The world's 10 best airlines for food

Published: January 11, 2016
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PHOTO: RYAN FORBES/ AVABLU

PHOTO: RYAN FORBES/ AVABLU

The thought of airplane food conjures up thoughts of unappetizing rubbery chicken and shrink-wrapped, something-salad sandwiches.

However, with menus designed by world-renowned chefs, these 10 airlines take fine dining to another level. In a recent survey, Travel + Leisure invited their readers to rank their favourite airlines on the quality of their in-flight food service. You won’t be looking at airline food the same way again. Here are the results:

These are the world’s safest airlines

10. Qantas Airways

PHOTO: QANTAS

 

9. Virgin Atlantic

PHOTO: VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Qatar Airways named Skytrax’s world’s best airline of 2015

 

8. Air New Zealand

PHOTO: AIR NEW ZEALAND

 

7. Thai Airways

PHOTO: THAI AIRWAYS

 

6. Korean Air

PHOTO: KOREAN AIR

Islamabad airport ranked 9th worst in the world

 

5. All Nippon Airways

PHOTO: ANA

 

4. Cathay Pacific Airways

PHOTO: CATHAY PACIFIC

 

3. Turkish Airlines

PHOTO: TURKISH AIRLINES

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport adjudged world’s best

 

2. Emirates

PHOTO: EMIRATES

 

1. Singapore Airlines

PHOTO: RYAN FORBES/ AVABLU

This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure

Reader Comments (13)

  • Stranger
    Jan 11, 2016 - 2:03PM

    that suspiciously looks like a first class passenger meal . At my level , I would rate Qatar and Emirates as best .Recommend

  • Intrepid
    Jan 11, 2016 - 4:05PM

    Nice picture of Dom Perignon aboard Emirates.Recommend

  • Tony
    Jan 11, 2016 - 4:18PM

    Turkish Airline has the worst food! Check the quality of their food on long haul flights!Recommend

  • Fahim
    Jan 11, 2016 - 4:40PM

    Where is PIA ? I think if they stop corruption they can give one of the best food in airline industryRecommend

  • abc
    Jan 11, 2016 - 5:00PM

    Oh – all this is from business /first class. You can find this in every airline! Write something about economy class, where majority of us fly. Recommend

  • waqas
    Jan 11, 2016 - 6:48PM

    @Stranger:
    PIA is best, where you find different taste. Like ketchup with cookies :PRecommend

  • Amir
    Jan 11, 2016 - 7:08PM

    The top 7 are all ASIAN airlines! Something to think about!Recommend

  • Shehryar
    Jan 11, 2016 - 8:21PM

    turkish airline food is really badRecommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Jan 11, 2016 - 8:52PM

    @Fahim:
    Hopefully put an end to the fairly frequent occurrence of receiving food with mold in it !Recommend

  • Lion King
    Jan 11, 2016 - 9:41PM

    Have traveled quite a few times by Emirates, Thai, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines

    from Pakistan and except for Singapore Airlines the food was at the best average in case

    of Emirates and Thai and mediocre in Cathay Pacific.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jan 12, 2016 - 1:40AM

    ……….and what do those in coach eat ?Recommend

  • Thora Bora
    Jan 12, 2016 - 9:31AM

    Air China food very Pu Hao.Recommend

  • sashayub
    Jan 12, 2016 - 9:05PM

    Turkish Airlines and Emirates have some of the most average service when it comes to food quality and services…………..im sure the list was made while sitting at home Recommend

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