777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2496 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 6463 times:
Okay, no doubt this needs to be divided into several categories that may/may not apply to everyone in the thread. That said, try to list 'em by mealtime, food, airline/class, route and approximate month/year!
This ought to be interesting...
Breakfast: HNL-ORD (Cheese Omelette w/Croissant) / UA-First / Jan 1983
Lunch: NRT-ICN (Lunch Bento) / UA-Biz / Jun 2000
Dinner: ICN-LAX (Korean Bibimbap) / OZ-Y Class / Jul 1999
Honorable Mention: HKG-BKK (Tandoori Chicken) / TG-Y Class / Oct 2000
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 6400 times:
The worst was breakfast on a NW flight from AMS to Detroit. It was supposed to be french toast but it was a slimy lump. Add this to a cramped DC-10 seat and surley flight attendants...what a trying trip!
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 6391 times:
Best: Wardair Canada LGW-YYZ Chateaubriand with all trimmings followed by a selection of desserts served from the trolley, and a full Engliish Tea with scones, cream, gateau etc served two hours later - all in economy!
Worst: Virgin Atlantic SFO-LHR. The flight attendant missed our row and by the time they realised their mistake(when coffee was served to other passengers despite ringing the service call button several times), only vegetarian meals were available. We were served some pasta and vegetables, but it resembled and tasted like pig swell.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Any of the steaks BA choose to serve up in Club World. Each time I order it in the vain hope it was better than the last one. Invariably it is but they are still bad. BA223: LHR-IAD In Club World (by Fbgdavidson Oct 15 2004 in Trip Reports)
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 6369 times:
All are Economy Class flights, and I'm including snack service since I rarely get hot meals.
WORST: NW MSP-DCA and DCA-MSP B752 2003 - Pretzel Twists. Pretzels are dry enough, then add in being in a dry airplane. The first flight was morning, and the second was afternoon.
BEST HOT: SY MSP-PHX breakfast B738 2005 - Something resembling a McGriddle, but I like how McGriddle buns taste, and my only other hot meals were also hot sandwiches, but not as good.
BEST SNACK: NW MSP-PHX "dinner" B752 2006 - NW's snack boxes are much better than pretzel twists, and this flight had the blue snackbox, which IMO is the best of the four different snack boxes NW serves.
As you can tell, my life of flying domestic economy class on relatively short flights doesn't lead to any real meal service on legacies.
Krje1980 From Norway, joined Feb 2006, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6313 times:
Best: Breakfast LH SFO - MUC (Economy) in January 2004. I was totally starving by the time breakfast arrived, and for once the airline omelette tasted as good as airline omelette could possibly taste. Juicy and tasteful eggs, delicious mushrooms, hash browns, fresh fruit and coffee. After flying all the way from HNL this was a truly appreciated meal. Also, the dinner on the same flight roughly 7 hours earlier was also very delicious. I remember it was a pasta dish, and I ate absolutely everything. LH truly impressed me with their long-haul meals.
Worst: Dinner KLM YVR - AMS (Economy) in April 1992. OK, so I was only 12 at the time, but I still haven't gotten over the "meal" I was served at this flight 14 years ago. I still have no idea what was served, but it was some kind of mushy thing composed of (probably) meat and vegetables. The whole dish had a sickening brownish color, and the consistency was somewhat like baby food. Come to think of it, I don't think I ever want to know what this was.
Also kudos to SQ for their dinner on the red eye flight from SIN to CDG that I took in economy three and a half months ago. The dinner was chicken with potatoes in white whine sauce, and although I wasn't as tasteful as the meals I had on LH, it was nonetheless very satisfactory.