Julie Epstein: At one time or another, we have all complained about the sad state of airplane food. So U.
S. News Travel set out to find what airlines serve in-flight food that is not only edible but also delicious.
We have looked at AirTrax, a leading organization in airline customer service surveys, to determine who provides the tastiest cuisine in the skies. When you pay top dollar for First Class, you expect exceptional onboard food, and according to recent flyers, Etihad Airways offers the best first class meal service. Attentive flight attendants and an excellent wine selection only enhance the dining experience.
Although they are not in First Class, Business Class flyers still expect gourmet dishes. An Austrian Airlines outshines the rest in this category, with its diverse menu and sizable courses. Plus the beverage selection is excellent. You can even consult Austrians onboard sommelier if you have difficulty picking the perfect wine to compliment your meal.
Some airlines still care about the layfolk in coach, and Thai Airways International, wins over the most Economy Class travelers, offering a traditional Thai dish as well as the most Western one. Flyers with dietary restrictions can also preorder specialty meals from an extensive menu.
If you are wondering where to look for the best food in domestic flights, try Virgin America or United Airlines, both industry award winners. However, remember that these meals will cost you some additional cash in air.
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