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The Best Airline Food...  
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7119 times:

Ok, so which airline offers the best inflight catering?

In my personal experience, I was really impressed with Emirates and British Airways.

I've also heard great things about Air India (and indeed most of the airlines in India!)

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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7115 times:

considering I've actually never flown a foreign airline (foreign to me , that is).. I'd have to say NONE!!!!


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User currently offlineSkyGourmet From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7106 times:

Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
British Airways

I couldn't agree more, it is indeed very tasty. Here are some pictures of my recent BA flights LHR-SFO and PHL-LHR:



The first photo shows salmon, mashed potatoes and peas, the second one pork with vegetables and rice. That cheesecake was also delicious.



Meine dispatcher says there's something wrong mit deine Kabel?
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7091 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!



User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7078 times:

Quoting SkyGourmet (Reply 2):
The first photo shows salmon, mashed potatoes and peas, the second one pork with vegetables and rice. That cheesecake was also delicious.

You went with the fish? Deffinatly should have gone with the lasagna.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7059 times:

From my experience...

Domestic: CO
International: NW (only one I flew)



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7056 times:

Two great airlines [among others] providing good food:

1- AF
2- KL


User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7049 times:

Domestic-CO
Internatinal-LH


User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4006 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7039 times:
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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).
3. Singapore
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.

LACA773


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7029 times:

Sun Country. Hands down. They feed everyone on every flight. Sometimes more than once!  Smile



Mark


User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1065 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7024 times:

Emirates all the way!!
The best thing about them is the quality of the food and how they cook it. their fruits/vegetables are fresh and tasty


User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7016 times:

AI
IC
S2

These are which I have tried and loved, much better than SQ or any other airline which I have flown

Regards


User currently offlineFYODOR From Russia, joined May 2005, 661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7006 times:
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SZATK (North-West Air Transport Company) more know as Vyborg. Domestic flight VOG-LED at Il-114 - economy class only.



As international companies reduce their service Russian carriers try to impove it. Even if it is just delay in marketing - I just enjoy it.  Wink


User currently offlineBlackbird07 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 77 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6990 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  Smile



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User currently offlineSkyGourmet From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6981 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?
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6972 times:

I tell you what's nice... BA's chicken curry!

User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6966 times:

I have had my best AND worst food on the same airline (different flight) = KLM

Really good:
C-class: A great beefstew with veggies and mashed potatoes
M-class: Chicken with rice dish and an Indian curry sandwich

Nasty:
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  yuck 
M-class: the Dutch style cheese sandwich ("wit puntje kaas"), IIRC this is replaced by a better Unilever-brand sandwich

Also good:
- 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)


User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5389 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6925 times:

Business - Continental
Economy - Thomas Cook Airlines

Don't smirk because they are a charter, there food was simply delicious.



Worked Hard, Flew Right
User currently offlineKE086 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6918 times:

I would say that Korean Air's Bibimpap is the best!!!! Plus their catering is considered one of the best!!!!


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User currently offlineAirSpare From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6841 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!



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