Taste5.2
Quality5.2
Appearance5.8
Quantity5.3
Service8.5
6Overall Score

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We take a flight from New York to Oslo on the 787 to check out the Norwegian Air inflight meals.

Norwegian does not provide ‘free’ meals for passengers in economy class, however if you fly premium economy meals are included in your ticket. On this flight, we will test Economy and Premium Economy class meals and don’t forget to check out the video below which has some behind the scenes footage aboard the 787.

BEFORE THE FLIGHT

Before our flight we ensure that we pre-order our ”Nice and Tasty” menu for economy class passengers which includes: One light meal and a hot meal which includes wine, beer or water during the meal service. The meals must be pre-ordered online at least 72 hours prior to departure if you don’t pre-order you can always order snacks during the flight through your entertainment system.

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ECONOMY CLASS MEALS

Cabin crew serve passengers who have pre-ordered their meals online first, those who didn’t just have to wait a little bit longer. Our economy class meal is served promptly after take off and consists of a basic meal tray with a salad, drink and your main meal. The first meal is beef with potato mash served with broccoli and whilst it doesn’t actually look very appetisingl in the end it actually tasted ok.

PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS MEALS

From economy class we move into premium economy class to get a taste of what’s being served there. Immediately you notice that the seats in premium economy class are a lot bigger than economy, yet the meals look rather similar to those in economy class. Our meal for the second service is is the light breakfast which consists of yogurt, fruit salad, and a pain au chocolate. It’s definitely a lot better than the previous meal in economy class and about the same amount of food is served, it’s just served in different packaging and presented slightly better than economy class meals. 

PRE-ORDER MEAL COSTS

For this flight we paid an extra €49 as a special deal which includes a checked in bag, your own seat selection and 2 meals. Now if you purchase the bag alone it will cost you €33 and seat selection is an additional €33, so it does make sense to buy it all together especially if you plan on checking in a bag selecting a seat or having something to eat. 

THE VERDICT

The meals in economy class could be done a little better as they didn’t look appealing at all, on the plus side the inflight service was great! The meals in premium economy class are very similar to economy class and could perhaps do with a bit of an upgrade too. All is all quite a good food experience, not excellent yet not appalling. If you’re looking for further information on Norwegian menus or food options check here.

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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.