Air France meals are included in the price of your ticket, and the airline offers passengers the option to pay to upgrade their economy class meals.

You can check out the Air France inflight meal review right here for premium economy and here for business class.

Economy class customers on longer flights will enjoy a self-service buffet offering sweet and savoury treats, fresh products, mini-sandwiches and ice cream. Meal trays in economy and premium economy class have been designed by Eugeni Quitllet, a student of designer Philippe Starck.

PRE-ORDER MEALS LONG HAUL MEAL UPGRADE

Passengers in economy and premium economy class can pay to upgrade their inflight meal on Air France services where a la carte dining options are available. You can choose from 6 A la Carte Menus, including five on departure from Paris and three on departure from the French Overseas Departments, USA, Canada, Africa and Asia.  The latest meal addition to the pre-order range is the new healthy option that can be booked on flights starting 1 April 2018, this light and balanced meal is simply called “Healthy”.

I was lucky enough to sample all the pre-order meals at a special tasting with Air France in Paris; you can take a look at all the menus right here.

April to September 2019

Starter: Duo of quinoa salad and soft white cheese fragranced with spices, radish pickles and green asparagus tips with olive oil

Main dish: Grilled chicken with thyme and rosemary, sauce vierge and green vegetable medley

Cheese: Ash-coated goat’s cheese with a pumpkin seed crumble

Dessert: Bourbon vanilla pannacotta, strawberry, red fruit and lime tartare

October 2019 to March 2020

Starter: Lentil salad with balsamic vinegar, cubed celery and carrot, red onion and preserved lemon zest pickle

Main dish: Pollack in mandarin sauce, tangy yellow carrot and broccoli mousse

Cheese: Fresh goat’s cheese, wholegrain mustard and honey green vinaigrette

Dessert: Baked pear with orange blossom honey on cottage cheese, served with dried cranberries and crushed speculoos

Other options in the range include

My Fun Menu, a kids menu for €13.00

Le Marché de Jean Imbert Menu, an exclusive culinary experience created by the famed chef for €21.00.

Une Selection Lenotre Menu, a unique menu designed by the famed Maison Lenotre for €28.00.

Tradition Menu, a French culinary journey with traditional recipes for €18.00.

Ocean Menu, a meal inspired by the sea for €18.00.

Italia Menu, an Italian inspired menu of Mediterranean flavours for €12.00.

You can also pay for these meals with Flying Blue miles at the cost of between 4,000 and 8,500 miles.

These pre-order meals are available on all on all long-haul flights on which a hot meal is served, departing from Paris, French overseas departments (Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Reunion and Saint-Denis), the United States (Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington), Canada (Montreal and Toronto), Africa (Abidjan, Dakar, Douala and Libreville), China (Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai), South Korea (Seoul) and Japan (Osaka and Tokyo), but not flights to India. The “Le Marché de Jean Imbert” (Jean Imbert’s Market) and “Une Sélection LENÔTRE” (A LENÔTRE Selection) meals are offered on flights departing from Paris only. The Italia Menu is being provided on flights leaving from French overseas departments, the United States, Canada, Africa, China, South Korea and Japan.

Orders can be placed from 90 days until 24 hours before departure. Unlike other airlines, if you do happen to change your flight Air France will ensure that your pre-ordered meal is on your flight!

PRE-ORDER MEALS SHORT HAUL EX ORLY AIRPORT

On flights from Paris-Orly to Bordeaux, Nice, Marseille or Toulouse passengers may select from a range of special pre-order dishes (for a fee) in economy class. You can order these meals up to 24 hours before departure, and they include Sweet, Seafood, Farmhouse and Garden menu. Meals start at only €8.00, and further information on these can be viewed right here.

SPECIAL MEALS

Air France special meals can be ordered for flights longer than 2hrs and 35mins up to 48 hours before departure. Meal options are as follows.

Low Salt, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Indian Vegetarian, Vegan, Ovo Lacto Vegetarian, Hindu, Halal, and Kosher.

Allergen-free meals are also available which are free from products and derivatives of: cereals, shellfish, eggs, fish, peanuts, soy, milk, nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts), celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupine, mollusks, and sulfur dioxide and sulfites in a concentration exceeding 10 mg/kg.

FIRST AND BUSINESS CLASS

On flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo passengers in first and business class can access the Service à la française (French style) program. It allows you to personalize your dining experience by choosing your meal in advance of your flight. Meal options include A taste of Japan, Traditional Chinese, Korean Sensations, Indian Delights, Thai, and Seafood. Air France First and Business class cabin meals are created by Michelin-starred chefs.

About The Author

Founder of Inflight Feed

Nik has been running Inflight Feed since 2012, and since then he's taken well over 500 flights for work and pleasure. He documents his inflight meal experiences right here; he's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends, he has written for CNN and has regular columns in leading industry magazines. He's been featured in Vogue, QZ, Lifehacker, The New York Times plus many major news outlets across the globe.