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Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?  
User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1065 posts, RR: 15
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 11798 times:

Greetings fellow a.netters.

I'm sure most of you have flown more than I do and have your choice of best and worst meals. Let's post and share what you think is the best and worst meals you've ever had!

Best Economy Class Meal - Breakfast
Silkair Flight MI 392 SIN-BKI 16 Oct 2010



Best Economy Class Meal - Lunch
Cathay Pacific Airways Flight CX 739 HKG-SIN 12 Jan 2012



Best LCC Meal
AirAsia Flight AK 5362 KUL-PEN 28 Jun 2011



Best Business Class Meal - Appetiser
Thai Airways International Flight TG 664 BKK-PVG 12 Jun 2010



Best Business Class Meal - Entrée
Thai Airways International Flight TG 517 BKK-DXB 20 Mar 2011



Best First Class Meal
Emirates Flight EK 384 BKK-HKG 17 Mar 2011



Worst Airline Meal
China Southern Airlines Flight CZ 352 SIN-CAN 1 Sep 2009



What's yours? I'm interested to know!

Regards,
Daniel


One way I will fly around the world!
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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1157 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11774 times:

I've never had a bad meal on LH or OS. Certainly, food in Y is nothing to write about, but it is perfectly simple and acceptable.

But the worst?

Last December, MUC-IAD on UA in Y. Potato gnocchi with an almost ketchup like tomato sauce and a small cube of chicken with more potatoes on the side. Dessert? A „fun size“ Kit-Kat bar.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11741 times:

Worst was on AF several years ago. I can only describe it as a few large slices of grey chalk with some vegetables, totally disgusting.

Best would be QR - on all my flights I have had really nice meals with snacks and drinks aplenty. To date they are the only flights I have gotten off feeling like I probably ate too much.


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11736 times:

Worst meal ever - on a plane or anywhere for that matter was Aeroflot London - Moscow - warm grey sludge, with cold green sludge and a piece of gristle. Orange sweet slime or Pink water to drink.

This was 25 yrs ago.


User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11567 times:

I can't say I've ever had a "good" meal on a plane but they're never so bad they're inedible.

If you're fussy with food then eat in the airport (not always easy if they don't have a proper sit down restaurant) or bring snacks to eat.

I'm not a fussy eater so maybe that's why I think the way I do, whereas my fiancee is a very fussy eater so she would never eat plane food. We go to Greece soon, and we didn't pay for the meal onboard as we wanted to pick what we wanted. Suits us 


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11525 times:

My best and worst was on Northwest.
Best: SFO-MEM in 1999 Breakfast...the FAs passed through the cabin with a number of selections: sweet rolls, cereal, bananas, egg McMuffins, fruit bowls, yogurt...
Worst: 1998 AMS-Detroit The breakfast from hell on a DC-10 mushy undercooked pancakes served by surley FAs.


User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11462 times:

Worst: on a flight between Geraldton and Perth some years ago, operated by Skywest. A piece of shoe leather floating in some rather salty, brown gravy with a splodge of mashed potato and peas.

Best: on an Emirates flight from Madrid to Dubai in First. Sole. The fish was tasty and succulent, not the dry and hard mass that you get on some airlines. It came with grilled vegetables and potatoes, a side salad and a bread basket. All looked fresh and colourful. I didn't have any dessert as I found the meal quite filling. The Albariño wine was quite palatable.


User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11249 times:

Best: 30+ years ago on Eastern between JFK and Mexico City. First class caviar and steak with a full desert cart filled with sundaes.

Worst: Getting no meal at all these days.


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6217 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11213 times:
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For many years I commuted thrice a month on CO MTY-IAH and back on F. The worst meal I´ve ever sampled was on their afternoon flights out of MTY. A cold chicken dish. So bad, that twice I got food poisoning from that meal. CO had to give me miles for my time spent kneeling over my toilet bowl in my apartment in Houston.

The best meals I´ve had, would be, incredible for many here, the ones given to me on AR 747s F MEX-LIM-EZE, MEX-EZE. They were classy, sumptuous and filling, with an excellent service from the FAs. Not an hour after taking off from MEX they would bring the afternoon tea that included an amazing array of seafood, cold cuts and desserts.

On their EZE-MEX flights in the 80´s the FAs would bring to your seat a cart with a whole piece of cow and would carve whatever many pieces of beef you wanted into your plate.

Incredible how they´ve gone so bust that that type of service from them is just anecdotal.

Currently, I think LH F or C has an excellent service gastronomical wise. Sure, it may be too German and too conservative, but it is filling and authentic. And you won´t spend time kneeling over any toilet from what they give you on board once you reach your destination.


User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2614 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11182 times:
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Best airline meal:
NZ 84 AKL-YVR 26 January 2011
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/180820_10150092430292917_812869_n.jpg
Every element on that dish was perfectly cooked.

Best airline snack:
NZ 175 AKL-PER 6 February 2011
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They were, in fact, the best scones I've ever had, anywhere.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
Worst: on a flight between Geraldton and Perth some years ago, operated by Skywest. A piece of shoe leather floating in some rather salty, brown gravy with a splodge of mashed potato and peas.

My worst was also on Skywest. On a morning flight to Kununurra in April 2010, I was served something resembling scrambled eggs, tomato and hash brown. I could probably cook better than that at home, and I'm not even a half decent cook.



Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11156 times:

Best:
  • *VIASA. First class: A full seat side carvery with steak, rabbit and something else. The wine was great too as was the service.

  • * I really love British Airways and Monarch's full English breakfast. Yummyness personified.


Worst:

  • *British Airways EDI-LGW. Prawn curry. It looked and smelled like sick.

  • * A BMI (LHR-PMI) and British Airways (LGW-VRN) snack which was a dry/mouldy bread roll filled very lightly with a very cheap sandwich spread.


User currently onlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1032 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 11123 times:

Quoting LOWS (Reply 1):
I've never had a bad meal on LH or OS. Certainly, food in Y is nothing to write about, but it is perfectly simple and acceptable.

Agreed. I don't travel internationally very often so I don't have a large frame of reference to compare to, but the food on all my Lufthansa flights was far better than any other airline food I've had. Of course those other airlines were all American carriers.

Best: Lufthansa FRA-BLR. We had the option of a Western style chicken dish or an Indian vegetarian meal. I decided to go with the Indian food, and I have to say it was really good for an airline meal.

Worst: A BOB sandwich on Delta, MSP-SMF. It looked good on the menu, but ended up being basically just a turkey and cheese sandwich wrapped in plastic wrap. I definately don't feel it was worth the $7.99 I think it was I paid for it, which is disappointing because BOB food I've had on other airlines has been pretty good.


User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1157 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11097 times:

Quoting Yflyer (Reply 11):
BOB food I've had on other airlines has been pretty good.

On my last trip to the US, I tried the BOB Cheeseburger on CO IAH-EWR. It was actually pretty good.


User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 941 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 11059 times:

Some of the BEST ones:

Singapore Airlines SIN-ZRH Breakfast (Y):



Singapore Airlines SIN-NRT Japanese Breakfast (Y):



Finnair NRT-HEL (C) Dinner, my best airline meal so far:









And some of the BAD ones:

Thai Airways HKT-BKK (C) Lunch: tasteless omelet, cold rice, dry chocolate dessert.



Finnair HEL-BKK (Y) ... cheap.



Thomas Cook Scandinavia HKT-HEL (Premium).
Looking good, but a disappointment : Fish not fresh, far too much chili in the entree, the cheese had seen better days...



User currently offlineemirates202 From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 11028 times:

Best- EK 201: DXB-JFK in First. Had a magnificent seared beef fillet.

Worst- AA First Class:LGA-ORD. Don't know what I was thinking when I ordered it, but i had a rubber like hamburger.



Fly Emirates, Hello Tomorrow
User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10933 times:

I agree that as of late on international flights, LH is the best in all classes. Sad to say, USA carriers now give you the minimum quality and quantity in food and we accept it, so there will be no changes in the foreseeable future.

My most memorable, however, was a breakfast flight from KEF to JFK in 1969 on an Loftleider CL-44 with a fish fillet on top of an omelet. It was delicious and unforgettable because I never had fish for breakfast before.


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10919 times:

My best meal I had was on board SQ's B747-400 farewell flight.




The worst meal I had for quite some time was this meal on Emirates's B77L flight
It didn't taste that nice and had a stomach-ache not long after.





Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3941 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10892 times:

Best:

Air New Zealand LHR - LAX 2006:

Meat of lamb for dinner and great hot ham and cheese sandwich for lunch

Air Tahiti Nui - LAX - PPT 2010:

Pancakes


Worst:

B&H Airlines 2011 - AMS - SJJ:

Wrapped cold sandwich outdated.


User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10878 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 10):
* A BMI (LHR-PMI) and British Airways (LGW-VRN) snack which was a dry/mouldy bread roll filled very lightly with a very cheap sandwich spread.

Sounds about as bad as Delta's old SkyDeli sack meals they used to offer. You'd pick one up out of a cooler and the sandwich or the bagel (if it was a morning flight) would either be hard as a rock or soggy depending on how long they had been in those coolers.

I've never really had any bad hot meals on a flight other than rolls that could have taken someone's eye out they were so hard. Of course other than my first flight ever, all of the flights I've been on with hot meal service were up in first class as I was non-revving or had actually paid for a first class ticket.

The B.O.B. offerings can be hit or miss. Early on into Delta's EATS B.O.B. program, they had some sandwiches that would have been much better warm, as cold chicken parm is not that good. I typically get one of the snack boxes they sell on Delta but there was one trip last year right after the first of the month in with the snack box offerings were the ones from the previous month, which I was not happy about, as I ended up with a can of chicken salad I was not wanting, but at least the rest of the snacks in it were good.


User currently onlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1032 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 10859 times:

Quoting LOWS (Reply 12):

On my last trip to the US, I tried the BOB Cheeseburger on CO IAH-EWR. It was actually pretty good.

Yeah, the cheeseburger on CO was one of the meals I was thinking of when I said my other BOB meals were pretty good. My favorite in the BOB category was the Thai chicken wrap on UA, though. From a quick look at the menu on their web site it looks like the merged airline is now offering both of those items.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27003 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 10792 times:

I have been lucky on my flights and normally get something pretty decent for the duration .



Olympic Air Y class SKG-ATH

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Olympic Air Y Class IST-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/OA1/file-143.jpg

Olympic Air Y Class ATH-LHR

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/oameal1-1.jpg

Aegean Airlines J Class LHR-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/A3/64a32804.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/A3/8e3569a6.jpg

American Airlines J Class MIA-SJU

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/AA757/file-74.jpg

Air France Y Class CDG-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/AFATH/file-145.jpg

British Airways Y Class ATH-LHR

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BA767/file-83.jpg

British Airways Y Class LHR-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BA767/file-1641.jpg

British Airways J Class ATH-LHR

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BAATHLHR/file-58.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BAATHLHR/file-59.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BAATHLHR/file-60.jpg

BMI J Class LHR-AMM

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BDAMM/175_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BDAMM/177_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BDAMM/194_800x600.jpg


Lufthansa J Class DUB-FRA

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-58.jpg

Lufthansa J Class FRA-MIA

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-494.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-2008.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-1413.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-1144.jpg

Swiss J Class DUB-ZRH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LX1/Philipfolder064_800x600.jpg

Swiss J Class ZRH-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LX1/Philipfolder137_800x600.jpg

Swiss J Class ATH-ZRH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LX2/086_800x600.jpg

Swiss J Class ZRH-DUB

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LX2/201_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LX2/205_800x600.jpg

MEA ( Middle East Airlines ) Y Class LHR-BEY

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MEA1.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/mea2-1.jpg

MEA ( Middle East Airlines ) Y Class BEY-LHR

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/mea3.jpg

Egypt Air J Class BEY-CAI

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/ms/151_800x600.jpg

Egypt Air J Class CAI-LHR

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/ms/333_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/ms/337_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/ms/348_800x600.jpg

SAS J Class ATH-CPH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SKATH/file-168.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SKATH/file-174.jpg

SAS J Class CPH-DUB

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SKATH/file-1473.jpg

Singapore Airlines J Class ATH-IST

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SQ/257.jpg

Turkish Airlines J Class YYZ-IST

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TK77W/file-2168.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TK77W/file-2150.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TK77W/file-2316.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TK77W/file-1908.jpg

Turkish Airlines J Class IST-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TK77W/file-1570.jpg

Air Canada J Class SJU-YYZ

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SXMNEW/file-1064.jpg


And Finally to the worst Airline meal of all time :

TAP Air Portugal J Class FNC-LGW

The item served was glued together and hard as rock .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TP/905_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TP/906_800x600.jpg

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