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Old Nov 6, 18, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by capedreamer View Post
Oh my last flight, the seared tuna appetizer had ice shards in it and the mozzarella balls in my salmon salad main were completely frozen.
Was it as hard as @SparseFlyer's Rapidair blueberries?

Hit it with a fork... *ting* *ting* *tingegu*!
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Old Nov 6, 18, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Yes, plating isn't something that AC has done since forever.

Back in the early/mid 2000s and up to at least a more recent point a few years ago, it was all prepared upside down by the caterer so it could be simply plunked onto a plate upside-up. (or something to that effect; I remember watching a mini-documentary-style clip created by AC on this)
That was an interesting innovation. It was confined to Domestic J/C.
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Old Nov 6, 18, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by vernonc View Post
The same people who serve boiled chicken with butter chicken sauce on the side.
They got me real good tonight. Took a peak at the menu just to manage the boredom and what do I see? Sure the usual kale nonsense and the alleged lemon chiffon cake but, wonder of wonders, the entree on offer is Chicken BREAST with a Truffle Cream sauce. After an hour's worth of de-icing (not exaggerating - the Captain even came on to apologize) and the usual 45 mins or so after take-off, I'm starved and truly intrigued. As the FA came down the aisle however, my enthusiasm deflated faster than a Signature Service seat. What she put in front of me was the usual boiled chicken gristle with the laughable "butter chicken" sauce. "That's not what was on the menu." "yeah, it isn't. Sorry."
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Old Nov 6, 18, 8:57 pm
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Utterly fed up with the taco chips but the chilled naan manages to take the tiresome hummus experience down a notch. I mean, WHO chills naan???
Originally Posted by vernonc View Post
The same people who serve boiled chicken with butter chicken sauce on the side.
AC seems to delight in freezing anything made using flour. And fruit apparently.

If AC wants to save money might I recommend less power use freezing things?

I wonder would this would also then avoid having to have cows saving people from falling fridges.
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Old Nov 13, 18, 10:14 pm
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Originally Posted by jc94 View Post


AC seems to delight in freezing anything made using flour. And fruit apparently.

I've had my fair sharing of frozen salads as well!
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Old Nov 14, 18, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by monsieurcumulus View Post
I've had my fair sharing of frozen salads as well!
And how were they?
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Old Nov 14, 18, 7:12 pm
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I've had difficulty finding some menus in the past, but found a workaround. Seems like they are all there, but the search engine isn't very good.

Some examples out of YVR:So the trick seems to be - find a similar route, hope there is a menu, and manually adjust the links. Ideally the search is better
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Old Nov 14, 18, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by JordanYVR View Post
I've had difficulty finding some menus in the past, but found a workaround. Seems like they are all there, but the search engine isn't very good.

Some examples out of YVR:
  • AC7 (HKG) has a menu but not AC17 (TPE). The link for HKG is https://www.aircanada.com/content/da..._HKG%20TPE.pdf, which also includes TPE, so they are the same............So the trick seems to be - find a similar route, hope there is a menu, and manually adjust the links. Ideally the search is better

Right. I posted this upthread on May 7

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AC 17 YVR-TPE April 2018

Awesome SD and cabin crew on this flight.
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The menu for this flight was found searching for HKG and is coded HKG_TPE, but of course anyone searching for TPE would not find it. Just saying...
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Also I recall others also noting the challenge with finding menus.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 8:17 pm
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Actually the link to menus, which had disappeared for a while, is now back.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
Actually the link to menus, which had disappeared for a while, is now back.
Magic!

That said, on my upcoming menu....."Smoked trout, grapefruit, pickled onion, egg, lemon emulsion".......
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Old Nov 14, 18, 11:55 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post

Right. I posted this upthread on May 7



Also I recall others also noting the challenge with finding menus.
Doh. Missed that. I found the Beijing example helpful too since it required a different airport code entirely. Seems like they are publishing everything but not making it easily searchable.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by JordanYVR View Post


Doh. Missed that. I found the Beijing example helpful too since it required a different airport code entirely. Seems like they are publishing everything but not making it easily searchable.
I have no idea what they are doing and if outbound to HKG and TPE have the same menus, then it should clearly say so.

AC 8 and AC 18 are not available and I am not sure that AC 16 would represent both. Maybe it does but then that would mean meals for the return are double-catered out of Canada or HKG and TPE supply the same items (no) or AC doesn't know what they will get from the caterers at these/some outstations, so they don't publish. Of course, China Pacific Catering (Swire) caters AC ex-TPE (I posted a photo upthread Aug 23), so who knows.

I recently selected my meal off the BR app for flights. I'd really rather have that then searching AC.com for a menu.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 3:13 pm
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Flights to/from different airports sharing the same menu isn't something new. It's been like this since as long as I can remember as a FF. It's never been easy to figure this out online before and after the online menus were rolled out. You'll find out by experience and reading about it on FT.
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Old Nov 18, 18, 11:06 am
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AC34 SYD-YVR the "French toast" was horrific (and I rarely use that term). The presentation of it looked like it was soggy, the maple syrup in a plastic sachet looked tacky, and I seriously contemplated whether I wanted to take 1 bite. Eventually, I did take a bite and it was enough for me to say no more. I'm now down to 2 breakfast choices - pancakes (when available) or oatmeal. I have grown tired of the omelet served domestically, TATL, and TPAC and the congee....well, nothing else to say on that.

As an aside, AC34 YVR-YYZ had no muffins available - I thought that muffins were standard catering, especially on the domestic segment.
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Old Nov 18, 18, 11:09 am
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Now crossing Hudson Strait and almost over Baffin Island, lol

Well, even with streaming the photo of the new Hawksworth chicken wonít upload, perhaps when Iím at destination. Flavors were great. I donít like those little parnesan crisps.

Meanwhike....enjoyed the cheese plate and fruit, now attempting the reappeared chocolate fondant but prefer the cherry hazelnut sauce to the blueberry ginger one on todayís AC15

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