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  1. Oliver
    Oliver at |

    I find it hard to fault them for this change. While I haven’t flown Continental in probably a decade, I do recall the “free” food on other carriers, and it really wasn’t anything to write home about. The for-purchase food items on other carriers aren’t perfect either, but they are more to my liking.

    Interestingly, I have had free hot food on Jet Airways on a 2hr domestic route in India, and it was perfectly edible. Same was true for Bangkok Airways. Maybe Indian/Thai food is just inherently more airplane-friendly?

    So when’s the end (of free food) coming? Maybe I should book a transcon on CO just to get one more free economy meal before it’s all over.

  2. WPM
    WPM at |

    Just flew Continental last night (10/10/10) ATL > EWR, and sure enough the laminated-plastic menus for a la cart shopping are now in the seat pouches. A flight attendant told me that today (Oct 11) is the last day of free meals at mealtime, and tomorrow (Oct 12) is the first official day of paying for meals.

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