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Old Apr 14, 19, 12:43 am
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Food for Purchase Y Class from Hawaii

I was wondering if anyone has flown Y recently from Hawaii and what the options to purchase food were for an afternoon flight?
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Old Apr 14, 19, 5:24 am
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Last time I flew the route (1-2ish months ago) it was fruit and cheese plate, sandwich, or a decent looking salad, plus the regular snack boxes and snacks listed on the menu card (chips, jerky, popcorn, etc).
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Old Apr 14, 19, 8:58 am
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I was wondering if anyone has flown Y recently from Hawaii and what the options to purchase food were for an afternoon flight?
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Old Apr 14, 19, 1:00 pm
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The BOB food is not bad but I find the portions tiny, and I think it's overpriced for the quantity. I will buy it if I'm unexpectedly hungry on a flight but I'd never plan to buy it. At most airports you can get something better to take on board with you.

Unfortunately there are no restaurants that are partnered with priority pass in any of the Hawaii airports The best breakfast I ever had in economy class was free, from Capers in PDX.
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My usual goto plan flying out of Hawaii is to hit Foodland before the airport and pickup sushi or poke or something from their hot bar. They also have nice sandwiches and wraps. I agree with @VegasGambler on the size, quality, price equation. I usually save BOB for when I run out of time to make another plan.
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Old Apr 14, 19, 2:35 pm
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Pro tip: Purchase the BOB at the first opportunity. On full flights to Hawaii, the "fresh" BOB items can sell out.
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Old Apr 14, 19, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler View Post
The BOB food is not bad but I find the portions tiny, and I think it's overpriced for the quantity. I will buy it if I'm unexpectedly hungry on a flight but I'd never plan to buy it. At most airports you can get something better to take on board with you.

Unfortunately there are no restaurants that are partnered with priority pass in any of the Hawaii airports The best breakfast I ever had in economy class was free, from Capers in PDX.
I agree, the AS BOB to Hawaii used to be cheaper and they had hot food with a Hawaiian theme. Now it is overpriced, cold and the same as transcon flights. At least they seem to have retained the higher quality of VX offerings.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 5:30 pm
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Pro tip: Purchase the BOB at the first opportunity. On full flights to Hawaii, the "fresh" BOB items can sell out.
Sitting in the second row of premium economy last month HNL-SFO, they ran out of food before the fourth row of y seats. Really surprised they do not cater sufficient BOB.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 5:57 pm
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Shoot, they ran out of my first choice in Row 6 last month (the other FA was working deeper rows and beat my FA to the punch....)
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Is main cabin pre-ordering not offered on Hawaii flights?
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Old Apr 15, 19, 6:09 pm
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Is main cabin pre-ordering not offered on Hawaii flights?
It is an option once you are within 14 days of departure.
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It used to be decent when hot food was offered in Y. Now it's meh
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My usual goto plan flying out of Hawaii is to hit Foodland before the airport and pickup sushi or poke or something from their hot bar. They also have nice sandwiches and wraps. I agree with @VegasGambler on the size, quality, price equation. I usually save BOB for when I run out of time to make another plan.
If you're flying out of Maui, Fork and Salad just opened in Kahului by the Target. Their sandwiches travel really well. Not Foodland cheap, but a lot more convenient.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 10:26 pm
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Shoot, they ran out of my first choice in Row 6 last month (the other FA was working deeper rows and beat my FA to the punch....)
I flew AA MCE recently and the FAs made a point of asking those pax seated there if they wanted BOB before they started general service. I was rather impressed.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 10:38 pm
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I flew AA MCE recently and the FAs made a point of asking those pax seated there if they wanted BOB before they started general service. I was rather impressed.
So civilized.
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