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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Airline food memories

中國東方航空飛機艙
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Today marks the 21st anniversary of my arrival in Canada, and I still remember the fancy-looking hors-d’oeuvres they served on the plane.  The fussy 7-year-old that I was loved them. And shortly before touchdown at Montreal Mirabel Airport, we were given candy. The thing is: that was a short 1-hour flight from New York and we were flying economy class.

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