Air Berlin invited me to experience a flight from Dusseldorf to Los Angeles aboard one of their newly refurbished A330 aircraft. Air Berlin business class meals are created by Sansibar located on the German island of Sylt. The airline offers a well-stocked bar at 35,000ft including Prosecco from Italy, 13 different spirits, a range of German Beers as well as soft drinks and hot beverages.
Air Berlin ceased operations in 2017 🙁
THE MEAL CHOICES
My entree included a carpaccio of zucchini with shrimps marinated in lemon juice and small diced peppers. It’s delicious. There are four main dishes to choose from including Butter chicken with basmati rice and mint chilli, Osso Buco, Limances rolls in alfredo sauce and Pasta triangoli in a juniper sauce.
The cabin crew garnish the plate with fresh herbs and it’s served. It’s a delish meal and very authentic.
Desserts include a tiramisu tartlet or an Emmenthal and Tete de Moine cheese plate. I received both; the Tiramisu is delicious and the cheese plate was lovely, I preferred the tiramisu.
Halfway through the flight, the intermezzo dish is served, consisting of a fresh fruit salad and a Bavarian meatloaf with orange mustard and potato arugula salad. It’s the perfect mid-flight snack, quite light and typically German.
THE THIRD INFLIGHT MEAL
I was surprised that the airline provided another inflight meal service on this 10.5-hour flight. The one tray meal service includes a dish of sliced pork fillets with pumpkin salad, balsamic cream and roasted pumpkin seeds. A Swiss chocolate cake and chtipiti cream cheese accompany the dish.
In addition to the inflight service, you can also select a range of snacks, including chocolate bars, Italian cookies, pretzels and peanuts.
Overall I’m impressed with Air Berlin, and the experience was comparable to a restaurant on the ground. The airline provides a beautiful selection of local and international dishes for business class customers to choose from. The food on offer is plentiful, and the service is warm, friendly and courteous.