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Emirates expands inflight meal pre-ordering service to 92 destinations

Emirates has announced that its inflight meal pre-ordering service is now available across 92 destinations in its network.

Emirates has added this service on 30 new routes including Riyadh, Jeddah, Delhi, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur offering the service now.

The new service allows passengers in Business Class to preselect their main course between 14 days and 24 hours in advance of their flightdeparture, ensuring they get their preferred choice every time as well as helping to reduce food wastage. More than 10,000 preorders have already been delivered on over 3,000 flights, and more than 600 meal preorders are made by Emirates passengers daily.

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The most popular preorder dishes so far are pan-fried beef tenderloin with thyme jus, roasted new potato wedges and steamed asparagus, as well as the grilled beef tenderloin with creamy wild mushroom sauce, Kenya beans and potato gratin, and finally Suffolk roasted chicken with black garlic and potato fondant. The most popular breakfast dish so far is cheddar cheese and chive omelette with creamy spinach, sauteed Portobello mushroom and roasted herbed tomato.

Passengers can browse the onboard menu on or on the Emirates app to choose from a selection of regionally inspired dishes with locally sourced ingredients, up to a fortnight before a flight. Business Class meals include a choice of 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 use Apple devices to view the preordered selection and serve the passenger their choice of dish. Meal preordering is an addition to the existing suite of AI-enabled customer preference tracking data and cabin crew reports onboard Emirates, which facilitate menu planning, optimal food loading and waste minimization.

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