No lunch meal service in economy LAX-IAH

Old Oct 20, 19, 8:00 pm
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No lunch meal service in economy LAX-IAH

flight departed at 11:15, and the only thing the FA offered was pretzels.

no one came down the aisle asking if we wanted lunch

Dont 3+ hour flights count for offering lunch (albeit for purchase)?

or did i just miss having to ask directly for a sandwich to purchase?
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Old Oct 20, 19, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by caseminole View Post
flight departed at 11:15, and the only thing the FA offered was pretzels.

no one came down the aisle asking if we wanted lunch

Dont 3+ hour flights count for offering lunch (albeit for purchase)?

or did i just miss having to ask directly for a sandwich to purchase?
Should have been two carts - drinks in first and BoB out of second. Most of the time they ask if anyone wants to buy food. You might have either missed it or maybe a new crew member. A couple of weeks ago I flew IAH-LAS and had to call out to crew in training that I wanted a cheeseburger. The food cart sometimes doesnít show for 5 minutes after drink cart shows. If that happens if Iím in front part of E+, I tell drink FA Iíll be needing a cheeseburger when he/she gets a chance

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Old Oct 20, 19, 8:45 pm
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thanks , maybe i just missed it then. i was really wanting that burger
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What row were you in? It's easy to miss the food cart if you're in the first few rows of E+ as they don't actually bring it that far forward (as it's blocked by the drinks cart)
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Old Oct 20, 19, 9:46 pm
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Just out of curiosity, why didnít you ask?
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Old Oct 20, 19, 11:22 pm
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This happens all the time. Now I just automatically place my drink and food order at the same time, regardless if the food cart has arrived yet.
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Old Oct 21, 19, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by docbert View Post
What row were you in? It's easy to miss the food cart if you're in the first few rows of E+ as they don't actually bring it that far forward (as it's blocked by the drinks cart)
Row 7, first row of E+ (bulkhead)

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Just out of curiosity, why didnít you ask?
I asked for the drink and pretzels when the FA was at my row

I figured at some point, another FA would ask about food offerings.

I didnt know that i needed to ask. Lesson learned

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Old Oct 21, 19, 8:34 am
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I asked for the drink and pretzels when the FA was at my row

I figured at some point, another FA would ask about food offerings.

I didnt know that i needed to ask. Lesson learned
Some crews proactively ask about the BoB, some don't.

As others have, I've learned to request everything at first contact.
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Old Oct 21, 19, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by caseminole View Post
I didnt know that i needed to ask. Lesson learned
Can't say I blame you.
With some crews, pressing the CALL BUTTON is more akin to REQUESTING AN AUDIENCE.
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Originally Posted by caseminole View Post
Row 7, first row of E+ (bulkhead)
Row 7? That's why. The food cart is usually in front of the beverage cart. Sorry you missed out.
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
Some crews proactively ask about the BoB, some don't.

As others have, I've learned to request everything at first contact.
Second this.
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Ask at any time! Flying back PDX-EWR, I didn't want to purchase anything during the first drink run when they brought out the BoB. However, when the second drink run came I asked for and received a Tapas box. Even better was that it was free because my card wouldn't work in their system.
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Old Oct 21, 19, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by caseminole View Post
Row 7, first row of E+ (bulkhead)


I asked for the drink and pretzels when the FA was at my row

I figured at some point, another FA would ask about food offerings.

I didnt know that i needed to ask. Lesson learned
This is the prime situation for being missed. Since there's usually a (non-insignificant) lag between drink and food cards, drink FA (in this case) forgot to return to forward rows to ask if anyone wanted BoB. UA really ought to roll the drink cart only when the food cart is ready to go also. Maybe there's a space issue in the back galley where the food cart can't be prepped (ie hot items transferred) until drink cart is gone..

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