Slideshow: Top Trends in Airline Food
Slideshow: Top Trends in Airline Food
Organic Meals
Personal In-flight Chefs
Celebrity Chefs
Pre-Ordering Meals
Culture-focused Cuisine
Mini-meal Options
Meals by Design
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Organic Meals
More than ever, frequent fliers are eating healthy while en route and airline food is no exception. Sweden-based airline Kullaflyg serves fully organic meals with locally sourced ingredients like bread and rolls from nearby bakeries. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Personal In-flight Chefs
In the most elite cabins on Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines, passengers are greeted by an in-flight chef who will cook up made-to-order meals, like lamb shanks, that are personalized to each flier's taste buds and dietary restrictions. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Celebrity Chefs
Air France relies on famed French chefs, like notable restaurateur Joël Robuchon, to design menu items for its business and first class cabins. Singapore Airlines went the same route when it recruited celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to help create the company's in-flight cuisine. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Pre-Ordering Meals
For an added fee, airlines like US Airways and Delta Airlines are offering economy class fliers the chance to upgrade standard in-flight meals to chilled premium meal boxes. With dishes like Asian beef noodles with summer rolls and beef tenderloin with rosemary shrimp, fliers are opting to splurge on meal upgrades. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Culture-focused Cuisine
For many globetrotters, the chance to indulge in regional eats from a far-flung destination is a crucial part of traveling. That's why carriers like All Nippon Airways help passengers jump-start their trips by featuring menus based on cuisine from arrival cities. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Mini-meal Options
Scrounging airport shops for any semblance of a decent snack may become a thing of the past. Airlines like Virgin Atlantic are offering menus with small bites, like mini beef burgers and mango coconut chicken salads, for fliers who need a midair snack. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Meals by Design
Ordering premium meals in advance of a flight can be convenient, but what happens when you don't love the food options in a pre-designed meal box? AirBaltic offers fliers the chance to pre-order customized meals by choosing individual starters, entrees and drinks to suit flavor preferences for every course. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Organic Meals
Personal In-flight Chefs
Celebrity Chefs
Pre-Ordering Meals
Culture-focused Cuisine
Mini-meal Options
Meals by Design

Organic Meals
More than ever, frequent fliers are eating healthy while en route and airline food is no exception. Sweden-based airline Kullaflyg serves fully organic meals with locally sourced ingredients like bread and rolls from nearby bakeries. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Personal In-flight Chefs
In the most elite cabins on Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines, passengers are greeted by an in-flight chef who will cook up made-to-order meals, like lamb shanks, that are personalized to each flier's taste buds and dietary restrictions. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Celebrity Chefs
Air France relies on famed French chefs, like notable restaurateur Joël Robuchon, to design menu items for its business and first class cabins. Singapore Airlines went the same route when it recruited celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to help create the company's in-flight cuisine. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Pre-Ordering Meals
For an added fee, airlines like US Airways and Delta Airlines are offering economy class fliers the chance to upgrade standard in-flight meals to chilled premium meal boxes. With dishes like Asian beef noodles with summer rolls and beef tenderloin with rosemary shrimp, fliers are opting to splurge on meal upgrades. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Culture-focused Cuisine
For many globetrotters, the chance to indulge in regional eats from a far-flung destination is a crucial part of traveling. That's why carriers like All Nippon Airways help passengers jump-start their trips by featuring menus based on cuisine from arrival cities. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Mini-meal Options
Scrounging airport shops for any semblance of a decent snack may become a thing of the past. Airlines like Virgin Atlantic are offering menus with small bites, like mini beef burgers and mango coconut chicken salads, for fliers who need a midair snack. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

Meals by Design
Ordering premium meals in advance of a flight can be convenient, but what happens when you don't love the food options in a pre-designed meal box? AirBaltic offers fliers the chance to pre-order customized meals by choosing individual starters, entrees and drinks to suit flavor preferences for every course. Read More:
Top Trends in Airline Food: Get the Dish on Delectable Mile-High Cuisine

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By Allison Michaels | Staff Writer Nov. 26, 2013, at 11:34 a.m.


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