Flight of the eateries: Turks are tops!


Sorry this blog is all about food at the mo, but travel search engine skyscanner has just told us what we already knew, that Turkish Airlines has the best food in the skies.

I've flown Turkish several times (last time, notably, to Tehran, which prompted a blog entry that had a Kevin Costner fan in a tizzzzz). What's refreshing about this survey is that while Turkish might use Kev to suck some more American travel dollars into its coffers, it doesn't use the big name chefs for its menu (eg. Singapore and potty-mouthed Gordon Ramsay, Qantas and old yellow fang, Neil Perry etc).

The airline simply relies on the simple fact that Turkish is one of the most fabulous cuisines on the planet. I have to say I'm surprised at finding Aer Lingus up at number four (the memory of hardened blood sausage and those strange little white, veiny bangers comes to mind) and Aeroflot one point behind Qantas, but am not surprised by the high-ranking Emirati airlines, Etihad and Emirates, though I didn't expect Qatar to be so low. Here are the final scores:

Airline
Score
Turkish Airlines
86
Singapore Airlines
81
Etihad
80
Aer Lingus
78
Emirates
77
Cathay Pacific
75
KLM
75
Qantas
72
Aeroflot
71
Air France
70
Iberia
65
SAS
64
United Airlines
62
British Airways
60
Qatar Airways
57
Virgin Atlantic
57
Alitalia
54
Lufthansa
53
American Airlines
47.5

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