I have not had the occasion to travel first class domestically recently,
but I was dismayed to find out today that my upcoming trip on American
Airlines, round trip BOS-ORD, does not have "kosher" as a meal option.
When I called them, the lady told me that they no longer offer any kosher
meals domestically, in any class. I said that since BOS and ORD are both
international airports, maybe they could bring a meal over from the other
terminal, and she asked her supervisor, but came back with a "no"
The last CO flight I took that had kosher (special) meal was about 2 years ago. Most of my EWR-LAX/ONT flights are with a stop in IAH so I do not get to try the kosher meals anymore.
then it was Weiss. When Weiss 1st came on the scene they were Fabulous. Then came 9-11 and there was no looking back. I guess it was a combo of US carriers cutting out their meal service and wanting to pay less $$ so Weiss had no choice but to cut the quantity of what they were giving.Weiss was the 1st company that served fresh salads, rolls that werent made of cement etc etc.
Before Weiss it was Wilton, now that was bad stuff.
Now Regal which is Borenstein which is ElAls owned kitchen, since ElAl serves only Kosher and didnt use Weiss, they remained in Biz even after 9-11. So I dont know if Weiss closed up shop completely or CO just had enough complaining about what we were being served to finally go out and seek an alternative source.
When i flew LGA-STL in F with AA on January i got a kosher meal and it was only a 2.5 hour flight, maybe policy changed?
Wow, I'm surprised by that. In March I spoke with a CSR who informed me that kosher meals are only available in J or F on transcons as defined AA, such as JFK-SFO, LAX-JFK, MIA-SFO, SFO-BOS, LAX-MIA, etc.
Clubs: AA F (LAX, MIA); AA J (All hubs, BOS, SFO, LHR, NRT, SCL, EZE). BA F (SFO, YVR, LHR); BA J (LHR). CX F (HKG); CX J (LHR, HKG). JL F (NRT, HND). LA (SCL). IB (MAD). AY (HEL)
Any advice for me? Did you have to do something special to make that happen?
Nothing at all i booked my ticket through BA and they have kosher written down by my preferences. I'd recommend you to call SS before you fly and ask them nicely to pull you out an F meal from a long haul flight.
Programs: BA GGL / AAdvantage Million Miler + Plat / TK Gold (not any more) / Hilton Diamond (via GGL)
Originally Posted by keisari
you can bring anything except fresh meat, fruits, live plants.
You can bring cheese except raw milk.
you could certainly bring food bars, nuts, dried fruits, cheese sandwich, crackers, salami.
Unfortunately that's not the complete position at all. See here - although it looks like you're right about the cheese sandwich, and I've previously had the OK from the chaps at Dulles Airport to bring in Smoked Salmon.
There is a general presumption that essentially all food products are a no-no and whereas there are some exceptions one really does have to assume that anything could be confiscated at the airport.