This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Singapore Airlines is stepping up its dining game.

Beginning May 1, premium-economy passengers can pre-select the meal of their choice off of the in-flight menu either through the airline website or mobile app, as early as three weeks before their flight, and up to 24 hours before departure time.

Singapore Suites, business and first class travelers have had access to the pre-order service for some time now. And while the popular Book the Cook service has been available to premium economy travelers since Singapore launched the cabin class in 2015, the new in-flight menu pre-order is a separate service altogether. In other words, if you’re traveling in premium economy, you now have two options: pre-ordering from the in-flight menu or pre-ordering from the Book the Cook menu.

Children in all cabin classes are also getting more dining options to suit their palates. Soon, parents in coach class will be able to pre-order meals for kids ages 2-12 off of the Child Meal menu from three different cuisine categories: Asian, Western and vegetarian. This option will start with flights departing Singapore in June 2019, and roll out to all flights by August 2019. (Premium flyer kids already have access to the Yummy! menu, which includes a number of options including three “Healthier Yummy!” options.)

Young travelers will enjoy choosing between Asian, Western and vegetarian meals. Image courtesy of Singapore Airlines.
Young travelers will enjoy choosing between Asian, Western and vegetarian meals. Image courtesy of Singapore Airlines.

Meanwhile, Indian-style vegetarian and Muslim meal options will be expanded and rotated on a more frequent basis, so frequent flyers aren’t forced to eat the same food on both legs of a round-trip flight.

And just to keep things interesting, the world’s longest flight will keep its dining edge against all of Singapore’s other routes by adding super fresh greens to its menu for premium travelers, picked within 24 hours of flight departure time from a facility less than five miles from Newark International Airport (EWR).

Your next salad might come off of one of these shelves. Image courtesy of AeroFarms.

The greens come from AeroFarms, an innovative “aeroponics” brand that turned an abandoned steel mill into an “indoor vertical farm.” The company says the facility grows the equivalent of 390 acres of produce on a single acre of special “growing cloth medium” that uses calibrated LED lights, strict temperature and humidity controls, and a careful blend of water and nutrient spray in lieu of soil and sunshine.

Featured photo courtesy of Singapore Airlines.

Know before you go.

News and deals straight to your inbox every day.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: Delta Sky Club and Centurion lounge access, $200 annual airline fee credit and up to $200 in Uber credits annually

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.