F breakfast...horrendous

Old Dec 2, 19, 2:31 pm
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F breakfast...horrendous

Just posting this as a FYI I suppose but will also make a formal complaint.
came back DXB/MAN at weekend on 380, ‘lucky enough’ to be in F. Breakfast was inedible (pic attached) of my ‘Over Easy Eggs’; then the stewardess just shrugged when I complained, and asked for cornflakes instead. Bizarre or the ‘norm’!?

Eggs rock hard and bacon undercooked
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Old Dec 2, 19, 3:31 pm
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F experience (which I have never flown and don’t think I ever will get the chance to) should be PERFECT in my opinion, for the amount of money / miles you are paying, its unacceptable to have such breakfast.

Hopefully the complaint is well received and you get some reasonable reimbursement
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Old Dec 3, 19, 12:32 am
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I fly F quite a lot and will never eat breakfast because it’s truly awful.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 1:05 am
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Originally Posted by m3red View Post
I fly F quite a lot and will never eat breakfast because it’s truly awful.
It's the same as the J breakfast with one or two additional options and presented a bit nicer (same goes for the other meals). Whereas the wines in F can be spectacular, the food is often mwah.
Having said that, the other day I risked ordering the poached eggs for breakfast (DXB/CPT in J). I say 'risked' because poached often means 'rubberised'. But they were fantastic, just like I like them: slightly runny but not liquid. I told the crew they got my eggs 'just right' (not sure how much control they actually have on this). The previous flight (LGW/DXB) was also a great crew, which I told the purser when I disembarked. Good trip all along!
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Old Dec 3, 19, 1:33 am
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Army issued slop
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Old Dec 3, 19, 1:59 am
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I never eat the F breakfast, if available I'll go for a light bite or a redux of a lighter dinner entree with some fruit and yogurt to freshen it up.

I've never been in F when breakfast was the only meal though. I reckon I'd eat in the lounge if that were the case.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 2:53 am
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Japanese breakfast is the one exception to the comments above in my (limited) experience of F breakfasts.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 3:16 am
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My experience of breakfasts in First and Business generally is that it is best to avoid the "western "options, like the above some of the Asian options can be great and no problem in delaying diner until breakfast on airlines which offer dine when you want
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Old Dec 3, 19, 3:33 am
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A 'formal complaint' over overcooked eggs? 🤣🤣
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Old Dec 3, 19, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
A 'formal complaint' over overcooked eggs? 🤣🤣
Maybe it's the undercooked bacon that's the culprit. Not to mention that it will have been 'veal bacon'.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 4:45 am
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In my view, breakfasts are best avoided on planes, in all classes.

I usually eat in the lounge, then have a coffee on board. Or head to the bar for snacks and alcohol!
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Old Dec 3, 19, 6:47 am
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That breakfast looks normal to me, having had them pretty often. Yes, this may mean that the breakfasts are "normally" "awful/bad", every person has their own tastes. You have to keep in mind nothing is cooked on board, it is all re-heated in a convection oven, and have to temper your expectations to that reality.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
A 'formal complaint' over overcooked eggs? 🤣🤣
Fancy mocking someone whose paid his own hard-earned for a premium product and was expecting better... Yeah, of course it's first world problems but shouldn't they be told these things?
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Old Dec 3, 19, 7:29 am
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What is wrong with the breakfast?
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Old Dec 3, 19, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by MarshyM View Post
Fancy mocking someone whose paid his own hard-earned for a premium product and was expecting better... Yeah, of course it's first world problems but shouldn't they be told these things?
I am merely wondering why you would invest the time in a formal complaint over a mass-market, factory-produced breakfast, probably made hours before you even boarded the aircraft, that has a price point of maybe GBP 5. And, I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but it doesn't matter one bit to EK or any other airline who pays for the ticket or how meaningful that sum of money is to them.
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