Greeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4680 times:
My worst meal experience was on a TWA 747 to Franfurt from New York. We were eating steak. The steak was nice and tender and fresh. The veggies were soft and crunchie at the right places--and so good tasting. The problem was with the meat. It has just a little too much salt on it.
Adam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4644 times:
My worst meal experiences have all been on Continental. The worst one was from IAH-HNL, they served some kind of chicken with rice, well my chicken was still pink on the inside and my rice was very undercooked. The other bad meal experiences are those damn turkey sandwiches, they dont taste bad, its just when I get them they are practically frozen and you have to have like jaws of steel to bite through them. I have learned to deal with it and give my jaws an excercise because they serve them on practically every lunch flight that is under 5 hours.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4627 times:
Greeneyes, if that's the worst meal experience you've had yet, you're very lucky!
My worst meal on domestic was aboard a UAL 727-200 on ORD-SAN in 1996; I made the mistake of having a chicken enchilada, and it was over-cooked. The tortilla was hard and rubbery, the filling bland. If I hadn't been so hungry, I wouldn't have eaten it. And this was on the last leg of a 20-hour trip back from Russia, so I was exhausted! Airlines do NOT do Mexican food well!
International - well, I haven't actually had a bland meal, but the least satisfying was aboard DL on FRA-LAX-FRA. Small portions of uninteresting, bland food. So bland I can't even remember what it was! Chicken of some sort. At least Aeroflot serves chicken cordon bleu! DL could do much better for coach on international flights.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4611 times:
My worst food experience was in First Class on Fabulair !
The caviar just wasn't that fresh - may it have been ossetra and not beluga? Yes, that was it !
And the champagne wasn't chilled right. I think it was a few degrees off. And what's with that lobster? I think there was just a little more salt in the steamer than Jean Louis Palladin would have used. The vegetables were delicious and the salad was right out of Provence, but who eats vegetables nowadays?
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4592 times:
Remember those awful Sarah Lee smoked turkey shit wraps on Delta? That was definately the worst meal ever. On the other hand one of the best meals, was DL First Class, and it was a steak, pretty good actually.
Bicoastal, wheres Tindouf, sounds exotic.
Tortilla on United, that sounds cool. For me its always either some crap bistro meal or steak.
CV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4492 times:
As much as I like the airline now, my worst in-flight meal was on CO several years ago from CUN-IAH. I was served a ham quiche for breakfast- the FA's didn't even know what it was! The eel I was served on UA from ORD-NRT wasn't too tasy either...
Tripl7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4494 times:
FaisZ hit the nail right on the head. Although I would not say all airline food is bad, but no airline food is good. What you think is an omelette is a powder substitute most of the time. The steak and chicken are sprinkled (or injected or however) with tenderiser The meals are undercooked (on purpose) in the flight kitchen, blast frozen and stored for days before the flight. Then Loaded on trucks hours before departure. These trucks are not always temp controlled. The meals are then heated on the flight. I will not go thru what can happen to the casserole between the kitchen and the time it is served !!!!!
As f/a I tell you that I have received favourable comments on our meals from the most unlikely diners on board !!!!!!
Charles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4461 times:
Worst experiences: Raw chicken on Mexicana and frozen burritos on America West. In my experience, 95% of the time, the issue with airline food is not that it was so bad to start with, but that it wasn't stored properly or heated properly. Obviously, you won't have gourmet cuisine, but it can be quite palatable.
I think airlines should offer cold food in coach on most flights. Maybe a warmed muffin is OK, but many of those hot sandwiches are a disaster. My idea of a perfect meal on a 2-3 hour flight: Choice of a large, fresh, cold sandwich or a salad (with lots of veggies, not just iceberg lettuce), both coming with fruit and cookies. I would simply offering a "vegetarian" option would cut out the need for many special meals.
I think on longer flights, hot meals are more practical, and I think that First Class should have a hot and cold meal option, even on short flights.
Witold From Poland, joined Aug 2000, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4468 times:
Hi guys (and ladies?)
The best meal or rather drink one can ever get on a plane is when one gets a cold beer after being in for examle Libya, Saudi Arabia or Iran - I generally don`t like alkochol, but I remember having that beer (after being forbiden to have one for quite some time) as real fun. Actually half of the plane was soooo drunk. Yps!
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2153 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4444 times:
My worst would have to be on ATA in 1986 when I flew ORD-MCO on their DC-10 they used to have. (It later burned to the ground in ORD due to some O2 canisters being shipped as cargo.) Anyways, for breakfast they gave us some nasty-ass omlet just loaded with ketchup. The smell throughout the cabin made my gag, as did the food itself.
Jm-airbus320 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4433 times:
The worst meal i had was on an AA flight MIA to the Caribbean. The meal was grilled chicken with vegetables,believe me i think the chicken was still breathing and fighting for it's life.The meals were so bad and the flight attendants so embarassed about the complaints that the pursor started to pass around M&M's to chill the anger.