Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6390 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7696 times:
Emirates have some great food! It is just as good if not better than some well known London restaurants.
This may sound biased but for a low cost airline, aerlingus food is good in business and Euro short haul. Long-haul economy food is poor and is nothing compared to EK or BA!
LACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7644 times:
1. Air France
2. Emirates (never tried but from what I've seen in the reviews and photos on www.airliners.net, they seem in the top tier in catering).
4. British Airways
5. Tie: All Nippon/Asiana/Cathay Pacific
Honorable mention: Just because they still do some sort of meal service on US Domestic flights, I give Contiental this. (Their full hot meal service in Y is mediocre but in BF superior).
I'm hoping with all that Delta is doing to improve their reputation and the service upgrades, they will do the same with catering in the main cabin. The BOB they had when Song was still flying was awesome. It would be nice to see them bring back the great catering they once had before 9/11.
Blackbird07 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 77 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7595 times:
Emirates was highly enjoyable, the few times I've flown them, but British Airways always tends to be consistently good. The two or so times I've flown Singapore, the food was great, but I've heard mixed reviews from those who fly them more frequently.
Domestic though, I would have to say Continental
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward..."
SkyGourmet From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7586 times:
Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 4): You went with the fish? Definitely should have gone with the lasagna.
There was no choice of lasagna on that flight, only on the other one, and there I didn't feel like it. I took the fish because I never was offered fish on a plane before. Is the BA lasagna supposed to be especially good?
Meine dispatcher says there's something wrong mit deine Kabel?
SK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7571 times:
I have had my best AND worst food on the same airline (different flight) = KLM
C-class: A great beefstew with veggies and mashed potatoes
M-class: Chicken with rice dish and an Indian curry sandwich
C-class: Fish dish with green salad (I don't like fish and this was the only thing left), the green salad was dry and didn't look/taste fresh
M-class: the Dutch style cheese sandwich ("wit puntje kaas"), IIRC this is replaced by a better Unilever-brand sandwich
- SQ sate and fried rice
- NW hot breakfast-sandwich/egg-muffin (don't know if they still serve them, it's been a few years ago on a domestic LAX-MSP)
AirSpare From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 589 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7446 times:
BA biz food has gone downhill since they sold Skychefs (if I remember the correct company name), the portions are smaller and they have a less of a selection on the cheese plate that I really liked.
To LAD, BA was much better then AF.
From MIA across the pond, AA biz was better then AF biz (on a clunker 747 upper deck with a busted TV).
BA is better the KLM across the pond (pre AF merger).
I think that BA is probably the most consistent though, but it was better before selling off their catering service.
When flying cattle class on any carrier, I always buy some food at the airport, it will be better. When the rubber chickens on plastic trays come rolling down the aisle, I'm munching on a fat roast beef sandwhich, cheese, mayo, salt pepper and a large bag of jalapeno chips.
The TAM Ham sandwhich deserves an honorable mention!