Just last month I had the unwanted honor of having perhaps the smallest ‘Dinner’ meal on a Jet Airways flight. I’m afraid I’m going to have to institute a rolling trophy on this one and pass it on from Jet Airways to Cathay Pacific.
I was flying a red-eye BKK-BOM in economy which the Cathay Pacific staff had confirmed to have dinner service. Since I barely had much to eat in the day, I decided to lounge-hop in the evening at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and I grabbed a little bite at each of the 3 airport lounges I visited.
However, when dinner service started, the FA told me there was the option of Chicken and Rice in non-vegetarian helpings and Rice only in vegetarian. Now, here is a look at the blandest economy meal I remember having in the past few years.
I secretly thanked my stars for all the sandwiches and desserts finger food I had already eaten at the airport, which helped me push away this meal after a spoonful. And the chocolate for dessert is a joke. Did they pick it up from 9W or is it the other way around?
Compare this with the ‘small’ Jet Airways portion I was complaining of last week, and I think that was a rockstar meal in size as well. So, Cathay Pacific, I pass on the rolling trophy to you for serving the smallest ‘dinner’ (ex-America), and serving me the blandest meal ever.