Is Y Food Better than F Food?

Old May 26, 17, 10:30 pm
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Is Y Food Better than F Food?

Is it just me, or is anyone else impressed by the Y food on AS? I mean, moreso than the F food. The F food can be hit or miss, IME, but the hot food in Y is usually quite good. The bowls, hot sandwiches, etc. Haven't had a bad one yet.
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Old May 26, 17, 11:24 pm
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I haven't had a miss in Y either. Between Tom Douglas, the cheeseburger and the cheese plate, I'm a happy camper. Trading Glenlivet for Woodford Reserve is a push for me (though a whiskey like Oola to go with Sun Liquor would be neat).
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Old May 26, 17, 11:26 pm
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There are some shroom filled things out there.

Most Y is decent, but duds do exist. Same for F. I have my favorites in Y (cheeseburger) but overall F does beat Y in quantity and quality.

Then again, I am not enamored by the cheese plate either.
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Old May 27, 17, 5:35 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
Most Y is decent, but duds do exist. Same for F. I have my favorites in Y (cheeseburger) but overall F does beat Y in quantity and quality.
Agreed. I've had some not so great Y meals including the cheeseburger. My biggest gripe, and this includes F, is having idiotic sized pieces of food served onboard. Uncut green beans that need to be sawn through. Or the miso chicken breast where I came close to elbowing my seat mate multiple times. I can't imagine trying to to that in a middle. Fork size and fork tender please.

Then again, I am not enamored by the cheese plate either.
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Old May 27, 17, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
Is it just me, or is anyone else impressed by the Y food on AS? I mean, moreso than the F food. The F food can be hit or miss, IME, but the hot food in Y is usually quite good. The bowls, hot sandwiches, etc. Haven't had a bad one yet.
Isn't there more variety in F than Y, though? Y seems to almost always have the same stuff, whenever I fly it.
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Isn't there more variety in F than Y, though? Y seems to almost always have the same stuff, whenever I fly it.
Certainly more varieties of polenta and kale. Mmmmmm, kale....
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Isn't there more variety in F than Y, though? Y seems to almost always have the same stuff, whenever I fly it.
Over the course of a year, yes the F menu appears to change more frequently. For a given fight, though, Y may have the hot option, fruit and cheese, and picnic packs. The choice for the same flight in F may be yes or no.
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
Is it just me, or is anyone else impressed by the Y food on AS? I mean, moreso than the F food. The F food can be hit or miss, IME, but the hot food in Y is usually quite good. The bowls, hot sandwiches, etc. Haven't had a bad one yet.
Indeed... if I don't like what's offered in F, I ask for 2 cheese plates and it's never been a problem.
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
There are some shroom filled things out there.

Most Y is decent, but duds do exist. Same for F. I have my favorites in Y (cheeseburger) but overall F does beat Y in quantity and quality.

Then again, I am not enamored by the cheese plate either.
+1....I never thought the fruit and cheese plate sounded very exciting, especially for $8
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Old May 27, 17, 6:16 pm
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To answer original question posed....
Yes.
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Old May 27, 17, 7:14 pm
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It used to be that if you were in F, but saw what was being served in Y, you could ask for that. Now they want you to pay for it!
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Ok... I want both
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So far the only Y meal I've had is the coconut chicken, which was pretty tasty but led to some... issues after I got back home. Haven't had that problem with an F meal yet.

That said, in my limited flying as an elite the last year and a half, I've somehow avoided the polenta and kale.
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Old May 27, 17, 8:39 pm
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What's the difference between Y and F? I thought both are for first class just with fare difference... Do they actually know who is F and who is Y?
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Old May 27, 17, 8:45 pm
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What's the difference between Y and F? I thought both are for first class just with fare difference... Do they actually know who is F and who is Y?
Y is coach (specifically, the most expensive fare class in coach, but used as shorthand for "coach"). F is first.

They can tell who is in F and who is in Y by looking at who is sitting in the 2x2 seats and the 3x3 seats...
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