I promised a full report on my A340-600 short hop from London Heathrow to Madrid Barajas, but will focus on the meal served for this week’s Meal of the Week.
Admittedly, my expectations were tempered as I stepped onto my first of two Iberia flights. While the seat (I knew what I was getting) and service (mostly robotic, but with a smile) met expectations, the food exceeded expectations.
Having booked this flight same-day, I found myself in the very last row of the business class cabin. That usually means no meal choice, but I did not even get a menu: the FA ran out two rows ahead of me prior to takeoff.
Although we did not run into much chop, it was an hour into the flight before drinks and dinner were finally served, all from a single cart.
The FA asked me what I wanted and I stated that I never received a menu. She responded that it did not matter because there was only pasta left.
For the record, I managed to grab a menu on the way out–
Ok, pumpkin-filled pasta it was…
Oddly, the FA then asked what I would have ordered, steak or pasta. I said steak.
Odd I thought.
But moments later she returned from the kitchen (wearing an oven mit) with a steak entree in her hand.
She smiled and said, “I found one!” as she snatched the pasta off my tray.
I appreciated that gesture, because I noticed everyone in front of me was eating pasta.
So nice that everything was unwrapped for me…
But steak on a plane–how would it be?
Yes, believe it or not another good airline steak:
All in all, a very good meal. Steak appears to be a safe bet on Iberia.