Various salads served on an airplane next to a printed menu
Food - Drink
15 Airlines With The Absolute Best Quality Meals, Ranked
15. Alaska Airlines
Alaskan Airlines has decent food if you’re traveling over 670 miles in first or premium class, such as braised beef with fennel, jerk chicken with cilantro lime rice, or a quinoa bowl with roasted vegetables. Unfortunately, in the main cabin, you have to pre-order and prepay for any food besides peanuts or chips.
14. All Nippon Airways
All Nippon Airways is a Japanese airline that can charge as much as $20,000 for round-trip tickets, so your meal service will be top-tier. You will be given an amuse-bouche course of small bites like goat cheese or smoked salmon, and the main course will be a selection between Japanese and Western fare.
13. Lufthansa
Lufthansa is a German airline that serves its first class appetizers like Hokkaido pumpkin and main courses like roasted Niedersachsen pike-perch accompanied by beluga lentils, creamy Savoy cabbage, and red cabbage chips. Economy passengers must pre-order food, and offers vary from salads to chips.
12. Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines serves some of the best economy food in the business: a route between Tokyo and Honolulu serves potato salad with sakura shrimp and petals. Upper classes enjoy meals made by star chefs and can choose between Japanese and Western food, which are served in elegant trays with chopsticks.
11. Air France
Air France has solid dining options in multiple classes, and serves one of the finest wine and champagne menus of any airline. Air France's upper class, "La Première," serves every meal on white linen tablecloths with designer porcelain plates and crystal stemware, and every meal begins with a foie gras terrine.