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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)
2. Disgusting, would only eat if starving
3. Barely edible, would only eat if very hungry
4. Below average, but would eat if hungry
5. Average/typical KSML, would eat if hungry (Borenstein?)
6. Above average KSML
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 March 28, 2019, 02:38:02 PM »

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1845 on: October 02, 2018, 10:51:17 PM »
Hermolis stuff looks great as usual, how were the 9W meals?
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1846 on: October 03, 2018, 12:32:29 AM »
One issue I always find with Hermolis is the amount of liquid on the trays and in the plastics. Never have this with other caterers and had this with Hermolis every time.

The main dish always has broth in the plastic holding the pan and foil. Fish juice and salad dressing are streaming through the tray with everything else.

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1847 on: October 03, 2018, 12:33:25 AM »
One issue I always find with Hermolis is the amount of liquid on the trays and in the plastics. Never have this with other caterers and had this with Hermolis every time.

The main dish always has broth in the plastic holding the pan and foil. Fish juice and salad dressing are streaming through the tray with everything else.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1848 on: October 03, 2018, 07:52:37 AM »
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1849 on: October 03, 2018, 11:13:58 AM »
September 2018:

DL JFK-LAX ; LAX-JFK

Y Class

Borenstein Tuna Sandwich + 1 rugaluch

Non-kosher plates looked amazing - you'd think a better sandwich for kosher could have been arranged...

Just got served the same thing in that flight. Honestly, I’m happy they’re giving out anything on this flight. It’s really not that long.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1850 on: October 08, 2018, 05:29:21 AM »
Airline: UA
Class: J
Route: EWR-TLV
Caterer: Borenstein
Flight date: 10-07-2018
Meal in pics: Dinner
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1851 on: October 08, 2018, 08:16:23 AM »


Airline: UA
Class: J
Route: EWR-TLV
Caterer: Borenstein
Flight date: 10-07-2018
Meal in pics: Breakfast

I chose the blitzes vs the omelette option, prob not too smart, as they were quite soggy.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1852 on: October 08, 2018, 08:26:06 AM »
An omelette on a plane is one of the worst things in the world
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1853 on: October 08, 2018, 08:29:59 AM »
An omelette on a plane is one of the worst things in the world
It irked me wrong, but then those soggy Blitzes... the rest was all alright.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1854 on: October 08, 2018, 08:43:05 AM »
Airline: UA
Class: J
Route: EWR-TLV
Caterer: Borenstein
Flight date: 10-07-2018
Meal in pics: Dinner

I think this looks like Regal caterers, not Borenstein
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1855 on: October 08, 2018, 08:47:10 AM »
I think this looks like Regal caterers, not Borenstein
I saw the name Borenstein, and it rang a bell so I wrote that.
It definitely said Regal too.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1856 on: October 08, 2018, 09:10:43 AM »
An omelette on a plane is one of the worst things in the world
+1K. I'd take the soggy blintzes any day.
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1857 on: October 08, 2018, 09:40:49 AM »
I think this looks like Regal caterers, not Borenstein
Regal IS Borenstein, with a different hechsher and wrapping.

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1858 on: October 08, 2018, 09:48:45 AM »
Airline: 9W (Jet Airways)
Class: F
Route: YYZ-AMS
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Flight date: 09-27-2018
Meal in pics: Dinner

was the cutlery & the plates sealed? or is it from the airline?

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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread
« Reply #1859 on: October 08, 2018, 10:51:35 AM »
It irked me wrong, but then those soggy Blitzes... the rest was all alright.
Optical illusion, or is the cherry pastry not much bigger than the little tub of margarine spread?