2022 Let's Eat - Polaris Business

Old Jun 14, 22, 5:35 am
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Texted to me from colleague, Europe-EWR inbound “Brunch” main meal tray this week. Make sure to grab a snack in the lounge 😯

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The United Diet...
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That fruit bowl!!!
Supply chain issues. 😂
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Old Jun 14, 22, 7:56 am
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I flew BCN-EWR on June 13th and overall was pretty impressed by the service vs. Polaris flights I'd taken in the last few months (DEN-MUC, EWR-FRA, GIG-IAH). Purser did personal introductions to all 38 passengers, FAs very attentive/warm and clearly happy to be there. PDB offered (seconds if a passenger finished theirs too early). Meal choices taken (presumably) based on status (and for the first time I wasn't asked what my second choice would be, so presumably there aren't too many status flyers on this route - possibly because J is filled with many going on cruises). The options were short rib, chicken, halibut & vegetarian. I chose the chicken.

The meal service started with beverage service (generous pour) and hot nuts. Then the meal came out all on one tray.
The raisin/grape/nut salad was sizable, quite tasty. The chicken wasn't bad (slightly bland though the texture was fine) and a generous size. Warm bread rolls offered twice. Desert was cheese plate, some kind of raspberry cake, and a third option which sounded elaborate but ended up only being chocolate ice cream. FA came around to top up champagne several times.

In the galley mid-flight they had some potato chips and a couple of little bowls of nuts left. There may have been more in the top galley (on a 764 there's no reason to go up there as the lavatories are behind the J cabin).

Maybe my expectations are low nowadays, but I was pleasantly surprised by the experience overall. Much better than my previous few Polaris flights (in Feb, March and May).


Initial beverage service

Chicen option. Breadrolls also offered

Sounded elaborate, turned out to just be chocolate ice cream

Pre-arrival snack - pizza.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 9:38 am
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Pre-arrival snack - pizza.
Was the cookie bigger than the pizza?
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Old Jun 14, 22, 10:44 am
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Old Jun 14, 22, 11:23 am
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Just about as substantial - definitely felt like a lot more than a "quick snack", though I guess they call it that to manage expectations.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 12:01 pm
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Any ice cream yet ex-NRT, or still the terrible packaged brownie?

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Old Jun 14, 22, 12:07 pm
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??? If there were only two choices, and you state your first choice, why would there be a need to specify the other one as second choice?
Because one may rather go without if first choice is not available.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 12:13 pm
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Lol. Classy job United with the saltine crackers with cheese.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 3:18 pm
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not correct. guess again.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 6:31 pm
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Having restarted international flying, and on my recent CDG-IAD AF Affaires flight having just had the best food I have ever had on a plane (and good service, too), I am not looking forward to doing Polaris again any time soon.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by COA777 View Post
Lol. Classy job United with the saltine crackers with cheese.
Hey, at least there were crackers. On my LHR-LAX flight last month, the crackers weren't catered. So cheese and crackers turned out to be ... just cheese.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek View Post
Any ice cream yet ex-NRT, or still the terrible packaged brownie?

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Ice cream sundae, cheese plate and a desert pastry/cake were offered, but one can only pick one out of three unlike pre-Covid when one could pick all three.
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Old Jun 15, 22, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by tracks1000 View Post


Initial beverage service

Chicen option. Breadrolls also offered
I had the exact same meal in Premium Economy on BRU-IAD last Saturday. I thought it was an economy meal with proper plating. I didn't find the meal very good, or filling, my portion sizes the bowl were a bit larger. We didn't get a nut cup and had a packaged room temp roll, so not like the full business class treatment. We also received chocolate ice cream in its packaging rather than a bowl.
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Old Jun 15, 22, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by TropicalTripper View Post
I had the exact same meal in Premium Economy on BRU-IAD last Saturday.
Does this mean that PE catering is mostly the same as Polaris on TATL flights, or does it depend on the routes?
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Old Jun 15, 22, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by sfvoyage View Post
Does this mean that PE catering is mostly the same as Polaris on TATL flights, or does it depend on the routes?
On eastbound flights to Europe, there is a different menu (same as premium transcon)

On westbound flights from Europe, 2/4 choices in J are available in PE.
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