A quick hop from London to Madeira with Thomson gave me the opportunity to test out the latest inflight meals available. Thomson is a charter/leisure airline that is part of the TUI Group; they include meals on all long-haul flights (7 hours or more!) however on trips across Europe passengers can purchase a range of hot and cold meal options if they wish.

THE MENU

The Thomson current inflight menu can be viewed hereInflight meal offerings on Thomson include options such as Pasta, Chunky Chips, Five different snack boxes and a range of toasted/fresh sandwiches. It’s a very good range.

THE MEALS

The flight from London to Madeira left Gatwick at around 9 am so it was a bit too early for chunky chips, but I decided on:

Bacon Ciabatta Roll and the Afternoon Tea Snack Box (to sample later on).

The afternoon snack box is fantastic it includes a fresh scone, clotted cream, gourmet Bonne Maman jam, deluxe chocolate from Monty Bojangles, Marshfield caramel shortbread and it comes in a great box. Cost £4.00

The bacon ciabatta hits the spot in the morning, a lot better than a similar offering on easyJet but just make sure that you ask the crew for some tomato sauce or brown sauce to go with it. Makes it all even better. Cost £4.00

On the flight from Maderia to London, the usual inflight offerings were announced over the PA but then cabin crew mentioned fish and chips, and since it was lunch time it seemed like a great idea.

Beer Battered Fish and Chips the perfect offering on British bound flight, while the offering was small, it was good. The chips weren’t that crunchy (they aren’t generally at 35,000ft), but the cod was quite tasty. Just don’t forget the tomato sauce or vinegar. Cost £4.00. 

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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.