Running Out Of Food

Old May 6, 14, 7:15 pm
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Running Out Of Food

My wife was on flight 84 today and was seated around row 25. By the time the food service cart reached her, they were out of everything but the mediterranean picnic pack. What gives? Unexpected fun on the burgers and cheese/fruit plates?
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Old May 6, 14, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by ChugiakAk View Post
My wife was on flight 84 today and was seated around row 25. By the time the food service cart reached her, they were out of everything but the mediterranean picnic pack. What gives?
Causes of lack of food choices:
1. Lunch time flight
2. Row 25 on a 739.

I just think people were hungry given the time of day and length of the flight. Nuff said.
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Old May 6, 14, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by MonThruThurs View Post
Causes of lack of food choices:
1. Lunch time flight
2. Row 25 on a 739.

I just think people were hungry given the time of day and length of the flight. Nuff said.
And one would think that the airline would account for the time of day and length of the flight. And maybe this flight ran way above historical averages for meal purchases.
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
And one would think that the airline would account for the time of day and length of the flight. And maybe this flight ran way above historical averages for meal purchases.
They may not have accounted for just how much people like that burger!

I always get the Mediterranean Picnic Pack ....UNLESS they are serving the burger
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Old May 6, 14, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by missydarlin View Post
They may not have accounted for just how much people like that burger!

I always get the Mediterranean Picnic Pack ....UNLESS they are serving the burger
Oh, she was ok. Just gave her the opportunity to get some fish and chips while waiting for a connection at SEA .
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US allows you to pre-order a meal, so that it's available when the FA's get to you. Perhaps AS should do the same thing (although I have no idea if AA will continue the practice after the merger is complete).
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When I flew SEA-SAN earlier this year an FA told me that they regularly ran out despite the fact that she and others kept reporting it. On that flight the last 10 rows of coach never had a chance.
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Old May 7, 14, 1:24 am
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Originally Posted by missydarlin View Post
They may not have accounted for just how much people like that burger!

I always get the Mediterranean Picnic Pack ....UNLESS they are serving the burger
I can't believe I turned down the burger on AS12 today SEA-BOS

But enjoyed a nice double stack at Fuddruckers instead after I felt better
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Originally Posted by missydarlin View Post
They may not have accounted for just how much people like that burger!
Given the obvious love and popularity of that darn cheeseburger, why doesn't AS offer it more frequently, or better yet, solely? For me, I actually look forward to it when I see it is on the menu for my flight. And you can't say that often about airline food.
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Old May 8, 14, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by formeraa View Post
US allows you to pre-order a meal, so that it's available when the FA's get to you. Perhaps AS should do the same thing (although I have no idea if AA will continue the practice after the merger is complete).
AA does pre-orders in F class today (started a little before the merger). No pre-orders for Y.
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Originally Posted by makfan View Post
AA does pre-orders in F class today (started a little before the merger). No pre-orders for Y.
*worked well ex-NRT so I could get the Japanese meal
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Running Out Of Food

Bring your own damned food!!!
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Old May 9, 14, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Tony10s View Post
Bring your own damned food!!!
Well, sure, because nothing ever goes wrong.
  • The TSA never confiscates any sort of food at the checkpoint.
  • Your first flight is always on time, leaving plenty of time to buy food before your connecting flight.
  • You never have to fly standby, wherein you feel like you shouldn't go very far from the gate in case that is the exact moment where they call your name.

I mostly do try to bring my own food when I'm not up front, but sometimes things go badly.
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Originally Posted by formeraa View Post
US allows you to pre-order a meal, so that it's available when the FA's get to you. Perhaps AS should do the same thing (although I have no idea if AA will continue the practice after the merger is complete).
It has been tested at AS on certain routes and the general consensus I keep hearing is it was well-received and could be rolled out systemwide.
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Originally Posted by formeraa View Post
US allows you to pre-order a meal, so that it's available when the FA's get to you. Perhaps AS should do the same thing (although I have no idea if AA will continue the practice after the merger is complete).
It has been tested at AS on certain routes and the general consensus I keep hearing is it was well-received and could be rolled out systemwide.
Excellent. Another NOE move
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