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From black fungus to suckling pig: check out airline meals from around the world

One of the main pleasures of flying is enjoying the onboard meal, but what we are served differs all over the world. Here are some recent meals that readers of AirlineMeals.net described and photographed, and if food is your jam, there are literally tens of thousands of images on the site to enjoy and salivate over.

First Class

British Airways

Fernando Burgos travelled first-class from London Heathrow (LHR) to New York (JFK) on British Airways and rated this quintessentially English dish of tea and sandwiches 9/10

British Airways first class lunch. Image: Fernando Burgos
British Airways first class lunch. Image: Fernando Burgos

Singapore Airlines

Passenger Chris T flew first class from Germany (FRA) to Singapore on Singapore Airlines. The full meal on offer included chicken satay, spice coated smoked egg, Oriental clear chicken soup with black fungus and red dates, and suckling pig in beer sauce.

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You’ll have to take a flight from Germany to Singapore to enjoy this meal. Image by Chris T/airlinemeals.net

Business Class

Air Canada

Flyer Mark enjoyed a prawn starter on his Air Canada flight from Germany (FRA) to Canada (YYC), followed by a chicken main.

Flyer Mark enjoyed the prawn starter on Air Canadas flight from Germany to Canada. Image: Mark/AirlineMeals.net
Flyer Mark enjoyed the prawn starter on Air Canadas flight from Germany to Canada. Image: Mark/AirlineMeals.net

Malindo Air

KK Wong flew business class from Malaysia (KUL) to Malaysia (BKI) and enjoyed a meal of beef skewers on Malindo Air.

Malindo Air served beef skewers on this internal Malaysian flight. Image: KK Wong
Malindo Air served beef skewers on this internal Malaysian flight. Image: KK Wong

Tap Air

Flyer Chris was very happy with this business class beef dish on Tap Air’s flight from Germany (HAM) to Portugal (LIS).

This beef dish was served on Tap Air's flight from Germany to Portugal. Image; Chris/AirlineMeals.net
This beef dish was served on Tap Air’s flight from Germany to Portugal. Image; Chris/AirlineMeals.net

Economy Class

Aer Lingus

Marcelo Rozengurt flew economy class on Aer Lingus from Dublin (DUB) to Los Angeles (LAX) and enjoyed the chicken lunch so much he also tried the beef alternative.

Marcelo Rozengurt enjoyedt this chicken dish on Aer Lingus Image: Marcelo Rozengurt
Marcelo Rozengurt enjoyed this chicken dish on Aer Lingus. Image: Marcelo Rozengurt

KLM

Donna Van Eldick was travelling economy class from The Netherlands (AMS) to Netherlands Antilles (CUR) when she was served pizza with a tomato, basil and mozzarella salad and apple juice.

KLM served this economy class meal in The Netherlands of pizza with a tomato, basil and mozzarella salad. Image: Donna Van Eldick.
KLM served this economy class meal in The Netherlands of pizza with a tomato, basil and mozzarella salad. Image: Donna Van Eldick.

Ethiopian Airlines

When Abdullatif Wehbi was travelling on Ethiopian Airlines from Togo (LFW) to Ethiopia (ADD), he received this pasta dish for lunch in economy class.

This pasta dish was served on Air Ethiopia from Togo to Ethiopia. Image: Abdullatif Wehbi
This pasta dish was served on Ethiopian Airlines from Togo to Ethiopia. Image: Abdullatif Wehbi