ajd1992 From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 2645 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5572 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
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1389 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5530 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.
Quokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5467 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.
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 4844 posts, RR: 27 Reply 8, posted (11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5218 times:
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.
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2183 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5187 times:
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Best airline meal:
NZ 84 AKL-YVR 26 January 2011
Every element on that dish was perfectly cooked.
Best airline snack:
NZ 175 AKL-PER 6 February 2011
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.
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 838 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5128 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.
CoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 356 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4938 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.
srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16888 posts, RR: 51 Reply 18, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4883 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.
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 838 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4864 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.