So what exactly do they serve now? Is there a link to a 'menu'? I do use the word advisedly.
There have been lots of little cuts... there wasn't even a bottle of water in the seat back last time we flew. No amenity kit on the way out, that's gone. The pudding pots which I really liked have gone. Quite a lot of tiny things that all added up to bleugh
There is a Pancho's in one of the terminals in the Orlando airport. I now that doesn't help much, but if you are lucky enough to be in the same terminal, get one of their (or two!) Cuban sandwiches to go. They are very nice and hold well for the plane. They have some fabulous pastries too.
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OK Mags on the flight out we had a hot meal - beef, chicken, or vegetarian that came with a small pot of salad and a bread roll. Then they came round with drinks and a tiny GU lemon pudding. Shortly before landing they gave us a tiny cheese and pickle sandwich. On the flight we had the same hot meal set up and then a breakfast which was a cereal bar and a muffin.
Yep standards have gone down and the meals have got smaller. However, when I was a student I worked part time for an airline catering place at Gatwick and believe me Virgin is much much better than some of the airlines that fly out of there. Could tell some stories...
Thanks for that Dawn. I'm sure the catering companies have to work within a tight budget and do the best they can within the constraints set. I am OK with not eating the airline food though. It isn't too big a deal for me but for my Aspergers son always gets so worked up about it, so that is why we go with M&S food. Such a pity though that standards have dropped so much.
i'm always prepared for airline meals to be rubbish, i don't tend to eat much on the plane anyway as it makes me feel ill. I wish they'd just give you a nice butty box- sandwich, cake/biscuit thing, piece of fruit yoghurt etc - surely that's got to be cheaper. Or just abandon the whole thing altogether and you bring your own although i know some people would end up bringing a full 3 course meal stinking the place out!!
Another vote here for taking sandwiches on board. The last 3 trips we've taken we noticed a definite downgrade in quality of food. And somehow I never expected Virgin to go down to the level where we were asked whether we wanted "beef or fish". That's it, no description of what they were, and the stewards had no idea when asked. At least three times we were told we had no choice at all as they had run out. I quite like having the meals for something to do, but I would always need to take something else on board.