Japan Airlines to serve KFC on select routes…

Japan Airlines to serve KFC on select routes…

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Via The LA Times:

KFC is taking airplane food to a whole new level, pairing with Japan Airlines to serve its fast-food chicken on holiday flights between Tokyo and eight U.S. and European destinations.

The chain’s Japanese operation will provide a meal of a drumstick, chicken breast, flat bread, coleslaw and “special mayonnaise” to passengers on select trips out of Narita Airport from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28.

The so-called Air Kentucky trays will be served during the second mealtime in the premium-economy and economy-class sections of planes bound for Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Paris and Frankfurt.

Note to self: Don’t fly Japan Airlines between Narita Airport and Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Paris and Frankfurt betweeen December 1 and February 28.

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  1. Brett Guest

    Don't hate on my great home state!!!! Haha. I am from kentucky and have never had KFC! Stuff is nasty.

  2. Wendy Guest

    Kentucky Fried Chicken smells as bad as Taco Bell! I agree with Lucky don't fly between Narita and the US during that period. Just the smell would make me want to barf. They better put out more barf bags in the seat pockets.

  3. Rich Guest

    Based on the health inspection reports I read about the caterers to many airlines I do not know if KFC can do much worse. Of course it might not be any better.

  4. Brian Guest

    They should start putting Bojangles on US Airways international flights. Now that would be awesome.

  5. SAN Greg Guest

    Two thumbs up - I've wondered why we don't see more pair ups like this.

  6. spkg Guest

    this is the best idea in all of aviation history, and I'm nit being sarcastic. this has got to be cheaper then those catering companies, and fast food usually with stronger tastes are better for Hugh altitude, and if people don't like them, they can blame the fastfood chian and not the airline, I want to fly Japan air now just for some friking.

  7. msp2anywhere Guest

    It's a conspiracy! You know the Colonel puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes you crave it fortnightly! I always hated him with his wee beady eyes and smug look on his face...

  8. Cowcat Guest

    Hopefully flights to SDF will start soon. :)

  9. Moody Member

    I live in Japan and the whole Christmas time is a rather surreal experience in this country. Being a very secular country, Christmas in Japan is a purely commercial event with no religious undertones. I've seen it all here: From a client telling me that Christmas is a 'time for lovers' to seeing Santa Claus on a cross!

  10. Bryan New Member

    I believe they are also introducing ice cream from the New York supermarket Dean & Deluca.
    If you've been to Japan and know what Yoshinoya is, they will introducing their beef bowls onboard as well.

  11. 1K Guest

    @BrewerSEA yes! RB Mexican has fantastic late-night drunk munchies (sorry, not combining words, betch.) It feels so gross on the inside though...so much like a KFC (krappy fuckin' chicken).

  12. Ariana Guest

    They're just embracing the long-standing tradition of gross airplane food.

  13. mrredskin Guest

    i've had coach int'l food before, and i would welcome KFC

  14. BrewerSEA Gold

    KFC is tied with Arby's for most disgusting fast-food. I have an acquaintance who sued KFC years ago for labor issues and during discovery they found reports of maggots living in the breading. That KFC is now the fabulous Rancho Bravo Mexican restaurant which I definitely recommend for the next time you make it across 520 for a night on Cap Hill. Best late night drunkchies.

  15. concorde02 Guest

    Haha Ben, you need to know one thing about Asians: Asian people LOVE KFC!... lol

  16. Blaine Guest

    “Special mayonnaise”.......ewwwwwwwwwwww

  17. Nathaniel Guest

    It actually makes sense to me from a cultural standpoint. Though it surprises me it goes so far into the new year.. http://www.japantoday.com/category/lifestyle/view/the-kfc-christmas-connection-in-japan for more about Christmas in Japan and KFC.

  18. lucky OMAAT

    @ jeff -- The post was written from a PC. I blame it. :p

  19. jeff Guest

    lucky - spelling mistake in the title.

  20. wwk5d Guest

    Only if you fly business class lol

  21. User Name New Member

    Filthy. Just filthy.

  22. lucky OMAAT

    More than the actual food my issue is with the smell, which I'm sure will even seep through the curtains. ;)

  23. wwk5d Guest

    Matthieu and walrus k beat me too it :D

  24. walrus k Guest

    Lucky - no need for the note to self, when was the last time you flew TPAC in coach? :)

  25. Matthieu Guest

    Come on @lucky, it's not for passengers in First Class :)

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Brett Guest

Don't hate on my great home state!!!! Haha. I am from kentucky and have never had KFC! Stuff is nasty.

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deltaplat Guest

gross

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Wendy Guest

Kentucky Fried Chicken smells as bad as Taco Bell! I agree with Lucky don't fly between Narita and the US during that period. Just the smell would make me want to barf. They better put out more barf bags in the seat pockets.

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