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Any Chance getting Y cabin Bistro Service while sitting in J?

Any Chance getting Y cabin Bistro Service while sitting in J?

Old Dec 13, 2022, 7:49 am
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Any Chance getting Y cabin Bistro Service while sitting in J?

I have a lot of upcoming J cabin flights which will cater breakfast.

I used to love Air Canada omelets (not a big fan of chicken sausage, though), but have got rather fed up after eating 100+ (?) of them.

Given the alternatives are not inspiring (French Toast and Pancake?), I wonder what other options are.

I see a Bistro Service appears to be available on such morning flights, and wonder if I can ask the FA to give me some meals from the Bistro menu.

Charcuterie Board and Cheese Plate look really good.

Anyone having such experiences to share?
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 7:57 am
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I don't know if there's an official policy on this or not - but when my kid travels in J we'll often ask for one of the bistro meals as opposed to the hot entrees, and they've always obliged.
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by ywgckp
I don't know if there's an official policy on this or not - but when my kid travels in J we'll often ask for one of the bistro meals as opposed to the hot entrees, and they've always obliged.
Great. Will certainly try that on the next trip and share the results with everyone looking for a change for breakfast!
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 9:05 am
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On an eUpgrade once the SD came to me with my son 6 and told me we could have the regular meals or my son could have Pizza from the Bistro. She was very discrete so I could make the choice without my son hearing it, I appreciated that. He had the pizza.
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 9:23 am
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If I'm not into the J meals I'll often ask the FA for the fruit and cheese plate from the back. They've always obliged. Many of them will also ask if I want the tray (with the main replaced with the item from the back) or just the item.
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 10:03 am
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There is a limit to how many cheese plates anyone can eat, but indeed, they're sometimes a nice break from the omelette. The pancake thing is just revolting, did it once and will never repeat.
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 12:40 pm
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I'll eat the amenity kit before I eat another one of those omelets. I usually just wait and buy something after landing, but in the future will try this and ask for something from the back.
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by JCKOTT
discrete
Fairly sure JCKOTT hit the keyword here 👍

Has anyone tried swapping a Omelet with the Warm Turkey Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich?
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 1:53 pm
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I think I've only done this once since COVID, and had no issue*, but pre-COVID, I'd say it was 50/50 for asking me to pay for the Bistro items.


*My AC mask made them think I was crew at first and I was really confused at the response, but once she checked the manifest I got what I wanted.
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 2:01 pm
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I think there are no limited for j meals
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
I think I've only done this once since COVID, and had no issue*, but pre-COVID, I'd say it was 50/50 for asking me to pay for the Bistro items.


*My AC mask made them think I was crew at first and I was really confused at the response, but once she checked the manifest I got what I wanted.
Since now it appears SEs got free Bistro items even sitting in the Y cabin, it appears to be reasonable and logical we can also have them in the J cabin, too.
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Changeup2000
Since now it appears SEs got free Bistro items even sitting in the Y cabin, it appears to be reasonable and logical we can also have them in the J cabin, too.
SEs get one free snack item in Y.

Not "Bistro items", and not in J.
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
SEs get one free snack item in Y.

Not "Bistro items", and not in J.
You are correct. I forgot meals do not qualify. I've got FAs saying it was meal OR alcoholic drink and snack so that might be where I got the wrong information from.
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Changeup2000
You are correct. I forgot meals do not qualify. I've got FAs saying it was meal OR alcoholic drink and snack so that might be where I got the wrong information from.
Originally Posted by canadiancow
SEs get one free snack item in Y.

Not "Bistro items", and not in J.
YMMV with this.. recently on a Rouge flight in Y I was offered a Meal or Drink plus 2 snacks (Which is actually the Latitude benefit).

Officially it's a drink and a snack.. but I've found them to be flexible.
Subject to the product selection available on their flight, Aeroplan Super Elite Members can enjoy one free alcoholic beverage and one free snack item when travelling on Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada Rouge in Economy Class.

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Old Dec 13, 2022, 4:17 pm
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Originally Posted by newfbc
YMMV with this.. recently on a Rouge flight in Y I was offered a Meal or Drink plus 2 snacks (Which is actually the Latitude benefit).

Officially it's a drink and a snack.. but I've found them to be flexible.
Subject to the product selection available on their flight, Aeroplan Super Elite Members can enjoy one free alcoholic beverage and one free snack item when travelling on Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada Rouge in Economy Class.

Ron.
I got a Bar Trio in a Rouge flight with a Comfort Fare. Guess these benefits got stacked up, but it could just be FAs making their own rules

Cannot complain though. Bar Trio was pretty good.
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