• Qantas upgrades business class breakfast on flights from Asia

    Qantas is upgrading its business class breakfast on overnight flights from Asia, although the changes are less about adding a raft of new dishes and more about how breakfast is served, in order to maximise rest for red-eye travellers. Here's a rundown of the Qantas' revised and revamped business...

    POSTED 20 May, 2019 46 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new business class dining service lands in Australia

    Cathay Pacific is now rolling out its revamped business class dining service on flights between Australia and Hong Kong. A staged launch from mid-2018 introduced the new concept to passengers on long-range flights to the UK, Europe and North America. This includes three starter choices instea...

    POSTED 17 May, 2019 15 Comments

  • How to 'Book the Cook' on Singapore Airlines flights

    Fancy dining on a roast rack of lamb, a multi-course Japanese kyo kaiseki or the perennial favourite of lobster thermidor on your next flight? Seasoned Singapore Airlines travellers  can do just that, thanks to the popular ‘Book the Cook’ menu which sees over 50 dishes available...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 4 Comments

  • JAL's new business class meals include Michelin-starred soba noodles

    Japan Airlines will tempt travellers with a new spread of dishes in first class and business class, some designed by a Michelin 2-star chef, as the Oneworld member and Qantas partner rolls out its Spring menu for 2019. Debuting on flights from March 1, international flights from Tokyo's Narita a...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2019 5 Comments

  • New meals and much more are coming to ANA first class, business class

    From a wider range of meal choices to new amenity kits and pyjamas, ANA is upgrading the inflight experience for its business class and first class passengers. As of March 1, all ANA business class travellers will enjoy a wider selection of meals and have the option of pre-ordering up to 24 hour...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2019 11 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific 'Hong Kong Flavours' dishes for business, first class

    Globetrotting business travellers tend to love trying local dishes, but why wait until your flight touches down? Cathay Pacific is tapping into its roots with a series of authentic Cantonese inflight meals under the airline’s new ‘Hong Kong Flavours’ dining concept. Available o...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2019 6 Comments

  • Now you'll never miss out on your first choice of an inflight meal

    Singapore Airlines' Book The Cook service is a long-time favourite of the airline's frequent flyers – with hundreds of quality dishes spanning cuisines from Western to Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Thai, Indian and of course home-grown Singaporean treats, how could it be anything but a reliable...

    POSTED 21 Dec, 2018 13 Comments

  • KLM's new business class meals for European Cityhopper flights

    Dutch airline KLM is launching a new range of business class meals for flyers darting around Europe on its regional Cityhopper services. Starting 28 October 2018, travellers in the 'Euro-business class' cabin can look forward to more choice on the menu, including sustainable produce from local s...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2018 5 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines: no 'Book The Cook' for New York-Singapore flights

    Singapore Airlines says it has no current plans to introduce its Book The Cook service for the New York-Singapore leg of The World's Longest Flight©. The popular advance meal order service boasts a dazzling choice between 50 dishes on business class flights out of Singapore, with over a doz...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • British Airways is upgrading its Club Europe business class meals

    British Airways is rolling out new meals for its Club Europe business class service as the flag-carrier continues to sharpen its appeal to premium passengers. September 12 2018 will see the introduction of dishes built around cornerstone 'best of British' ingredients. At launch, the menu will...

    POSTED 4 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • George Calombaris brings Greek flair to Qatar's first, business class

    Australian chef and restauranteur George Calombaris is cooking up a series of Greek-inspired dishes for Qatar Airways' first class and business class passengers, although smashing the plates after your inflight feast is not recommended. The new menus will launch on Qatar Airways flights from Syd...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2018 9 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines: healthy 'wellness' meals for non-stop NY flights

    Singapore Airlines will join Qantas in putting 'wellness' on the menu for ultra long-range flights, beginning with the launch of its 19 hour non-stop flights to New York on October 11, 2018. The Star Alliance member will partner with US wellness firm Canyon Ranch for an extensive program coverin...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2018 14 Comments

  • What you can expect from Cathay's new business class dining concept

    Cathay Pacific will roll out its new 'business class dining concept' this month, with the meal service taking a step closer to a first class experience. Meals will be individually plated and delivered to passengers by hand rather than by trolley, as the airline adopts more personalised and upmar...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2018 19 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines' new business class menu for flights to China

    Singapore Airlines is serving up a new business class menu on selected flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. It's based on the Chinese dining concept known as Shi Quan Wei Mei, which relies on traditional cooking methods and fresh seasonal produce to present what the airline pro...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new 'restaurant-style' business class meal service

    Cathay Pacific will roll out its new business class dining service on Boeing 777 flights to Chicago in July, with the 'restaurant-style' program coming to Sydney in February 2019 and the rest of Australia in May 2019. The revamped service – which will extend to some 34 destinations by June...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 34 Comments

  • Delta adds 'Pre-select' business class meals to Sydney flights

    Delta Air Lines is extending its choose-before-you-fly meal service to business class travellers between Los Angeles and Sydney. From June 1, 2018, passengers in the Virgin Australia partner's Delta One business class on the LAX-Sydney route – although not the return leg – will see D...

    POSTED 28 May, 2018 4 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic goes full-on British with new afternoon tea service

    Afternoon tea and high tea are decidedly British traditions, even if they're not the same thing. Afternoon tea is, obviously enough. taken in the afternoon, whereas high tea is officially and traditionally enjoyed of an evening – a distinction mostly overlooked these days, especially in te...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2018 7 Comments

  • Here is Qantas' Perth-London Boeing 787 business class menu

    Qantas has already threatened promised a healthy approach to inflight dining on its non-stop Boeing 787 flights between Perth and London, and now we're seeing the new business class menu take shape. The good news: high flyers won't be force-fed kale and quinoa, although both of those hipster sta...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2018 51 Comments

  • Virgin Australia's new business class menu takes flight March 7

    Virgin Australia is upping the ante with its latest business class menu, which launches on domestic and international routes from March 7, 2018. The airline's resident chef, Luke Mangan, says the new menu delivers a mix of lighter meals and more substantial plates, in keeping with the changing t...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2018 33 Comments

  • Virgin Australia previews new business class menu

    Virgin Australia is changing up its business class menus for domestic and international flights, with the airline’s consulting chef Luke Mangan aiming to deliver what he describes as “lighter, cleaner, fresher approach” than Qantas when it comes to inflight dining. That’s...

    POSTED 5 Feb, 2018 49 Comments

  • Lobster at 40,000 feet: sampling Singapore Airlines' Book the Cook menu

    Lobster Thermidor, seared hazelnut-crusted veal fillet, Cantonese roast duck, pan-fried barramundi in pepper sauce – they're just some of the highlights of Singapore Airlines' Book the Cook service, which upgrades inflight meals to become a fine dining experience above the clouds....

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2018 15 Comments

  • The fabulous bars, lounges and restaurants of the Boeing 747

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Step back in...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2018 34 Comments

  • How to order your meal in advance on Qantas international flights

    Qantas passengers jetting abroad can pre-select their preferred inflight meal via the Qantas website, guaranteeing not just their first meal choice, but also unlocking extra dining options that don’t normally appear on the standard inflight menu. Available to business class, premium econom...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2017 8 Comments

  • Virgin Australia trials 'grab and go' airport lounge breakfasts

    EXCLUSIVE | Virgin Australia will offer 'Grab & Go' meals at its Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane lounges, allowing passengers to quickly bundle up a light breakfast or brunch to bring on board their flight. The concept will be introduced today, Wednesday December 6, and run through to March 2...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2017 35 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines brings Book the Cook meals to Adelaide

    Seared Tasmanian king salmon, lobster thermidor, braised beef short rib and lamb shank rendang – those are some of the inflight delights available to Singapore Airlines' business class travellers from Adelaide from the airline's popular Book the Cook menu. Book the Cook lets you ...

    POSTED 17 Nov, 2017 6 Comments

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