ANA Lets Flyers Vote on Upcoming Economy and Premium Economy Meals

Oct 17, 2018

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Unless you’re flying internationally in a premium cabin, meal options on flights barely pass the test of being appetizing. But if you wan’t to take back a bit of control in the flying process, at least when it comes to what you eat while you’re stuck in a metal tube, then ANA’s annual stunt is for you.

The Japanese airline announced its sixth annual In-Flight Meal General Election where travelers can vote on their favorite curry-themed dish that will be served on future ANA flights.

From Oct. 19 to Oct. 28, the public can vote on their favorite curry from a selection of nine. From there, ANA will announce the top picks in November. Then, from March through May 2019, the winning meals will be served in economy and premium economy cabins on select international flights departing from Japan.

Voters will be able to vote for their favorite curries, including seafood curry with oyster sauce or a curry pilaf, from this list.

While these meals don’t look a much more appealing than what you’d find on normal international economy flights, it’s nice that you can at least have a say in what you might eat. Regardless, all of our reviews of ANA economy and premium economy have given solid scores for ANA’s inflight food and beverage service.

Although the voting page doesn’t appear to be live yet, you can click here to vote when the contest is up and running on Friday, Oct. 19.

“We take our passengers’ opinions into great consideration,” said Yutaka Ito, executive vice president of ANA, in a statement. “ANA wants to give travelers the chance to try new dishes they will actually enjoy while traveling.”

The project is part of Tastes of Japan by ANA, which explores different regions of Japan’s culinary experience, this one focusing on Chugoku/Shikoku region’s local ingredients, said the airline.

Featured image by J. Keith van Straaten / The Points Guy.

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