What used to be a woman's size 12 in 1968 is a woman's size 4 today; what used to be third-class is economy-class today. What changed? We've grown more sensitive: I'm not overweight, I still fit into a size 12. I'm not a third-class passenger, I'm a price conscious individual that rides in economy-class.


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Despite the name games, airline food hasn't changed much. Economy class meals still come in a wrapper, and business or first-class meals come with real cutlery. This list shows the sometimes striking difference between what the different classes eat.

What do you think? Submit your comments and photos below, and remember: economy-class food isn't bad because it's cheap; it's purposefully bad to encourage those with money to buy more expensive tickets!

#1 Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines

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CosminChinde 10 months ago

as always the economy one looks better :)

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#2 Air France

Air France

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CosminChinde 10 months ago

the economy one looks so much better and homey in my opinion

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#3 Ana Airlines

Ana Airlines

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#4 Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airlines

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#5 Thai Airways

Thai Airways

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kahh 10 months ago

The first class dishes really looks like japanese food. It has wasabi and vegetables in sakura forms.

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#6 British Airways

British Airways

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LenaWagenfuehr 10 months ago

why do airlines think people who are fool enough to shell out the extra dosh to buy the business/first class tickets can be trusted with cutlery/real glasses?

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#7 Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

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MaschaClaessens 10 months ago

Mainly the side dishes that look better in first class here.. :P And someone already ate the bread :')

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#8 Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines

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HannaAndersson 10 months ago

First class food looks terrible! What is that?

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#9 Air Canada

Air Canada

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PatTheo 10 months ago

Thats better.

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#10 Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines

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AndreaJoian 10 months ago

are you supposed to eat the bread with the pasta?

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