Culinary Revamp in Qantas Eco

Qantas international economy passengers will now enjoy even better dining in the skies as the airline rolls out a raft of new innovations to its inflight international economy dining service. Not only will customers enjoy a wider choice of meals, but meals will be fifty per cent larger and served faster.


“We have worked closely with Australia's leading producers and suppliers to deliver what we believe to be the best inflight economy dining experience offered by any international carrier,” says Qantas group CEO Alan Joyce. “The new menu offers more generous meals and an increase from two to four meal options. We also have new meal categories, including a healthy option, comfort food and a meal inspired by the route itself, like Smoky Barbeque Beef on our US flights.”


Some of the new dishes on the menu include smoky barbecue beef with roasted sweet potato, broccoli, and corn; honey roasted chicken farro salad and seasonal vegetables with pumpkin, and sesame seeds; scrambled eggs with chicken sausage, tomato, hash brown, and baked beans; and Ruby & Roy's traditional Greek yoghurt with granola.


The fourth option on each menu will be available through the Select on Q Eat online pre-order service, while new serving plates, which remove the need for trays, enable crew to serve and clear meals up to 30 minutes faster.


Pulled beef sliders with capsicum and tomato relish, Weis ice-cream bars, Maltesers, and fresh fruit are among the self-serve grazing options. Shortly after take-off, passengers will be served a welcome drink from Bickford's signature range, featuring flavours exclusive to Qantas such as Lemon & Elderflower, and Pink Grapefruit.


A team of Qantas food and beverage experts spent 12 months researching and developing the new menu and service, speaking with customers, visiting local producers and suppliers, and researching food and dining trends. Trials were run on a number of international flights and customer satisfaction on those flights almost doubled, hitting record highs.


The new service will be rolled out across the airline’s destinations over the next few months.


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