Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Air New Zealand | Air Points
Reload this Page >

777-200 meal service at C class, do they serve from row 1 to row 7 or the opposite?

777-200 meal service at C class, do they serve from row 1 to row 7 or the opposite?

Reply

Old Oct 17, 13, 10:31 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sun & beach destinations
Programs: UA-lifetime Platinum (2MM), IHG-Amb, HH-Diamond, Hertz-PC, Marriott-Gold, CX-AM
Posts: 1,427
Question 777-200 meal service at C class, do they serve from row 1 to row 7 or the opposite?

I forget whether meal at business class is served from the back (row 7) to the front cabin or the other way. Does Anyone remember? I want finish meal quickly without waiting too long to be served and try to get some sleep after meal. Thanks for any input in advance.
GordonGordon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 13, 11:51 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: PPQ/WLG/BKK
Programs: TG*G, Accor Gold
Posts: 7,087
On AKL-HKG last week it was 'fast dine' first, followed by 1-7 for regular dining.

Fast Dine is an abbreviated meal service to maximise sleep - at both ends of the flight
Thai-Kiwi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 13, 6:16 am
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Melbourne
Programs: ►QFWP/LTG►VA WP►HyattGlobalist►HiltonGold
Posts: 21,167
As a GE I have in more recent flights been discretely asked for my preference, no matter what Business seat I have been in.

Before that it appeared to be front to back ...
serfty is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 13, 11:34 pm
  #4  
Moderator, Hilton Honors
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: hopefully travelling
Programs: up in the air
Posts: 70,742
Originally Posted by serfty View Post
As a GE I have in more recent flights been discretely asked for my preference, no matter what Business seat I have been in.

Before that it appeared to be front to back ...
Ditto. GEs discretely asked for choice of mains, otherwise front to back.
Kiwi Flyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 13, 11:58 pm
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sun & beach destinations
Programs: UA-lifetime Platinum (2MM), IHG-Amb, HH-Diamond, Hertz-PC, Marriott-Gold, CX-AM
Posts: 1,427
Sorry, what GE stands for? Is it the Air Points elite ?
GordonGordon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 13, 12:29 am
  #6  
Moderator, Hilton Honors
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: hopefully travelling
Programs: up in the air
Posts: 70,742
GE = gold elite (roughly equivalent to UA's 1k)
Kiwi Flyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 13, 10:47 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Christchurch, NZ
Programs: NZ *E, Accor Platinum, Hertz President’s Circle
Posts: 563
Ditto here, another little extra that is worth its weight in gold.
Markhm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 29, 13, 12:36 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New Zealand/ UK
Programs: NZ, EK, QF, SQ.
Posts: 776
It's only 7 rows - can't see that the order makes much difference as, even if you are served first there will still be general disturbance until all are served.
celle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 29, 13, 2:55 pm
  #9  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Melbourne
Programs: ►QFWP/LTG►VA WP►HyattGlobalist►HiltonGold
Posts: 21,167
That's 7 rows in the 777 forward zone - 28 seats or thereabouts - there have been reports of them running out of options rather early in recent times.
serfty is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 29, 13, 3:01 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 512
When I was flying NZ C/J TT without GE, I rarely got my first choice.

Having said that, I had a chicken meal in C/J which I thought was pretty average. Economy was serving butter chicken which I did get to try on another flight and it was much tastier.
poopbunny is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 7, 13, 10:46 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wellington
Programs: Air NZ Gold Elite
Posts: 11
As a GE for a number of years straight it is my experience that there is no rule as to how they serve the first 7 rows. It seems to be luck of the draw.
plimflya is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 7, 13, 11:38 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Programs: Air New Zealand Airpoints - Gold Elite, Velocity - Platinum, Qantas - Gold
Posts: 166
In my experience, GE's have always been asked for their preference first and served first. Then it's been from front to back. Flying back from Brisbane to Auckland last month, they ran out of chicken by the time they hit Row 5.
smeags_nz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 8, 13, 6:17 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: EWR - Jersey Shore
Programs: UA Gold, *A Gold, HH Dia, Hertz #1 5*
Posts: 630
Originally Posted by smeags_nz View Post
In my experience, GE's have always been asked for their preference first and served first. Then it's been from front to back. Flying back from Brisbane to Auckland last month, they ran out of chicken by the time they hit Row 5.
Well, I'll be in 7K on a 772 NRT-AKL so I guess I'll be looking forward to either the Spam Sandwich or Pasta a la School Cafeteria
JerseySlime is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 8, 13, 12:16 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Programs: Airpoints, HHONORS GOLD VIP, Aclub Gold
Posts: 592
more frequently service 1 can be front to back and service 2 from back to front.
QTFLYER is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread