Seventy percent of the flyer is dedicated to travel news: Fun travel facts, 5 travel musts, story of a Lebanese knefeh, "did you know" facts, optimal use of limited space and a QR code to manage your booking and discover MEA news. Beautifully presented with logos, pictures and illustrations. On the Arabic side, you can see the menu, best ways of stretching on a plane, a feature on an artist (Samir Sayegh), knefeh story in Arabic, transportation recommendations and some quotes. Receiving the tray, I was impressed. It's been a while since I traveled in economy and what I saw today is equivalent to the standards served on business class on many other airlines leaving from Beirut like Alitalia, Turkish airlines and Lufthanza. A generous tray filled with four plates, bread, juice and water - A plate of cheese (halloum and kashkawan), fruit salad, croissant, French bread, Lurpak butter, Maccaw orange juice, Lebanese bread, Kassatly jam, a cup of water and a portion of Knefe - All of this with a stainless cutlery. Yes a stainless cutlery stamped with the MEA logo.
Their new individual water cups served with a tight closed aluminum lid also impressed me. Being a part of Skyteam has driven MEA to abide further by international standards, changing many things to the better. PS: Yes, they are produced in Cyprus cause no local company has the technology to produce them yet. Hold your horses people, this will change as soon as our local water companies will be ready to do it. While leaving the plane, I was able to grab a copy of the Business class menu, which has also been changed. No more pictures, but a simple classy menu with a single story of a Lebanese dish. But does it have to be so serious? They are traveling through business class; they are not actually in a business meeting... so why can't they also enjoy the colorful layout and news of the economy travelers.
- Business class passengers have the right to be given a funky colorful menu as well
- English and Arabic sides should be identical
- A nice photo of the meal to come would be nice as will as blend-in perfectly in the newsletter. Passengers will mouth-water and know what to order
- Humility is one of men best virtues. Dear "Made For Brands", this is a MEA menu not an advertising page. Your company's logo should be smaller, people will appreciate it more
After years and years of waiting Sohat introduced to lebanon the water glass bottle in 2013. We used to drink Aqua Panna at restaurants without even mentioning its production destination. To date, no company in lebanon has the technology and manufacturing line to produce those plastic cups that follow international flying standards. It's a positive move.
As for the food, I would kindly ask you all to think again: I do travel minimum once a month and believe me when I say that food onboard MEA is good for airplane food.Same food, maybe, but the portions are bigger, the choices are more varied and everything is beautifully presented like if it was business class on European short flights. Stainless cutlery served next to a selection of cheese, fruit salad, main fish, croissant, bread, butter and jam. The meals are fresh and smell good. I like and believe in what MEA offers and think that the future of our local aviation is promising.
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