How airline food changes based on which class you fly, in 6 pictures

How airline food changes based on which class you fly, in 6 pictures


Upper class

  • Salted butter, malted wheat and oat roll, glass of Gardet Brut Premiere Cru Champagne
  • Brioche and butter pudding, served with Madagascan syrup and double cream
  • Thai beef salad, seared sirloin beef, dressed with a sweet chilli, lime and ginger dressing and crumbed roasted cashews. Created for Virgin by Lorraine Pascal
  • Italian buffalo mozzarella, heritage tomatoes and sweet pepper berries, drizzled with Italian extra virgin olive oil and a balsamic glaze

Premium economy

  • Apple and blackberry pudding
  • Chicken, sweet potato and coconut curry, with coriander rice
  • Asian slaw salad of carrots, celeriac, sweet chillies and slaw dressing. As well as Jacob's crackers, Croxton Manor Nature Cheddar, 1/4 bottle of wine


  • Gu Chocolate Orange. As well as Jacob's crackers, Boursin Garlic and Herbs, 1/4 bottle of wine
  • Slow-cooked beef bourguignon, with rosemary, roasted root veg and mustard mash
  • Mediterranean orzo salad, dressed in a sun=blushed tomato and roasted pepper dressing

All Nippon Airways

First Class

  • Marinated salmon in piquant-vinegared sauce
  • Dressed asparagus and konjac with sweet sesame paste
  • Seasoned salad with wasabi
  • Simmered sablefish in soy-based sauce
  • 'Koshihikari' brand rice from Nichinan-cho Hino-gun in Tottori Prefecture
  • Japanese tea
  • Clear soup with a steamed prawn cake
  • Zensai, 'a selection of morsels' including Japanese omelette and sake-steamed abalone
  • Miso soup
  • Pickles preserved in vinegar

Business class

  • Miso soup
  • Simmered duck and vegetables
  • 'Koshihikari' rice
  • Deep-fried sea bream with thick ponzu sauce
  • Assorted pickles
  • Seasonal salad
  • A selection of morsels including dressed bamboo shoot and simmered octopus


  • Miso soup
  • Seafood curry with steamed rice
  • Japanese noodle with spring onions, served with soy-based sauce
  • A selection of fresh fruit
  • A selection of traditional appetisers

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