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Short Summary: Finally, an airline is letting you customize your in-flight meal before you board the plane.
Put your seats in the full, upright position, folks, because here’s some news that’s sure to make your next flight much more exciting than your last one. I take it that last time you went flying, you were stuck with two incredibly unappetizing choices for your inflight meal. Well, guess what? The European airline, Air Baltic, has just developed a new “virtual tray” feature that will allow passengers to customize their inflight meal online before departure, ensuring that you receive the meal that is right for you.
According to a recent article, customers will be given a variety of standard meal options and side dishes. You will be able to choose which meat you would like or which type of bread or salad you want to eat. Passengers are also given the options of vegetarian, gluten free, kosher, or vegan meals. The virtual tray is expected to launch this coming May.
Air Baltic just might end up revolutionizing the way meals are prepared for airlines all over the world. Passengers are going to want that customizable option for their next flight. Having done some flying in my time, I can speak from experience that airline meals are never completely satisfying. Sometimes there is only one edible thing on the plate, or something just sticks out from the rest of the dish. With this virtual tray feature, passengers are able to prepare a meal that suits them as best as possible.
It’s also impressive to consider the infinite possibilities of a meal. With this feature, passengers can customize a meal to fit their dietary plans. They can pick an option that meets their daily calorie intake without having to worry about what might be served on the flight that they booked. I know people who chose to go hungry on a plane, rather than just eat whatever is available in the inflight meal options. It seems like this feature will reduce any sort of disappointment, and more importantly, eliminate any future airline food jokes from any comedian’s repertoire. Hopefully in future the virtual tray feature will catch on.
Suppose you’re the type that doesn’t eat meat. With this feature, we can possibly see the hungry vegetarian opting for quality healthy food before boarding the plane. David Wilson, of Quorn Foods, offered his insights to the new development: “Air Baltic is offering meals that fit a wide range of dietary needs. Thanks to their new virtual meal picker, vegetarians who are looking for meatless meals will have no problem selecting food that fits their needs. At Quorn Foods, we are a big advocate of consumer choice; that is why we offer a wide range of meatless, soy free products that taste great and allow consumers to thoroughly enjoy their meals.”
I expect many airlines to follow Air Baltic’s example in the years to come. Customers are going to appreciate a flying experience that meets their needs, their tastes, and ultimately, their choices. Customizability is something that appeals to customers, as they feel that they have a way to produce the best experience possible for themselves. By picking their own food, passengers can enjoy their flight just so much more than they did in the past. So put your tray down, folks. It’s time to eat.