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In flight meals

Can you please advise why some flight information shows that food and beverages can be purchased. I have been on numerous long haul flights and meals were included in the flight, or is it a case meals are provided, but snacks and drinks are extra.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully.

Mr.David Atha

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1. Re: In flight meals

Depends on airline and route.

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It all depends on the airline, route and class of travel. In the majority of cases a meal and at least soft drinks will be provided on long haul flights.

Frequently only soft drinks are provided on short haul flights - the distinction between long haul and short haul might vary between airlines and low cost carriers will generally provide less than legacy carriers in order to keep the price of tickets down.

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When you purchase your ticket you should be given the information regarding what is and is not included.

Food and beverages may be included on flights for some passengers and other passengers on the same flight, even in the same class of travel, may have to purchase theirs because of the different terms (and price) of the ticket purchased. So you may have to pay for your meal (if you purchased a cheap ticket) while the person next to you may have paid more for their ticket and they get a 'free' meal included.

It varies from airline to airline.

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Frankly, unless you're flying first or business class with a highly rated airline, you're unlikely to be excited by the food on offer on any flight, whether it's included in the ticket price or available for purchase. So if it's important to you, buy something you like at the airport or pack your own meal/s. At most UK airports for instance, Boots do a roaring trade in sandwiches and snacks for exactly this reason.

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It depends entirely on the airline and route.

For example in Asia regular airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Thai, Malaysia, Cathay Pacific, Asiana, Korean, Eva, China Airlines and so on + Gulf carriers such as Emirates, Etihad, Oman Air etc etc all provide quite ok in flight meals, drinks, snacks etc depending on time of day. So too in other areas of the world. But it varies, so without knowing which airline and where you are flying impossible to say

Edited: 10 July 2012, 12:04
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A little more information about the OP's needs here, but still not the complete answer:


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Hi to everybody kind enough to reply to my query.

I am most grateful to you all, and will take on board your replies.

Thank you once again.


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Thank you all for your responses, most grateful.


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