SOME HISTORY FOR YOU
On October 11, 1919, the first airline meal was served to passengers on a flight from London and Paris aboard a Handley Page flight. And it wasn’t free! Passengers had to pay 3 Shillings for the meal which, and according to Measuring Worth that’s around £6.02 in today’s value.
For their 3 Shillings passengers received a Sandwich, Fruit, and Chocolate, so let’s compare to today’s prices. Today EasyJet fly between London and Paris and offer passengers the choice to purchase meals and snacks. Airline food has certainly come a long way since 1919 and today we can see many airlines teaming up with celebrity chefs, offering meal upgrades (yes pay to get a better meal!), organic meals and so much more. But have the meal offerings become better or worse over the years?
A similar meal today on easyJet would consist of:
Pepsi Max £1.80
Kit Kat £1.20