Airplane food doesn’t typically get a 5 star quality rating. In fact, most airlines are eschewing the practice of passenger feeding to save and make money. An $8.50 box of snacks is a quick and easy value add that forgetful flyers rely on to make it through their long haul.
This hasn’t always been the case. Just for a #TBT, check out a flashback to the golden age of flying to see what our airborne predecessors were noshing on.
1960s Scandinavian Flights: Excelling at Vest Wearing and Hanging Meat Production
Okay, so fast forward 10 years and let’s see what’s changed. From Ansett Airlines of Australia (Do you even still exist?) We give you…the color orange!
The 80s were a time of gravity defying hair styles, tacky but lovable fashion and of course ET. So how did the in-flight meal fare? Downgrade.
No more hanging charcuterie here. Apparently the error of food like products in black plastic containers originated in the 80s and for that, two thumbs down.
From the 90s up to today the largest change has been the disappearance of inflight service offered at all. This may not be a bad thing…
The only appropriate reaction to receiving this is somewhere along the lines of….
Notable Exception: For those heading to Hong Kong, Beijing or Tokyo, you’re in luck. Cathay Pacific, China Airlines and their competitors actually serve you real food. We can only hope that they set the standard in the future.
Until then, trail mix and nuts it is…
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