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Blue1 catering: new concept on Premium Class?

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Old Oct 9, 12, 9:30 am
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Blue1 catering: new concept on Premium Class?

Is this a new concept or have I missed the announcement earlier? In the Snack menu (Buy ob board) it says that passengers travelling on Blue1 Premium class after 9 am can choose one food item (read sandwich on flights less than 2 hours, salad is possible on longer routes) OR snack item (chocolate bar, a cookie or nuts) free from the Snack menu in addition to beverages. It used to be better.
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Old Oct 9, 12, 6:11 pm
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I'm absolutely shocked! This is a major degradation of the Blue1 Premium product. It's good the sandwiches are back, but to not get a meal in Premium class is just lousy. Especially on flights over 2 hours, the catering used to be very good!

I will send feedback, and I encourage others to do so as well.
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Old Oct 10, 12, 6:59 am
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The website still says a 'high quality in-flight meal'

http://www.blue1.com/en/fi/Corporates/Blue1-Premium/
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Old Oct 16, 12, 4:44 am
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Freedom of choice for your convenience.
When traveling in Premium class, service is complimentary.
On flights departing until 9.00 a.m. we serve breakfast and on
flights departing after 9:00 a.m. you can choose a sandwich or
a snack. Beverages can be chosen from the selection presented
in this Snack Menu. One food or one snack item per passenger.
Check the following pages for details.
When traveling in Economy class purchases can be made from
the same Snack Menu.
We wish you a tasty flight!

Café1 menu! (pdf)
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Old Oct 16, 12, 8:44 am
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So for the price difference of an Eco ticket, a frequent traveller gets a free sandwich (a 5€ value) - the other perks are given anyway with status. Not even middle seat blocking, as was unhappy to discover recently ARN-HEL

Why I don't find this concept very attractive?
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Old Oct 16, 12, 9:34 am
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So for the price difference of an Eco ticket, a frequent traveller gets a free sandwich (a 5€ value) - the other perks are given anyway with status.
But you have the choice of exchanging the sandwich for a chocolate bar (value 1 € 50 cents). The amount of wine/beer/soft drinks is still unlimited, so it is better to drink as much you can in order to get a bette cost benefit ratio.

It's nice that you get 100 % miles even for the least expensive tickets, but it means that you don't get much differentiation for miles and service what ever you pay.
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Old Oct 16, 12, 9:54 am
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so it is better to drink as much you can in order to get a bette cost benefit ratio.
That's the true Scandinavian spirit
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Old Oct 17, 12, 6:08 am
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Perhaps they will also align the service concept as Blue1 is being phased out of commercial / marketing operator in Finland. (cf press release today: SAS strengthens its position in Finland).

Originally Posted by press release
From November 1, SAS will be taking over responsibility for commercial operations in Finland. This is taking place in line with SAS's 4Excellence strategy and strengthens SAS's position on the Finnish market. Finnish subsidiary Blue1 is being converted to a production company, with the primary task of delivering operational flight services to meet SAS's route network needs.
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