My Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
It has been several weeks since I’ve added a Meal of the Week installment. Today, I thought we’d take a look back seven years to lunch I had on Azerbaijan Airlines.
Lunch on Azerbaijan Airlines
This flight ended up occurring a day late. Long story…
After being booted off my Newark – Istanbul flight, I flew Newark – Washington – Kuwait – Istanbul and ended up in Istanbul nearly a day later. Thankfully, I was able to book a last-minute ticket on Azerbaijan Airlines, also known as AZAL, to my final destination of Baku.
The flight was operated by a 767-300 and lightly filled in economy class. Lunch was served after takeoff.
Right upfront, I was sure glad I had stopped for lunch in the lounge because this had to be one of the worst airline meals I have ever had.
It started well with a bag of hazelnuts, but quickly went downhill with a mustard chicken and rice plate that literally had only two chunks of dry chicken and dried out rice. A side of sour cherries and green olives, a side of cheese slices (the only edible part of the meal), and a tasteless slice of cake rounded out the meal.
What a contrast to Turkish Airlines catering ex-Istanbul!
You can read my full review here.
Have you flown Azerbaijan Airlines? What did you think about the food onboard?