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Why Some Airline Meals Are Bad

Amid rising complaints about the quality of airline kosher meals, one caterer reveals there are 2 types of meals that airlines order. Full Story

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Does no one understand economics?
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Does no one understand economics?

I understand more of the complaints in first class for meals, but airline tickets are cheaper than ever before, and that is because they are cutting corners to beat the competition. If you want better meals, you will be paying for better meals in your ticket prices and then will subsequently complaining about that.

to #1
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to #1

I’m not sure what you mean by cheaper than ever before. from my experience the price of flights to London 20-30 years ago was $200 round trip and now they are mostly $800+ unless you go in a budget airline, but according to inflation rates they should be $300+

Nothing to eat on my recent travels.
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Nothing to eat on my recent travels.

I’m always relieved when I see hummus. At least a protien to quiet my stomach for the next 18 hours of travel. The rest of the meal definitely doesn’t help in that department, unfortunately…

Kosher breakfast: a comparison
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Kosher breakfast: a comparison

I was served a grand total of a Beigel’s rugelach and a Dole canned fruit cup. That’s it: no protein; all sugar. Even some simple corn flakes and (cholov yisrael) milk or soy milk would have been more balanced and a bit less junky than THAT! Meanwhile, the treif-eaters around me were dining on cheese omelettes, FRESH fruit, and small bagels or muffins with butter and jam. Don’t tell me that my kosher “meal” cost just as much to make, package, and serve as the treif one — that would be a BIG lie. I say, don’t serve anything but… Read more »

Agreed
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Agreed

To 2

Don’t eat plane food
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Don’t eat plane food

Don’t do it. Never do it. I got a kosher meal on my last flight and I became so sick I had to go to the emergency room half a day later. Never again. Just bring some veggies or chips or something. RANCID FOOD IS NEVER WORTH IT.

Stogels
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Stogels

I travel a lot, seeing a stogels meal for me is a nightmare. Those canned meals are not edible and they have a putrid smell.

Hermolis out of Heathrow are very good, there is no reason why stogels (or borenstein) have to be so bad

Mr. Friedman
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Mr. Friedman

There is no better than Stogel kosher l have tasted all of them

Indepdendence
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Indepdendence

Whatever happened to a Jew never travels without food? I always have plenty of food with me and never rely on the airline meals when taking flights – no matter how long the flight. If the meal on the airline is good then it’s a bonus . Plus I never have to wait to be served or have my tray taken away. I eat when I want. And on more than one occasion I have shared my food with fellow Jews.

No doubt
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No doubt

Hermolis meals are the BEST plane meals,only thing is you need to start out from UK.

Boro parker
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Boro parker

I bring my own food even though I travel business. I bring healthy cookies,salt free nuts and blintzes with low fat cheese.

US meals are the pits
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US meals are the pits

In response to the explanation from Stogal Caterers, that would mean that all kosher suppliers to airlines world wide have the same predicament. How is it that the kosher meals coming out from US caterers are really total garbage. It’s interesting that the photo is of a Turkish Airlines meal, kosher meals out of Istanbul on Turkish are Parev or Milchig and are served fresh. A piece of fresh salmon and salad is much more welcomed than a frozen piece of meat that tastes like old leather, I understand that not many places can offer fresh food, you would think… Read more »

shepsilchicago
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shepsilchicago

20 some years ago, we had a Montreal caterer, on Air Canada, to Israel; . the food was actually good!

Langerhuizen
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Langerhuizen

Enjoy Langerhuize meals on board of Alitalia, Air France, KLM, Air Berlin and many other airlines. Fresh meals delivered on a daily basis and weekly or monthly deep frozen or long life meals.Very good, the mashgichim are Lubavitchers!!!

gefilta fish
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gefilta fish

just take your own supply of long life gefilta fish and long life bread.

will work for your way out and back

To #4
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To #4

That’s a stupid comparison. Know why? Because they order in bulk. So they order the day’s treif meals in bulk, and it comes out relatively cheap.

If they only need 10 kosher meals, that’s not enough for a bulk order (and the system doesn’t do individual orders), so they estimate how many kosher meals they’ll need in a given month/ two months/ six months and order the entire supply at once. Obviously if they only go through one order (bulk order) every 4 months, they’re going to prefer the long-life stuff.

We recently flew Air France from Montreal
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We recently flew Air France from Montreal

To Paris and served a kosher meal by a Montreal company. The food was so good and fresh we actually kept the label to look them up later. I have no interest or benefit but was very impressed they are called “food with a conscience” canada.

If everyone in the USA feels the kosher airline meals are that bad then here’s an opportunity for a young person to open a business and provide a better product.

yesterday on united
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yesterday on united

food from stogel in business was so bad

what a shame to take advantage of jewish customers

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