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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2018, 02:16:34 PM »
Guys shouldn't we be complaining to the top suppliers....what options do the airlines have?

Hermis from Londen?

From the U.S. Bornstein is really the only option. Instead of complaining to the airlines complain to Bornstein...especially as a Jewish company with the responsibility and privilege of being the exclusive provider of kosher meals they really should take it upon themselves to up their game...also why not take a little profit loss and offer even the economy meals to be a little substantial.


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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2018, 02:29:31 PM »
Guys shouldn't we be complaining to the top suppliers....what options do the airlines have?

Hermis from Londen?

From the U.S. Bornstein is really the only option. Instead of complaining to the airlines complain to Bornstein...especially as a Jewish company with the responsibility and privilege of being the exclusive provider of kosher meals they really should take it upon themselves to up their game...also why not take a little profit loss and offer even the economy meals to be a little substantial.
There are others
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2018, 04:05:58 PM »
I feel like I've seen this thread before, a few years ago. paging @TimT
Ultimately, no one is picking an airline based on the KSML, and they know that.

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2018, 04:10:48 PM »
I was just made aware of this thread after speaking to the owner of a large kosher airline caterer (whose meals are quite popular).

He basically made the same points as some of the above posts, that NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING.

He mentioned that they recently got a contract to supply a route where too many passengers complained about the subpar food.

He says that the catering managers are well aware of the substandard meals but are happy to continue with them as long as there isn't too much pushback.
I realize this was a while ago but I'm just seeing it now.
Was this one of my neighbors, Moshe or Mendel?

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2018, 04:12:03 PM »
I feel like I've seen this thread before, a few years ago. paging @TimT
Ultimately, no one is picking an airline based on the KSML, and they know that.

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Just look at how the meal keeps getting brought up when people discuss ElAl. Why is the meal any less a part of the product than anything else? Will other aspects trump the meal, yes, but it should certainly be taken into account.

THIS they certainly know. Just look at the attention some airlines give to the regular premium class meals.
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2018, 04:27:22 PM »
Guys shouldn't we be complaining to the top suppliers....what options do the airlines have?

Hermis from Londen?

From the U.S. Bornstein is really the only option. Instead of complaining to the airlines complain to Bornstein...especially as a Jewish company with the responsibility and privilege of being the exclusive provider of kosher meals they really should take it upon themselves to up their game...also why not take a little profit loss and offer even the economy meals to be a little substantial.
When was the last time you saw someone voluntarily take a profit loss?

Any update on the site @milechazzer?

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2018, 04:50:39 PM »
Sometimes when I look at certain meals I think we'd be better off with a bagel, closed pack of cream cheese and a bag of chips.
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2018, 04:52:14 PM »
Sometimes when I look at certain meals I think we'd be better off with a bagel, closed pack of cream cheese and a bag of chips.
That was part of the KSML I had here :)
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2018, 05:09:43 PM »
This was the meal I had 2 weeks after Pesach :(

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2018, 06:02:16 PM »
This was the meal I had 2 weeks after Pesach :(

not trying to defend either side, but I got Bornstein meals that were expired (not by days, but by months), Bornstein claimed to me that they deliver daily, must have been the airline's messup, LSG didnt reply to me on the matter. Bornstein is not allowed to deliver directly to the airlines

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2018, 06:04:19 PM »
When was the last time you saw someone voluntarily take a profit loss?

Any update on the site @milechazzer?

I know its an 'in the clouds' idea but if your one of a few companies responsible for providing kosher meals and its a religious business in every sense of how it operates....taking a tiny loss and giving something a bit better seems worth it --- maybe our Jewish orgs. including the many well funded Kasharsu agencies can subsidize this

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2018, 06:05:14 PM »
I realize this was a while ago but I'm just seeing it now.
Was this one of my neighbors, Moshe or Mendel?

"I was just made aware of this thread after speaking to the owner of a large kosher airline caterer (whose meals are quite popular).

He basically made the same points as some of the above posts, that NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING.

He mentioned that they recently got a contract to supply a route where too many passengers complained about the subpar food.

He says that the catering managers are well aware of the substandard meals but are happy to continue with them as long as there isn't too much pushback.
I realize this was a while ago but I'm just seeing it now.
Was this one of my neighbors, Moshe or Mendel?"

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....So his company took notice or his company happens to have much better food than all the other Kosher suppliers and once people complained to the airline they knew to suddenly approach him?

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2018, 06:31:18 PM »
I realize this was a while ago but I'm just seeing it now.
Was this one of my neighbors, Moshe or Mendel?
Mendel K.

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2018, 06:46:35 PM »
Mendel K.
I remember once flying LHR-JFK and he was on the same flight as me. They didn't have a meal for him but he didn't say anything.