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This Airline Gave Me My Best In-Flight Meal and You Wouldn't Believe What It Was

Updated: 6 days ago

You don't need to spend a lot of money to get a great in-flight meal. You don't even need to be sitting in first class. Frontier Airlines just blew my mind.

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Yes, you read that right - I had my best in-flight meal on Frontier Airlines, and I've been repeating it on my own accord ever since.

I arrived for my morning flight to Nebraska and immediately encountered a delayed no-show aircraft at my gate. After some ambling about for an hour, I got myself a second breakfast at a nearby Zaza coffee kiosk. Mmm, empanadas. But as the flight delay grew and grew, breakfast time slipped away and lunch time creeped in.

I was facing at least a few hours in the air and wouldn't have time to eat in Omaha when I arrived, so I had to decide if I wanted to spend $15 on crappy food court food to carry on board or just to wing it and hope for some decent in-flight snacks. Thankfully, I winged it.

As the food trolley came around it was all the standard fare - cookies, snack packs with nuts and spreadable cheese, and cute animal named theme bundles. And then I saw the perfect things to tide me over - a stir fry chili Cup O' Noodles.

I wish I was kidding, but the mixture of comfort food, salt, liquid and spice was exactly what I needed on an arid flight. Onlookers envied my purchase, which was just $5 by credit card during beverage service. Even the flight attendants groaned how good it smelled. They simply added hot water from the in-flight kitchen and let it steep.

I loved this meal so much that I brought two - one for each way - to Europe with me on my last trip. My god was it good! It's so cold and dry on airplanes all you want to do is suck down liquids and feel cozy. This is just the ticket. Hand it to the attendant for the hot water and wait four minutes. Bonus points if you skip the typical in-flight meal (blek) and just ask for the yummy dessert offering.

The best in-flight meal: Stir Fry Cup O'Noodles, Beer and Ice Cream
The best in-flight meal: Stir Fry Cup O'Noodles, Beer and Ice Cream

Pair it with your favorite in-flight beer and you've got yourself the world's best in-flight meal. You're welcome.

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