Emirates has introduced its Inflight Meal Preordering Service on 92 routes worldwide, including 30 new routes like Riyadh, Jeddah, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kuala Lumpur. Over 10,000 preorders have already been fulfilled on more than 3,000 flights, with more than 600 meal preorders placed by Emirates customers each day.
This innovative service enables Business Class passengers to preselect their main course between 14 days and 24 hours before their flight, ensuring they receive their preferred choice while also contributing to reduced food wastage.
Among the most popular preorder dishes are pan-fried beef tenderloin with thyme jus, roasted new potato wedges, and steamed asparagus, as well as grilled beef tenderloin with creamy wild mushroom sauce, Kenya beans, and potato gratin.
For breakfast, the cheddar cheese and chive omelette with creamy spinach, sautéed Portobello mushroom, and roasted herbed tomato has been a top choice.
Emirates encourages passengers to explore the onboard menu on Emirates.com or the Emirates app up to two weeks before their flight.
Business Class offerings include chef-crafted dishes such as chocolate hazelnut pancakes with apricot compote and ricotta sour cream for breakfast, Moroccan-style Pacific cod served with coriander pesto, moghrabieh with saffron tomato salsa, broccoli, and roasted pumpkin with cardamom for lunch, and pan-fried salmon trout with saffron cream, blanched green beans, braised beetroot, and polenta with spring onions for dinner.
Onboard the aircraft, cabin crew will utilize Apple devices to view passengers’ preordered selections and serve their chosen dishes.
The meal preordering service is part of Emirates’ suite of AI-enabled customer preference tracking data and cabin crew reports, aiding in menu planning, efficient food loading, and waste reduction.
Emirates is committed to enhancing the digital experience of its passengers, and this meal preordering service is complemented by website and app check-in, digital boarding passes, access to digital inflight menus, easy Skywards membership sign-up for immediate access to free Wi-Fi messaging onboard, and curated ice inflight entertainment playlists available in advance of the flight.