Pre-Select Dining

Old Aug 20, 17, 10:47 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: UK
Programs: OneWorld Emerald/StarGold/GHA Discovery Black
Posts: 525
Pre-Select Dining

From the Qatar Airways Instagram page:

"Our Premium Class passengers now have more time to enjoy out in-flight amenities. with our new Pre-Select Dining service, you can book your main course meal at least 24 hours before your flight. It will be available for select flights from Doha, with more added later in the year."

Apologies for the lack of a link to the Instagram post but I cannot access it on my work computer right now.

Last edited by Work-Shy; Aug 20, 17 at 10:53 am
Work-Shy is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 10:48 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dublin
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 279
QR has already a FAQ page for this: https://qatarairways.zendesk.com/hc/...-Select-Dining
endet is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 10:54 am
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: UK
Programs: OneWorld Emerald/StarGold/GHA Discovery Black
Posts: 525
Originally Posted by endet View Post
QR has already a FAQ page for this: https://qatarairways.zendesk.com/hc/...-Select-Dining
Not accessible in the UAE
Work-Shy is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 10:58 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dublin
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 279
Originally Posted by Work-Shy View Post
Not accessible in the UAE
No worries, It for first and business class passenger. Also, the most important infor for us is:

Which sectors will feature the Pre-Select Dining service?

Presently, the service is exclusively available for our First and Business Class passengers departing from Doha to the following regions and destinations: Europe (on flights over 5 hours), North and South America (incl. Canada), Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the service is available on all flights to Bangkok (BKK) and Guangzhou (CAN).

This service will be rolled out on more routes in the future.
endet is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 11:27 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: FRA / SIN
Programs: QRPC Plat / OWE
Posts: 212
Originally Posted by endet View Post
Which sectors will feature the Pre-Select Dining service?

Presently, the service is exclusively available for our First and Business Class passengers departing from Doha to the following regions and destinations: Europe (on flights over 5 hours), North and South America (incl. Canada), Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the service is available on all flights to Bangkok (BKK) and Guangzhou (CAN).

This service will be rolled out on more routes in the future.
Interestingly no routes to Asia besides Bangkok (BKK) and Guangzhou (CAN) at the moment.

QR seems to be super excited about this. They sent me at least 20 e-mails about this for an upcoming trip next week
hotwingz is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 11:41 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dublin
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 279
Originally Posted by hotwingz View Post
Interestingly no routes to Asia besides Bangkok (BKK) and Guangzhou (CAN) at the moment.

QR seems to be super excited about this. They sent me at least 20 e-mails about this for an upcoming trip next week
Probably because of the amount of meals the kitchen would have to prepare at once if all Asian destinations (the wider area including Indian sub continent) would be included. Also not to forget Africa.

I have to wait for another 6 weeks until this would be available to me.

As it seems you have already access to it, can you please share meal choices and picture from MMB if possible?

Thanks in advance.
endet is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 12:20 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: FRA / SIN
Programs: QRPC Plat / OWE
Posts: 212
Originally Posted by endet View Post
Probably because of the amount of meals the kitchen would have to prepare at once if all Asian destinations (the wider area including Indian sub continent) would be included. Also not to forget Africa.

I have to wait for another 6 weeks until this would be available to me.

As it seems you have already access to it, can you please share meal choices and picture from MMB if possible?

Thanks in advance.
Sure!
For DOH-ARN (QR 167) the following options are available:

1) Cream cheese omelette with chicken breakfast patty
lyonnaise potatoes, sautéed chestnut mushrooms and herb roasted tomatoes
2) Traditional Arabic breakfast
feta cheese, cucumber, tomato and olives served with foul medames and Arabic breads
3) Vegetable tikki with beetroot upma
sambhar and korma sauce
hotwingz is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 1:11 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dublin
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 279
Originally Posted by hotwingz View Post
Sure!
For DOH-ARN (QR 167) the following options are available:

1) Cream cheese omelette with chicken breakfast patty
lyonnaise potatoes, sautéed chestnut mushrooms and herb roasted tomatoes
2) Traditional Arabic breakfast
feta cheese, cucumber, tomato and olives served with foul medames and Arabic breads
3) Vegetable tikki with beetroot upma
sambhar and korma sauce
Dankeschön!

Where did you see the link in MMB? In the FAQ it states that selection would be greyed out if your flight would be further away then the 14 days. But, I can't see any active or inactive button at MMB.
I am just wondering where they had placed it to keep an eye on it once I reach the 14 days before flight date.
endet is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 1:59 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: FRA / SIN
Programs: QRPC Plat / OWE
Posts: 212
Originally Posted by endet View Post
Dankeschön!

Where did you see the link in MMB? In the FAQ it states that selection would be greyed out if your flight would be further away then the 14 days. But, I can't see any active or inactive button at MMB.
I am just wondering where they had placed it to keep an eye on it once I reach the 14 days before flight date.
It's where you can select special meals as well.
For 3 out of 4 flights I can select all these special stuff only and for the flight mentioned I can also select one of the three main dish options.
endet likes this.
hotwingz is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 3:06 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: PHL
Programs: AA EXP, HHonors Diamond, Marriott Lifetime Ti, UA Silver
Posts: 4,663
Is the menu of meals (e.g. entrees) available through pre-select broader than what is normally offered on the airplane? Or is it the same menu but you just get to lock in/guarantee your selection?
PHLGovFlyer is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 3:56 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Charlottesville, Va. USA
Posts: 1,521
Bummer! I am flying doh/cpt in a little over three weeks. So probably will not be available when I go.
jmj9905 is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 4:20 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: London, UK
Programs: BA
Posts: 825
I have a Germany - Cape Town itinerary coming up next week. Shows as a selectable menu on the last sector only. Located in the meal preference tab in the my booking section. Can't say I'm particularly enthusiastic for the choices however.


endet likes this.
1Aturnleft is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 4:24 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: London, UK
Programs: BA
Posts: 825

Sorry, I meant this screenshot!
endet likes this.
1Aturnleft is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 5:21 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Charlottesville, Va. USA
Posts: 1,521
1Aturnleft it appears that is the doh/fra segment?
jmj9905 is offline  
Old Aug 20, 17, 5:26 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: FRA / SIN
Programs: QRPC Plat / OWE
Posts: 212
Originally Posted by PHLGovFlyer View Post
Is the menu of meals (e.g. entrees) available through pre-select broader than what is normally offered on the airplane? Or is it the same menu but you just get to lock in/guarantee your selection?
You can only pre-select the main course. Entree, desserts and drinks cannot be pre-ordered.

Nevertheless, I think it's a smart move from QR and should allow them to reduce the food they have to carry around without having to limit options for passengers.

I am also super happy that I now have 5 more seconds to enjoy the "inflight amenities" as there is one less dish to order. It only takes about 5 minutes to make that choice beforehand online :P
moeser and Flame3601 like this.
hotwingz is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: