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Old 03-08-2019, 11:42 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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When flying from New York to Guangzhou and back (almost 16 hour flight), China Southern served three full meals each time.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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Best airline meals ever: Korea Air, LAX to Bangkok. Made me a bimbimbap lover forever. I carried a few of the little hot sauce packets home with me. In fact, these were the best flights we've ever taken.
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Korean Air almost over fed me. Great airline.
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Why I posed this question is that once I got on a 12-hr flight with my young kids. The flight attendant served the first meal at the second hour and the second meal at the 10th hour. Since the portions were really light, my kids couldn't help crying because they were so hungry at the 9th hour.

But I think most extreme long haul flights do not serve 3 regular meals. I guess because their pantry on flight is not spacious enough to hold inventory of 3 regular meals for Economy Class passengers.
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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If I get hungry, I usually go to the back and there is always a basket or 2 of fruits and chocolates to help yourself too. I prefer that instead of full meal
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:25 PM
 
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We had 3 meals when we flew from LA to Fiji on Quantas.
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Why I posed this question is that once I got on a 12-hr flight with my young kids. The flight attendant served the first meal at the second hour and the second meal at the 10th hour. Since the portions were really light, my kids couldn't help crying because they were so hungry at the 9th hour.

But I think most extreme long haul flights do not serve 3 regular meals. I guess because their pantry on flight is not spacious enough to hold inventory of 3 regular meals for Economy Class passengers.
I am glad I was not on the same flight as you. Most parents I see traveling, have snacks packed,for their kids.
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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I am glad I was not on the same flight as you. Most parents I see traveling, have snacks packed,for their kids.
I usually packed other stuffs, i.e. small toys they played with, for my young kids so that they wouldn't cause a fuss to other passengers.
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Usually for long haul domestic flight, we would bring food for our kids when they were young because we expected that there was no free meal provided.

In recent years, there is improvement. For example, Delta provides two free edible meals to coach class passengers for flights between East Coast and Hawaii.

The worst is UA which regards the 8 hr flight between Hawaii and Guam as domestic flight. And the meal they sell on board is not that edible.
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:59 PM
 
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I am glad I was not on the same flight as you. Most parents I see traveling, have snacks packed,for their kids.
This. 2hour or 22 hour flight, I would never rely on the airline to feed my kid then have them crying.
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Old 03-08-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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Usually for long haul domestic flight, we would bring food for our kids when they were young because we expected that there was no free meal provided.

In recent years, there is improvement. For example, Delta provides two free edible meals to coach class passengers for flights between East Coast and Hawaii.

The worst is UA which regards the 8 hr flight between Hawaii and Guam as domestic flight. And the meal they sell on board is not that edible.
If they're not young now, how old are they? And crying?

Anyway, most airline food is inedible and if you're in economy, even more so. Bring food.
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