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Well, sort of about food - preordering meals on US Air....

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Well, sort of about food - preordering meals on US Air....

janetofreno | Apr 23, 2013 12:35 PM

This is sort of like that old joke about the two women complaining about the food they ate at their recent stay in a Catskills resort: "The food was awful!" "Yes, and they served such small portions!..."

I was very nervous about how to handle my food necessities on an upcoming (short) trip to Chicago. I have to work until around 2pm on Friday with no real break, then head straight to the airport to catch my flight. I do change planes in Phoenix, but with less than an hour there I can't count on having time to buy food. (And really, I may not have enough time to purchase anything at the airport before I leave). I know there are meals for sale onboard, but it always seems that they run out of everything before half the plane is served, and the variety/portion size doesn't make for a satisfying meal.....and I have been on flights where there were no real meals available, only snacks....

So I was trying to convince my hubby to have a lunch ready for me when he took me to the airport after work, but his culinary strengths don't lend themselves to grab and carry meals. So I was actually pleasantly surprised to receive an email from US Air: apparently they now offer you the chance to pre-order a meal before the flight (and you can change it up to 24 hours in advance). Then when you get on the plane they just bring it to you and charge your credit card. If the flight is cancelled or you miss it due to delays, no meal and you don't have to pay.

Sure, its the same old lousy food, but at least you know that there will be enough for you to have some. (Or should I not count on it working as advertised?) Have any of you ever done this, and if so is there a particular meal choice that is better than the others? Is the fruit/cheese plate enough for a light supper? How about the salads (the one offered comes with chicken....). Remember, I would normally bring my own or buy something at the airport, but the timing (including an event the evening before) makes it very difficult for me to do so this trip.....

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