Flying Mco-msp tomorrow. The flight is 1300 miles and is 3:55-6:30 (so, in a meal window) but the iron doesn't list a meal and I was not able to order a special meal. PL line didn't have an explanation. Before I buy a sandwich, any thoughts on if this is a computer glitch and meals will magically appear?
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Are you in FC? IIRC for flights under 1500 miles, meal are served if the flight is scheduled to depart 6 - 10 am for breakfast, 10 am - 2 pm for lunch, and 4 - 8 pm for dinner, so 3:55 just misses dinner despite the arrival time. I know this has been posted here at some point, probably not too long after the merger.
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Yes I'm in FC. Guess I've never taken a flight that seems to so clearly be during a meal time that didn't have a meal. No wonder we were upgraded at 72 hours even though my companion has no status. I can make do with some cheese and olives from the SC but companion ran the WDW marathon today so he need a meal. We will buy something for him. Thanks for the confirmation
Programs: DL PM Kryptonium Ham Sandwich GAMER, CO Plat, UA 1P, US, PC Plat, SPG Gold, HH Silver, Nat'l Exec
First Class complimentary meal times: flights of 900-1500 miles -- breakfast is served on flights departing between 5 am – 9:45 am; lunch is served on flights departing between 9:46 am – 1:30 pm; and dinner is served on flights departing between 4 pm – 8 pm.
Makes me wonder how many flights are scheduled to leave at 3:55 PM and 8:05 PM.
Back in the days when one might get a meal in F on flights of 600-700 miles (I guess we're talking the 80s), it always seemed NW made sure their evening flights ex-DTW to the northeast and the corresponding return flights left just before or just after the meal window. I was shocked once on a trip to NYC in '89 when I switched my return from NW ex-LGA to CO ex-EWR and discovered CO actually served quite a nice dinner (with choice of entree!) EWR-DTW.