Taste7.9
Quality8.3
Appearance8.2
Quantity6.7
Service7.6
7.7Overall Score

Welcome aboard Brussels Airlines flight SN502 from New York (JFK) to Brussels aboard an Airbus A330 aircraft. Departing at 6pm local time our flight time is approximately six hours that means we would have dinner served possibly followed by a breakfast service just before landing in Brussels at 7am. ‘Chicken or Fish?’ asked the ‘experienced’ flight attendant (not long after the first drinks service) and our decision was chicken!

OUR MEAL?

Our Brussels airlines meal was actually quite delicious and consisted of:

A hot meal of Chicken Pieces in an Asian Style Sauce accompanied by Snow Peas and Rice, a Chicken Caesar Salad, Monterey Jack Cheese, and a Carrot and Walnut cake!

WHAT WAS GOOD

The salad was HUGE! If you are familiar with airline meal tray salads you know that they are generally quite small and this salad was far from that. The Asian style chicken was not too dry and the rice (which can normally be hard and sticky) was actually good!

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NOT SO GOOD

Breakfast was served very quickly and we were given a very simple box which contained a Muffin, a mini Toblerone and a Juice. We thought it was a little basic and we wouldn’t have said no to a hot breakfast, but maybe we are just being greedy? Oh and we received a cup of coffee too!

THE SERVICE

Service from the crew was nice, of course you had those crew members that were chatty and re-filling glasses without asking and then you had those who couldn’t get the service done quick enough.

TIP!

If you happen to be flying with Brussels Airlines from Brussels on long haul services in Business Class, the airline works with celebrity chefs to offer a taste of Belgium on select flights. These inflight menus change every 3-4 months so look out for them!

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WOULD WE EAT ON BRUSSELS AIRLINES AGAIN?

Yes we would, however we really feel that the breakfast boxes need more quality products in order to make them a decent breakfast box. A Muffin and Toblerone probably have way too much sugar to be classified as being a breakfast snack, how about a small sandwich or something a little more savoury?

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 and 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 plus many major news outlets across the globe, and has become the 'go to' person when someone needs an opinion about airline meals.