Qantas is extending its business class advance meal selection service to travellers in premium economy and economy, allowing passengers to choose their inflight meals online before they even step on the plane.
Already available in business class on select flights, the Select on Q-Eat program will be “progressively rolled out to all international flights on which Premium Economy is offered”, the airline says, including “customers travelling internationally in Economy from late 2013.”
Premium economy passengers on flights from Dallas To Australia departing from September 16th can place their orders online as of today; from September 16th this will also include all flights from Los Angeles to Australia departing from September 23rd.
Qantas says that in October the service will also be available on all flights between Australia, London and Dubai.
Travellers can pre-order their meal between seven days and 12 hours prior to departure via the ‘Manage Your Booking’ option at qantas.com, and will find an additional dish available as an online exclusive on select routes.
Qantas is also extending Select on Q-Eat to additional business class routes. From today, business class passengers on flights from Narita, Shanghai, Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta and Honolulu to Australia are all able to confirm their meal choice prior to flying.
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