I forgot to tell you all about the airplane food I had on my trip! I flew SAS (Scandinavian Air) and I got a lucky free upgrade to economy extra which just means that you get a foot rest, free wine, and food that is a little better.
Mixed greens salad with little bits of crab, piece of cheese, crackers, some kind of caramel dessert, and a seafood/corn/bean/ravioli dish. I was pretty impressed with this. I enjoyed the salad that seemed pretty fresh, and the main meal nice because it did have some veggies and beans!
Then, we got a breakfast meal that was a Greek yogurt with honey, little packet of granola, hard boiled egg, slice of some kind of meat that I didn’t eat, slice of swiss cheese (do not like), and some melon. They always offer you bread, coffee, and tea with all meals as well. I was impressed that their breads were high quality dark whole grain/rye blends. This seemed to be a trend in the Baltic countries.
Anyway, I got the feeling that most above-par airplane meal was the luck of flying SAS. I think they just have slightly better meals. Everyone else I talk to complains of their airplane food, and I have seen pictures to go with the stories!
One thing I learned is that when in doubt, call ahead and request a vegetarian meal. I didn’t do this and I was OK, but would suggest it for others. Another important tip is to bring your own snacks or at the very least, do not plan on eating a good meal on board.
Do you have any tips?