There is a lot of different variation when it comes to flight catering right now. Over the past few months, phrases like “food and drink have been suspended on flights within Europe” or “a reduced service is available” have become common.
Eating passes the time on a flight for me, so I enjoy plane food as a general rule, except when flying Ryanair. It is always pleasing when you find airlines that continue the usual service.
The Same Flight Catering Right Now
Even though Swiss have a web page called “Simplified Onboard Service”, it does have some lovely nuggets of decency contained within. For example, business class passengers within Europe receive the service they have paid for.
It’s nice to see “Our regular drinks service” and “Our regular food service”, isn’t it? You can be rest assured the airline is charging their regular fare, so on board should be the same. Internationally, it’s almost the same at Swiss.
Having not flown Swiss, I am not sure how the meals being prepared in the galley is different, but I’m sure someone is aware of what that means. Either way, it all looks pretty normal to me. International economy class passengers also get the usual service.
While Swiss have slightly reduced flight catering right now, it will only be through to 31 August 2020. Presumably this will either be extended at that stage or things will return to normal.
Either way, it’s not like there is much of a change from the usual, unlike some airlines which have eliminated service entirely or reduced it substantially. Each carrier is interpreting advice in whatever way that suits them, it seems. Perhaps sometime by the end of the decade we’ll be back to normal.
What do you think of airlines providing reduced on board service? Or is it better to provide flight catering right now? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
Featured image by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt on Airliners.net via Wikimedia Commons.