$40 extra for a hot meal on transtasman

Old Oct 31, 2022, 6:55 pm
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$40 extra for a hot meal on transtasman

How come there isn't an option to buy "Works" seat without a checked in luggage? If I'm travelling light and don't need to check in luggage, but I still want a hot meal, I still have to pay extra $40 for Works. Wouldn't it be easier to just pay $20 extra for a hot meal (but no checked luggage)? Snacks on Seat + Bag are too average.
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Old Oct 31, 2022, 7:17 pm
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Most people in this situation would eat in lounge or airport given how short the flights are. Will end up with better food.
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Old Oct 31, 2022, 7:35 pm
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On TT flights I personally never buy The Works. I would much rather eat a better meal in the airport.
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Old Oct 31, 2022, 8:09 pm
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Frittata anyone?
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Old Oct 31, 2022, 9:26 pm
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The vast majority of customers still struggle with the concept of seats2suit so another option would just be added confusion.

I haven't eaten a meal TT probably a decade when flying from WLG and have never once missed it. If I didn't have lounge access I'd just buy something at the airport - everybody on here moans about how crap meals are anyway. I'd certainly never pay $20 for a meal TT.
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Old Nov 1, 2022, 2:06 am
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Buy a seat fare and purchase a meal onboard.
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Old Nov 1, 2022, 2:25 am
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Originally Posted by Purplelab
Buy a seat fare and purchase a meal onboard.
You can't purchase a meal onboard - only the snack options they have.
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Old Nov 1, 2022, 3:19 am
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Or just fly Qantas where they dont have all the silly fare classes, everyone gets a checked bag, movies, booze, food
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Old Nov 1, 2022, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by oranjemakker
Or just fly Qantas where they dont have all the silly fare classes, everyone gets a checked bag, movies, booze, food
Why pay for something you don't want?

I'm totally happy to save $40 vs an identical works or QF fare and not get a meal or bag that I don't need.
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Old Nov 1, 2022, 4:19 am
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Qantas is really tanking, so many technical issues it isn't funny. Unless you want the Aussie accent, I'd prefer to save my money and arrive on time.
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Old Nov 3, 2022, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by austin.d.powers
Qantas is really tanking, so many technical issues it isn't funny. Unless you want the Aussie accent, I'd prefer to save my money and arrive on time.
I am probably jinxing myself as i have a number of QF flights coming up over the next few weeks, but from my recent experience over the past few months, at least 12 flights with a mix of transtasman and AU domestic, no major disruptions. JQ AU domestic yes, but not QF. Can't comment on luggage delivery as I try my best to fly carry-on only.

[fully appreciate this is anecdotal and a survey of one and I haven't looked at OTP]
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Old Nov 3, 2022, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by oranjemakker
Or just fly Qantas where they dont have all the silly fare classes, everyone gets a checked bag, movies, booze, food
The Qantas catering in the Tasman, is now appalling.

They now serve the same cardboard box meals on the Tasman. As they dont on the domestic dinner time flights within Australia.

The best value meals on the Tasman, has to be the JQ toastie for $10 but youll need a physiotherapist appointment after 3hrs on a JQ a320.
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Old Nov 3, 2022, 11:08 pm
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Meal in Y AKL-MEL on QF152 last week.
Whilst not appalling it is a lesser product than previously provided.


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Old Nov 6, 2022, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi
Meal in Y AKL-MEL on QF152 last week.
Whilst not appalling it is a lesser product than previously provided.


each to their own, but Id call that appalling
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Old Nov 6, 2022, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by sol95
each to their own, but I’d call that “appalling”
It tasted better than it looks.

Perhaps just a different perspective of what constitutes 'appalling'? I was not deeply affected by this offering....

Adjective: Appalling

1. causing shock or dismay; horrific.
"the cat suffered appalling injuries during the attack"

2. egregious
very bad; awful.
"his conduct was appalling"
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