Rehlat goes foodie way for this annual survey of airline’s with best in-flight food service for both domestic and international airlines. Our experts took opinion from our esteemed clients on what exactly is served on their flight and how much they actually like it.
It was obvious but Emirates topped the list for best food and beverages. It was given huge thumps up for both domestic and international flights.
Here are top 5 airline meals that go beyond the usual burger and peanuts.
Dubai based airline Emirates serve healthy and high-standard meals prepared by award winning chefs on board. They have a Middle Eastern-style cuisines such as Arabic meze and lamb stew including blinis or lamb noisette with roasted seasonal vegetables, wild Iranian caviar with sour cream and creamy mashed potatoes. Don’t miss to taste one of the finest wines, which is prepared exclusively for Emirates from oldest vineyards in USA, France, Germany, South Africa and New Zealand.
The award winning dishes are: Persian feta, fig, and truffle honey on the walnut baguette, Teriyaki-marinated duck breast with curried apricot, cured duck with saffron-poached pear and apple chutney.
Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways serves one of the best in-flight meals, prepared in the state-of-the-art kitchen by top chefs. The airline is known for its mouth-watering local and international dishes prepared with high-quality and freshness of ingredients.
Must taste dish: American-style grilled cheese croutons with slow-roasted tomato soup, cookies, noodle soup, chocolates, and fresh fruit serve & Hong Kong-style curry chicken with steamed jasmine rice, salad, and Haagen-Dazs ice cream for dessert on most flights.
Passengers flying on Turkish Airlines first class cabins enjoy top notch meals with mixed flavors of the local and international cuisines. Turkish Airlines have plenty of options for each traveler with specific dietary needs from low calorie meal to diabetic meal and gluten intolerant meal to kosher meal.
Not to miss: grilled chicken, Assorted seafood, Caviar, Pickled tuna, trout and smoked salmon,
All Nippon Airways
ANA Airways has refined dining at 35,000 feet with its exclusive menus and food ingredients selected by the famous local and international chefs. ANA chefs are the best among the world's airlines. They have a wide selection of red/white wines with various currant fruit flavors, smooth mouth feel, transparency and freshness, which are hallmarks of the versatile Cariñena region. There is an extensive list of special meals menu with dietary restrictions.
Signature dishes: Traditional Japanese 'Arare' rice crackers and ANA’s original drink Aromatic Kabosu
Virgin America serves one of the best in-flight meals with various types of snacks and beverages on board prepared by top chefs. The best thing every food item is free and so is the bar service. Clients can sit back and relax to taste a wide selection of food & drinks in first/business & economy class. They have complimentary meal service on every flight. They serve delicious snacks from home-grown artisanal brands and San Francisco’s Humphry Slocombe ice cream.
Must not miss: Spanish style chicken & Veggie Bolognese
Rehlat surveyed more than 1000 travelers from six different continents who ranked the airline food as per their actual experience. With over 900 people saying they would prefer free in-flight meals/food services on board. This study is for analyzing in-flight meals/food assigns toward guest’s level of satisfaction and re-flying intention.