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Old Mar 7, 19, 8:23 pm
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Anyone have a copy of the TATL breakfast card? Asking for a friend.
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Old Mar 7, 19, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Anyone have a copy of the TATL breakfast card? Asking for a friend.
Trying to think of the thread I saw sky post it in this week - was definitely the same choices I had for my TATL last week.

If you have a moment look through his posts and you'll find it. Sorry I didn't see it with a quick search and then my usual laziness kicked in.
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Old Mar 7, 19, 8:47 pm
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I think you knew where to find it

Originally Posted by skybluesea View Post

Just boarded AC 890 to Rome - here is breakfast menu
Int. Business Class & select wide-body N. America aircraft become 'Signature Service'
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Old Mar 7, 19, 10:16 pm
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Originally Posted by bcnfish View Post
Are there any outstations where catering has been noted to be better* than others? I assume catering out of YYZ is best being AC's main hub as they are probably most involved and have more oversight than in outstations. I don't fly AC enough to have noticed any trends so would be curious if anyone else has any 'favourite' route for catering.
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Narita/Haneda come to mind.
I don't fly near as much as other people on this forum but I flew HND-YYZ a couple weeks back and the omelette was quite good and not the normal parsley omelette set. My beef was inedible though. Should have known it was not going to be the same as ANA F and gone with the chicken.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 4:41 pm
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This post combines AC 63 YVR-ICN and AC 64 ICN-YVR - March 2019

* AC's current obsession with shellfish was on full display: AC 63 and 64 had shellfish appetizers, followed by my YVR-YYZ, also with a shellfish appetizer. It's ridiculous. So I take photos and then send the dish back to the kitchen. Must be fun for those with shellfish allergies or for those who also don't eat it.

AC 63 YVR-ICN







This amuses me. Sunlight, bubbles, rondelle, reflection




Yup, lobster again




Smile for the photo.







Well, the apples from the lobster appetizer became useful again, balancing out the greens which are bitter.




The bibimbap was excellent again.




Mmmmmmm







Lemon tart porn.




Pre-Arrival meal

Ginger lime chicken. Tasty.






AC 64 ICN-YVR










Sure, I'm here for a while.







Oh look, shellfish. Again.




Nice little salad.




This was nice.








The bread bun was interesting and different. Tasty as well







The cheeses ex-ICN are very different in both texture and taste. They have some interesting flavours.




I love the apples ex-NRT and ex-ICN. Fruit was ripe and flavourful.




The cheesecake was a bit fluffy, not dense and not overly sweet.








Pre-Arrival Brunch

Chicken




Korean porridge




Cheese omelette (asked FA to remove sausage before cooking)




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Old Mar 24, 19, 7:23 pm
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How does one go about complaining about food safety concerns? On a recent LHR YYZ flight I had what seemed to look like surface mold on my shrimp (Signature Service). I complained to the in flight director and he apologized but that was it. I'm not so sure I'm after compensation but surely I would hope this issue gets flagged and corrected as it may have been a valid health concern.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by meltedmarshmellow View Post
How does one go about complaining about food safety concerns? On a recent LHR YYZ flight I had what seemed to look like surface mold on my shrimp (Signature Service). I complained to the in flight director and he apologized but that was it. I'm not so sure I'm after compensation but surely I would hope this issue gets flagged and corrected as it may have been a valid health concern.
Please send a written notice to the local health authority that was at point of origin or destination with copy to Canada Food Inspection Agency.. Key details and a photo if possible. IMO, Air Canada will not take your complaint seriously as it has no incentive to do so.
It speaks to the complete absence of originality and creativity that the menu for ICN above is almost the same as for NRT/HND/PEK/PVG. I have been served the same menu on my asian flights since January and it is boring and unpalatable. I just lose it every time I see this stupid lobster endive concoction. Canada had a surplus of lobster this year, so I guess that someone stocked up on frozen lobster at discount prices and we will be served this rubbery gunk until the stock runs out or the animal feed processors offer a better price.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 9:47 pm
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Has there been an upgrade on dining on rouge international?

Flying rouge LIS to YYZ premium...food service?
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Old Mar 27, 19, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Srklaw7 View Post
Flying rouge LIS to YYZ premium...food service?
There is no business class on that flight, so this is the wrong thread.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
There is no business class on that flight, so this is the wrong thread.
Correct.

Originally Posted by Srklaw7 View Post
Flying rouge LIS to YYZ premium...food service?
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See this thread. Start with this page from Oct 2018 and read to the end of the thread (3 pages)
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Old Apr 7, 19, 4:03 am
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Flew AC5 today from YUL-NRT. It has been a couple of years since I've flown in J to Japan. Ordered the Japanese meal and whil it was tasty, it didn't seem to be as varied and as nicely presented as it used to be on flights from YYZ or Japan.

For those who fly the route regularly I'm curious whether this was a function of leaving from YUL or has AC downgraded the Japanese J meal?

Sorry no pictures as my phone was packed away.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
This post combines AC 63 YVR-ICN and AC 64 ICN-YVR - March 2019

* AC's current obsession with shellfish was on full display: AC 63 and 64 had shellfish appetizers, followed by my YVR-YYZ, also with a shellfish appetizer. It's ridiculous. So I take photos and then send the dish back to the kitchen. Must be fun for those with shellfish allergies or for those who also don't eat it.
+1. The shellfish obsession is absurd for those of us who can't eat it. It's not an uncommon allergy - why can't they provide an alternative?
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Old Apr 7, 19, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
This post combines AC 63 YVR-ICN and AC 64 ICN-YVR - March 2019

* AC's current obsession with shellfish was on full display: AC 63 and 64 had shellfish appetizers, followed by my YVR-YYZ, also with a shellfish appetizer. It's ridiculous. So I take photos and then send the dish back to the kitchen. Must be fun for those with shellfish allergies or for those who also don't eat it.

Yup, lobster again




Smile for the photo.






The cheeses ex-ICN are very different in both texture and taste. They have some interesting flavours.


Looks like they have abandoned the endive in the lobster salad, which is a good thing. It was consistently wilted and unappetizing.

Impressive cheese selection! That's how it should be, with a variety of tastes and textures.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 8:25 am
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Forget about the allergies and taste of airplane food.

Admire and enjoy the presentation and simply enjoy the Kit Kat's and cashews, and think about your favorite foods from a real restaurant
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Old Apr 7, 19, 1:40 pm
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Am I missing something? If you have a food allergy, you can always order a special meal request - isnít that the point? So if youíre allergic to shellfish, you can request special or you can do regular and take your chances.
I for instance have a dairy allergy so I either order NLML or vegan or veg. Iíve occasionally on Asian-bound or return flights gone regular and take the Asian option as they tend to be dairy free. But thatís a dice roll and itís sometimes led to SOL situations. But thatís on me, and I deal.
I guess my point is if you expect there to be non-shellfish options in the regular meal, should I expect dairy-free options? What about gluten-free? Again, hence special meals.
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