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What Was Your Best Economy Class Meal?  
User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7614 times:

The best inflight meal I have had was breakfast on an Air UK F100 in May 1995.(or was it KLMuk by then?). There was a hot dish of omelette, bacon, sausage,tomato,possibly hash brown too. There was also a bowl (plastic carton) of corn flakes cereal and also bread roll with jam and butter. The flight was only 1hr 15 between MAN and AMS but it was better than any long haul meal I've had . Perhaps the departure time of 6.30 am had something to do with it.
So lads and lasses, what's the best inflight meal you've had?


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User currently offlineHolidaycharter From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7611 times:

The best economy meal well its got to be caledonian airways in 94 gatwick to corfu it was like canaloni the pasta with minced beef, bread roll with a block of lurpac butter, also a bowl of fruit. It was a tasty meal. In 95 gatwick to mahon we had the same as what you had on a monarch.


User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7607 times:

It's sad to say that it has been this long since getting good in flight food.
Back in 84, I flew World Airways BWI-OAK. On the return trip, it was a morning flight, I had ham and cheese quiche, biscuit w/honey, fresh fruit, OJ and coffee. Was about the best damn breakfast I ever had!
Lately though, the best in flight meal was the chicken salad sandwich on herb foccacia bread that I bought at the sandwich counter at ORD on the way back to MDT!  rotfl 


My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11992 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7579 times:

When I flew longhaul with Air China last summer the food was very nice, we had two meals onboard each way between London and Beijing, beef, chicken and fish - all very nice. My biggest surprise was that they served Coffee Mate with the hot drinks, the only airline I have flown which does.

Short haul, KLM is good as is BA's all day Delhi, but I prefer Lufthansa's product on the whole. On my last flight with them from MUC-LHR the flight was half empty so they came round with seconds for those who wanted it, including the offer of more beer.

Dan Smile

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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3716 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7564 times:

JFK-VCE on a Delta 767. They served Pasta with Cheese, a warm bread roll, and a salad. All in coach class. It was very good.

User currently offlineJyatlantic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7563 times:

Air Canada YYZ-SFO. Rubber chicken nonexistent.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7539 times:

Air Caledonie International SYD-NOU, June 96. Full 3 course meal on one very overloaded tray, with seafood salad, some kind of very yummy beef casserole, a fruit tart and cheese platter, all with a nice Aussie Semillion Chardonnay - excellent.

User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7504 times:

In 1996, I flew DEN-IND on UA in a 737. The meal was a hamburger (made from soy, I think) with chips and candy on the side. Being 10 years old at the time, I liked it. All the other meals I've had in Y were mainly unmemorable, non-existant or disgusting.

Once though in 2001, I flew BMI from LHR-CDG in the 737 business class and there was actually a meal served, though I opted not to eat as I was not hungry at all. It consisted of an typical english breakfast with eggs and sausage, and I remember my parents saying that it was very good.

User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7496 times:

BY LPA-LTN in 2003

The creamy chicken meal, was excellent!


How can I forget to mention a Bmi Panini?

Decisions, Decisions!!!

User currently offlineKdeg00 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7490 times:

2003 on SAS from CPH to MXP. Great salad of cured salmon with some herring and nice boiled new potatoes with dill and a beer. This followed up a nice flight from SEA with good catering, lots of free beverage service and great staff, and a visit to the mid-terminal restaurant/ber in CPH for some oysters, smoked salmon and a glass of champagne. By far the most civilized trip I'ver ever had in coach.

User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7486 times:

In April 2001 onboard a SQ 744 from FRA to JFK. Shrimps with some delicious rice and vegetables. Don´t remember the exact composition but it was much better than anything else I ever had in Y-Class.

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6452 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7483 times:

My best meal on Economy was on Aer Lingus (shock) but it was great! A Full Irish breakfast with tea, so nice on an early morning flight.

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5940 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7478 times:

can really not remember all my meals in eco....

I just know that the sandwiches that serves DE on the outbound flights in the last time from fra are just great (especially the ham one).... yummi

Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7470 times:

Pan Am DTW-LHR in April 1988. Chicken Fromage with roasted potatoes, carrots, green beans, apple crumble, and a sultana scone with clotted cream.


User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7457 times:

Haagen Das ice-cream served after an average meal on a CX flight.  Smile CX seems to specialise in stir-fry noodles drenched in oil and with nothing much else in it . . .

I remember in the mid-80s, as a youngster, flying on JL with Japanese noodles, that was interesting. Other than that, hats off to QF for those salads served on domestic routes, probably best meal on short-haul flights I've had for a while.

I did rather like a QF breakfast served from CHC to AKL one morning, the omelette was OK, but it was the first and only time I was served a whole banana on a flight!!!

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User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7455 times:

AA flight PAP-MIA. It was on an A300-600. The economy class meal was some pretty good chicken with barbecue sauce. Not bad at all!


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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7455 times:

Definitely my best meals in coach were with LA.

User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7436 times:

Well the best meal I've ever had in economy would have to be a

Kids meal on BA LHR-LAX a few years back : chicken nuggets, chips , beans and then an ice cream for dessert.  yummy 

Happy flying !!  wave 

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User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 884 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7435 times:

Lauda Air on route from Munich to Miami.
Really tasty salmon in Economy...  Smile

User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7432 times:

A Full English Breakfast on Astraeus! Can't really remember what I had but I do remember that it was very tasty and filling! Looking forward to trying another breakfast out this Friday with Thomas Cook Airlines! Big grin


User currently offlineDavidj From Germany, joined May 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7420 times:

Best economy meal was onboard Air Austral (UU), flying RUN to HAH, in April 02.
Really nice salmon and vegetables, and dessert too. I was actually not looking forward to this segment after having flown MAN-CDG-RUN in J.
I really recomment UU.

User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7378 times:

MUC-DTW on NW returning home after Christmas in Munich in 2003. Roast beef, rice, green beans, fresh salad, roll, chocolate cake w/fruit in the middle. The FA gave us extra wine. Was actually attractive on the tray AND tasty!

Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4803 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 7372 times:

Aer Lingus - the full Irish Breakfast. Absolutely delicious - and only 7 euro! hehe!


I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineEnzedder From New Zealand, joined Aug 2005, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7327 times:

Back in 85 I flew from Melbourne to Adelaide on Ansett and I was very surprised about the wonderful hot breakfast they had served back then. Especially considering the short distance/flying time.

On my way back to Melbourne I flew on Trans Australia and not only were their cutlery plastic, the food tasted plastic as well.

These days airlines safe so much on extras and it shows. I usually find the portions far too small and less tasty. But then again, I sit in a plane and not in a restaurant. Its all food that has been prepared hours before, so what do you expect?

For good food I go visit my mom!

So long


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7739 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7307 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
Air Caledonie International SYD-NOU, June 96. Full 3 course meal on one very overloaded tray, with seafood salad, some kind of very yummy beef casserole, a fruit tart and cheese platter, all with a nice Aussie Semillion Chardonnay - excellent.

Have you flown the new A330-200s?? The service hasn't changed too much from what you describe & the aircraft has one of the nicest interiors that come through AKL. It's top notch.

25 777ER : On NZ in 2000, HLZ-WLG. One of the best Rolls I have ever had.....very yummy
26 Post contains images Bridogger6 : Hmm prob mid nineties on NW, they had the BEST hot melted ham and cheese sandwich for lunch on their flights I would take from PHX to DTW... to die fo
27 Post contains images Jfrworld : Definately, AS PHX-SEA 1989 Braised beef tips w/wild rice. I believe it came with chocolate cake too. Second best, AS SEA-PHX 1989 The best airline sc
28 GSPSPOT : The best one I can remember was NW FRA-DTW returning from a Christmas in Germany back in Dec '03. In economy, we had some kind of beef in gravy (stew?
29 Scamp : US Airways used to offer a filet mignon with green peppercorn sauce in First Class that was actually quite tasty. I had some great lamb chops in their
30 Flydc10 : ELAL the best economy meal i have ever had by far
31 Post contains images 777klm : QF Snackboxes
32 Alitalia744 : Olympi Airways 747-200 ATH-JFK in 1987. Best darn airplane food I'd ever have. Worst had to be Alitalia FCO-EWR. I know they try and serve pasta but i
33 AirxLiban : A couple come to mind: 1. Veal on a Swissair MD-80, ZRH-LCA, circa 1993. I still remember it! 2. MEA's desserts are quite good...kinafe b jibneh I had
34 Ctbarnes : Best meal I had in Y class was on Saudia LHR-JED in 1994. The pickled fish starter was not that spectacular, but the yoghurt curry chicken with rice a
35 Post contains images MD11junkie : -KLM's EZE-AMS-GIG-GRU, close second AR's EZE-MIA and third QF's EZE-AKL (AKL-BNE/SYD-AKL-EZE) were not that good. Cheers! Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie
36 AirxLiban : gaston..what did you eat on those flights?
37 Post contains images MD11junkie : I remember on KL we had: Keep in mind this was July 1997 so my memory might fail EZE-AMS: Pasta - Some sort of Agnolottis (4, a lot for an Economy me
38 Fanofjets : The following are my two contenders: November 1990, Air India, JFK-LHR (747-237): Chicken (murg) with sag paneer, a curried creamed spinach with chees
39 NHstaralliance : 1.ANA NRT-HKG on Jan.2001 2.Delta NRT-PDX on Dec.1995 Especially,Delta's economy class was served Japanese meal. It was very good.
40 PipoA380 : Definitely Swissair's meals they used to serve. Even their peanuts were great
41 Post contains images Dsa : BY NCL - LPL Lovely Chicken Carbonara with veg, cheese and crackers, tea and Chocolate profiteroles UA LHR - ORD Chicken Something FR STN - VLC Absolu
42 Dsa : Sorry LPA not LPL. Regards DSA
43 Smcmac32msn : My best dinner was on AS from SEA-ORD. It was BBQ Chicken with a good amount of BBQ (gotta love the BBQ) over rice with corn & black beans mixed in to
44 Post contains images GARPD : Best on board meal I've had was dinner on my CO EDI-EWR flight. A nice succulent chicken cordon blue with peas and carrots with a nice sauce. Doesn't
45 Shamrock_747 : Airline catering in all cabins has most certainly reached its peak with the 'Something Sweet' All Day Deli box from British Airways. No meal could eve
46 Doona : Oh yes, that old Italian classic, 'Pasta with Cheese'. Gotta love it. But, yeah, DL does serve some tasty pasta dishes on their transatlantic flights
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