New trend: economy pax buy premium meal

Austrian Airlines gives option to pre-order premium dining

More airlines are giving economy passengers the option to pre-order and pay for premium dining. Most recently, Austrian Airlines is the first airline to offer paid premium meals on flights out of its Vienna hub and also on flights departing from New York. It is working with the catering provider DO & CO, which has stations in both cities, so the airline can control quality in both airports.
Passengers flying Austrian can pre-order their meals at the “DO & CO A La Carte” desk at Vienna Airport, open daily from 05:30 to 22:30, with final orders placed until one hour before departure. Meals are cooked on the day of departure. US Airways, Westjet, KLM, Air France and Estonian Air are now offering similar services.
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[pictured: Austrian Business Class meal; courtesy Austrian Airlines]

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