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The Best Meal You Ever Had In Flight..  
User currently offline747hogg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 6933 times:

For me it was in 1983 on NWA 001 LAX-NRT in business class, upper deck. Salmon that was so over the top everyone asked for more. The F/A said in all her years she had never had a hit like this. I've had it again on NWA and other airlines, this day was magic is guess, just perfect in every way, and I don't really care that much for fish.

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12167 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 6933 times:

LGW-MAH in Business with Air Nostrum; perfectly presented and very tasty food, coupled with a frequent drinks service and plenty of bread and cheese/hams to chose from. A very good selection of deserts as well, really couldn't ask for more! It is indeed a great shame that the service has stopped, I get the feeling it was only holding the slots warm for Iberia whilst they started their ClickAir operations into LGW.

For Economy it would have been Royal Jordanian on AMM-LHR, choice of Fish, Beef or Chicken, and the food was very nice and there was plenty of it, something which you can't say too often these days when flying economy. Attentive pursers too, so plenty of drinks.

Dan  Smile

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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 6932 times:

Still my experience on DL in Business Elite (CDG to ATL) from Crossing The Atlantic Ocean DL B/E > ATL - 2nd Try (by HT Mar 24 2006 in Trip Reports) is unsurpassed.
I started with the single appetizer which were 2 Grilled Rosemary Shrimps with "Daikon" and Sweet Pepper Slaw (to go down with more Champagne)
For "Starters" this time I opted for the "Roast Chicken and Vegetable Soup" which was accompanied by even more Champagne ...
As Main Course I had the already mentioned Tenderloin of Beef for which I regarded the Champagne as not suitable. I therefore changed to Dry Red Wine in form of a Shiraz from Oz (I neglected the other offer "Merlot" from California) which was also a perfect match to go with my dessert "Assorted Cheese with Crackers).
Final element of my dine was "Vanilla ice-cream topped with nuts".


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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6923 times:


The best meal I had was back to September 1980, flying LIS to AMS, economy class with RG, a 707-300C, PP-VJH. Personal menu, hot towel to wash my hands before the meal, a great fillet mignon with rice and a salada with pineaple, pastry, etc. etc.
Just awesome!

User currently offlineJayhawk From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6916 times:

Nothing fancy from me, a very simple Shepherds Pie aboard air europe flight from CWL-CFU 29 Aug 1987. Plain and simple. 2nd place would have to be Air India 1986 - LHR-JFK, JFK-LHR, 1989 LHR-DEL, BOM-LHR. Curries all the way. Can't beat simple and uncomplicated at 30k feet.


User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6888 times:

In Economy Class it was on Mexicana from MEX to LAX in 1996 and I also had a great meal on JL from NRT to HKG.

In Business Class I would say Gulf Air from LHR to BAH or Northwest from BOS to AMS.

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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 8030 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 6883 times:

This is an easy one for me. Back in the late mid nineties, KLM offered ginger beef with sticky rice in economy class on their YVR-AMS flights, it was soooooo good. Another great meal I had was back in 1996 with Canada 3000, flying from DUS-KEF-YYC-YVR, we had chicken cordon-bleu with mashed potatoes and peas, simple but one of my favourites.

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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5543 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6875 times:

To this day, our hockey puck dinner (Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes) is still talked about with our flight attendants. It had, bar none, the BEST mashed potatoes ever for airplane food. The steak, well that was a hockey puck, but MMMMMMMMMMM the potatoes.

I am starving now......

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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6872 times:

Economy on an DL L1011 SLC-CVG in...1998 I believe. Some kind of egg and sausage omelet/quiche thing. One out of 5 meals I've ever had flying, and that was the best one. I also love those little cinnamon cracker things DL, OO, and possibly other airlines used to give out during morning flights. I haven't flown any major carries since May of 2005, so I'm not sure if they are still offered, but boy do I like 'em. Big grin

User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6866 times:

I haven't flown long-haul yet (will in May) nor have I ever flown in a premium cabin. So, my best food on a plane depends on how you define it:

Free hot food: Multiple Sun Country flights - the better ones were the morning flights with the breakfast sandwich - not the one they have at the moment that resembles an Egg McMuffin, but one that is more reminiscent of a McGriddle. Sorry, that's the best way I can describe it. But the afternoon/evening flights with the cheeseburger also come with a cookie, while the morning flights don't have the cookie.

Free prepared cold food: Continental & Continental Express MSP-EWR-MSP, B735/E145. Both legs had the tiny, cold but good-tasting ham sandwich (turkey was also available), alongside some candy and some other snack.

Free Boxed cold food: Delta, PHX-ATL MD88 red-eye. Free snackboxes, plus some biscoff cookies.

For-Purchase boxed cold food: Northwest MSP-PHX-MSP, 752. $3 snackboxes (it might be $4 now - not sure) with some good snacks in it. It's stuff you could get from a vending machine, but it would be like $6 if you bought all the items individually from a vending machine. My favorite was the "blue" box.

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6853 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 7):
To this day, our hockey puck dinner (Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes) is still talked about with our flight attendants. It had, bar none, the BEST mashed potatoes ever for airplane food. The steak, well that was a hockey puck, but MMMMMMMMMMM the potatoes.

I am starving now......

Why wait, bid the Newark-Dublin flight NOW!!!  Smile

For me......CO44......EWR-MXP. They fed us for hours literally, appetizers, drinks, more food carts, drinks, salads, drinks, entree, drinks, dessert cart, drinks..........WOW.......sleep time..........oh breakfast wake-up....just incredible.
CO Biz First is awesome on international flights, thanks CO flight attendants

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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3125 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 6847 times:

I am probably going to get righteously flamed for saying this, but...

The free snackbox on WN.
Before the flaming begins, please allow me to explain:
A. I didn't expect to get anything to eat aboard a WN flight, so the snackbox came as a complete surprise.
B. Yes, it was filled with items one would normally get from a vending machine, but it there was a rather large amount of them in the box and it did include a wide variety of items.
C. I was able to trade my Oreos to the passenger next to me for his trail mix, which made both of us just a little bit happier on that flight.

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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6844 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 11):
I am probably going to get righteously flamed for saying this, but


A snackbox on Southwest............no way!

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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6832 times:

The best coach meal I had was on a CO flight from Guatemala City to Houston in September 1996. They served delightful rolled pancakes with spiced apples inside.

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6826 times:

My best inflight meal was pizza & lasagna aboard Eastern Airlines (separate flights).

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6815 times:

Late 1980s, ORD-HNL non-stop in F on a DC-10. The entire experience was exceptional. The two meals served on the 8 hour plus ride were great. A steak (hard to properly serve on a plane) with all the trimmings, and later a smaller pre-landing brunch type thing.

Mid-1990s, IAH-HNL-GUM on CO, again in F (B/F) on a DC-10. Once again, CO demonstrated why they are without a doubt the best Domestic F product in the sky. Sea Bass with a mango chutney. And all the trimmings again. A different meal from HNL-GUM. Total air time was 16 hours, and there wasn't a moment that the crew wasn't attentive and proving why CO was/is the best.

User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6804 times:

I don't even remember what it was that I ate, but I remember enjoying, and requesting more, of my meal on Finnair HEL-PVG

User currently offlineMSNtriathlete From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6689 times:

I'm going to make the second vote for Continental BusinessFirst on this thread, a flight last fall from EWR to FCO. They asked us to review the menus before leaving the gate and give them our entree selection, so that they could be sure to have everyone's entree choice before leaving:

1. Hot towels
2. Drinks and warm cashews (went with champagne)
3. An extensive wine list, and they were able to wine-match every course. Wines are a hobby for me, and I actually learned about some new wines on that flight that I buy now for my cellar.
4. Appetizers: Air-dried beef and steamed lobster claws with smoked salmon (was supposed to be a choice of either, but they pretty much gave everyone both)
5. Pasta course: I forget the three pasta choices. Again, they gave everyone some of each. The pasta was a touch overcooked, but well beyond expectations for the capabilities of an airplane galley.
6. Entree: I had poached salmon on rice with vegetables. I forget the preparation, but it was curry-like and very good. The dish was very fresh and not excessively salted or seasoned. My partner had a veal chop with polenta that was immense and as good as any we've had on the ground. We're both 6-foot athletic guys with huge appetites (who hadn't even had lunch that day) and could not finish our entrees. Again the wines were fantastic. My partner and the FA disagreed (jokingly) about which wine to match to his entree, so she said, authoritatively, "OK, that's it, I'm pouring you both a wine-tasting." Next thing we knew, there were 5 glasses in front of each of us, with a tasting of each red that would even remotely go with his veal. I still thought he was right.
7. Cheese and port. I could only handle a nibble of cheese and a sip of port at this point. I was stuffed. Coming from an Italian-American family, I began to think my mother ran this airline (Eat, eat! You look too thin!)
8. Dessert. Edy's vanilla ice cream with sundae toppings to order. Of course, the FA told us she made the BEST sundaes and to just let her make us one. We were so stuffed we shared one. She was right.

By this point, the entire BusinessFirst cabin had eaten and drunk itself halfway across the Atlantic. All we were capable of doing was reclining our seats and sleeping. I think they intentionally hand out the customer surveys once we're all snockered!

User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4324 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6678 times:

Large Domino's pepperoni pizza I picked up in the terminal and carried onboard the UA flight at DEN before hopping on a non-food flight to DFW in 1999. Definitely beat the AA burrito meals. In a 10 day period I had a breakfast burrito, lunch burrito, and dinner burrito on AA. Haven't had any really good airline food.

But then again, if I wanted to eat I'd go to a restaurant Wink


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User currently offlineWdair310 From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6666 times:

Executive class, LHR-Dulles, 1997.
Grilled Salmon, saffron rice, fresh (really fresh) slightly steamed veggies, oh and plently of red!


flown on..DC9, DC10, MD 11, MD80's, A319, A320, A330, L1011, B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, B777,CRJ,E70 gear up?
User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6649 times:

SIN - DEL on AI, amazing meal, just the way I like it

Ag92 Smile

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6646 times:

Best meal that I have ever had on a flight was not in first class or business class but on a Wardair Canada flight flying LGW-YUL-YYZ.

Drinks and hand-made canapés were served shortly after take-off and you only had to ask and you immediately were served a refill or another drink. The meal service commenced and each tray was laid with real linen, Wedgwood china, real cutlery and carnations placed on the ladies' trays. A crisp fresh salad was served with a selection of warmed bread rolls, followed by chateaubriand which was sliced on the trolley and offered in a choice of rare, medium or well-done and served with pommes dauphinose and fresh green beans. The steak was better than many that I have been served in top-class restaurants. Fine wines were served and the cabin crew constantly filled up your glasses, despite +300 pax being on board.

The entrée was cleared and you were then served an excellent coffee with hand-made chocolates. Thinking how good the meal was, I was surprised to see the cabin crew then appear with a dessert trolley from which you could choose from 4-6 luscious desserts, all of which were served in generous portions, or opt for the cheese platter with crackers and fresh figs.

Lunch was over and then the crew came around with complimentary brandy or liqueurs. Hardly had I digested my lunch but then came the afternoon tea service – selection of divine sandwiches, warmed scone, jam and clotted cream and fresh-cream gateaux served with freshly brewed tea. By the time the tea service had finished, we were already beginning our descent to YUL. The flight was fantastic and with excellent food and wine, with excellent service to match, time passed by in no time without the need for any IFE (which was in those days in its infancy). A light snack was also served on the hop from YUL-YYZ, again with complimentary bar service.


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User currently offlineQF175 From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 834 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6634 times:

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Best meal in Economy was aboard Australian Airlines AO7959 SYD-CNS back in January 2006.

When serving, the flight attendants placed a paper mat on the table before placing the meal tray down - nice touch!

Meal consisted of a non-stale, perfect hot bun, potato omlette with herbs and spices, strawberry yoghurt and an apple and pecan muffin.

Shame AO, as a separate airline, no longer exist!

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Best meal in Business Class - a 6pm flight on Qantas from Sydney to Brisbane.

The Peking Duck was amazing - shame I had to 'scoff' it down. Unfortunately, I was served just before we commenced our decent into Brisbane. Nevertheless, the food was excellent.


User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6594 times:

In 1995 on UA DC-10's ORD-SEA-ORD. Grilled chicken with rice, mushrooms, and gravy. A salad and a brownie desert. On the return trip, Manicotti, salad, and cheesecake.

In 1996 I was on a KIWI 727 from MDW-ATL which served a 6 inch Italian sub and chips. Not bad for an 1.5 hour flight.

Both of these were coach class and of course back then complimentary.

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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6594 times:

Steak and Lobster tail, Flying KUL-FRA on MH in First. Outstanding!


25 Post contains images CXfirst : Best meal has to be LHR-HKG Cathay Pacific FIRST CLASS -CXfirst
26 RAFVC10 : Two flights.... 1. An Air France flight from Detroit to Paris Charles de Gaulle in "C" class with Caesar salad, baguettes and a superb roastbeef with
27 Post contains images TPAnx : Going back too many years...DL from Worcester to Miami...DC-9, IIRC. Steak, Champagne,many drinks, and all the trimmings during the leg from LGA to MI
28 Disruptivehair : Best one was on London Gatwick to DFW on British Airways in late 1997; they were having some sort of Indian food month and the chicken tikka masala wa
29 IAirAllie : Best coach meal bol gogi beef on Korean(or asiana) can't remember which one it was. Best first well that one is harder. Best first cold AA. They had t
30 Pizzaandplanes : On AF transatlantic flights, you will eat some of the best bagets in the sky. Transatlantic AF flights have tremendous food.
31 Post contains images Avianca : I think it was 10 years ago on Avianca J class FRA-BOG, even caviar was served and great food! even the snack was a 3 course meal, and we were traveli
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