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Let me get a bunch of bits out of the way before there are any comments about this review. I am not Jewish. My review is simply my observations of what was or was not presented to me and what I thought about the taste of each meal and to give you an idea of what to expect both in service and quality.
First up, my guess is most do not know that at New York’s JFK you can request a number of Kosher meals at the end of the bar. They are even presented on a silver tray.
I did not try this myself but my traveling companion said it was much like a TV dinner and quite salty.
I had put into my business class a request for Kosher meals, by calling AeroMexico, for all four of my flights, that is, from JFK to MEX as well and from MEX to UIO (Quito, Ecuador) and back.
First impressions. I was handed the business class menu everyone else received, but the head purse came to me and said my special meal request had been loaded aboard. This kind of verbal reassurance was, as it turns out, the unique exception not the norm. Also, just about none of the instructions to the crew on the outside of the meal container were followed.
As someone who just wanted a meal other than the standard meal AeroMexico offered, the layers of individually sealed items was a bit annoying (again, not judging, it was just a lot of plastic).
As to the taste? The hot meal tasted like most coach international meals I have had, that is, bland and boring. Some of the cold items were a bit more interesting but not something I would ever request again or pay for in a restaurant.
As a comparison, this was the beef choice my traveling partner had. He said it was quite good and much better than the fish choice we had on another flight (see review above).
While a meal was served on the overnight flight to UIO I went to sleep as soon as we boarded and did not wake up until just before landing. I have no idea if my meal was loaded and if it would have been presented to me. On the return, I intentionally did not ask for the special meal as I wanted to see what the flight attendants would do. They did not ask me about a special meal and simply offered me either the omelet with ham or a continental breakfast. My traveling partner later when going to the lav said he saw the flight attendants eating pancakes in the galley. No idea if those were to have been for me. On to the 737 flight back to New York from Mexico City.
I did this time ask if my special meal request had been loaded aboard when they came to my row. Had I not asked I think I would have been offered one of the standard choices (you will see them below).
Considering the instructions on the outside of the meal from New York I can again say most of them were not followed this time either. As to the flavor, much like the last flight, it was coach like and disappointing.
The cold side items were even more underwhelming than the flight to Mexico. As a comparison let’s look at what my travel partner chose.
Now you know what to expect. Again, as someone who was just ordering these meals as a change of pace from the standard meals I was really unimpressed and will not request this again (not that the standard AeroMexico business class meals are anything to get excited about either). If you require these meals you will need to press the AeroMexcio flight attendants to follow the guidelines. – René
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