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Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:09 pm

Hello guys and girls  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

As the topic states , whats the best meal you've had on an aircraft? Post pics of the meal if you have.

As for myself , SA352 CPT-JNB A340-200 ZS-SLB Business Class (Upgraded). Included a spicy samoosa , some sausage , biltong (South African delicacy , similar to beef jerkey) and a massive cookie to finish it off  Laugh out loud

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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:39 pm

For me it has to be Upper Class (Upgrade from Premium Economy) on Virgin Atlantic (LHR - SFO), had a large and varied menu to choose from when ever you felt hungry, you shout, they bring it, all on china plates, with proper cutlery.
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:43 pm

Upper Class on VS for me too, although I got upgraded straight from economy, skipped premium, and went upper class  Wink/being sarcastic. Food whenever you liked, all superb!

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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:36 pm

Cathay Pacific CX829, YYZ-YVR-HKG, August 2004.

It was chicken in some tomato sauce, the most tastiest meal I've ever had on a flight. I've noticed that CX's Chinese selections are not very tasty, but their western options are very good.

Second place is Skyservice from YYZ-NAS in March 1999, Shepherd's pie.

Third place is Korean Air Business class SEL-ANC-YYZ in 2000. It was steak, and it was very juicy, and delicious, especially the sauce. But, the omlette they served on the same flight was simply awful.
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:47 am

Flew SQ once from London to Brisbane with a quick stop in Singapore.
Travelled 'Raffles' class (Biz) on the upper deck of a 744.
Made you feel like a king and it was more or less a 24 hour eating and drinking marathon!

I would rank SQ no.1, emirates no.2 and Virgin upper class no.3 out of my x/p.

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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:53 am

CO, HNL-GUM in BF. I think the crew tried to fatten us up for slaughter all the way. Excellent menu, food, service. 10s across the board.

Also, back in the day, LH 436 FRA-ORD on a B742.
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:01 pm

BA's breakfast in First is to die for - I believe it is (at least partly) freshly cooked on board. Magic...
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:31 am

United Airlines once on Business Class struck a deal with Tony Romas and served their ribs with a chocie of any of the sauces including the 'Carolina Honeys' sauce which was AMAZING!!

you could see all these businessmen in like suits and stuff on the upperdeck using their hands to chew down 2-3 plates of these ribs... since many of the ladies didnt' want it, all the men just downed the plates of ribs.. EXCELLEN!! and the bathroom had a line (a first in business) to clean the extra oily hands.. hehee thats the best meal ever

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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:10 am

AirDolomiti for sure...
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:25 pm

In First/Business, the best meal ever was on Lauda Air Amadeus Class VIE-KUL-SYD - personalised menus, incredible food, prepared by a chef in the forward galley, with hors d'oeuvre trolley for each meal, hot soup (potato and cream soup with truffles mmmmmm !), exquisite main course cooked to order, wonderful Austrian desserts, Viennese coffee and chocolates - 4 meals on the flight, I was so stuffed I couldn't eat any of the 4th meal service.

In Economy, the best meal I ever had was on Air Caledonie, between SYD and NOU - HUGE meal, four courses, on china, great wine, great service - fantastic.
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:15 am

A bag of peanuts on AC and a warm bun on LH. Thats about the best i have had.

All others have been ok to piss poor.

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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:32 am

for me it was 1996 on Avianca from FRA to BOG Clase Ejecutiva.

First starter great Russian Caviar with dishes, great salads, for entree Steaks, Fish with rice, potatoes and so on...
Than pastries and fresh fruits and cheese...

and the snack before arriving BOG was a very tasty Lasagne, best Lasagne what I ever eat....

Don´t think I will get a better food in an airplane in future...

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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:22 pm

The best meal on a Flight I ever had was when I had Salmon the night before that my Beloved prepared. Had it in the Icebox all night the next morning I made a summer salad with the Salmon, brown rice(boiled), green and red bell peppers, red onion, sweet corn, fresh leaf spinach, roma tomatos,water chestnuts and topped with a wonderful vinaigrette. LOL. WARNING! Dont eat airline food it has more preservatives than Michael Jackson's face.
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:32 pm

Of what I can remember, it's actually a Britannia flight between ARN-LCA, we got Salmon. Very good, best thing I ever had on a flight. That was in 1998.

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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:35 pm

Lauda Air - OE-LPA B772.. MUC-MIA. Best ever really fresh.

Also SQ CPH-SYD and back was really great, lots of everything but legroom!  Smile
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:46 am

On an AS flight last summer SEA-ORD we had BBQ Chicken over rice & beans with a side salad, cookie, and a slice of cake. Best meal on an airplane ever. I think our food got mixed up with some YX food  Big grin. LOL.
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:07 am

I have flown US Envoy class many times, and although it is an excellent meal with excellent service, I have to say the best "meal" I had was this little cheese sandwich on a LH flight from MUC-FCO and absolutely astonished me that this little, simple sandwich could actually taste good, therefore that is my favorite meal.
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:21 am

For wine: SAA
Food in business: VS
Food in economy: VS

Biggest surprise: NW on a DC-10 AMS-Minneapolis. Lots and lots of salad!

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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:45 am

My best meal was in 2000 while flying NZ from HLZ-WLG on a Saab340. It was a salad roll, filled with everything and different dressings. Very filling.
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:35 am

CO BF to OGG from IAH. The 5 course meal was spectacular. I loved the pate and cavier. The fruit platter was exotic and the desert was make your own sundae!
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:03 am


The best meal I had was on First Choice in 04, on return we were given Sausages in a vegetable Potato mash with Red wine/onion gravy,
A cabbage, spinach and mushroom pastry, a bread roll, crackers and a Chocolate sponge pudding. Very nice indeed!

There a picture on this website:

*On the Airlines panel click First Choice.
*Its the meal at the very top.

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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:52 am

The best meal I've had was on a short 1,5-hour flight from Madras to Bombay on Jet Airways last year. 5 delicious courses, all served with elan on china. And the Tiramisu was the best I've ever had! Here's the menu:

Carrot Soup
Coconut Soup
Mustard Sausages and Vegetables with a Mint-Mayonnaise Dressing
Tofu in Chili Sauce with Fortune Rice and Stir-Fried Vegetables
Thai Green Curry with Cinnamon Rice and Stir-Fried Vegetables
Black Pepper Chicken and Aloo Methi with Steamed Rice
Palak Paneer and Aloo Methi with Steamed Rice
Garlic Bread, Soft and Hard Rolls, Naan, Roomali Roti, Papad, Pickles
Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Ras Malai
Fresh Fruit
Cheese and Fresh Fruit
Tea, Coffee, Decaf, fresh fruit juices and all kinds of other non-alcoholic beverages)
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:07 am

I am sure that I already posted my best meals on a flight, but either I am senile (!) or possibly there has been a similar post recently.

Two meals are memorable but, sadly, from airlines that no longer exist.

The first meal was on Wardair Canada flying LGW to Toronto stopping at Montreal en route. Starter was a crisp, fresh and delicate Caesar Salad served with a selection of breads. Entrée was Chateaubriand (you were given a choice of rare or medium-rare) served with Pommes Dauphinose and fresh haricots vertes. It was probably the best Chateaubriand I have ever tasted. This was followed by coffee and hand made chocolates. A few minutes later they brought out a trolley from which you could select from about five mouth-watering gateaux. The meal was served on Wedgwood China with real linen, and a carnation on ladies' trays. Two hours after this filling lunch, a lavish tea was served – sandwiches, scones and cream, gateau. By the time the meal finished, we were almost ready for landing at Montreal. A quick hop from Montreal to Toronto and yet more food was served (but sadly I cannot remember what). And this was a charter flight, not first class. Wardair's service and food was superior to that in first class of the scheduled carriers.

The other meal was on a Dan-Air schedule flight from Inverness to LHR. Dan-Air had taken the route over after BA pulled out due to mounting losses. Dan-Air was keen to retain local connections and on this particular flight, the 7.15am from Inverness to LHR, they served the first grouse that had been shot at the beginning of the shooting season. It had been cooked by the best chef in Inverness and delivered straight to the aircraft to be served as breakfast to the passengers.
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RE: Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight

Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:30 am

Oh, that is an easy one for me. By far the best I ever had was in good old CP's business class FRA-YYC-YVR! Man, I have never seen such a business class again (well, I haven;t seen many anyway, but this one was outstanding). Part of the meal experience was an incredible flight attendant, who appeared to be old'ish and very grumpy, but had the driest humour I have ever seen. Across the aisle from me was a guy from India, and he accepted everything the F/A offered out of politeness. And the F/A made it a sport and offered him chocolates again and again and again, and that poor fellow accepted and ate them all... And he quite successfully attempted to fill up my colleagues with champagne - it was a blast! I loved that guy! Big grin


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