6.7Overall Score

As part of a recent trip to India (to check out the various inflight services and meals on offer) I had to take some flights with Air India to see what the meals and service was like. I took a total of two flights with Air India, the first was Mumbai to Delhi in order to sample the domestic meal offerings and the second was a flight from Delhi to Paris to check out their international meal offerings.

Keep your expectations low when flying with Air India to avoid disappointment, the food is what it is, traditional yet probably a standard or two below their competitors like Jet Airways or Vistara. Don’t expect Singapore Airlines service here, the crew were ok on my flights, not overly helpful and a little more interested in hanging out in the galleys with the curtain shut than helping passengers (on the long haul flight anyway).

Plenty of room for improvement here, not only for the food but also for the inflight service offered by the crew. It wasn’t the worst flight ever, it just wasn’t memorable at all, your typical below average airline food experience. Nothing to write home about, but still have to write about it!



air india economy class breakfastMeal: Vegetarian Indian Breakfast option.


air india economy class mealMain: Palak Paneer, Rice and Vegetables, unknown dessert and fresh cut vegetables.

air india economy class mealSecond meal service: That’s it? Croissant served with fresh fruit and chocolate brownie. Maybe I’m just being greedy now…


About The Author

Founder of Inflight Feed

Nik travels over 180,000km each year in search of the latest inflight meal options that are gracing the skies. He trains airline staff on inflight technology, sales training, teaches staff to serve, sell and generally make the inflight experience better for all of us! He's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends and has written for CNN and has a regular column in leading industry magazines.