Air China has begun offering on-board 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 on-board 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:
|CA781||Beijing → Zurich||1|
|CA783||Beijing → Auckland||1|
|CA907||Beijing → Madrid||1|
|CA817||Beijing → Washington, D.C.||1|
|CA819||Beijing → Newark||1|
|CA841||Beijing → Vienna||1|
|CA855, CA937||Beijing → Heathrow||1|
|CA861||Beijing → Geneva||1|
|CA867||Beijing → Johannesburg||1|
|CA879||Beijing → Montreal||1|
|CA887, CA983, CA987||Beijing → Los Angeles||1|
|CA721||Beijing → Minsk||1|
|CA909||Beijing → Moscow||1|
|CA931||Beijing → Frankfurt||1|
|CA933||Beijing → Paris||1|
|CA939||Beijing → Rome||1|
|CA961||Beijing → Munich||1|
|CA981, CA989||Beijing → New York (JFK)||1|
|CA985||Beijing → San Francisco||1|
|CA991, CA997||Beijing → Vancouver||1|
|CA995||Beijing → Houston||1|
Some 18 dishes are currently listed by Air China as being available to preorder. 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.