Taste8.7
Quality8.5
Appearance8.5
Quantity8.3
Originality8.1
8.4Overall Score

As part of a recent trip to India I flew with many Indian based airlines to check out precisely what is being offered to passengers inflight. This time I flew with Vistara a new entrant to the Indian aviation market part-owned by the Singapore Airlines group. The airline offers business, premium economy and economy on routes across India, and they’re well known for providing first-class hospitality in all cabin classes. Business Class passengers will receive quality inflight meals served on linen and bone china tableware. In premium economy passengers are offered meal trays, and in economy, passengers will be given hot meals served in boxes. Note that hot meals are served on flights usually above 1 hour, cold refreshments are offered on shorter trips.

My flight would take me from Mumbai to Delhi, and I decided to book premium economy to see how the service and inflight meal offerings were like. Before departure, the cabin crew distributed this tetra pack coconut drink which was quite refreshing, and a hot towel was offered.  v1

PREMIUM ECONOMY MEAL

Passengers travelling in premium economy on Air Vistara will receive a more enhanced meal than those in economy class, the usual choice of vegetarian or non-vegetarian meals are offered. I decided on the Southern Indian vegetarian choice: Spinach pancakes with tomato upma and sambas served with fruit and a pastry.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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FINAL THOUGHTS

The service onboard was top notch; the crew were friendly and helpful. The meal itself was delicious, and you can see that the airline has thought about trying to make the premium economy meal experience that little more ‘premium’. A great airline to fly, excellent service and meals and wouldn’t hesitate to fly them again.

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.