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Airplane Food Is Usually Gross. But Here Are 7 New In-Flight Meals We’re Ready to Try

Airplane Food Is Usually Gross. But Here Are 7 New In-Flight Meals We’re Ready to Try

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Our wishlist has regional favorites made with locally-sourced produce.

In-flight meals don’t have the best reputation, especially in economy class. Passengers often complain that food tastes stale and flavorless and sometimes isn’t even packed well. A major reason for this is that meals are prepared on the ground and reheated on the plane. Plus, the recipes used at ground level taste very different when you’re dining in the clouds.  But airlines have made major strides in enhancing the dining experience for travelers across the board. Now we know how our taste and smell get affected when we’re flying, airlines are using this information to do better with meals. From collaborating with Michelin-star chefs to sourcing produce locally and changing the packaging, the culinary journey is somewhat different. And after the pandemic, it has gone through more changes. Traveling is back in our life and we can’t wait to get our hands on these tempting in-flight meals.

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