The Best and Worst Airline Food

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Re: The Best and Worst Airline Food

Post by Moltisanti72 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:25 pm

Best I had was with Swiss air. Very good food with Swiss chocolat bar for dessert haha. Lufthansa was really good too. I strongly suggest anyone who can to put an extra 150$ for the flight and go with one of the two.
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Re: The Best and Worst Airline Food

Post by Brody » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:59 pm

Look at the spread you got on Scandinavian Airlines during the 50's/60's

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Re: The Best and Worst Airline Food

Post by chiltern » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:01 am

I can't remember the airline but 25 years ago I was flying from Europe back to the UK when it was announced that the airline couldn't provide their normal hot meal and could only offer a cold collation. What followed was a delicious meal of various smoked fish, gorgeous bread and followed by cheese, a week later I received a cheque for £10 and an apology.
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Re: The Best and Worst Airline Food

Post by newkidontheblock » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:46 am

I eat at the airline lounge before getting on the EVA flight to Taipei. Usually sleep through the dinner service (departs at midnight or 1). Get the in-flight sandwich after I wake up, then have breakfast at the airline lounge after landing. Skip the meal on the flight from Taipei to Phnom Penh and have a wonderful lunch on arrival.

EVA food isn’t as carb packed as the Singapore Airlines food (aka Salad instead of ice cream). Still, a heavy meal coupled with just lying in a chair for 16 hrs then 4 hrs, dehydrated, makes me feel more bloated when I finally arrive.

Is it me or is the food in the air not so tasty? Even the sandwich on the plane has a rather bland taste.
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Re: The Best and Worst Airline Food

Post by stevenjb » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:22 pm

The last time I had good food on a plane was when I brought my own on board (a while back) - Salame, Asiago Cheese, and Dolmas - even had my own plastic cutlery.
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Re: The Best and Worst Airline Food

Post by oopsfermi » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:43 pm

They say you should avoid coffee/tea or really anything that they serve to you in a cup. Only bottled/canned will do. Something about bacteria being rampant in the galley and it making its way into the water.
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Re: The Best and Worst Airline Food

Post by stevenjb » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:48 pm

oopsfermi wrote:They say you should avoid coffee/tea or really anything that they serve to you in a cup. Only bottled/canned will do. Something about bacteria being rampant in the galley and it making its way into the water.
I have heard that the under 'plane belly' service ports for water inlet and sewage outlet are near each other.
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Re: The Best and Worst Airline Food

Post by Kraken9216 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:59 pm

All gulf airlines have pretty decent food. I flew Oatar Air on Christmas and got a free christmas roast with unlimited booze.

Turkish Airlines also has good food for long (10+ hr) flights. Their food on short flights is pretty average,
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Re: The Best and Worst Airline Food

Post by clutchcargo » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:16 pm

Brody wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:59 pm
Look at the spread you got on Scandinavian Airlines during the 50's/60's

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Yep, they were into smorgasbords back then..

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Re: The Best and Worst Airline Food

Post by pczz » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:49 pm

armchairlawyer wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:24 pm
Apparently the reason the food served on airplanes is not so good is that it needs to be cooked, flash-chilled, stored for a while, moved around a bit and then reheated on board. For some reason all this causes a problem with taste and quality. Therefore the best way to get better food on planes is to choose cold dishes (where available).
In first and possibly businees some of the food is actually cooked on the plan. i remeber first class being introduced to the chef who brought each a meal seperatle on proper plates. Course it could all be a marketing gimmick.
Worst food ever bangkok airways fish, which i aleways seem to get on shoirt hops. Best longhaul budget qatar i think qatart just pips emirates
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