Travel experts worldwide recognize Air India as offering the world’s ninth best first class product. 😉
According to some, what really sets them apart is their meal service:
Don’t forget about the most important feature to any flight: the food. From lamb chops, to kabob’s, you’ll never be disappointed—because who actually eats those pretzel bags they hand out?
Air India will be joining the Star Alliance tomorrow, July 11, 2014, and it seems like they’re sprucing up their first & business class meal service on select flights as a result.
Via Bangalore Aviation:
As the national carrier Air India enters the Star Alliance tomorrow, the airline along with its in-flight caterer TajSATS, will upgrade its in-flight meal service for its premium class passengers, with a new concept called ‘table set-up’.
The service will be available for first and business class passengers of Air India on select domestic and international routes. The new concept will allow passengers to visually examine and taste a variety of dishes and then pick and choose their choice of meal from the various options available.
How innovative. This officially puts them in the same league as… Ethiopian, which does the same for their business class passengers. 😉
Ethiopian Airlines business class food spread
Okay, in all honesty I do like when airlines have a “buffet” style setup where you can pick and choose what you want and it’s plated at your seat. Then again I don’t really know what Air India’s food was like before, so don’t have much of a basis of comparison.
I can’t properly express how excited I am about Air India joining the Star Alliance tomorrow. I hope to test out their longhaul first class product in the next couple of weeks using miles, assuming they release a decent amount of award space.
If you’ve flown Air India before, what did you think of their meal service?
(Tip of the hat to @vishal1mehra)