Each week, 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.
This Meal of the Week installment is going to be tongue in cheek. But Lufthansa should really start marketing its pre-arrival breakfasts as a trendy new diet.
Today, I’m going to focus simply on the pre-arrival breakfast. My point is not to beat a dead horse but to make as many people as possible aware of why you need to bring your own food if you are traveling in Lufthansa economy class…or just embrace the “Lufthansa Diet”.
Los Angeles to Frankfurt is 10.5 hours. I was quite hungry before landing. But this was served:
You think it looks bad? You should have smelled it…
Lukewarm egg salad on a plane with a slice of unidentified cheese and a soggy cucumber?
No thanks…I’d rather not spend all day on the toilet.
Seriously, no one ate it. No one my row, no one across from me, no one in front of me. It was pure waste.
That left a Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey granola bar (95 calories) and a thimble of fruit about the size of my thumb. Eat that every day as one of your meals and you will lose weight.
As a point of reference, this is what Lufthansa served as little as two months ago in economy class on the same route:
Now I know that doesn’t look all that great either, but it was immensely better than the current offering.
Lufthansa cut this (and cut water runs and headphones) so it could cut a flight attendant onboard. When will this race to the bottom end?
Lufthansa deserves more shaming on this. Maybe the sandwiches are tastier out of Frankfurt and Munich. But dear Lufthansa, Americans cannot make good bread. Remember that before you put all of us on an involuntary diet! And to you traveler: bring your own food.