It's Personal: Airline-food economics: All demand, short supply

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  1. uggboy
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    It's Personal: Airline-food economics: All demand, short supply:(

     
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    Makes for a wonderful experience for those left out.:rolleyes:
     
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    And people wonder why I bring food.
     
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    and people wonder why I fly First Class :p.
     
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    Domestic, that still doesn't get me a gluten-free meal, so I'd still have to bring food.
     
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    I know how that goes. My g/f still has to bring food even though we're always up front. Lactose intolerant pretty much means everything is off the menu in domestic. I know cheese and butter are tasty, but does it have to be in everything?
     
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    Seriously how much can quality food cost? Honestly, on international flights especially (I have to fly in steerage since I cannot afford J/Z/C), I would pay a 'food premium" of $30 a ticket for a quality meal. I mean, if I can go to a nice restaurant and get a delicious quality meal for $30, I don't see why an airline could not provide something that does not nauseate me from the smell alone.
     
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    Well said!:)
     
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    Love dairy, feel like you do about wheat. Difference is, wheat is intestine-destroying (and life shortening) for me.
     
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    Then people would be upset that the airlines are charging "food fees.." ;)
     
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    I wouldn't mind paying upgrade food fees, though.
     
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    I know KL has introduced it, at least on some flights...
     
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    They offer kick-ass gluten-free meals in coach, though.
     
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    As a US flyer out of PHL I've always brought my own food for years which has worked out well for two reasons -delays at PHL and lactose intolerant. even when flying international J I bring food just in case my special meal is horrific (think rice cake as snack). I bring a Panera/Corner Bakery sandwich, Trader Joe sliced apples and dessert and am good to go. Otherwise in Philly go to Chickies & Pete's before you board.
    In this day and age I expect only to get from point A to B, I don't expect the airline to be a restaurant w/wings
     
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    I have learned to bring personal Tupperware and stock up food from the lounge.
     
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    United tested that a couple years ago on some international routes:

    http://upgrd.com/matthew/united-tes...-economy-on-international-and-ps-flights.html

    I don't recall what happened to it.
     
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    Can't even get a vegetarian meal on United domestic anymore.
     
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    I would SO have done that for $19.
     
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    You mean that THIS doesn't work?

    P.S. - Obviously the delivery person was enrolled in T.S.A. Pre-Check!
     
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    Now I know what I forgot to pack! :p
     
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    I thought most lounges had a "do not take food out of the lounge rule..." not that people obey it... Of course, it depends on the lounge if I'd even want to take anything with me... ;)
     
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    on long haul flights the snack/food is a lifesaver......i rem my ORD-NRT flight, first meal was inedible, mid flight was a small cup of noodles and my stomach was growling like mad!
     
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    I agree - I always try to ensure I have snacks in my bag!! :)
     
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    You must fly internationally a lot. Unless you want a half pound of carrots and a few bags of chips, I'm not sure what you'd be eating from domestic lounges.
     
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    I have been on first class flights were it was undercatered . This is an interesting conversation yet a very prevelant one. The catering situations on domestic flights in Y is awful. It is not just Usairways on a 6 hour filght it is reasonable to assume that 75% of the Y cabin might be hungry for something during the flight.

    I was on a UA 777 that was drastically under catered in Y had 3 asian noodle salads for 197 pax.......I tried to by one and they were out of them by 3rd row of coach. During a pime meal time filght it is reasonable to assume people may want someting...... I heard at least 10 people aside from me try to be one of the salads only to be denied.:(

    it is really annoying :rolleyes:

    First class meals aren't what they use to be either. :(

    I think usiarways is one of the worst in terms of the selection and understocking of items. perfer to fly internationally
     

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