Qantas says it will deliver ‘international dining’ on all transcontinental flights to Perth this month.
As first revealed last month on Australian Business Traveller, the new east-west business class menu will be based on Qantas' latest international menu designed by Aussie superchef Neil Perry, who says the new service “will blow the competition out of the water.”
Sydney-Perth, Melbourne-Perth and Brisbane-Perth flights will be built around a range of of small and main plates as well as ‘small bite’ starters, although flights from Perth will continue to offer Qantas' standard inflight fare.
The new business class dining service, to be introduced in late May, will also see the removal of tray-service, with each course separately plated and served to passengers.
Each flight will carry two small plates, five main plates and the option of a ‘small bite’ to start, but “passengers can choose what they want and when they want it” said Qantas Domestic CEO Lyell Strambi.
“If customers don’t feel like a three course dining experience a choice in plate sizes means they can design a menu to match their appetite.”
A Qantas spokeswoman confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that passengers seeking a lighter inflight meal can skip the main and order more than one small plate, for example.
"You can tailor your food to your appetite by mixing and matching the different plate sizes available. That can include two small plates, a small and two main plates for example."
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