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Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:43 pm

Greetings fellow a.netters.

I'm sure most of you have flown more than I do and have your choice of best and worst meals. Let's post and share what you think is the best and worst meals you've ever had!

Best Economy Class Meal - Breakfast
Silkair Flight MI 392 SIN-BKI 16 Oct 2010



Best Economy Class Meal - Lunch
Cathay Pacific Airways Flight CX 739 HKG-SIN 12 Jan 2012



Best LCC Meal
AirAsia Flight AK 5362 KUL-PEN 28 Jun 2011



Best Business Class Meal - Appetiser
Thai Airways International Flight TG 664 BKK-PVG 12 Jun 2010



Best Business Class Meal - Entrée
Thai Airways International Flight TG 517 BKK-DXB 20 Mar 2011



Best First Class Meal
Emirates Flight EK 384 BKK-HKG 17 Mar 2011



Worst Airline Meal
China Southern Airlines Flight CZ 352 SIN-CAN 1 Sep 2009



What's yours? I'm interested to know!

Regards,
Daniel
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:57 pm

I've never had a bad meal on LH or OS. Certainly, food in Y is nothing to write about, but it is perfectly simple and acceptable.

But the worst?

Last December, MUC-IAD on UA in Y. Potato gnocchi with an almost ketchup like tomato sauce and a small cube of chicken with more potatoes on the side. Dessert? A „fun size“ Kit-Kat bar.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:01 pm

Worst was on AF several years ago. I can only describe it as a few large slices of grey chalk with some vegetables, totally disgusting.

Best would be QR - on all my flights I have had really nice meals with snacks and drinks aplenty. To date they are the only flights I have gotten off feeling like I probably ate too much.


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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:30 pm

Worst meal ever - on a plane or anywhere for that matter was Aeroflot London - Moscow - warm grey sludge, with cold green sludge and a piece of gristle. Orange sweet slime or Pink water to drink.

This was 25 yrs ago.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:57 pm

I can't say I've ever had a "good" meal on a plane but they're never so bad they're inedible.

If you're fussy with food then eat in the airport (not always easy if they don't have a proper sit down restaurant) or bring snacks to eat.

I'm not a fussy eater so maybe that's why I think the way I do, whereas my fiancee is a very fussy eater so she would never eat plane food. We go to Greece soon, and we didn't pay for the meal onboard as we wanted to pick what we wanted. Suits us 
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:20 am

My best and worst was on Northwest.
Best: SFO-MEM in 1999 Breakfast...the FAs passed through the cabin with a number of selections: sweet rolls, cereal, bananas, egg McMuffins, fruit bowls, yogurt...
Worst: 1998 AMS-Detroit The breakfast from hell on a DC-10 mushy undercooked pancakes served by surley FAs.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:35 am

Worst: on a flight between Geraldton and Perth some years ago, operated by Skywest. A piece of shoe leather floating in some rather salty, brown gravy with a splodge of mashed potato and peas.

Best: on an Emirates flight from Madrid to Dubai in First. Sole. The fish was tasty and succulent, not the dry and hard mass that you get on some airlines. It came with grilled vegetables and potatoes, a side salad and a bread basket. All looked fresh and colourful. I didn't have any dessert as I found the meal quite filling. The Albariño wine was quite palatable.
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:13 am

Best: 30+ years ago on Eastern between JFK and Mexico City. First class caviar and steak with a full desert cart filled with sundaes.

Worst: Getting no meal at all these days.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:58 am

For many years I commuted thrice a month on CO MTY-IAH and back on F. The worst meal I´ve ever sampled was on their afternoon flights out of MTY. A cold chicken dish. So bad, that twice I got food poisoning from that meal. CO had to give me miles for my time spent kneeling over my toilet bowl in my apartment in Houston.

The best meals I´ve had, would be, incredible for many here, the ones given to me on AR 747s F MEX-LIM-EZE, MEX-EZE. They were classy, sumptuous and filling, with an excellent service from the FAs. Not an hour after taking off from MEX they would bring the afternoon tea that included an amazing array of seafood, cold cuts and desserts.

On their EZE-MEX flights in the 80´s the FAs would bring to your seat a cart with a whole piece of cow and would carve whatever many pieces of beef you wanted into your plate.

Incredible how they´ve gone so bust that that type of service from them is just anecdotal.

Currently, I think LH F or C has an excellent service gastronomical wise. Sure, it may be too German and too conservative, but it is filling and authentic. And you won´t spend time kneeling over any toilet from what they give you on board once you reach your destination.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:06 pm

Best airline meal:
NZ 84 AKL-YVR 26 January 2011
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/180820_10150092430292917_812869_n.jpg
Every element on that dish was perfectly cooked.

Best airline snack:
NZ 175 AKL-PER 6 February 2011
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/180683_10150092428187917_5158663_n.jpg
They were, in fact, the best scones I've ever had, anywhere.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
Worst: on a flight between Geraldton and Perth some years ago, operated by Skywest. A piece of shoe leather floating in some rather salty, brown gravy with a splodge of mashed potato and peas.

My worst was also on Skywest. On a morning flight to Kununurra in April 2010, I was served something resembling scrambled eggs, tomato and hash brown. I could probably cook better than that at home, and I'm not even a half decent cook.
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:05 pm

Best:
  • *VIASA. First class: A full seat side carvery with steak, rabbit and something else. The wine was great too as was the service.

  • * I really love British Airways and Monarch's full English breakfast. Yummyness personified.


Worst:

  • *British Airways EDI-LGW. Prawn curry. It looked and smelled like sick.

  • * A BMI (LHR-PMI) and British Airways (LGW-VRN) snack which was a dry/mouldy bread roll filled very lightly with a very cheap sandwich spread.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:44 pm

Quoting LOWS (Reply 1):
I've never had a bad meal on LH or OS. Certainly, food in Y is nothing to write about, but it is perfectly simple and acceptable.

Agreed. I don't travel internationally very often so I don't have a large frame of reference to compare to, but the food on all my Lufthansa flights was far better than any other airline food I've had. Of course those other airlines were all American carriers.

Best: Lufthansa FRA-BLR. We had the option of a Western style chicken dish or an Indian vegetarian meal. I decided to go with the Indian food, and I have to say it was really good for an airline meal.

Worst: A BOB sandwich on Delta, MSP-SMF. It looked good on the menu, but ended up being basically just a turkey and cheese sandwich wrapped in plastic wrap. I definately don't feel it was worth the $7.99 I think it was I paid for it, which is disappointing because BOB food I've had on other airlines has been pretty good.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:13 pm

Quoting Yflyer (Reply 11):
BOB food I've had on other airlines has been pretty good.

On my last trip to the US, I tried the BOB Cheeseburger on CO IAH-EWR. It was actually pretty good.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:37 am

Some of the BEST ones:

Singapore Airlines SIN-ZRH Breakfast (Y):



Singapore Airlines SIN-NRT Japanese Breakfast (Y):



Finnair NRT-HEL (C) Dinner, my best airline meal so far:









And some of the BAD ones:

Thai Airways HKT-BKK (C) Lunch: tasteless omelet, cold rice, dry chocolate dessert.



Finnair HEL-BKK (Y) ... cheap.



Thomas Cook Scandinavia HKT-HEL (Premium).
Looking good, but a disappointment : Fish not fresh, far too much chili in the entree, the cheese had seen better days...

 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:54 am

Best- EK 201: DXB-JFK in First. Had a magnificent seared beef fillet.

Worst- AA First Class:LGA-ORD. Don't know what I was thinking when I ordered it, but i had a rubber like hamburger.
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:24 pm

I agree that as of late on international flights, LH is the best in all classes. Sad to say, USA carriers now give you the minimum quality and quantity in food and we accept it, so there will be no changes in the foreseeable future.

My most memorable, however, was a breakfast flight from KEF to JFK in 1969 on an Loftleider CL-44 with a fish fillet on top of an omelet. It was delicious and unforgettable because I never had fish for breakfast before.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:53 pm

My best meal I had was on board SQ's B747-400 farewell flight.




The worst meal I had for quite some time was this meal on Emirates's B77L flight
It didn't taste that nice and had a stomach-ache not long after.


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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:28 pm

Best:

Air New Zealand LHR - LAX 2006:

Meat of lamb for dinner and great hot ham and cheese sandwich for lunch

Air Tahiti Nui - LAX - PPT 2010:

Pancakes


Worst:

B&H Airlines 2011 - AMS - SJJ:

Wrapped cold sandwich outdated.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:27 pm

Quoting babybus (Reply 10):
* A BMI (LHR-PMI) and British Airways (LGW-VRN) snack which was a dry/mouldy bread roll filled very lightly with a very cheap sandwich spread.

Sounds about as bad as Delta's old SkyDeli sack meals they used to offer. You'd pick one up out of a cooler and the sandwich or the bagel (if it was a morning flight) would either be hard as a rock or soggy depending on how long they had been in those coolers.

I've never really had any bad hot meals on a flight other than rolls that could have taken someone's eye out they were so hard. Of course other than my first flight ever, all of the flights I've been on with hot meal service were up in first class as I was non-revving or had actually paid for a first class ticket.

The B.O.B. offerings can be hit or miss. Early on into Delta's EATS B.O.B. program, they had some sandwiches that would have been much better warm, as cold chicken parm is not that good. I typically get one of the snack boxes they sell on Delta but there was one trip last year right after the first of the month in with the snack box offerings were the ones from the previous month, which I was not happy about, as I ended up with a can of chicken salad I was not wanting, but at least the rest of the snacks in it were good.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:35 am

Quoting LOWS (Reply 12):

On my last trip to the US, I tried the BOB Cheeseburger on CO IAH-EWR. It was actually pretty good.

Yeah, the cheeseburger on CO was one of the meals I was thinking of when I said my other BOB meals were pretty good. My favorite in the BOB category was the Thai chicken wrap on UA, though. From a quick look at the menu on their web site it looks like the merged airline is now offering both of those items.
 
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RE: Your Best And Worst Meals On An Airplane?

Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:45 am

I have been lucky on my flights and normally get something pretty decent for the duration .



Olympic Air Y class SKG-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/OA/Philipfolder318_800x600.jpg

Olympic Air Y Class IST-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/OA1/file-143.jpg

Olympic Air Y Class ATH-LHR

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/oameal1-1.jpg

Aegean Airlines J Class LHR-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/A3/64a32804.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/A3/8e3569a6.jpg

American Airlines J Class MIA-SJU

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/AA757/file-74.jpg

Air France Y Class CDG-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/AFATH/file-145.jpg

British Airways Y Class ATH-LHR

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BA767/file-83.jpg

British Airways Y Class LHR-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BA767/file-1641.jpg

British Airways J Class ATH-LHR

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BAATHLHR/file-58.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BAATHLHR/file-59.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BAATHLHR/file-60.jpg

BMI J Class LHR-AMM

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BDAMM/175_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BDAMM/177_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BDAMM/194_800x600.jpg


Lufthansa J Class DUB-FRA

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-58.jpg

Lufthansa J Class FRA-MIA

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-494.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-2008.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-1413.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-1144.jpg

Swiss J Class DUB-ZRH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LX1/Philipfolder064_800x600.jpg

Swiss J Class ZRH-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LX1/Philipfolder137_800x600.jpg

Swiss J Class ATH-ZRH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LX2/086_800x600.jpg

Swiss J Class ZRH-DUB

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LX2/201_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LX2/205_800x600.jpg

MEA ( Middle East Airlines ) Y Class LHR-BEY

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MEA1.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/mea2-1.jpg

MEA ( Middle East Airlines ) Y Class BEY-LHR

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/mea3.jpg

Egypt Air J Class BEY-CAI

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/ms/151_800x600.jpg

Egypt Air J Class CAI-LHR

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/ms/333_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/ms/337_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/ms/348_800x600.jpg

SAS J Class ATH-CPH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SKATH/file-168.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SKATH/file-174.jpg

SAS J Class CPH-DUB

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SKATH/file-1473.jpg

Singapore Airlines J Class ATH-IST

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SQ/257.jpg

Turkish Airlines J Class YYZ-IST

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TK77W/file-2168.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TK77W/file-2150.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TK77W/file-2316.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TK77W/file-1908.jpg

Turkish Airlines J Class IST-ATH

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TK77W/file-1570.jpg

Air Canada J Class SJU-YYZ

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SXMNEW/file-1064.jpg


And Finally to the worst Airline meal of all time :

TAP Air Portugal J Class FNC-LGW

The item served was glued together and hard as rock .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TP/905_800x600.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/TP/906_800x600.jpg

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