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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #150 on: March 29, 2019, 11:26:35 AM »
Change.org is like complaining online. It feels good but has no real effect.

There are exceptions to that. Complaining by using an organization or agency whose job is consumer advocacy does have a chance of getting results. Major corporations that will just ignore you, will start escalating and trying to please you, if/when you get the BBB involved (or regulators).
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #151 on: March 29, 2019, 02:10:18 PM »
Does this ring a bell?
https://www.change.org/p/bimbo-bakeries-usa-keep-your-kosher-certification-bimbo-bakeries-think-entenmann-s-arnold-thomas-etc?lang=en-US
How many people signed that and what is the source that they even knew the change.org petition even existed?
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #152 on: March 29, 2019, 06:19:36 PM »
How many people signed that and what is the source that they even knew the change.org petition even existed?

Does it matter?
They reversed their decision due to people “wasting their time” complaining about it online.
The onus is on you to prove that it has no effect when reality shows otherwise.

Change.org is like complaining online. It feels good but has no real effect.

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #154 on: July 02, 2019, 11:32:16 AM »
https://m.jpost.com/OMG/Norwegian-Cruise-Line-to-offer-kosher-food-for-no-extra-fee-on-all-ships-594371/amp

Does this mean that the food will be garbage and not worth it?

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The meals will be under the strict supervision of the Orthodox Union and catered by Borenstein Caterers.

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Those who opt for a kosher meal will be able to choose from a variety of options including meat, chicken, fish, etc. The meal will also come packaged with sealed dishes. Each meal will consist of a first course, main course, two additional side dishes and dessert.

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Furthermore, if there is a group of over 60 people, fresh kosher food will be cooked on board in a kosher kitchen.
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #156 on: October 27, 2019, 07:29:55 PM »
Talking about KSML,  An interesting point.
When I flew once from TLV,  the ksml from hamasbia had just a plain yogurt/leben. I noticed my neighbor had the regular meal and the yogurt was a flavored, with a heimish hechsher,   later after they finished serving I asked the FA if they have more from it and they gladly gave it to me.
Talk about discrimination against the frum community...
Why can't the kosher providers give something tasty?
Same happened to me on us airways in 2014
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #157 on: October 18, 2020, 04:22:44 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.
Hearing rumors of a Hermolis bankruptcy in the works :(
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #158 on: October 18, 2020, 09:48:18 PM »
That would be sad.
But isn't there another airline caterer with LBD hashgacha that has even better food?

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #159 on: October 18, 2020, 10:11:17 PM »
That would be sad.
But isn't there another airline caterer with LBD hashgacha that has even better food?
Which company?
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 10:14:47 PM by Joeymc »
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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #160 on: October 18, 2020, 10:13:49 PM »
Which company?
Food story allegedly was going to be better then hermolis, but isn’t IMHO.

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #161 on: October 19, 2020, 07:23:40 AM »
Food story allegedly was going to be better then hermolis, but isn’t IMHO.
It's very easy to prepare excellent food in ideal ground conditions, but a totally different story preparing food which will survive reheating and travelling as well as a company like Hermolis, with many years of experience in the field, are able to do. In my experience, airline crews rate their premium class meals as good as or better than the best airline caterers, like Do & Co.

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Re: Kosher Meals - Can we do better?
« Reply #162 on: November 17, 2020, 04:37:10 AM »
Hearing rumors of a Hermolis bankruptcy in the works :(
Any update?