Asian airlines serve the best meals?

iStockphoto.com In the United States, airplane food has a long reputation for being absolutely wretched, if it’s even served at all. But in some other countries, the food can actually be quite satisfying. The fun Web site AirlineMeals.net compiles photos of airplane meals submitted by passengers from around the world and includes comments and ratings on the food. ...

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In the United States, airplane food has a long reputation for being absolutely wretched, if it's even served at all. But in some other countries, the food can actually be quite satisfying. The fun Web site AirlineMeals.net compiles photos of airplane meals submitted by passengers from around the world and includes comments and ratings on the food. (Some actually get perfect 10s!)

To date, the site includes nearly 19,000 photos from more than 500 airlines ranging from Air Madagascar to British Airways to Qantas to Uzbekistan Airways. (The photos are searchable by airline.) There's no quantitative analysis of the ratings, but in the "Frequently Asked Questions" section of the site, its creator—a graphic and Web designer in the Netherlands—says, "airlines from Asia get the best results... Singapore Airlines, JAL Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways International, Emirates." Makes for some tasty food for thought.

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In the United States, airplane food has a long reputation for being absolutely wretched, if it’s even served at all. But in some other countries, the food can actually be quite satisfying. The fun Web site AirlineMeals.net compiles photos of airplane meals submitted by passengers from around the world and includes comments and ratings on the food. (Some actually get perfect 10s!)

To date, the site includes nearly 19,000 photos from more than 500 airlines ranging from Air Madagascar to British Airways to Qantas to Uzbekistan Airways. (The photos are searchable by airline.) There’s no quantitative analysis of the ratings, but in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of the site, its creator—a graphic and Web designer in the Netherlands—says, “airlines from Asia get the best results… Singapore Airlines, JAL Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways International, Emirates.” Makes for some tasty food for thought.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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