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(Foodbeast)   What we conclude: American-based airlines are more likely to serve you prison food on your flight, and Emirates will shower you with that lamb brochette   (foodbeast.com) divider line 63
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2013-10-25 01:01:51 AM  
Subby, you spelled "sell" wrong.
 
2013-10-25 01:56:22 AM  
I had the privilege of flying SingAir business class for work, and it was a spectacular experience. The seat was 35" wide - so wide you needed a cushion when sitting to not slide around. 15" in-flight entertainment, great food (even included a cheese course), and I got a solid 7.5 hours sleep. On the return, I landed at LAX, was treated rudely and patted down by TSA (Singapore was very polite and less invasive), and crammed into economy (company only pays for first/business overseas), quickly remembering that domestically, flying is a modern day Greyhound bus.

/CSB
//Wants to fly biz class again
 
2013-10-25 02:24:32 AM  
I will never be able to afford a flight on any of these airlines. :/
 
2013-10-25 02:53:51 AM  
I remember when we all used to complain about airline food, back when there was airline food.
 
2013-10-25 02:54:42 AM  
Even your standard airlines have better food options in first class. This is like saying, "Did you know you can get better pizza from a restaurant than when you get it from a vending machine?"
 
2013-10-25 02:55:01 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I will never be able to afford a flight on any of these airlines. :/


This, this, this. The closest I've ever gotten was a roundtrip on Korean Air. In coach. They served Korean barbecue . . . sort of, almost, not quite. Better than any US carrier, still horrible by general food standards. And Korean Air treats everyone who is not in first class like a sack of shiat.
 
2013-10-25 02:55:35 AM  
Asiana isn't on the list? Their food is better than Cathay Pacific. And, while everything else is mediocre on Air India, their food is some of the better airline food I've eaten.
 
2013-10-25 02:57:43 AM  
Once you've been for while, prison food kind of grows on you.  Dunno what  you're biatching about, subs.
 
2013-10-25 02:58:31 AM  
Kinda bummed to see Air France there.

Just flew to France and back but was put on "partner" airlines.  Food on Delta and KLM was nothing special.  That baguette looks mighty tasty.
 
2013-10-25 03:08:09 AM  
Of course, you don't want to know what they did to the lamb first
 
2013-10-25 03:08:09 AM  

HotWingAgenda: ecmoRandomNumbers: I will never be able to afford a flight on any of these airlines. :/

This, this, this. The closest I've ever gotten was a roundtrip on Korean Air. In coach. They served Korean barbecue . . . sort of, almost, not quite. Better than any US carrier, still horrible by general food standards. And Korean Air treats everyone who is not in first class like a sack of shiat.


Well then pull up those bootstraps and quit being poor hippie!
 
2013-10-25 03:17:01 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Kinda bummed to see Air France there.

Just flew to France and back but was put on "partner" airlines.   Food on Delta and KLM was nothing special.  That baguette looks mighty tasty.


That's an understatement.  I was recently on a KLM flight from San Francisco to Stockholm.  To say that the food was bad would be borderline perjury.  The food was vulgar.  It was insulting.  Condemned prisoners get better fare than that grotesque abomination that was tossed contemptuously onto my tray-table, which sat un-level in front of a seat designed by graduates of the Josef Mengele School of fark U.

Delta/KLM would be better served by firing their in-house chefs (perverse madmen who looked upon the seven mortal sins not as a warning but as a challenge,) then encasing them in concrete and burying them six miles under the ocean where their foul, Frankenstein-like horrors could not violate the human species ever again.
 
2013-10-25 03:21:15 AM  

Dawnrazor: That's an understatement. I was recently on a KLM flight from San Francisco to Stockholm. To say that the food was bad would be borderline perjury.


Wow, that's sad.  Last time I flew KLM was about 18 years ago or so and the food was decent.  At the time it was the best airline food I'd had, back when airline food was basically cardboard.  Shame they've gone downhill.
 
2013-10-25 03:27:12 AM  

Dawnrazor: Delta/KLM would be better served by firing their in-house chefs


...as if they'd waste money that could be better used as their shareholders' pillow fillings on food preparation...
 
2013-10-25 03:27:51 AM  
I've flown business class on Emirates. The appetizer course was lobster salad.

Only got to do that once...
 
2013-10-25 03:29:09 AM  

rynthetyn: Asiana isn't on the list? Their food is better than Cathay Pacific. And, while everything else is mediocre on Air India, their food is some of the better airline food I've eaten.


Yeah, but the skill of the Asiana pilots is utter shiat. At least you'll eat well before you go in.
 
2013-10-25 03:35:05 AM  

Gig103: I had the privilege of flying SingAir business class for work, and it was a spectacular experience. The seat was 35" wide - so wide you needed a cushion when sitting to not slide around. 15" in-flight entertainment, great food (even included a cheese course), and I got a solid 7.5 hours sleep. On the return, I landed at LAX, was treated rudely and patted down by TSA (Singapore was very polite and less invasive), and crammed into economy (company only pays for first/business overseas), quickly remembering that domestically, flying is a modern day Greyhound bus.

/CSB
//Wants to fly biz class again


So if you would have flown economy on SingAir your experience would have probably been the same as ut was domestically.
 
2013-10-25 03:40:15 AM  
I'm French, so I've flown on Air France quite a few times. That meal in TFA looks exactly the same as every other one i've tasted: mediocre. The bread is horrible (it already looks horrible from here compared to what you can eat in any boulangerie), and I'm pretty sure the chicken, pasta and brocoli combo they show, while edible, is a perpetual offering on the menu. Pretty sure I ate that exact plate at least three times. Same thing with the square blob that they call a "red fruits dessert" Also, the salad dressing is equal parts lemon juice and Mr Clean.
From the list i've also tried Singapore, from Paris to Singapore, in an A380. That was glorious. There was free beer. I did have to concede defeat when they offered a sixth meal.

/The on board personnel I had seemed really proud of the fact that the city gave its name to the Singapore Sling
//Apparently they get you plastered on the stuff in 1st class
 
2013-10-25 03:47:20 AM  
If only there was some organ in the human body that could store a large amount of food for digestion during a long period of physical inactivity.
 
2013-10-25 03:53:57 AM  
You'd have to shower me with pure gold and diamonds to get me to support anything the Emirates do.
 
2013-10-25 03:57:05 AM  

Gyrfalcon: You'd have to shower me with pure gold and diamonds to get me to support anything the Emirates do.


So, a golden shower is all it's take ? Man, you are a creepy one.
 
2013-10-25 03:59:03 AM  
I like Cathay.
 
2013-10-25 04:02:03 AM  
My company never pays for anything other than regular economy.  In the past I used to splurge on premium economy for personal trips, but haven't had the cash to do so lately.

And yeah, most of the food they are talking about is for first class or business class passengers.  I've flown Cathay Pacifc, and for all the good things said about their Business Class and higher accommodations, they suck worse than China Air for economy class.
 
2013-10-25 04:11:08 AM  
I was surprised the first time I flew coach on Emirates and they gave me real metal utensils. The food was good too, relatively speaking (can't do much about human physiology). It probably helped that it looked appetizing instead of like a bunch of plastic baggies filled with whatever was in the dumpster behind Burger King as happens on most domestic airlines. It was nice too that they had enough flight attendants that the meal service wasn't at all rushed. Combine with reasonable leg and elbow room for an unexpectedly pleasant experience for coach. Of course the ticket wasn't cheap but it was comparable with the state airlines in that region.
 
2013-10-25 04:18:22 AM  
cdn.foodbeast.com.s3.amazonaws.com

At the risk of exposing my Americanness, that looks like a poo sampler.
 
2013-10-25 04:22:55 AM  
Forget the food. Let's talk about the quality of stewardesses with non-US based carriers compared to domestics.

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Not to mention this interesting story...

(NSFW)

http://gutteruncensored.me/2011/08/hong-kongs-cathay-pacific-airways -s ex-scandal-with-oral-sex-photos-in-the-cockpit/
 
2013-10-25 04:27:04 AM  
The peanuts they serve on US airlines comes from their corporate headquarters, and their unpaid interns picking peanuts out of the CEO's poo, direct to you.
 
2013-10-25 04:29:56 AM  

jtown: [cdn.foodbeast.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 640x434]

At the risk of exposing my Americanness, that looks like a poo sampler.


Poo poo platter?
 
2013-10-25 04:37:05 AM  
I've flown Singapore a number of times, always economy/coach, and their food is pretty good, for airline food. Air France I wasn't impressed with (again, I was in the cheap seats) any time I flew with them. Surprisingly British Airways had good food the last time I flew with them, but I avoid them for other reasons. The one airline that used to impress me with its food, even in the cheap seats, was SAS (Scandinavian). However, over the years they seemed to be cutting back more and more on the food, and the last time I flew with them (10 years ago, I reckon), I wasn't so impressed.

Someone mentioned how bad KLM were. I've never had a particularly bad experience with them. Never exceptional, but never awful either. I certainly wouldn't avoid them.
 
2013-10-25 04:39:57 AM  
this gentleman knows how to dine aboard an airliner
kabaheadkreations.com
 
2013-10-25 04:46:17 AM  
I don't know why I'm surprised, but there is a website dedicated to photographs of airline food.
 
2013-10-25 04:58:13 AM  

Polar_beard: I'm French, so I've flown on Air France quite a few times. That meal in TFA looks exactly the same as every other one i've tasted: mediocre. The bread is horrible (it already looks horrible from here compared to what you can eat in any boulangerie), and I'm pretty sure the chicken, pasta and brocoli combo they show, while edible, is a perpetual offering on the menu. Pretty sure I ate that exact plate at least three times. Same thing with the square blob that they call a "red fruits dessert" Also, the salad dressing is equal parts lemon juice and Mr Clean.


I'm also French, and although I admit that the French food is not that good, especially compared to what you can get in real restaurants in France, by Airline standards, it's still miles above everything else I have had. This is at least a decent meal. All the other airlines I've used (KLM, Northwest, Southwest, American, Delta, Sabena, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Ryanair, EasyJet), their food were way below Air France.

So, let's praise Air France not because they have great food (except in business class, damn that was good !), but because it's at least a decent meal.
 
2013-10-25 05:22:23 AM  
I'm flying to Istabul and Belgium on Turkish Airlines next month, psyched to see them on the list. Hope the great food makes up for their horrible website.

Dawnrazor:

Delta/KLM would be better served by firing their in-house chefs (perverse madmen who looked upon the seven mortal sins not as a warning but as a challenge,) then encasing them in concrete and burying them six miles under the ocean where their foul, Frankenstein-like horrors could not violate the human species ever again.

Over the last decade I frequently used Delta to fly back and forth between Japan and the US and my last stop before leaving US soil would inevitably be the Chilis at whatever airport I was in, because the giant plate of grease and breading there was still the preferable option to whatever they served in steerage class.

That said I flew Delta business class from Tokyo to Beijing once and the food was actually decent, so who knows.
 
2013-10-25 05:56:34 AM  
I've never understood people who constantly biatch about airline food. It's not meant to be a fine dining experience, it's a light meal to tide you over on a long flight, it's not like they have a fully stocked kitchen and cook staff on board. If you're a picky eater bring your own food or eat before your flight.
 
2013-10-25 05:56:44 AM  
I'm surprised every Skyscanner, KAYAK, Trabber and momondo-searching flyer has the gumption to biatch about the food they get on a couple six hour stretches, sat on their fat ass, every 365 days. Has no one noticed ieatintheair, trollydollyoffers and flightfoodscanner are not popular websites because the you can always pick what to not eat, but flying somewhere is kinda tricky without a plane?
 
2013-10-25 06:15:17 AM  

KrispyKritter: this gentleman knows how to dine aboard an airliner
[kabaheadkreations.com image 500x282]


No he didn't. He ended up with no lunch and no beverage at all because he couldn't resist bothering the children back.

Oh, you mean the movie adaptation that was never made.
 
2013-10-25 06:23:00 AM  
Flew Qatar Air, even in economy, seats were wide and deep, there were goodie bags of amenities, and more cabin crew than I have ever seen.  It was a nice experience.
 
2013-10-25 06:38:53 AM  
This article and most of the comments are relating to commercial flights, where dining options range from 'stuff I found leftover from last flight and served anyway' to 'not fit for human consumption', as these meals are slopped together by one of the high-volume, low-quality airline food factories such as air chef, where the people that handle your food wouldn't even be fit to wash dishes at a real restaurant. And it shows.
The real story with in-flight catering is the private jets, where you can have anything you want, at a moments notice, but you (or should i say your company and shareholders) will pay dearly for it, and it too is often low quality garbage.
What's that, you simply HAVE to have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a morning newspaper delivered to FBO and hour away? No problem, that'll be $150. You'd like a simple cup of cut fruit and a yogurt? Surely even at a modest markup, that's not too unreasonable, right? Try $50, and the owner misleads the customer by saying 'all of our fruit is organic, so that's why price is high'. Organic? Try cases of fruit literally rotting on the floor in the pantry, never making it into the cooler until there's decomposing chunks of putrid black flesh covering it, then only to preserve it for yet another day, so they can 'cut around the bad parts' and serve it to you! Yum!
I could go on about customers requesting quarts of house made soup, only to get a can of progresso with a 5000% markup. ...And god help you if you order a crew meal (pilots, attendants, etc), you just won a fabulous trip to the freezer, where something made a year ago, improperly wrapped and half freezer burnt, will be your next dining experience!
Oh, I'm sure some companies are good, but let's just say if you're traveling from Pittsburgh, pack your own lunch...
 
2013-10-25 07:04:51 AM  
If the American Public was willing to pay actual fares to fly, rather then cheapo no frills fares, service would be much higher and flights far more comfortable.

As it stands right now, the rear of a plane (coach) barely pays their share of the fuel required for a flight.  All the airlines profit comes from Business and First class, so there's no real need to work on improving the service for cattle class, they are just weight being lugged around to the same place the actual paying customers are flying to.
 
2013-10-25 07:21:34 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: illannoyin: Forget the food. Let's talk about the quality of stewardesses with non-US based carriers compared to domestics.

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Not to mention this interesting story...

(NSFW)

http://gutteruncensored.me/2011/08/hong-kongs-cathay-pacific-airways -s ex-scandal-with-oral-sex-photos-in-the-cockpit/

Hell, if they have THAT kind of service with those stewardesses, I'll save up to fly...


Fun Fact: Chinese Airline companies can hire flight attendants based on how attractive they are and its completely legal.

Also, Air Asia is probably the best balance of food + cost of flight I've seen anywhere.  Too bad they're SE Asia only.
 
2013-10-25 07:26:42 AM  
I flew Emirates from London to Dubai - probably my best flight ever. Comfortable seats, excellent food, and the best selection of in-flight movies I've ever seen. Gorgeous attendants, too.

Their lounge in London came with an open bar, 24-hr food service, showers with attendant, and polite, efficient security who actually told one asswipe to stop shouting down his cellphone.

Wish I could afford to fly them always.
 
2013-10-25 07:43:18 AM  
Can't find the airplane pic from The Golden Child scene. You know which one.
 
2013-10-25 07:45:47 AM  

Deacon Blue: Once you've been for while, prison food kind of grows on you.  Dunno what  you're biatching about, subs.


Prison food and penis. So you like the taste now?
 
2013-10-25 08:09:28 AM  

HotWingAgenda: ecmoRandomNumbers: I will never be able to afford a flight on any of these airlines. :/

This, this, this. The closest I've ever gotten was a roundtrip on Korean Air. In coach. They served Korean barbecue . . . sort of, almost, not quite. Better than any US carrier, still horrible by general food standards. And Korean Air treats everyone who is not in first class like a sack of shiat.


If you've flown Korean Air then you must be able to afford international flights...which means that you could afford Emirates and the others as well. I flew with Emirates to India once because they were the cheapest option. I, too, was impressed with the food.

Air India on the other hand...terrible, terrible food.
 
2013-10-25 08:46:08 AM  

Gyrfalcon: You'd have to shower me with pure gold and diamonds to get me to support anything the Emirates do.


Why, my Falcon?


/not to say the Emirates WON'T shower you with gold and diamonds
 
2013-10-25 08:52:17 AM  
Turkish is way to expensive.

Besides, I've flew Etihad and Emirates before. No problem with the flight experience but Etihad's customer service sucks.

Their foods are edible, you because they usually runs long flights, and in a 12 hours flight, you will eat cardboard, let alone the stuff they serve.

But they are not great by any means.
 
2013-10-25 09:04:43 AM  

illannoyin: Forget the food. Let's talk about the quality of stewardesses with non-US based carriers compared to domestics.

[wpmedia.business.financialpost.com image 620x465]

[wonderskies.files.wordpress.com image 400x310]


Not to mention this interesting story...

(NSFW)

http://gutteruncensored.me/2011/08/hong-kongs-cathay-pacific-airways -s ex-scandal-with-oral-sex-photos-in-the-cockpit/


Flew domestic Beijing to Shanghai.  OMG the stewardesses!
 
2013-10-25 09:25:21 AM  
Malaysia Airlines had pretty decent chow in economy, and they trotted out another service about every 3 hours.
 
2013-10-25 09:33:46 AM  

jtown: [cdn.foodbeast.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 640x434]

At the risk of exposing my Americanness, that looks like a poo sampler.


Kind of like a  hot cocoa sampler box
 
2013-10-25 09:41:26 AM  
Air India has good food if you like authentic curries.
 
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