Change of Business Class Meal Service and FULL A La Carte Menu Coming to LAX

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  1. JALPak
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    FINALLY!!!!! Starting in September, NRT-LAX is getting the FULL a la carte menu! On BOTH LAX-NRT and NRT-LAX! It's about time :) But that also means the elimination of the second meal serving.

    On the other hand, the Japanese main meal option has been downgraded :( Now the longhaul business class only has 9 small dishes without the entree just like those on the HND-SFO/CDG flights. That eliminates option A and B for Japanese meal too since there's no more entree.

    No change on the western option on long haul flights though. Below are the pictures for comparison.

    Current
    Long Haul Business Class Fall Menu (Japanese Option)

    jcSPJSC.jpg

    BEFORE
    Long Haul Business Class Spring Menu (Japanese Option A)
    jc305JSD.jpg

    For short haul services, the business class meal presentation on ex-Japan flights will change also. It will be more similar to those served on SE Asia medium haul flights JAL introduced last March. Below are pictures for comparison

    NRT-HKG Fall Menu
    Western Option A
    tcCHS09.jpg

    Japanese Option
    tcCHJ09.jpg

    BEFORE
    NRT-HKG Summer Menu

    Western Option A
    tcGUM08.jpg

    Japanese Option
    tcCHJ08.jpg

    All pictures are official meal pictures from JAL website. More details on a la carte menu available on my blog: http://jal-pak.blogspot.com/2011/09/jal-updates-business-class-meal-service.html
     
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    Amazing presentation and service, thanks for sharing incredible // edible photos with us! Excellent insights on MP!:)
     
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    Those are the official pictures from JAL website :p
     
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    And here I always pan them for not making the food look even better (which I know they can do)!
     
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    So can you have more food if you like?
     
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    Yea but how much could you eat? :p I want the curry, pasta, takoyaki, udon, ramen, Air Mos Burger, beef stew, Japanese beef burger...i doubt I am going to get any sleep on this flight lol

    Hopefully Air Mos Burger will be there for a while...it is a limited time offer in Economy, so not sure if they will keep that in C till Dec :(
     
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    that aside, do you actually prefer to new long haul Japanese option over the previous one?
     
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    The western options remain not appealing (at least in the photo), the Japanese has a nice new box. Will the customers miss the main though, that remains to be seen ! If the bento had 12 selections then it would be no difference.....
     
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    The long haul western meal or the short haul one? Instead of 9 they should make it 12 or 16, it would have been a more fair trade that way :p
     
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    Both ! Actually the Japanese meals although they look small, can be quite filling ! But it looks like a cut to me....they might be hoping that the pax don't order too many snacks!:p
     
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    i usually go for the steak as I don't really like those Japanese side dishes :p it could be quite filling too...now i need to try not to eat too much on the ground so i can try out more from the a la carte menu....

    or they figured those people will just order like there's no tomorrow either way, might as well save something and not give them the main lol
     

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