Intra-Europe business class is usually not much to speak of. Typically, carriers will offer an economy class aisle or window seat with the middle blocked. A meal will be served, but it tends to be light and cold on shorter flights. For my Meal of the Week feature this week, I want to focus on one carrier that manages a hot meal on every meal flight: Finnair.
Flight time was under 2hrs so I was not expecting much. But as we took off the smell of baked schnitzel wafted through the cabin. After takeoff, FAs sprang to action and offered each passenger lunch.
In my experience, Finnair always offers a hot meal but does not offer a choice. This was at least true on this flight. First came the meal, rapidly served via cart. FAs did remove the foil wrappers off the main course before serving. The main course was indeed schnitzel served in a creamy, spicy white sauce with green beans and mashed potatoes. Bread was offered from a basket.
Next came beverages. My friend John had champagne while I had water to drink. I love the distinctive Finnish glassware and crockery used on Finnair.
How was the food? Very, very tasty. The schnitzel was piping hot and perfectly seasoned. I ordered tea with lemon after the meal was cleared away.
We would connect later that day to Beijing (trip report is in the queue).
If you’re flying Finnair within Europe, there is no need to eat at home or in the lounge unless you have strict dietary requirements. I was a bit surprised that the only option was pork, but I again underscore how delicious it was.