Air China has begun offering onboard meal pre-ordering for first and business class passengers on select international flights departing Beijing.

The new service is currently set to run until October 28, 2017. During this time, passengers travelling in fare classes F and A (first class) and J, C, D, Z and R (business class) will be able to reserve their onboard meals at least 24 hours before their flight departure time.

Applicable destinations include cities in the US, Canada, Russia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Spain, Austria, the UK, South Africa, Belarus, Germany, France and Italy, though some routes only provide pre-ordering for snacks rather than meals.

The full list of applicable flights is as follows:

Flight No.RouteMealsSnacks
CA781Beijing → Zurich1
CA783Beijing → Auckland1
CA907Beijing → Madrid1
CA817Beijing → Washington, D.C.1
CA819Beijing → Newark1
CA841Beijing → Vienna1
CA855, CA937Beijing → Heathrow1
CA861Beijing → Geneva1
CA867Beijing → Johannesburg1
CA879Beijing → Montreal1
CA887, CA983, CA987Beijing → Los Angeles1
CA721Beijing → Minsk1
CA909Beijing → Moscow1
CA931Beijing → Frankfurt1
CA933Beijing → Paris1
CA939Beijing → Rome1
CA961Beijing → Munich1
CA981, CA989Beijing → New York (JFK)1
CA985Beijing → San Francisco1
CA991, CA997Beijing → Vancouver1
CA995Beijing → Houston1

Some 18 dishes are currently listed by Air China as being available to pre-order. These include garlic silver cod fish, Korean-style grilled beef fillet, Wuxi pork spare ribs, teriyaki chicken, and wonton noodle soup, among many others.

Ordering can be done only through Air China’s official website (location must be set to China) and can be selected by following the “Booking Additional Services” under “Self-Booking” on the home page.

airchina.com