There’s nothing worse than a horrible meal on a flight. You’re stuck on this flight, starving and wishing you would have eaten before you boarded. Now you will have to spend the next 8 hours listening to your stomach rumble. Not cool. But, if you’re flying on one of these 8 airlines, your stomach might not be so mad at you. You’ll have choices too, don’t think it will just be between chicken or beef.
By the time you board, you would have already chosen your meal, and the pickings aren’t slim. If you’re flying business or first class, you’ll be living the good life as you have 25 different options on your “Chef-on-Call menu.” Never thought you’d hear things like braised lamb shank, cod papillote or tandoori prawns while on flight did you? Well, welcome on board a flight with Malaysia Airlines.
Forget a regular chef, flying with Turkish Airlines you get a “Flying Chef.” Although we’re not exactly sure what that means, those flying chefs sure know how to cook a good meal. After you’re done sipping on your “welcome drink,” pick any of the ever changing Turkish delights the airlines offers, the menu is constantly changing based on trends.
When you’ve booked a flight with the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, you should probably be expecting to eat off of gold plates. Okay not really, but you know the food is going to be awesome. Forget pre-packaged meals, Diamond First Class has meals prepared by on board chefs. The special menu has something for everyone, even a “bland meal,” if you’re not into flavor, but expect all dishes to be cooked up with the finest of ingredients.
Ditch the plastic silverware, everything is served with proper china and stainless steel utensils.
If you can’t decide what to eat while on board, no worries because there is an In-Flight Sommelier. He basically tells you what to eat and drink and he’s usually always right. And while you might be flying economy, you could always buy your way into eating like those in first class for 15 euros and choose from the 3 course meals in advance. You might want to upgrade, Austrian Airlines has earned top spots awards for catering.
Top celebrity chefs helped come up with the menu for Qatar Airways. Couldn’t get a table at Nobu, just fly Qatar Airways and you’ll get a taste of the extensive menu created by four master chefs-including Nobu Matsuhisa.