Special Meals on Airlines
How are they compared to the regular meal that everyone receives? (I usually just take the regular meal). One of my flights (China Southern) is offering a Seafood Meal, I wonder what kind of seafood is usually given....
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Did u think it tasted better than the regular meal?amz155 wrote: ↑Jul 11th, 2018 1:48 pmWe have a lot in the past due to dietary restrictions. My husband didn't have a restriction but still ordered a special meal because they serve those first lol. We don't need to order special meals due to restrictions any more. But I guess we'd consider it if for some reason we wanted to be served first.
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At the time I was a vegetarian, so I wouldn't know what the regular meals tasted like.
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Air Canada was never good for any of the meals tho.Mulder and Scully wrote: ↑Jul 12th, 2018 5:44 pmI've done the fruit meal on Air Canada, to my regret.
Yes, you get your meals and snacks first, but what difference does that make?
My meal was cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple, honeydew and grapes. It seemed to come straight out of the freezer, not fridge. My second meal (long haul) was the same. The fruits weren't ripe and thus didn't taste very good. For the snacks I was given an apple and banana.
Definitely not recommended. I don't like the regular economy meals, but those are better than the fruit Air Canada gives.
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I'm going to guess the meals from China Southern are from their own kitchen. (They just built a new terminal at Baiyun dedicated for CZ). And the seafood meal is only offered on departing flights from Baiyun.thriftshopper wrote: ↑Jul 12th, 2018 8:07 pmIt all depends on what the country of flight (or catering) origin is and what flight kitchen is being used. Some are better than others. Some airlines even used to have their own flight kitchens but no longer. Given the unripe fruit one finds in Canadian supermarkets, the caterers are going to use whatever is on hand and not select for ripeness - even for the front cabins, I'd never order a fruit meal for a flight catered out of Canada. Some flights are backcatered in that meals for the return portion were loaded at the flights' origin. Probably unlikely for intercontinental flights headed for Canada. Expected level of expertise of local caterers is also a key factor. Indian/east Asian meals should be good out of YVR and possibly YYZ. Apart from LON and maybe AMS, I'd be wary of ordering an Asian meal out of the rest of Europe (even FRA and CDG/PAR).
Haven't flown CZ (China Southern) for flights long enough to have a decent meal but I know MU (China Eastern) has its own kitchen out of its main hub of PVG. Food (Chinese and Western) was quite good for flights ex PVG and YVR in the front cabin a few years ago.