Which Airlines Serve the Best Snacks?

Airlines have to be able to offer better services and unique options to stay ahead of their competitors and to ensure that customers continue to use their airline for many years. One key area of impressing passengers is the in-flight service they receive, from the friendliness of the flight attendants to the quality of meals served.

Small touches like complimentary snacks can go a long way towards pleasing passengers, so having a good snack selection can help ensure passengers remember the good quality of service, leave good online reviews, recommend it to friends and also use your company in future.

These are the airlines renowned for their great snack choice:

Air France

Passengers of Air France can expect a fresh croissant or a sandwich that isn’t too far away from the quality you would find at a nice Parisian patisserie.

Swiss International Airlines

Chocoholics will love this airline’s snacks, which are one of the country’s best exports – Swiss chocolate bars.

Virgin Australia

Although the snack offering on Virgin Australia flights regularly change, they are always locally sourced artisan produce and they don’t get many complaints about their snack choice.

Turkish Airlines

This all comes down to personal choi

ce, but fans of traditional Turkish delights enjoy the sweet snacks on this airline.

Jet Blue Flight

Jet Blue

Passengers flying domestically across the US with Jet Blue are presented with a box of snacks including some of the most popular American nibbles, such as chocolate chip cookies and Cheez-Its.


Delta is one of the biggest domestic airlines in the US and the great selection of snacks has helped to build up a reputation for a great flight experience. Passengers can choose between roasted peanuts, pretzels and Biscoff cookies or for the healthier alternative yoghurt granola bars are offered.



Hawaiian Airlines

A more unusual type of snack makes sure that a Hawaiian Airlines flight experience stands out from other airlines. The furikake chips are made from look Hawaiian ingredients including sweet potato.

British Airways

To give passengers a timely energy boost ready for luggage collection,

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Passengers on board a Qantas flight have the choice between chocolate cookies and tamari almonds to fill the gap until their next meal.

United Airlines

US domestic flight operator United Airlines offers some top-notch snack options, such as Stroopwafels or ranch-flavoured snack mix.

Providing popular in-flight snacks can significantly improve the passenger experience. Lomature enables you to accurately monitor snack popularity, stock levels, costs and waste management so your airline offers the best items to its customers and always has them on board.

Find out more about how the Lomature software benefits airline catering companies.



Which Airline Do You Think Has the Best Food Quality?

After the major disruption to the travel industry in recent years due to the pandemic, airlines need to be able to offer a higher quality of service compared to their competitors, with the industry still in recovery.

When travellers are choosing between different airlines, they tend to compare costs, flight times and reputation but there has been an increase in travellers who want to enjoy a more luxurious experience on their flight. As a result, providing improved inflight dining options and quality has become a top priority for airlines.

These are the airlines with the best food quality according to customer reviews:

Emirates Airline


Emirates has a good reputation for providing high quality food and snacks to passengers and not just in First Class, Economy passengers can enjoy a good selection of meals too. Passengers have complimentary drinks included with a tasty meal such as pizza, grilled chicken or vegetable paella.

Swiss International

 The menu on Swiss International flights includes meals such as beef tenderloin, veal and local cheeses. The First Class dining experience is likened to eating in a gourmet restaurant, with meals accompanies by regional wines.

Air France

 French cuisine is renowned around the world and the Air France catering lives up to the country’s culinary reputation. Top French chefs create the menus for the inflight meals and the presentation of the meals is of a higher standard than most competitor airlines. The menu choice from Paris flights includes the Fauchon gourmet experience, a healthy menu, a traditional menu with local French products and the Fun menu which is a favourite for children’s meals.

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is famous for the luxury travel experience, with four celebrity chefs creating the prestigious menus, including Nobu Matsuhisa of the famous Nobu fine dining restaurants. The food is already waiting for passengers when they arrive at their seat, so there is no waiting around. Options such as the gourmet vegan menu provide passengers with excellent dining choices.

Etihad Airways

Etihad AirlineEtihad Airways inflight catering includes free beverages on every flight and offers a great range of menu options in Economy, Business and First Class. In Business and First Class, you have the option of what time you want to have your food and you can expect extras such as champagne to accompany your fine dining.

Providing a top dining experience helps airlines to boost their reputation and ensure that passengers want to travel with them again in the future. Lomature catering systems identify areas of the catering experience that can be improved and streamlines logistics so that airlines can focus on creating the highest quality of inflight menus.


The Future of Culinary Tourism

In recent years, there has been a shift in people’s tastes when it comes to food. More and more people are willing to try new things and experiment with different flavours in food and drink as they are allowed to venture out into the world and experience new and exciting things such as food tours, cooking classes and food festivals for the perfect tourism experience.

Food is now seen to be at the forefront of many peoples travelling plans. They will choose a destination based on its cuisine, rather than its attractions. According to a World Tourism Report from 2012 88.2% of people that were surveyed said that local cuisine is the defining element of their travel destination choice.

Whilst the travel industry is being affected by this in a positive light, let’s not forget the other aspects that influence our decisions from social media posts to blogs, there are several reas

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ons why we make the decisions we do with culinary tourism.

Social Media

There is no doubt that social media plays a large role in gastronomy tourism, allowing the world to show off their triumphs and connect them to others with similar interests around the world. The largest social platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and TikTok have made it easier for people to share photos, videos, and reviews of their dining experiences with their online communities.

As a result of social media posts, people are more exposed to different cuisines and dining experiences than ever before and in addition to this, influencers from platforms such as Instagram and TikTok are now being paid to travel and experience the delights of native countries it has become more popular than ever to experience the same things as those you “follow”.


Asian FoodThere are now travellers dedicated to sharing traditional foods from all corners of the world, allowing you to experience new things alongside them or take the journey for yourself. ‘Gastro-Tourism’ blogs are now a thing of the modern world we live in and allow you to express your encounters in native countries and share them with a new age of travellers.

People now go looking for that unique and memorable experience so that they can share it in blogs for others to read all over the world. Many with food and beverage choices at the top of their tourism activity agenda. Bloggers like the Food Travelist and Legal Nomads are highly respected in the culinary tourism fields and are looked at by members of the public for review and assistance when choosing a location, based upon culinary practice.

An Airlines Perspective

Airline moguls such as Emirates and Etihad are seen as high-class airlines in the long-haul flight industry, and these are both aware of the importance of the flyer’s dining experience. Both companies are always on the lookout for the latest food trends so they can offer their passengers the best possible experience and stay current or ahead of their competitors.

Lomature can take care of the ‘hard work’ for airlines giving them the option to focus on other things such as menu and catering choices.

Our full end-to-end in-flight catering services software Promeus, allows an airline to become independent from various software and use one mainstream portal that enables smooth sailing.

From flight planning to menu administration, Promeus can make airline operations hassle-free and easy to manage, connecting both airline and caterer through one gateway making communication and transaction simple.

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