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Best & Worst Meals You've Had In The Air?  
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

What was your best culinary experience while aboard an airliner?

Worst?

Here's an interesting article regarding airline foodservices, with stats on what airline spends the most on your meal..........

http://sns.chicagotribune.com/travel/sns-bt-airlinefood.story

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User currently offlineAFC_Ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

AF Espace Premiere, CDG-HK 777-200ER very nice meal and flight overalll
Worst: JFK-CDG, my family and i were going back to paris after a Xmas in NY, we all were in business class in a 747-400 and as i started to eat the foie gras, i saw something, move i lifted up my knapkin and there was a cockroach there!!!!!! no joke, so I called the pursor and all he did was offer me a new meal, it was so disgusting.



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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Best - Wardair LGW-YYZ
Worst - Garuda - MEL-JAK



English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Best..
Saudi Arabian Airlines RUH-MNL (747-300).. First class's Alfursan meal (an open buffett that comes to you)

Worst..
Gulf Air AUH-DOH-RUH (A320-200).. economy class.. let's just say that the "so called" orange juice and pound cake were expired.
(funny thing is that thier meals on AUH-BKK-HKG on 767-300 were very good)



"Saudia Three Five hold short Three One Right"
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Question ...... On the rare occasion that a passenger would like MORE airline food, will most airlines just give you a second portion??

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

if there spare, i'm sure they will, at least CX will....


cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

I must say, that both the best and the worst meals have been on BA longhoul flights in economy class.

Back in 1988 I was flying between Hong Kong and London on a BA 747-200. The meal was very good, shrimpcocktail and steak.

I just got back from a trip from Australia. On my way home, I was flying from Singapore to London on BA747-400. The breakfast was just "non eatable". You would not even get your dog that kind of meal. BETTER LUCK NEXT BA.

Megatop


User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

On all SQ First Class flights, no matter Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Supper, i always enjoyed the meals from appetite to the main dish to deserts and a cup of beverage.

On a QF flight i had the most terrible meal i've ever had.On SYD-BNE some years ago, served us sandwiches, no other choices.Cold, hard, no ingredients i should say, and it's only 2 loafs of bread.Oh well...that's only an exception, as the year after travelled to Cairns, had a wonderful hot meal that surprised me.

But it's still gonna be the worst meal i've ever had for the time-being.  Laugh out loud

Best Regards


User currently offlineHugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Worst meal: Iberia Business class from Madrid to Rome...It was an inedible corn-chicken combo. My best was on lunch on CX first class Manila -Hong Kong: Grilled half lobster with a delicious sauce. I have taken other long-haul flights in F class with CX, but this was simply the best main I have ever tried aloft.

User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3036 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2071 times:
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In buisness class of a Korean Air 747-400 I received steak! I was in the upper deck


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User currently offlineBestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7211 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

Best meal service within Europe has to be BMI british Midland dinner service in Business class. On an hour long service from CDG - LHR they manage to serve:

Water before take off
Hot towel
Drinks service

Meal tray with Starter (usually a salad)
Main course (choice of two - veg meal usually excellent)
Desert (cheese board)

with drinks.

and then Icecream or frozen yogurt.

hot towel.

My Nov 1st MAD - LHR service ranks amongst my most pleasurable short haul flight.. 3 people in Business class, and an excellent crew member looking after us!


Worst service

Has to be Iberia. Service whats that?




The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineExcelsior767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

I can't believe we're talking about meal service and no one has mentioned YX...even if the tray size and portions are smaller. It's still the best domestic U.S. service.

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