine. This beef jerky threw me a curve ball. It looked more like an advertisement tray, presenting brands to a captive audience.
     
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    Sounds like a catering issue if it's a route you fly often. The cold chicken pasta salad is served on flights with the meal listed as "Snack."
     
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    I suppose, then, that Beef Jerky and chips could be considered a 'snack'. Far cry from the chicken salad and pasta.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't feed it to a dog. :eek:
     
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    Good story. Thanks for sharing. All of us sheeple in F quietly ate our jerky without event. But it I made note of my discontent in the UA survey that arrived in my email.
     
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    Yikes!

    What's next-- Spam sushi on flights to Hawaii to cut costs and "be hip" at the same time?
     
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    Beer, the cheapest you can find, or whiskey from a flask.
     
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    Hey...Hey.....That's PREMIUM beef jerky there pal. Only the finest of discarded, reprocessed cow parts. Yum!
     
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    You folks really do not understand the meaning of Gor-may!
     
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    Whatever you do, DO NOT read this at work. People will start looking at you weird as you try not to laugh out loud
     
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    Or a Canadian. :-:
     
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    Thanks for digging up that classic post from 2009! I had forgotten about that one — and laughed just as hard reading it again today as I did the first time three years ago.
     
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    Thank goodness I already work in a small windowless room with padded walls;)
     
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    If you google "beef jerky perro airplane" it is the first result. :D
     
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    Ah, yes, the TSA stole my iPod caper. My favorite line is still probably this one:
    Such love.
     
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    Do they still allow you family visits? Time off for good behavior? :D
     
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    Occasionally they release the ankle chain and let me see daylight:rolleyes:
     
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    My husband said about the peppi post (the second one was the linked one above):

    "Beautifully done.

    I had to struggle, while reading the first one, to not collapse in laughter while my boss is 2 m away."
     
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    I can see it now... "On today's flight, your choice of fine alcoholic beverages include Colt 45 malt liquor, and Boone's Farm Strawberry are available for purchase in our coach cabin for the purchase price of $20 a bottle, and as always are complimentary in First Class. No other alcoholic beverages will be for consumption today."
     
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    Still one of my all-time favorite FT posts.....I have it bookmarked so I can get a laugh when I need one! :D
     

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