As flagged on our forum, Lufthansa has announced a new a la carte dining option for economy and premium economy passengers on long-haul flights.
From May customers will be able to choose from seven paid-for meals costing between €13 and €33, with choices including grilled steak, a Japanese Bento Box, “hearty Bavarian snacks”, an Asian “vitality” menu with quinoa, Mediterranean pasta with shrimp, and a Thai curry.
The meals will be available “on almost all” of the carrier’s intercontinental flights from Frankfurt and Munich, and can be ordered at lufthansa.com up to 24 hours before departure.
Lufthansa is keen to stress that the a la carte options “do not replace the existing food and drink offerings in Economy and Premium Economy Class, but complement them at the passengers’ individual request”.
The German carrier joins a number of major airlines in offering a la carte service alongside the free meal option.
Air France recently added a “My Fun Menu” to its existing paid-for meal range, featuring a burger, crisps, yoghurt and doughnut, while British Airways offers a paid-for menu on selected flights from Heathrow.
Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss also offers a similar a la carte menu on intercontinental flights.