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Favourite Airline Food/drink Items?  
User currently offlineash1111 From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Most people dislike airline (or airport lounge) food, but for me, there are a lot of items that I actually like. For example, I love the cheese and crackers and little cans of Coke. I also love the warm bread rolls and the feel of cold cutlery (when it's been in the cart)... a bit nerdy, I know. 

Am I the only one? Or are there certain items of the inflight meal service you actually enjoy?

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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

I like the welcoming dates and coffee served on airlines in the Middle East and the very generous portions of cheese on EK's cheese platter in F/ J.

I think that the only time that I can remember having a truly bad meal was on a flight from GET to PER where the beef, floating in greasy gravy, was impossible to cut.


User currently offlinebps3458 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

Has to be the tomato juice served on LH.

Cheers from Brisbane,

Peter


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3547 times:
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Quoting bps3458 (Reply 2):
Has to be the tomato juice served on LH.

   Yikes... I cannot stand tomato juice...

I am glad when I get peanuts, almods and a coke 

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3511 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 3):
I cannot stand tomato juice



I'm with ya on that.......not even with vodka and ice!  

I actually like some of the soup, mushroom or corn tortilla.



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User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 3505 times:

A good ol' can of Coke is my favourite!


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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 3504 times:
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Quoting RJLover (Reply 5):
A good ol' can of Coke is my favourite!

Perfect! I am 100% with you here... But no Pepsi, only the real Coca Cola....

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineash1111 From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 3500 times:

While you can't eat/drink it, I don't mind the hot towels as well. Very refreshing after a long trip!

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7543 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 3495 times:

The Spinzel butter-pretzels that NW used to serve; however, one can still get them though by ordering online at http://www.snack-o-rama.com/


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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Kapiti Ice cream in NZ long-haul business class

User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1329 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 3):
I cannot stand tomato juice...

Same here.      I find it very interesting that in the daily life almost nobody drinks tomato juice, but onboard an aircraft lots of people order it.

I like almost all the food onboard, sandwiches, hot panini's, hot meals, etc. Drinks are not so important for me, in most cases it's the same stuff that I can buy in my local supermarket.



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User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 690 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3446 times:
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Pretzel bread sandwiches with a cold Heineken on LH, fresh coffee and Biscoff cookies on DL, and ANYTHING QF and NZ serves.
I just wish WN would serve a CAN of beer or a SPLIT of wine instead of pouring it in that lame plastic cup for a one shot serving; however, that is just about my only gripe on WN so it shakes out OK I guess.



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User currently offlinebps3458 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 10):
I find it very interesting that in the daily life almost nobody drinks tomato juice, but onboard an aircraft lots of people order it.

It is indeed a strange phenomenon. While I do not mind drinking tomato juice once in a while when on the ground, I really crave for LH's tomato juice whenever I get a chance to fly them. The juice served has just the right taste to it while the tomato juice I have tried on other airlines has always been too sweet.

As far as I remember, LH or some other institution investigated this phenomenon and they came to the conclusion that your taste buds crave for something spicy and of thick consistence up in the air and as many domestic flights do not offer any type of food, people order tomato juice instead.

I am off to the Avalon Air Show tomorrow morning and will certainly have some tomato juice on my QF flight to MEL even though too sweet.

Cheers from Brisbane,

Peter


User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Delta's Biscoff Cookies, can't get enough of those! And basically every bag of peanuts that any airline would serve.

For international flights, I like the steak that OZ gives out in Y class on their longhaul routes. It's tender, juicy and you wouldn't really expect a steak in Economy Class!

 



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7543 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 13):
Delta's Biscoff Cookies

I believe FL serves those on their morning flights as well.



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User currently offlineRamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Bibimbap on KE longhaul from ICN. Best Y-class meal I've ever had, by a wide margin.

Also I really appreciate that WN has Tanqueray as their gin of choice. Not the best, but sure as hell better than Seagrams!


User currently offlinemho From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Anything with alcohol in it. and nuts.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25696 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 6):
Quoting RJLover (Reply 5):
A good ol' can of Coke is my favourite!

Perfect! I am 100% with you here... But no Pepsi, only the real Coca Cola....

Interestingly, for two airlines that are part of the same company, AF serves Pepsi and KL serves Coke.


User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 13):
Delta's Biscoff Cookies

I've heard so many people rave about Biscoff cookies (biscuits)...I'm curious to know what it is exactly that people see in those things, not having tried them myself! It seems like people prefer them to a proper meal in Y!! 



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User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 718 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

Quoting PI4EVER (Reply 11):
I just wish WN would serve a CAN of beer or a SPLIT of wine instead of pouring it in that lame plastic cup for a one shot serving; however, that is just about my only gripe on WN so it shakes out OK I guess.

I've never seen WN do this. I always get a can of beer. Heineken or Corona please  
Quoting BAViscount (Reply 18):
I've heard so many people rave about Biscoff cookies (biscuits)...I'm curious to know what it is exactly that people see in those things, not having tried them myself! It seems like people prefer them to a proper meal in Y!!

Can't quite explain it but DL Biscoff cookies are the best. Very moorish.


There again, these are hardly exclusive items defining an airlines cuisine, I can buy them in any supermarket (minus the DL logo on the cookie of course)


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3631 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3378 times:

The only time I have cran-apple juice or a Bloody Mary is on an airplane so those two tastes bring me back every time.

Same goes for that airplane/coffee/jet fuel smell that's unique to aircraft. Sometimes I'll be just going about daily life and catch a whiff of that smell at random and I stop in my tracks.


User currently offlineskord From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Twice a year... a large Bombay Saphire Gin & Tonic on LH!!! With nuts.....!! served to & from the USA in Business Class on my hols. (Why no Macadamia nuts now..   ) But all-in-all... Heaven!!  

User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4087 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3338 times:
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Drink-wise in no particular order
Pepsi (Coke an acceptable, if somewhat inferior, alternative)
Gin and tonic (preferably Bombay), especially the US if-you're-lucky way: a cup full of gin, a cup full of tonic...
Australian white wine from the SQ "cellar."
Any wine on QF.

Food-wise
Chocolates and/or Biscoff on pretty much any long-haul flight ex BRU
Had some good mushroom soup on CO once, even asked for seconds (I was hungry).
Any meal on QR ex DOH or QF ex Australia.

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 18):
It seems like people prefer them to a proper meal in Y!! 

You can find them in retail locations or buy them online.



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User currently offlineluxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 511 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

I really like the lemon cookies, given to the passengers on short haul AF flights and of course the good old german beer on LH

User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1066 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 3319 times:

Orange juice, smoked salmon and beef. Of course, not forgetting cheese and crackers! Specifically referring to TG's wonderful catering.

For breakfast, had a wonderful scrambled eggs on MI so that is definitely on my favourites every time I fly. When flying, I usually try not getting any dish that I can easily get on the ground like Chicken Rice or Fried Carrot Cake which are both Singaporean delicacies.



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25 Post contains images readytotaxi : When travelling CO in BusinessFirst I love the ice cream dessert, however my all time fav is the afternoon tea served by BA in Club and First prior to
26 Post contains images ACDC8 : Coffee for me, I couldn't imagine even a short flight without a nice hot cup of black coffee I find that BA has quite tasty meals in Y ... last time I
27 Post contains images LX64A332 : I love the Movenpick ice cream LX serve ex-Switzerland! In Y you get a little plastic tub, usually one flavour, and up front you can choose from two f
28 Post contains images toobz : LOL who serves Seagrams!! cheap and YUCK! I always look forward to a glass of champagne and warm nuts. that's hard to beat! I'll definately agree on
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