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Roundup Of Routes Where Kosher Meals Are Served By North American Airlines - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/89484

Here's a google docs where people could input their inflight kashrus experience :
http://kshr.us/KosherMeals 


AA KSML availability:

-Most domestic routes where meals are served (in J or F)
-Flights to Europe or Asia in all classes.
-Flights to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Sao Paulo, Brazil in all classes.
-Flights to Asuncion, Paraguay in all classes.
-Flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina in all classes.
-Flights to Santiago, Chile in all classes.
-Flights to Montevideo, Uruguay in all classes.

UA KSML availability:

-EWR-SFO in J
-EWR-LAX in J
-BOS-SFO in J
-Flights between the US mainland or Guam and Hawaii in J or F.
-Flights to Europe or Asia in all classes.
-Flights to Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru in all classes.

Please Include:
Airline:
Class:
Route:
Caterer:
Hechsher:
Flight date:
Meal in pics:
Stogel-Hermolis Scale Score (1-10):

Stogel-Hermolis Scale:
1. Inedible, wouldn't feed to a dog. (Stogel [long-life])
2. Disgusting, would only eat if starving
3. Barely edible, would only eat if very hungry
4. Below average, but would eat if hungry (Stogel [fresh-frozen])
5. Average/typical KSML, would eat if hungry (Borenstein?)
6. Above average KSML (Borenstein?)
7. A good KSML, might even eat if not hungry.
8. A very good KSML
9. An excellent KSML, could pass for something served in a decent restaurant.
10. Top of the line KSML, would be happy eating this at a decent restaurant. (Hermolis)


AirlineRouteClassMeal
BALHR-JFKJDinner
BALHR-PRGJBreakfast
CM           TGU-PTY          J              Lunch
CM           PTY-JK          J              Dinner
CO           EWR-TLV          BF              Dinner
COEWR-TLVBFBreakfast
COHNL-EWRBFDinner
COHNL-EWRBFBreakfast
COIAH-HNLBFLunch
COIAH-HNLBFSnack
LHFRA-VCEJSnack
LXORD-ZRHFDinner
LXZRH-TLVYDinner
SNBRU-VCEJBreakfast
SNTLV-BRUJDinner
SNTLV-BRUJBreakfast
TPJFK-LISYDin/Break
TPLIS-JFKYDinner



United Airlines
USA-Australia routes (economy): Koshair, O-U, Hamotzi, CS.
USA-Sydney  (First): Regal - meat and chicken meals.
Australia-USA routes (economy): Lewis Continental, K-A, Hamotzi, CY.
LH EWR-FRA Y Regal Chicken
LH MUC-EWR Y Sohar Hot meat meal and cold sandwich
LH FRA-VIE C Sohar Cold Meal (fish)
OS VIE TLV C VIE Local Co (hechser Rabbi Schwartz) Hot
US TLV PHL C Hamasbia
UA(CO) EWR-TLV Y Regal Beef meal (2010)
SA JNB-CPT-JNB Y Hot Meal from Joburg Beth Din
MN(BA) JNB-VFA Meal from Joburg Beth Din
SQ JFK-FRA Suites very poor Borenstein meal, labeled business class, chicken, no real dishes, very little food.
EK SYD-AKL  F    Lewis, no hot meal.
NZ AKL-LAX  Y    Gray's deli, fish meal.
TK CPT-IST  J/Y    Norries Caterers - CPT Beth Din - Milk Snack (Sandwich & Muffin CPT-JNB leg) Meat Dinner, Milk breakfast
« Last edited by zow on May 22, 2019, 02:37:01 PM »

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2370 on: August 28, 2019, 09:36:36 PM »
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2371 on: August 28, 2019, 09:38:28 PM »
A 5-6 by definition should be decent.
I can only wish for Regal now, as apposed to the stuff CX usually serves EX-USA
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2372 on: August 29, 2019, 12:01:51 AM »
Few updates from recent trip (all in Y...)

TLV-HKG (CX) - Dinner and Breakfast from Hamasbia, Fresh but not great. 4-5
HKG-DPS (CX) - Lunch from Hermolis. Ex-frozen but very good, stir fry chicken. 8

SYD-SIN (SQ) - Dinner and snack from Lewis. Very poor. All vegatarian (3 weeks after 9 days). Dinner was pasta with small amount of tomato sauce + roll + poppy seed cake. Snack was vegetarian spring roll + frozen chickpea salad. Only spring roll was edible. 2-3
SIN-IST (SQ) - Dinner and breakfast from Hermolis. Excellent, ex-frozen. Dinner was smoked salmon starter + salmon and rice main + various deserts. Breakfast was ommelette + baked beans+ potatoes + cheese + yoghurts etc. 8-9
IST-TLV (TK) - Cold Snack from La Casa in Istanbul. Excellent (for hour flight). Fresh from the kitchen, stuffed  peppers + cold eggplant dish + semolina. 8-9

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2373 on: August 29, 2019, 12:36:05 PM »
I can only wish for Regal now, as apposed to the stuff CX usually serves EX-USA
and guess what I was so lucky to get! Regal!
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2374 on: September 17, 2019, 03:38:10 AM »
TLV-HKG Hamasbia though my main course they heated on their own plate unwrapped, so I couldnt eat it  >:( >:(. It looked SOOOOO much better the way they serve it though lol it almost looks like real food.

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2375 on: September 17, 2019, 06:12:16 AM »
TLV-HKG Hamasbia though my main course they heated on their own plate unwrapped, so I couldnt eat it  >:( >:(. It looked SOOOOO much better the way they serve it though lol it almost looks like real food.
I ALWAYS make a point of telling the crew that the hot part must ONLY be heated with all of its wrapping intact, including the outer plastic wrapping (and I point out that the plastic is completely oven proof). Furthermore, that it must be brought to me still sealed, and if plating is required it must only be plated on the plate which comes sealed within the "kosher pack", without use of any other utensils (better still is to tell them that you will plate it yourself).

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2376 on: September 19, 2019, 01:12:10 PM »
I ALWAYS make a point of telling the crew that the hot part must ONLY be heated with all of its wrapping intact, including the outer plastic wrapping (and I point out that the plastic is completely oven proof). Furthermore, that it must be brought to me still sealed, and if plating is required it must only be plated on the plate which comes sealed within the "kosher pack", without use of any other utensils (better still is to tell them that you will plate it yourself).

I've flown this route a bunch and never had this issue. Needless to say I told the crew that I am currently on back to tlv and they were like duh we knew that. Lol can't win

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2377 on: September 19, 2019, 03:53:47 PM »
I've flown this route a bunch and never had this issue. Needless to say I told the crew that I am currently on back to tlv and they were like duh we knew that. Lol can't win

I fly very regularly on the TLV-LHR route with British Airways. However, in a large airline the crews are always different (certainly on long haul) and you can always come up against a very well meaning crew member who is not 100% familiar with serving kosher-eating customers. For example, I find it very common for them to lay your table very nicely with cutlery ... and butter ... before I can tell them that they can only use cutlery etc from the "kosher pack".

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2378 on: September 19, 2019, 05:38:52 PM »
What can I expect on BA economy
BOS-LHR
LHR-TLV
TLV-LHR
LHR-BOS

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2379 on: September 20, 2019, 02:03:19 AM »
What can I expect on BA economy
BOS-LHR
LHR-TLV
TLV-LHR
LHR-BOS

ex-LHR you will get Hermolis, which as about as good as it gets.

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2380 on: September 24, 2019, 10:36:04 AM »
Any recent experience with Alitalia and who certifies the meal?

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2381 on: September 24, 2019, 08:57:43 PM »
Any recent experience with Alitalia and who certifies the meal?
First is out of IAD, second is out of FCO. First meal was edible but nothing to write home about, I don't think I ate the second one. This was in J btw.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2382 on: September 24, 2019, 11:34:15 PM »
First is out of IAD, second is out of FCO. First meal was edible but nothing to write home about, I don't think I ate the second one. This was in J btw.

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2383 on: September 24, 2019, 11:41:12 PM »
Who is "Badatz Amsterdam"?
No idea, that's why I didn't eat it.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #2384 on: September 24, 2019, 11:44:30 PM »
Who is "Badatz Amsterdam"?
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