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Questions tagged [in-flight-services]

Services provided to passengers on board aircraft, such as provision of food and drink, entertainment, bassinets, and other amenities.

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The best in flight meal option for those suffering from reflux

Someone who is suffering badly from reflux, they are on a very boring diet that excludes everything spicy, fried, fat etc. What is the best option to choose from for the in flight meals that one can ...
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How can I control Internet usage when using in-flight wifi?

In-flight wifi often comes with ludicrously stingy download caps (eg. 30MB for $4.99 yesterday on Singapore Airlines), which I'd like to reserve for email (minus attachments), documents I explicitly ...
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Will they make me take off my chest rig bag on takeoff/landing?

There is a new trend of chest bags. They are thin but perhaps I will be required to it take it off and store it overhead? I don't want to bother wearing one if it's gonna be a hassle. An example of ...
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Will British Airways compensate if my entertainment screen was defective for an entire flight? [duplicate]

I was wondering will I get a compensate if the screen was not working the entire flight from London to LA through the British airlines? I did report the issue.
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How do I minimise waste on a flight?

I'll be taking several long-haul flights over the next month. From previous experience I know I'll probably be getting a fair bit of single-use plastic. I am keen on minimising waste, particularly ...
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What are the headphones like on the British Airways Boeing 787 economy? [closed]

What are the headphones like on the British Airways Boeing 787 economy? I have lost my noise cancelling headphones so I want to know.
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Using airline headphones with own equipment (during a flight)

I have the inverse problem of Can I use regular headphones on transatlantic British Airways 747 flights?: I'd like to use BA headphones (with a dual 3.5mm connector) with my own laptop during the ...
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What can I do if an airline cannot provide the meal I requested?

Context: I was flying from Brussels to Toronto via Brussels Airlines. While buying the ticket, we specify the type of meal that we require as it was a long flight. I am a vegetarian, and at least 80 ...
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Why are airline meal portions so small?

Why are airline meal portions so small, even on long-haul flights ? Sometimes it's not even enough for children, let alone adults. I have some assumptions, but I would like to submit this question to ...
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What to do when alcohol is denied on a full service airline?

Recently, I was aboard a Singapore airlines flight. While booking the ticket I confirmed that food and beverages - alcohol and non alcohol - are included in the airfare. And that I was liberty to ...
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American Airlines in-flight entertainment system language choices

On recent American Airlines flights (within maybe past two years), their in-flight entertainment system has different languages you can choose. There are the common, expected, ones: English, French, ...
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Why frequent inflight directions to Sachs Harbour and Eureka?

I was recently on a Royal Jordanian flight from Hong Kong to Bangkok. The inflight airshow cycled through the usual screens - total flight, day/night, stats of the flight, direction of Mecca, etc etc. ...
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Which file formats can be played through Emirate's ICE entertainment system?

Emirate's ICE entertainment system claims to be able to play files from an external media source. Which file types and media formats does it recognise?
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Information on board (airplane) [closed]

What kind of information is important or interesting to get from an Airline before/during/after a flight? There are already things like articles about your destination with suggestions of places to ...
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Why do airlines often serve a small dry snack shortly before a larger meal?

On long flights, I'm often given a very small bag of some kind of dried snack shortly (10-15 minutes) before a main meal is served - e.g. on a flight I was on yesterday, passengers were given a 10g ...
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Do airlines reuse in-flight blankets?

Question: Is there any evidence that any of the world's largest airlines1 (e.g. American Airlines, Delta, United) reuse the blankets that are often handed out on international flights, with or ...
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Are keypad phones allowed in flights? [closed]

Actually I want to know whether keypad phones are allowed to carry in flights and how many phones are allowed in a flight. Which bag are they allowed in: cabin bag or check-in luggage?
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Is there a general clue on whether a flight serves meals?

My recent flight from Warsaw to Tallinn by LOT didn't serve a meal. They only served a slice of chocolate and coffee, and I got pretty upset with it. The flight time is less than 100 minutes but my ...
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Asking for first class meal while having economy class ticket

I'm a frequent flyer on international flights. Basically, the economy class ticket is bought by the company and of course includes an economy class meal. I wonder if after booking the ticket there is ...
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Asking for a second helping of a meal only if available?

Sometimes when I'm on a plane, the in-flight meals are really quite delicious and I might want to try the other set that I did not choose (or have more of the same!). I have asked if there was extra ...
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How do I make sure I'm not awakened during in-flight food service?

Inspired by this question, I was wondering what the best way is to make sure I miss the in-flight food. The reasons are the following: The flight is 6-7 hours, starting slightly before midnight. This ...
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Can I accidentally miss the in-flight food?

I was wondering what will happen if I was wearing headphones or asleep (or both) and I missed the in-flight food? I don't want to miss it, but I know when I get lost in my music or fall asleep I ...
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Routes on which easyjet carries Kosher food

I have been on easyJet flights from London Luton to Tel Aviv where Kosher food was available to purchase, this is not advertised on the menu or as far as I could tell online. Which routes does easyJet ...
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Kosher food on British Airways Buy on Board

British Airways no longer serves a complimentary meal in economy on short haul services, replacing it with a buy on board service. When it was complimentary it was possible to order a kosher meal in ...
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Can I use external movie source on Ethopian Airlines 787?

I just booked a flight on Ethiopian Airlines and I saw that the plane is a Boeing 787-8. (Dreamliner??) I'm traveling with a child and I was wondering if it's possible to plug an external USB with my ...
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When flying, why is my in-seat audio always broken or too loose? [closed]

I am a frequent traveller 150K miles and up a year for 20 years and every airline has the same problem, the 3.5mm stereo/mono jacks! Problems from a plug has a broken jack in it, poor connections to ...
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May I take maté (dried form) on an aircraft and may I drink some while on board?

I'm from Argentina, and I'm not sure if one can board a commercial flight with mate ("tea"). It's a beverage you prepare by filling a recipient with the dried grass ("yerba mate") with hot water, and ...
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How are different meal ratios calculated for flights? [closed]

The age old question: chicken or fish? With options of two different meals on a lot of flights, how are the ratios of each calculated? 50/50 would be the most obvious but it doesn't seem to work ...
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Can I ask for two meals for my flight without paying extra?

I know, this is a funny/sort of stingy question, but the last time I took a plane, after having the meal they serve, I was still kind of hungry so my girlfriend told me to ask for another one. I didn'...
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Special meals on long-haul flights

I am used to flight short-haul flights. Usually they offer chicken or mozzarella sandwiches. For my next trip I fly long distance and about 8 hours. I am aware that meals will be served and I ...
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Dietary Requirements after booking but before flight

I have booked transatlantic flights with Aer Lingus and I have yet to be contacted about any dietary requirements pre flight (flight is less than one week away) I can pre-book meals on their website ...
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Is reimbursement possible for a headset cable that was broken by the service cart during a flight?

My noise-canceling headset's detachable cable was damaged while plugged into the airplane jack during a long-haul flight. I noticed that the jack was bended at the time, but I did not react ...
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Is the word “bomb” muted in in-flight movies?

I was recently on a transatlantic flight and watched the movie Steve Jobs on the plane’s entertainment system. Every movie I tried, including that one, had a message right at the start saying the ...
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Is it possible to visit the cockpit after the plane arrives? (commercial flight only)

I've been told by my friend (who is on an aviation academy for becoming a pilot), that it's possible to visit the cockpit if you agree with the flight attendants (and of course they ask the pilot). ...
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Why only earbud style earphones?

On a flight with Air Transat, passengers were informed that for use in the in-flight entertainment system, only earbud style earphones were permitted. I ignored this and used my on-ear style ...
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Emirates meals BHX to KUL via DXB

I am travelling in economy class on an Emirates 777-300ER from Birmingham (BHX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) via Dubai (DXB) shortly. I would like to know what the meal choices and their general ingredients ...
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Headphone sockets on Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

I'm flying from London Gatwick (LGW) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) in September with Virgin Atlantic (Upper Class, if this makes a difference). I'm taking my own headphones. Are the sockets one pin ...
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Can I use regular headphones on transatlantic British Airways 747 flights?

I will soon be traveling, Economy class, transatlantic on a British Airways 747. I was hoping to use my over-the-ear headphones with their armrest entertainment system rather than the earbuds they ...