I realize I probably didn't need to start a brand new thread on this, but I'm in a good mood and felt like it anyway I'm currently sitting in 3D on US38 PHL-LAX, and finished up a great dinner a few minutes ago. I'm in such a good mood because I totally wasn't expecting dinner on this flight, since our departure time was 8:45pm, and I thought they didn't serve dinner after 8pm. However, that was definitely not the case...we had full dinner service (choice of chicken quesadilla or a pasta with ham/mushrooms/peas; went with the pasta, very good!)...so I'm wondering is the 8pm rule not hard and fast? Do they make an exception on transcons like this to a big market like LA? Or did our FA just circumvent the rule (and she is FANTASTIC by the way...she is totally on top of it, constantly refilling drinks, bringing snacks, as friendly as you could be)? I just looked on the website and it definitely says F meal service until 8pm, and it did not say we would have a meal on my itinerary when I checked in, so now I'm curious. Anybody else with similar experiences?