Meals on sun destination flights: an endangered species

Nowadays, the only way you can get a meal on a flight under 5 1/2 hours is either to upgrade to Club Class or Business Class, to buy on board… or to fly one of the few airlines that still offers free meals.

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Are you surprised? Air Transat will stop serving free meals on flights from Canada to sun destinations (from June 1, 2014, on Economy Class from Canada to the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America). That’s how the media announces it. The airline, however, refers to its “Enhanced Inflight services“, and claims that passengers will be able to “personalize” their meals with a new buy-on-board menu.

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Air Transat – United Kingdom

These commercials are what I call “anti-commercials”. They are intentionally boring and they play on the usual stereotypes about a particular destination where it’s always foggy or where it always rains, and which features picturesque sheep!

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Guess The Airline – May 2006 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

Surprisingly, this game was difficult for many people and it was a Guess The Airline with two firsts: a three-way tie for most submitted wrong answer, and all submissions answered by a long-time Guess The Airline player. Once again, this was an advertisement published in a 2003 issue of The Student Traveller magazine, aimed at young Canadian travellers. Ready? Scroll down!

Air Transat advertisement titled: 'Vacation. Time.', from the year 2003, featuring two young tourists wearing sunglasses surrounded by flying birds, presumably in Europe.

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Guess The Airline – November 2004 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

I am a bit dissapointed at the amount of bad answers I obtained… especially some slightly non-sense ones. A guy even submitted “Canada, of course”, to which I replied “Duh, it’s Canada, but which airline?” Oh well. People can’t win every time. We remind you this was a magazine ad published in a promotional magazine in the mid-1990s. Ready? Scroll down!

Air Transat advertisement titled: 'Popular flights, popular prices', from the 1990s, featuring a map of Canada and a standing flight attendant to promote domestic flights.

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