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What are domestic meal times on Qantas? (2016)

What are domestic meal times on Qantas? (2016)

Old Nov 20, 16, 3:01 pm
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What are domestic meal times on Qantas? (2016)

Hello!

Warm regards from the British Airways forum

I'm travelling to SYD in March and have a few domestic trips in store yet to be booked (Gold Coast, Melbourne etc.). It's a small difference, but I've read/heard great things about Qantas' domestic catering.

When are the meals served domestically? And what is served outside of meal times?

I tried searching, but couldn't find a current thread.

Cheers!
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Old Nov 20, 16, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by World Traveller Fuss View Post
..., but I've read/heard great things about Qantas' domestic catering.
You have ?? Maybe compared to buy on board on BA?
SYD-MEL and SYD-OOL flights times are a little over an hour so do not expect much, even if flying business class
http://www.qantas.com/travel/airline...mestic-economy
http://www.qantas.com/travel/airline...ning/global/en

BA Gold (OW Emerald) will get you QF domestic lounge access. Not the international first class departures lounge (no access). But I would not be planning domestic flights based on meals (or booze)
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Old Nov 21, 16, 7:01 am
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The J meals SYD-MEL are surprisingly good and have been improved recently (both quality and quantity). Better than some restaurant meals The Y meals are pretty poor by comparison (but there is a few hundred $ difference in fare which would buy a lot of meals).
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Old Nov 21, 16, 11:53 am
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To have a go at the OP's question, earlier this year in J at 17:15 SYD-MEL I expected a dinner service and was disappointed to be told enthusiastically that they were offering "all day dinng" (ie a snack - which was soup and bread with several glasses of wine and coffee/tea if requetsed. Best to fill up from the food offerings (really quite good) from the lounge.

I dont know what the real times of the dinner service are. I'd reckon you are safe to get dinner from 18:00 ?
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Old Nov 21, 16, 7:51 pm
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If you search for the flights on QF's website, a little pop up will tell you whether you'll be served refreshment/lunch/dinner/etc.

Their snack service can be depressing, a couple of times in Y it has literally been a tiny bar (+ drink). They usually pick out some really great local producers though. J meals are consistently excellent I find, especially on the short golden triangle routes.
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Old Nov 21, 16, 9:07 pm
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This is the current short domestic flight schedule:

Breakfast (0500-0859) Choice of hot item or cold breakfast box

Morning Refreshment (0900-1159) Refreshment item

Lunch (1200-1330) Hot item (no choice)

Afternoon Refreshment (1331-1729) Refreshment item

Dinner (1730-2000) Choice of a hot dish or cold salad. There are currently 24 different meals in circulation (12 hot dishes and 12 cold dishes)

Supper (2001-0459) Refreshment item
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Old Nov 21, 16, 10:18 pm
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Originally Posted by eoinnz View Post
This is the current short domestic flight schedule:
<snip>
That is very good.
It there a similar list for trans Tasman flights?
For long haul flights I assume many variations based on departure/arrival time
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Old Nov 22, 16, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by eoinnz View Post
This is the current short domestic flight schedule:

Breakfast (0500-0859) Choice of hot item or cold breakfast box

Morning Refreshment (0900-1159) Refreshment item

Lunch (1200-1330) Hot item (no choice)

Afternoon Refreshment (1331-1729) Refreshment item

Dinner (1730-2000) Choice of a hot dish or cold salad. There are currently 24 different meals in circulation (12 hot dishes and 12 cold dishes)

Supper (2001-0459) Refreshment item
Thanks eoinnz - just what I was looking for
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Old Nov 27, 16, 3:49 am
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One thing I never realised on Qantas Domestic (and don't think is advertised) is that they carry a small amount of beer and wine to purchase for $6 AUD in the galley.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by londonba2014 View Post
One thing I never realised on Qantas Domestic (and don't think is advertised) is that they carry a small amount of beer and wine to purchase for $6 AUD in the galley.
They've done it since before 2004 so its no secret.

Here are the services where its free, all other domestic flights you have to pay (and they don't serve beer/wine until after 10am)

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Old Dec 12, 16, 7:38 pm
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Always best to eat in the QF lounges. Usually something pretty decent on offer.
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Old Dec 12, 16, 8:24 pm
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Had a Y meal on the weekend, was very good, huge serve plus ice cream and chocolate, was the second goo Y meal in a row i have had with them that have rated very highly among all Y meals i have ever had on any airline.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by World Traveller Fuss View Post
Thanks eoinnz - just what I was looking for
Please note that the times are based on the local time that the flight departs, so beware of departures out of Brisbane to the southern capitals during summer as Brisbane is not on daylight saving time. That means a flight from Brisbane to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra or Hobart that departs at 1720 will not have a dinner service, despite not arriving until 1940-2030 local time.
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