Ahhh Swiss, how lovely are your inflight meals? Yes even in economy class across Europe the airline still manages to provide something decent to eat as you will see below. However most of the following inflight meals are from business class experiences that I’ve had with Swiss over the last few months, some of the flights include trips from Corfu to Geneva, Brussels to Zurich, Athens to Zurich and Zurich to Dublin. Enjoy!

ONE VERY SHORT FLIGHT

What can you expect on a short haul business class flight with Swiss of about 55 mins between Brussels and Zuirch? This!

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Orange, fig and jam served with a truffle and mint pate, a typically Swiss cheeseboard and if that wasn’t enough some Tiramisu! Whilst the service inflight was very quick (could you blame the crew?) this meal really impressed, it was mouth watering and so very Swiss.

SOME BREAKFAST SIR?

An early morning flight at 6am most certainly guarantees that one will not eat breakfast before heading to the airport, unless of course you get to the airport early enough to visit the lounge. On this very early departure from Athens to Zurich breakfast included: Scrambled eggs with grilled tomato, broccoli and sausages, fresh fruit and yoghurt and there’s that lovely Swiss cheeseboard again. 🙂

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Want some more breakfast? How about this option from Zurich to Dublin.

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Omelette and sausage served with spinach and tomato relish served with bircher muesli (yum!), fresh bread and jam and yet again that lovely little Swiss cheeseboard popped up again. I might just mention here that Bob Geldof was sitting right next to me, I didn’t say a word to him. But wondered what he thought of the guy sitting next to him taking lots of photos of the airline food….

WHAT ABOUT ECONOMY? I HEAR YOU SAY

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The above meal box was delivered to my seat on an Athens to Zurich flight in economy class. Inside the box contained: Potato salad with salmon, emmental cheese and a coffee mousse dessert! The flight time was around 2.5 hours and even in economy class this offering was fresh and tasty.

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SOMETIMES IT’S NOT PERFECT THOUGH

On a flight from Zurich to Athens my dinner just wasn’t meant to be, when I tried the ‘hot’meal it was as though it hadn’t been heated up at all. I asked for it to be heated up some more, instead the crew offered a new hot meal which would be ready promptly. It wasn’t any better than the first meal and not wanting to cause a stir I gave up trying to get a hot meal…

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The meal itself was a roasted chicken piece with polenta and vegetables, fresh garden salad, passion fruit dessert and that lovely Swiss cheeseboard again. I mentioned my onboard experience to Swiss (first world problems I know) and they were quick to compensate me due to the issues experience onboard, they didn’t have to but it was certainly a lovely gesture on their part.

FINALLY

A quick hop from Corfu to Geneva with a flight time of 1hr 55mins and this lovely meal tray was served to me inflight. Chicken in mushroom sauce with vegetables and rice, a fresh garden salad, yoghurt orange dessert and yet again that lovely Swiss cheeseboard!

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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 a 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!