Airlines have gone to great lengths to prove that in-flight dining can be so much more than shrink-wrapped, something-salad sandwiches. From local specialties to upgraded comfort food, menus designed by world-renowned chefs, and wine menus that rival those found at upscale restaurants, the best airlines in the world know they need to push the boundaries to win over customers hearts. And stomachs.
In our annual World’s Best Awards survey, we asked readers to rank their favorite airlines, both domestic as well as international, on the quality of their in-flight food service. “Food on the flights was outstanding,” said one T+L reader about Emirates. “We couldn’t believe [we were] in Economy.” One Virgin America traveler raved about the ability to order food and drinks from the seatback entertainment system
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The top ten domestic and international carriers impressed our readers by making food service something to look forward to in all cabins, and took every detail, from table settings to welcome cocktails, into consideration.
When you book a flight with one of these top airlines, you won’t dread food service—you’ll look forward to it.