The wait is over! Snacks and drinks are lastly again on home flights. After almost a 12 months and a half of suspension, the Nationwide Well being Surveillance Company (Anvisa) has cleared the return of in-flight meals service on home flights, and to offer you an thought of what you may discover in your subsequent journey, we took a take a look at what’s in retailer for you. is obtainable on Gol, Azul and Latam plane.
You can even see all the main points concerning the return of the inflight service on home flights by way of the particular video we made for our YouTube channel:
Service on board at Azul
Azul Linhas Aéreas was forward of his rivals. The corporate was the primary to renew meals service to its prospects on home flights on Might 22.
At Azul, service returned in full, with all drink choices together with water, juice, soda and occasional on schedule. The choices are diversified and tailored to the flight interval, with totally different menus for morning, afternoon and night.
On the flight I took from Congonhas Airport (CGH) in São Paulo to Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) in Rio de Janeiro on June 2, there have been pork rinds, orange cupcakes and the normal airplane jelly candies — which have been sorely missed. to brighten up the journeys.
On the flights made by our editor Leonardo Cassol between Rio de Janeiro (SDU) and Brasília (BSB), the snacks obtainable have been a bit totally different, with guava, Japanese peanuts and flour biscuits within the morning. Additionally low-calorie cola, cola zero, orange juice and keenness fruit juice. Then there was a cup of espresso. On the return flight, made the identical day at evening, there have been peanuts, biscuits, candies and complete grain cookies.
On one other flight from Cassol, this time on the Rio de Janeiro (SDU) – São Paulo (CGH) airlift final Friday, on the finish of the morning they supplied starch, guava, dumplings, in addition to coca cola, coca zero, orange juice and low-calorie ardour fruit juice.
Along with these choices, you will discover others in your Azul flight: chips, breadsticks, ham-flavored snacks, whole-wheat biscuit, or apple.
Service on board in Latam
On home flights in Latam, inflight service returned on June 1. In economic system class, a snack is obtainable and youngsters have a cookie choice. To drink there’s, relying on the route, solely water. Espresso and mushy drinks are solely obtainable on sure routes or longer flights. In Latam’s Premium Financial system – even on quick flights – there’s a wider number of drinks, with espresso, juice, mushy drinks and even beer if the journey is after midday.
To verify the service of each lessons, I boarded two totally different flights of the corporate on June 2, the primary from Rio de Janeiro (SDU) to São Paulo (CGH) in Premium Financial system and the second from São Paulo ( GRU) to Curitiba (CWB) in Economics.
Class Premium Financial system – A packet of candy potato fries was supplied, with 35g and a biscuit. As well as, I ordered zero coke after which a beer to fulfill my curiosity and discover out what model was obtainable.
Financial system class – The snack supplied was a miniature model of the identical Premium Financial system candy potato fries, weighing 10 g. Right here, solely kids’s biscuits have been supplied and the one drink choice was water. Espresso and mushy drinks solely on longer flights as said above.
My colleague Cassol discovered virtually the identical choices on the Rio-São Paulo air shuttle. The distinction is that as an alternative of the biscuit a granola bar was served.
Latam has promised to supply a scorching snack within the Premium Financial system cabin till the top of the 12 months, together with sandwiches and empanadas. Let’s wait.
Service on board at Gol
Gol was essentially the most delayed and the one one to nonetheless not resume flight service on all of its routes. For now, the corporate solely presents snacks on flights departing from the airports of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. On the opposite routes, it solely presents water on the request of the passenger, as occurred on the flight I took from Curitiba (CWB) to Congonhas Airport (CGH) in São Paulo, on June 2.
The one who obtained on (a bit) higher with Gol was our editor Daniel Gadelha. On the journey he constituted of Congonhas (CGH) to Fortaleza (FOR), there was a alternative of crammed biscuits or flour biscuits. As for consuming, solely water was supplied.
Cassol, then again, was extra subdued and content material with simply the crammed cookies on the Might 22 journey between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Different beverage choices resembling espresso, juice and soda will not be supplied once more by Gol till June 16, the identical date the corporate guarantees to renew service on all of its flights by way of Brazil.
Paid service on board
There’s nonetheless no forecast for the return of onboard snack gross sales as was the case earlier than the pandemic, with Mercado Latam, or the sandwich and stroganoff choices on Gol.
Is onboard service actually mandatory on home flights?
With the suspension in the course of the pandemic, many individuals obtained used to touring with out meals on board and others did not even miss it, particularly on quick flights. Planes aren’t really eating places and the parts served aren’t at all times sufficient to fulfill starvation, however the snack is actually a part of the flying expertise and continues to be a type of in-flight leisure, a welcome distraction whereas travelling.
Are you a part of the staff that enjoys in-flight service and have been you trying ahead to this return? Or are you on the aspect of those that do not care and assume this sort of service should not even be on flights by way of Brazil? Be part of your remark.