Travelling the world is all fun and games, until you’re sat on a plane and in airline transit lounges for extended periods of time.
Flying from Spain to New Zealand is possibly one of the farthest distances you can travel, geometrically speaking and it’s a journey I’ve made several times now.
My recent journey home to Auckland from Madrid was made up of 4 flights, on 3 airlines and took more than 30 hours (not including my day layover in London, which I chose to have).
With a bit of time to kill onboard my flight(s), I thought I’d draft up a bit of a foodie review on what 30+ hours of flying looks like in plane food.
Here’s what I was treated to:
Meal 1: Dinner with Qantas (flight 1)
One cold bread roll straight from the refrigerator, rice salad with feta and lettuce (what?), chicken curry served with beans and more rice, a chocolate mousse and diet coke to wash it all down. Rating 2/5
Meal 3: Dinner with Qantas (flight 2)
Another bread roll just how I like it (defrosting),
fresh salad, macaroni and cheese (that’s both the title and recipe) capsicum drizzled in tomato sauce and a raspberry mousse (with skin on the top. ugh) Rating 0.5/5
Meal 4: Breakfast with Qantas (flight 2)
I’m a bit of a breakfast person, so I didn’t mind this too much: Fresh fruit salad, bircher muesli bowl (twas no Pret, but not bad!), one plain dry refrigerated muffin, a raspberry yoghurt, orange juice and instant coffee. Rating: 3/5
Meal 5: Breakfast with Emirates
But I just had breakfast? Ooh double breakfast!! Emirates served up another fruit salad and a hot breakfast consisting of half a raw tomato, a cheese omelette (no, that’s not a banana) spinach (serious choking hazard) and some potatoes. It was all a bit below average, but then I picked up the croissant and realised it was served at room temperature – incredible. Rating 3/5