The best — and best bet — airline meals

Meals and snacks seem to have gone the way of pillows, blankets and legroom on most airlines, but some carriers still serve complimentary meals in all cabins, and the concept of premium and organic buy-on-board meals is growing. We asked some travel experts to help us identify some of the best — and best bet — options for dining in the sky.

Text by Harriet Baskas 

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Apr 14, 2013 4:23PM
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I don't recall seeing any of this food o my nie hour flight to Hawaii, didn't even get a bag of peonuts
Mar 16, 2013 10:44PM
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While some of the offerings look good, this article really has little bearing in the life of most Americans.
I was looking forward to being surprised by the quality offered by domestic carriers on domestic flights.  This article should have been called "The best - and best bet - airline meals on international flights."

So while it was not... here's my 10 cents.  With it being such a hassle to get your own food and drink passed TSA, it is worth the ease of entry to just ante up for you pay-as-you-go food and drinks onboard your flight. Easy-peasy.  I'll file this article under If Ever I Fly to Dubai.

Mar 6, 2013 12:58AM
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So, should I ever travel to Dubai, I'll be sure to take Emirates just for the food. Meanwhile, I'll just have to make to with pretzels on that wild flight to Phoenix.
Mar 5, 2013 9:27PM
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Most of us here in the Great USA don't fly Emirates Airlines. Why would you include such crap?
Mar 5, 2013 6:26PM
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I do not want open flames on my flights, as the Malaysia Air photo suggests.

 

Mar 1, 2013 9:43PM
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Now and days unless you fly international and in first class you won't see this. i used to be a flight attendant and we gave meals in all the flights, international or domestic.
Mar 1, 2013 2:15PM
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Of course first class receives better service, they pay a lot more.  In my opinion today's environment of people suing for anything and everything is the cause of lot perks that have gone by the wayside.  If someone receives a meal that they do not like on a flight they could make a big deal of it and sue; after all lawyers are lined up waiting to sue. 
Mar 1, 2013 12:40PM
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There was very good meal on Turkish air we was amazed ,very good food and drink was the best service.

Mar 1, 2013 11:51AM
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I was on emirates heading to Dubai and I don't remember this meal...oh wait this must be just for first class special people...
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