8.5Overall Score

Ever wanted to know what’s included if you pre-order a Thomas Cook inflight meal? Well, I recently flew the airline to get a taste of these meals which have been created by celebrity chef James Martin. My flight Corfu to Bristol with a flying time of just over three hours was enough time to sample the inflight meals that were delivered to me inflight.

The airline provided some free meals for me to sample.


Meals can be booked at the time of making your reservation, or you can always head over to the Thomas Cook website after you have booked your flights to add the meals to your booking. Meals start at £6.00, and the choice of options will vary depending on your flight and the season. Children will generally eat at half the price of adults for further information you can check here.



After take off the cabin crew will begin the meal service and those who have pre-ordered a meal will get served first usually. First comes this lovely box (see below) which doubles as a rubbish bag. The contents inside for dinner/lunch meals will include Bread, Dessert, Cheese & Crackers, Chocolate, Milk and Butter.



The contents of the breakfast boxes will include Yoghurt, Muffin, Juice and Milk.


In addition to the inflight box, you will also receive your hot meal pre-order. First up I sampled the Plain Chicken with Indian Butter Sauce and Fragrant Rice with Mango Chutney, then the Slow Braised Beef with Bourbon Glaze and Potatoes and finally the Ricotta and Basil Filled Ravioli in a Tomato Sauce.



The meal concept is excellent and you do feel that you get a lot for your money. The Indian Butter Chicken tasted great while the Slow Braised Beef was ever so tender and something that reminded me of a Sunday Roast. The Ravioli, on the other hand, was ok, it wasn’t bad by any means it was just ok. If I had to pick the best option, it would have to be the Indian Butter Chicken.



A big thanks to the team at Thomas Cook UK who provided me with so many inflight meals to sample inflight. I paid for my flights, but Thomas Cook provided the meals for free, all views expressed are my own.


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; 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, Lifehacker, The New York Times plus many major news outlets across the globe.