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  1. Anonymous

    Hi Ben

    I’m an English guy living and working in Paris and I fly AF a lot. Just flew CDG – Oslo – CDG – JFK for leisure with my husband (as they have a lot of Business class deals out of Oslo). I’d selected the new AF Best cabin in [URL=’http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/x-apple-data-detectors://1′]AF11[/URL] outbound and [URL=’http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/x-apple-data-detectors://2′]AF10[/URL] return (B777-300) – and thought you might like to know they piloting a serve at your seat restaurant-style meal service in Business on the JFK route. The cabin crew said they’re trialling it and managed most of the service without wheeling out the trolley. Orders were taken at the seat and then the (numerous) crew came backwards and forwards with each dish (starter and bread plate, then separately main course which was plated properly … it wasn’t simply in the bowl with the foil lid peeled off. Then a cheese board was brought round (in one aisle) and cheese served from the board, with green salad in a separate bowl. Then desert, coffee or expresso, etc. Drinks and collection of dirty crockery was all done one-by-one with a crew member armed with a tray.

    Pre-arrival snack was served in the same way, no trolley.

    It worked pretty well (for instance they abandoned the cheese board thing on the second aisle as it was taking too long), but all-in-all a big improvement on the noisy trolley, especially for the 7-hour overnight leg from JFK to CDG. I didn’t try the night dining option in the lounge – next time…

    My only bugbear is that they didn’t fully synchronise service for my husband and me. We were sitting in 3E and 3F (central seats) so we could be next to each other, but were served from separate aisles. They seemed conscious that one of us was always served first (as they kept saying the other was just on its way) but sometimes it was 5-10 minutes out. Not a big deal really, but they could work on that.

    Overall, great food and service in a nice seat design (which I know you rate!).

    Just thought I’d let you know about the new service format trial.

    Enjoy the blog – keep up the good work!

    Phil

  2. Phil York

    Hi Ben

    I’m an English guy living and working in Paris and I fly AF a lot. Just flew CDG – Oslo – CDG – JFK for leisure with my husband (as they have a lot of Business class deals out of Oslo). I’d selected the new AF Best cabin in [URL=’http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/x-apple-data-detectors://1′]AF11[/URL] outbound and [URL=’http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/x-apple-data-detectors://2′]AF10[/URL] return (B777-300) – and thought you might like to know they piloting a serve at your seat restaurant-style meal service in Business on the JFK route. The cabin crew said they’re trialling it and managed most of the service without wheeling out the trolley. Orders were taken at the seat and then the (numerous) crew came backwards and forwards with each dish (starter and bread plate, then separately main course which was plated properly … it wasn’t simply in the bowl with the foil lid peeled off. Then a cheese board was brought round (in one aisle) and cheese served from the board, with green salad in a separate bowl. Then desert, coffee or expresso, etc. Drinks and collection of dirty crockery was all done one-by-one with a crew member armed with a tray.

    Pre-arrival snack was served in the same way, no trolley.

    It worked pretty well (for instance they abandoned the cheese board thing on the second aisle as it was taking too long), but all-in-all a big improvement on the noisy trolley, especially for the 7-hour overnight leg from JFK to CDG. I didn’t try the night dining option in the lounge – next time…

    My only bugbear is that they didn’t fully synchronise service for my husband and me. We were sitting in 3E and 3F (central seats) so we could be next to each other, but were served from separate aisles. They seemed conscious that one of us was always served first (as they kept saying the other was just on its way) but sometimes it was 5-10 minutes out. Not a big deal really, but they could work on that.

    Overall, great food and service in a nice seat design (which I know you rate!).

    Just thought I’d let you know about the new service format trial.

    Enjoy the blog – keep up the good work!

    Phil

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