Austrian Airlines is known for its food. One thing in particular that I appreciate is a hot meal on every flight in business class. For this week’s Meal of the Week I focus on Austrian shorthaul catering.
The flight was short–Vienna to Brussels is 576 miles. Flight time is blocked at 1hr40min, but you’re in the air for just a bit longer than an hour. A hot meal is still served.
That means FAs need to start food preparation before the flight even departs. As you pushback, you’ll smell bread baking in the oven. Although there is no choice, shortly after leveling off your meal tray is presented.
So far, it has never disappointed. My VIE-BRU flight featured Frikadellen, which is like a German hamburger. It usually includes a mix of pork, beef, and spices though on this flight it tasted like all beef. Delicious, delicious, delicious!
A very fresh roll with tomatoes and olives baked in accompanied it along with potato salad. Even the greens and tomato slice were fresh.
Dessert was a vanilla pudding with an orange marmalade layer.
I’ve flown Austrian five times in business class and have never had a bad meal. While it is probably not wise to fly an airline for the food, if you are going to fly a carrier for that reason, I’d choose Austrian.
Tomorrow I’ll publish a trip report from Beijing to Vienna on Austrian Airlines that included a great dining experience.