MEA321 From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
The best meal service has to be MEA (Middle East Airlines) of Lebanon! They hand out a menu to all of the passengers, A MENU!!!, and you have a choice of many different types of drinks and entrees. In case your wondering im not talking about first class. This service is for economy class. Now can you imagine what they are doing in first class??? There is always a wonderful smell in the cabin as they prepare the food.
For those of you who know what kinafeh is (a breakfast type pastry), MEA serves the best in the skies, no doubt about it. It even beats out most restaurants in Europe and the Middle East. Its absolutely amazing, and they wont release their secret.
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3330 times:
Despite the fact that it is served by abrupt unnfriendly staff who throw the meal at you. I would have to say UAL. LON-ORD-LON; nice big meal, nasty crews. ORD-LAS-ORD; lovely crew, nice food; basic, served in a lunch box; no frils, no fuss just good tasty food!! And extras on request!
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3294 times:
Qantas also hands out the menu in Y as well! Qantas/Dragonair also offer ice cream (Dragonair's ice cream is Haagen-Dazs) or ice block (Qantas' ice block is chocolate covered with the vanilla ice cream) after the meals.
Milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3237 times:
NW is really awful...although they are getting a bit, just a bit better
Are they getting better? Last time I flew them consisted of a lactating flight attendant who went down the aisle and burped "open up!" and sprayed dinner into the faces of the passengers.
In all reality, domestic US coach meals are non-existant for the most part.. it's hard to critique what doesn't exist. Internationally, It's hard to beat the asian carriers.. To pinpoint the "best" is pointless.. meals vary from flight-to-flight and ground catering at different airports across the globe.
It's not like Airlines have kitchens where they have chefs with tall paper hats sauteeing scallions and lobster tails below the terminals of the aiport in which they have service to.
Gategourmet, Skychefs, and a small handful of others provide the meals for countless carriers... not the airline.
This topic should be "Ground Catering Company with the best meal service".
Aviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3123 times:
First Air serves Caribou, Arctir Char, Muskox. First Air also serves beef, chicken, pork, pasta, etc... On every flight, there is a choice of: A northern speciality or a more standard "southern" dish (i.e. Chicken Cordon Bleu, Beef Tournedos).
Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 3064 times:
My vote goes to Air france basically because I had a big duck a l'orange dinner. After 12 hrs and several time zones no ones body knows where it is so they gave out a meal that was all fruit. It was hard to tell if it was a breakfast or a dinner. Now that is clever! It was big and delicious.
The worst meals I find are on BA franchise partner routes. Complete muck that belongs to a toilet.
UniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3013 times:
Within the United States, I'd have to say American or United, for complimentary meals. I still have MENUS from International services of United from 1999 in economy class... there were 3 choices! And they made it sound tasty, too!!! It was tasty and now not nearly as much, but they do still have hot towels, and on flights from Europe, ice cream (that was new after 9/11, I couldn't believe it) All this in COACH!!!
: I think ANA, JAL, CX all have very tasty food UA on occasion has very good food too.