Just in case you were worried that when you flew Japan Airlines this winter that you might actually have to go 15 hours or more without the wonderful taste of KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken - some of you young'uns may not be aware that it had another name!) - do not worry! Your fear of flying can be conquered with the aid of a bird that doesn't really fly!
Now you can get high and resolve your munchies, all in one fell swoop, though Japan - It's A Wonderful Rife is pretty sure Japan Airlines does not like me using the words 'fell' or 'swoop.'
KFC Japan and Japan Airlines have announced a new program that will bring KFC to hungry travelers, mid-flight.
Apparently that's what the release said. Mid-flight. Screw you if you want it early or a few minutes later. Mid-flight.
Anyhow, the program will bring the Colonel’s fried chicken to select flights from Tokyo’s Narita airport to New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, London, Paris and Frankfurt between December 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013.
Passengers in Economy and Premium economy classes will be served a two-piece Original Recipe chicken meal during the flight’s second meal service. The meals include one drumstick, one boneless chicken breast fillet, and a cup of coleslaw. Passengers can make a sandwich out of the chicken breast fillet, if they wish, by layering it on the included flatbread with lettuce leaves and a special mayonnaise.
Hmmm... Economy and Premium Economy, eh? What do the rich folks in First and Executive Class seats get? Obviously something NOT from KFC. Perhaps something from the Golden Arches - McDonalds, where the customer gets their choice of a Boys or Girls toy from the hit movie (insert Movie Title HERE) that will be coming out soon. Whatever... we're guessing that First and Executive Class get something a tad more high-end than the heart-attack-inducing, cholesterol-packing, delicious fried chicken. Hey... I'm a realist. Still, I heard that Colonel Harland Sanders who founded the biz (that's his image on the packaging) lived to be 90 years-old - and he ate a lot of his product and never got fat.
The "Air Kentucky Fried Chicken" meal is there for you on Japan Airlines for a limited time. That's it in the image up above. You do notice that the chicken appears to be far smaller than the bread given. I guess they expect us to use it as a sandwich.
I'm betting there's no bone in the chicken parts we get. I wanna bone in my white meat. You know what I mean.
Look at the chicken... I don't get a nice plump thigh - with the bone in it? I can't get the delicious, juicy white breast with the spine and ribs behind it? Eating with my fingers would have made it finger-lickin' good, and I do so like getting my fingers all sticky and having to stick them in my mouth to have my tongue suck back each and every morsel of flavor. What the hell was I talking about? I think I just joined the Mile High Club...
Somewhere wiping my face,