There is likely going to be little to no food or beverage on offer in the future from what we are seeing. But, moreover, how are we supposed to eat or drink with face masks on?
It’s hard enough trying to figure out how to to manage a trip to Costco, let alone figure out what we should be prepared for on the next flight to Hawaii.
Airlines Eliminating Most Food/Beverage on Hawaii Flights.
Big changes are happening in the area of food and drink. And don’t bother going looking for the in-flight magazine to see what’s on offer, since those magazines are gone now. So too is the concept of pre-ordering free or paid meals.
Southwest is suspending many in-flight services. “We are not serving snacks or beverages in-flight to limit personal contact…. You’ll want to be prepared to eat in advance or simply bring those items with you for your next flight.” (Beat of Hawaii says: That’s going to be interesting on 5+ hour flights any way you look at it).
Alaska Airlines has greatly reduced in flight services too. It is now providing guests with, “individual bottled water and a packaged snack.” End of offering.
Delta and American are bringing back food service in the form of a meal bag, after suspending those last month.
Hawaiian is the wild card. If you go their website and search for menus, it shows the regular offerings and 48 hour notice for special meals. We think this is not correct and an update is needed.
Expect less water on flights to Hawaii
There’s another problem, and a possible side benefit, of no more flight attendants’ refilling water on long flights to Hawaii. You guessed it, you may be arriving severely dehydrated, but will have had fewer visits to the suspect restroom. Dehydration sounds better to us.
Speaking of aircraft restrooms, exactly who will keep sanitation standards there in-flight, and how. That will be interesting to see. On some carriers, like Singapore Airlines, flight attendants clean restrooms after virtually every visit. Not true in the USA, at least so far. We’ve been hearing about in-flight janitors. Where will it end?
Fascinating if not so bizarre
Jeff said that as an extremely frequent flyer for decades, he’s almost curious enough to fly soon just to see how everything is, or is not, going to work. On the other hand, he may just stay home and wait to hear from you.