MD11Lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4331 times:
Lauda Air has great catering services which make it unique amongst many European airlines I have flown with Lauda many times from Vienna to GVA, and loved every moment. The CRJ is also a great regional aircraft.
WGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4305 times:
From my own experiences:
BA -probably the best I've had. Good main course, excellent desert, on a LAX-LHR flight.
AF -EWR-CDG, the food was good. They provided a really nice amenities kit also (this was in coach).
DL -The food generally is the same or similiar, I've noticed (this is of course changing on the domestic level when they phase in the new buyable meals). The meat dish is OK, but I advise extreme caution regarding the "Black Forest Desert Cup." It's rather vile...
CO -If I remember correctly, on LGW-IAH, it was so/so.
AS -Throughout much of my life I had heard Alaska's food was excellent. When I flew them in 1999, SMF-SEA, I was disappointed by the quality of it, as both flights (which were, btw, breakfest flights) only served a rather drab muffin/coffee cake item.
ATA -On SFO-HNL and back, it was rather disgusting. This was in 1993. The fact that we were on an L1011 made up for the inferior quality of the food.
Levg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4232 times:
I don't know if that could be considered the worst, but HP does not serve meals at all. All you get is a soda and a bag of peanuts.
The best I've experienced was on SK. I like the touch of a man in charge of cabin crew, wearing a nice suit, walking around with a bread basket. And that's in coach, I wonder how they do in another part of cabin.
A mile of runway takes you to the world. A mile of highway takes you a mile.
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4159 times:
As far as airline catering is concerned, I've enjoyed first class meal service on America West, Continental, KLM, Northwest, TWA, and US Airways and coach class meal service on Air Canada, Alaska, America West, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, TWA, United, and US Airways. I've also had mealtime snack service on Air Ontario, Air Canada Jazz, Continental Express, Horizon Air, Mesaba Airlines, and US Air Express as well as 'for-purchase' meal service on Air Canada.
In my opinion, The best first class catering would be a tie between Continental and US Airways. However, Alaska's transcontinental division stands alone as the best coach class catering in both quality and style of presentation.
Horizon Air has the most imaginative mealtime snack service, and Air Canada's Cara Catering division has a range of great for-purchase inflight products.
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4029 times:
Although I may be a little biased since I work for them, First Air has some of the best catering around. Whenever I've had it, it's always (with 1 exception where the food was average), been excellent. Even though we carry only 1/4 million pax a year, we get customers on an almost weekly basis, sending us mail, continually praising our quality of food.
Kl777jfk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4026 times:
Inflight Meals are now hit and miss.... However there are some very remarkable exceptions to the rule!
*** THE BEST ***
Continental Airlines - Business First
IAH to GRU/GRU to IAH/EWR to FCO/FCO to EWR/IAH to HNL to GUM/GUM to HNL to IAH
KLM - Economy Class
LAX to AMS/AMS to LAX/SFO to AMS/AMS to SFO/GRU to AMS/AMS to GRU
Within Europe... Within Asia i.e. BKK to TPE
Malaysia Airlines - Business Class
LAX to TPE to KUL/KUL to TPE to LAX
Philippine Airlines - First Class
LAX to MNL/MNL to LAX/SFO to HNL to MNL
Philippine Airlines - Business Class
MNL to HNL to SFO/MNL to HKG/HKG to MNL
Qantas - Economy Class
Within Australia/Australia to Italy via Bangkok/Australia to New York via LAX
and back in the day -
TWA - Trans World One
JFK to MXP/MXP to JFK/JFK to FCO/FCO to JFK/JFK to ATH/ATH to JFK
TWA - Ambassador Class
JFK to FCO/FCO to JFK/LAX to JFK/JFK to LAX
**** THE WORST *****
Alitalia - Economy Class
American Airlines - Economy Class
** Meals in a bag... no..no...no...**
Delta Airlines - Economy Class
One side note to all of this.. European and Asian Flag Airlines seem to be the most well prepared and flavorful. For some reason in the U.S. our inflight catering seems to be prepared with the least amount of care or flavor possible. I have never seen pasta, chicken, or lettuce presented so many different ways. And to whom ever started the meal in a bag... i.e. AA! Bad idea, Bad idea! Get creative.. thaw out the bread, and present it on a tray... presentation does wonders for the flying public!
WindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1319 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3688 times:
Within the US, my experience with Delta has been great. Excellent food, not so good FA's and service.
Internationally, Virgin serves up some decent grub, and lots of it. I love how they serve ice-cream on all flights originating in London.
One of my best though is Air France, the food is great, and they also personally offer bread rolls to every passenger, even in Economy. They carry a good selection, including delicious authentic cuisine from the country they fly to. It seems they genuinely want to serve you.
but that's just me.
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with keyboards.
CanyonBlue From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3593 times:
1. Air Canada First Class YYZ - YHZ. They had a wine cart for a domestic flight!
2. American Airlines First Class LGA - DFW. Nice beef dish and hot fudge Sundays
3. JetBlue. (So I'm biased, so what! ) Blue potato chips, biscotti, Oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, Munchies mix (Doritos, sunchips, pretzels and Cheetos) and snack packs on longer segments
1. Northwest First Class JAX - DTW. Cardboard cleverly disguised as a bagel. The banana was still frozen and the cream cheese tasted metallic.
2. Delta First Class ROC - ATL. There breakfast kept me in the Lav for the rest of the flight.
3. Delta First Class ATL - ROC. I wouldn't have let my worst enemy eat this meal. The meals were spoiled so everyone got travel vouchers (except me, I was non revving) but at least the booze was acceptable
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3558 times:
NETHKT writes: "I don't like flying in domestic north America at all. It's like riding on a bus somewhere in Africa."
Besides being a bit harsh, you've completely lost me. I don't see the relationship of the remark to this thread. For instance:
--Do African busses have better or worse first or business class catering?
--Do African busses have better or worse first or business class chairs?
--Do African busses have better or worse first or business class service standards?
--Do African busses have anything comparable to North American airlines' first class or business class products on any level?
Can you explain this to me? I really want to know.
Vermeer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3383 times:
I have to say that I love LH business class food, they really are trying hard ( and succeeding most of the times) with their catering.
AEvery two months a celebrity chef is in charge of a new menu and sometimes it is really excellent ( while sometimes it is just good).
Veriety, flavors and taste are super.
Generally food is much better ex Germany - apparently the level of catering is much better than from most of the stationd woldwide ( especially US based). I tend to agree.
First class on LH is a dream - send me anywhere close to a huge tin of sevruga caviar and I am a happy man-
Noticeable good serice on SK in C and SAA, always in C.