Several airlines make it possible to upgrade your in-flight dining options.
These days, airline travelers on long international flights are finding it harder to upgrade their way out of coach class hell. But that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to the mystery meat stews that are the lot of those in economy. What if you could buy just a piece of premium—like, say, a higher class of cuisine?
Lucky for you, several airlines including Air France, KLM, Austrian Airlines, and British Airways are offering just that—a chance to upgrade your menu selection, for a price that’s less than what you’d pay in a restaurant. And the notion may catch on elsewhere: Cathay Pacific, known for its Hong Kong-influenced dishes, is reportedly looking at a similar meal-purchase deal.
Austrian Airlines, in fact, is one of the more unusual examples: Instead of the usual in-flight catering services, the airline uses a smaller company for its onboard meals, Vienna-based DO & CO, which also has a well-known restaurant and hotel in the Continue reading...