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 6 pm local time my flight time is approximately six hours that means a dinner service followed by breakfast. ‘Chicken or Fish?’ asked the flight attendant (not long after the first drinks service) and I opted for the chicken.

THE MEAL?

My Brussels airlines meal was 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 generally be hard and sticky) was excellent!

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NOT SO GOOD

Breakfast was served very quickly, and I was given a very simple box which contained a Muffin, a mini Toblerone and a Juice. I thought it was a little basic for a breakfast offering, but maybe that’s just me having high expectations.

THE SERVICE

Service from the crew was friendly, 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 I EAT ON BRUSSELS AIRLINES AGAIN?

Yes, I would, however I feel that the breakfast boxes need more quality products, perhaps some fruit or something a little healthier. 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?