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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 #1245 on: June 29, 2017, 09:16:09 AM »
It is Hamasbia, from Israel, and is DEFINITELY NOT GARBAGE!

I have found both their breakfasts, and even more so their lunch/dinner meals to be quite good as airline food goes. Definitely better than the Borenstein meals that BA get from New York (why do EL AL get better meals from Borenstein though?)

On both Club World and First they usually offer a choice of hot main course. The beef is usually extremely tasty and the fish would probably be good but suffers considerably from airline reheating and ends up pretty dry.
I learned from LY, Borenstein is not allowed to deliver to the airport, it has to go thru LSG/Flying Foods etc, so it's up to them to deliver it on time, and basically I received in AA F a meal that was months behind it's expiration date. Borenstein told me to contact LSG which I did and they just pleaded the fifth

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1246 on: June 29, 2017, 04:28:08 PM »
Swiss

Singapore allow you to choose kosher vegetarian

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1247 on: July 18, 2017, 05:28:04 PM »
How/what is the KSML AA in J SFO-JFK? If it makes a difference its a red-eye departing 10p.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1248 on: July 18, 2017, 05:28:28 PM »
How/what is the KSML AA in J SFO-JFK? If it makes a difference its a red-eye departing 10p.

Borenstein.

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1249 on: July 18, 2017, 05:31:35 PM »
Borenstein.
Thanks. I wasn't sure if they had it ex-SFO too or just ex-JFK.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1250 on: July 18, 2017, 06:34:22 PM »
Thanks. I wasn't sure if they had it ex-SFO too or just ex-JFK.

Both.

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1251 on: July 20, 2017, 06:14:28 AM »
If anyone has recent experience: does United still offer kosher wine on their TLV nonstop flights or did this stop years ago?

Cant find anything on the topic more recently than 2014....

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1252 on: July 20, 2017, 06:24:21 AM »
Stopped years ago AFAIK
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1253 on: July 20, 2017, 07:56:45 AM »
Not sure about wine but ex TLV UA serves very elaborate multi course meals with nice dishes etc.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1254 on: July 20, 2017, 09:10:55 AM »
If anyone has recent experience: does United still offer kosher wine on their TLV nonstop flights or did this stop years ago?

Cant find anything on the topic more recently than 2014....
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1255 on: July 20, 2017, 09:49:13 AM »
Years ago in F my father was served lamb chops thru hermolis
I had lamb. MLE-SIN. It was incredible.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1256 on: July 26, 2017, 06:00:43 PM »
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1257 on: July 27, 2017, 07:32:26 AM »
Years ago in F my father was served lamb chops thru hermolis
I had lamb chops in F from London thru Hermolis last week. I also had a fabulous medium rare steak from them 3 weeks ago, and some pretty good lemon sole last night. Yes, they are indeed VERY good!

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1258 on: July 27, 2017, 07:45:11 AM »
I had lamb chops in F from London thru Hermolis last week. I also had a fabulous medium rare steak from them 3 weeks ago, and some pretty good lemon sole last night. Yes, they are indeed VERY good!

Any pics?

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1259 on: July 27, 2017, 08:24:20 AM »
Hermolis is very hit or miss. I had 3 bad meals from them a few weeks ago on ET