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 week’s Meal of the Week is a nod to Qatar Airways and a demonstration of how much airlines can do on a very short flight in terms of onboard dining.
I was flying from Kuwait City to Doha, a one-hour flight of 352 miles. It was early morning and I had was hungry.
After taking off, FAs offered breakfast. What a treat this was: fresh-squeezed orange juice and a strawberry banana smoothie to start, followed by a tray with cheese, labneh, crudités, olives, fruit, bread, and a hot crêpe. What a superb meal for so short a flight!
The crêpe was served warm and had a meat filling.
Bread was fresh and piping hot:
The fruit was ripe and sweet:
My only complaint: powdered cappuccino.
In the USA, I’m happy when I get a hot scone on a flight of this length. It’s always a pleasure to fly on Qatar Airways but I think the airline particularly shines on shorter flights like this one.
You can read the full flight review here.