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QF meal option now to be enhanced to nil choice on shorter domestics

Old Sep 20, 22, 7:05 am
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QF meal option now to be enhanced to nil choice on shorter domestics

Looks.like QF will now not offer meal selection on flights under 3.5 hours. Not fully sure how they market this but no doubt will.come up with some magical way to say it's in the interests of the pax! Not sure when it comes into force.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 4:41 pm
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Looks.like QF will now not offer meal selection on flights under 3.5 hours. Not fully sure how they market this but no doubt will.come up with some magical way to say it's in the interests of the pax! Not sure when it comes into force.
In Y for SYD-MEL-SYD, I cannot recall the last time there was a meal selection. The only choice being what was offered or not having it at all. The choice was red or white wine, beer or softies.
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Looks.like QF will now not offer meal selection on flights under 3.5 hours. Not fully sure how they market this but no doubt will.come up with some magical way to say it's in the interests of the pax! Not sure when it comes into force.
There will be a Sydney University study proving it's better this way
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Old Sep 20, 22, 8:48 pm
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There will be a Sydney University study proving it's better this way
Bet though we will see sometime on this forum "then the CC member said...sorry your choice of meal is no longer available..oh wait a minute no can't use that one.actually .we did not load appropriate amount" then with grease lightening run off to be secure behind the curtain!🫣🤪
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In Y for SYD-MEL-SYD, I cannot recall the last time there was a meal selection. The only choice being what was offered or not having it at all. The choice was red or white wine, beer or softies.
yes indeed. Another viral tweet by someone who isnt really a frequent flyer picked up by lazy journalists and made into news.

Cant recall the last time I was offered anything substantial in Y never mind a choice.
Even Domestic J is a sad relic of what was served in Y back in the noughties.
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Old Sep 21, 22, 6:44 pm
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From an article in The Australian, it seems that the change is to remove special meal selection on short domestic flights ; long domestric plus international still have the choices

Doesn't seem that strange a change to me. The other change, which is one I really don't agree with, is extending the times when it serves free alcohol
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Old Sep 21, 22, 9:42 pm
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Lazy news outlets reporting on VAs Tweet




Except, they fail to mention its only BOB




Whats ironic is that whatever food they do offer on BOB is likely Halal certified from cookies to chips to hot items except Pork and items with gelatine.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 6:36 pm
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According to article in the australian, Qantas is reversing the no vegetarian option change. Does seem strange approach since surely it could simply offer a single offering that is vegetarian anyway.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 7:42 pm
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From an article in The Australian, it seems that the change is to remove special meal selection on short domestic flights ; long domestric plus international still have the choices

Doesn't seem that strange a change to me. The other change, which is one I really don't agree with, is extending the times when it serves free alcohol
Why dont you agree with extending the time of the alcohol provision?
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Old Sep 22, 22, 7:50 pm
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According to article in the australian, Qantas is reversing the no vegetarian option change. Does seem strange approach since surely it could simply offer a single offering that is vegetarian anyway.
Another PR mitigation exercise then. No, why should any single offering be vegetarian? Penalise others...now that's not very democratic I would suggest!
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Old Sep 22, 22, 8:13 pm
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Why dont you agree with extending the time of the alcohol provision?
Because I do not see any reason to be promoting alcohol

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Another PR mitigation exercise then. No, why should any single offering be vegetarian? Penalise others...now that's not very democratic I would suggest!
Why does democracy need to come into it? if done correctly, should be able to address several dietary considerations with the one offerig. May not be able to handle all, but should be able to address most requirements; there is no need for there to be meat & gluten in the offering
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Old Sep 22, 22, 9:00 pm
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Because I do not see any reason to be promoting alcohol



Why does democracy need to come into it? if done correctly, should be able to address several dietary considerations with the one offerig. May not be able to handle all, but should be able to address most requirements; there is no need for there to be meat & gluten in the offering
You had suggested one veg option for everyone David. Also it's not promoting alcohol...you don't have to drink it. Everyone can make up their own minds. Personally I think the noon (now you can drink) in the Qantas lounges is laughable. Looking forward to my champers at Heathrow at 6am.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 9:41 pm
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You had suggested one veg option for everyone David. Also it's not promoting alcohol...you don't have to drink it. Everyone can make up their own minds. Personally I think the noon (now you can drink) in the Qantas lounges is laughable. Looking forward to my champers at Heathrow at 6am.
Why not a vegetarian option to serve all on flights on < 3.5 hours duration. Why not also that this be something that is free of gluten as well? may not to able to address every concern, but there is no reason that there needs to be a meat offering

Qamtas's offerings in lounges and on board seem to be focussed on the binge drinkers with little thought of decent offerings for non alcoholic drinks - post mix machines hardly impressive.

The refernece to champagne drinking at 6am - esp with the term 'champers' really sums it up
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Why not a vegetarian option to serve all on flights on < 3.5 hours duration. Why not also that this be something that is free of gluten as well? may not to able to address every concern, but there is no reason that there needs to be a meat offering

Qamtas's offerings in lounges and on board seem to be focussed on the binge drinkers with little thought of decent offerings for non alcoholic drinks - post mix machines hardly impressive.

The refernece to champagne drinking at 6am - esp with the term 'champers' really sums it up
Cheers David...."champers"...lovely..and it's morning!!
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Old Sep 23, 22, 2:02 am
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Not everyones body clock is stuck on that at Sydney. Someone may well be transferring at SYD T1 in the morning and be ready for a nice champagne aided snooze knowing their body clock is saying its now sleep time.
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