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June 12, 2007 12:23 AM

Broken: Northwest Airlines first class "meal"

NwfirstclassFrom Martin Rottler's Flickr photostream:

This is what the cost cutting has come to: a packaged granola bar and a muffin in First Class.


As my seatmate said: "Kinda makes me yearn for the good old days."



Posted by: vulcanlogic7 at June 12, 2007 12:49 AM

well ain't you special.

Stupid attention whore.

Back on topic...

Wow, they call that a meal?

Posted by: buggernaut at June 12, 2007 01:05 AM

Wow. Only 4 years ago I got a free upgrade to 1st class from San Salvador to DFW, and they gave us real plates, glasses, and silverware and actual food. Best flight I was ever on. Hell, even the military charter flight I took on R&R from Iraq had better meals than that.

Posted by: steelcobra at June 12, 2007 03:05 AM

If thats first class, what did they get in coach?

Posted by: Dan Kelley at June 12, 2007 09:13 AM

Hey, I'll eat your gronola bar if you don't want it...

Posted by: Narcissus at June 12, 2007 11:03 AM

I don't like this buggernaut guy, although he has a point about the "First" comments. Don't we have some sort of rules regarding language? This isn't too bad the last post he made isn't acceptable on this once "family friendly" site.

This is soon to be the end of This is Broken...

Posted by: Cameron at June 12, 2007 11:11 AM

I'll take that muffin if you're not gonna eat it.

Posted by: PIe4Weebl at June 12, 2007 04:40 PM's better than peanut :)

As Jerry Seinfeld said: "I'm not gonna have 'em all now, I'm gonna have a few. I don't wanna finish it because it's such a big bag"

Posted by: krizpiyo at June 12, 2007 07:27 PM

_@_v - i call dibs on tha sodie!

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at June 12, 2007 09:10 PM

It seems hardly fair to pick on the airlines. Everything about them seems to be broken -- bad or non-existent food, seating designed for a child or jockey, and flights that they just can't seem to get off the ground on time. Just when you don't think that they can possibly get any worse, they surprise you again. I am curious about how long of a flight this was on. I wouldn't expect a full meal on a short hop even in first class.

Posted by: ebob at June 12, 2007 11:18 PM

I've only flown in first class once, years ago. But from what I can see when I'm walking through first class on the way on and off the plane, all you get for your (waaay much more) money these days is a bigger seat and more leg room. That's not worth it for triple the price. Even if the food *was* better for triple the price, for a dozen dollars I could get a meal to bring on the plane that would beat anything I could get while on it!

Posted by: Sashazur at June 13, 2007 12:25 AM

Was that an in-flight snack or a n actual MEAL? When I flew Delta recently, their snacks were about that size, a can of soda and a few small food items.

Posted by: Oracle at June 13, 2007 11:28 AM

This is just sad, especially for first class. I recently flew Delta and Continental in coach class and a was given a relatively filling snack. Not enough to make a meal, but a lot more than this.

Posted by: jon at June 13, 2007 03:18 PM

Northwest charges coach class $5 for a "snack box" and liquor.

Thankfully water and soda are still free.

Posted by: James at June 14, 2007 01:14 AM

that is absolutely pathetic if that is all you get for a meal.

Posted by: PC_nut at June 14, 2007 01:34 AM

If that's not broken enough, I'm allergic to gluten, hence no granola bars or muffins.


Posted by: redbull47 at June 17, 2007 10:13 AM

On many Southwest flights, you get the snack box for free, and they've got more leg room than United's regular economy.

Some people don't like the open seating, but I've never had a problem with it.

Posted by: bkofford at June 19, 2007 01:09 PM

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