9.1Overall Score

Our first encounter with a Russian airline and in business class too! We take a flight from Istanbul to Moscow and then to London in order to review the meals of Transaero Airlines. Transaero shut their doors in October 2015…. ūüôĀ



Our 2.5 hour flight from Istanbul departs at 2am and we assumed that¬†the meal offerings would be limited but it’s quite the opposite.¬†Our tray table is lined with a crisp linen cloth and our cabin crew member is attentive throughout the entire flight, meal choices include:¬†Beef Wellington pie, Pancakes with duck meat filling or Paccheri pasta. We decide on the Paccheri pasta which is stuffed with salmon pieces and dressed in a delicious cheese sauce. Complementing our main meal is the appetiser of roasted pork loin served with fried chickpeas, mushrooms and sweet pepper, baked breads and fresh fruits. To finish we opt for the English breakfast tea which is served with a petit four dessert.

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Our 3.5 hour flight from Moscow to London departed just after 9am and we were offered a myriad of choices for lunch. These included options such as: Rabbit Patty with tempura vegetables, Roasted duck breast with baked apple and plum slices with vegetable pilaf or Catfish patty served with cuttlefish ink pasta and creamy sauce. Our choice? The Rabbit Patty. The tempura vegetables are crisp and our rabbit patty is an interesting mix of flavours.



After our flight we find out that Business and First class meals on Transaero are not prepared the usual way, the airline works with Dellos Air Services in the centre of Moscow. Dellos is an upmarket caterer and prepare all business and first class meals in the centre of Moscow which are then delivered by special refrigerated cars that meet each aircraft.. The result is a truly quality and fresh inflight meal product for passengers who travel in business and first class with the airline. In summer, dishes are lighter and by autumn/winter dishes gain extra calories to compensate for the lack of warmth and sunlight.

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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 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.