It’s weird – when I first got to Cambridge I figured that I would be mainly stationary, doing most of my traveling by train across Europe. As of month seven of this course, I still have yet to visit the continent, but I have flown the world several times over! And on different airlines too. This time around, since Delta was offering cheap last minute tickets to and from the States, I decided to check them out.
I liked that they had such a pretty picture to go with the meal – it’s nice to see someone not skimping on presentation! Also plusses: the salad was actual greens (not iceberg) and the bread was wholemeal.
It seems like the easiest way to make a semi-delicious airline meal is to use pasta. It worked for Virgin Atlantic, and it worked pretty well this time too.
We got pesto ravioli with a cheesy center. The ravioli was a good choice because, even more than most noodles, it can take the punishment of being drowned in sauce hours before being served better. The sauce was a little on the oily side though, I felt a little greasy after eating it.
I haven’t really been putting ratings to these things, but maybe I should start! Delta Airlines’ vegetarian meal gets four out of five stars.
Note: Delta does that thing where it brings out your meal way earlier than anyone else’s. I felt a little bad for my obviously hungry seatmates, but then I turned on the in-flight entertainment and zoned them out to 2 Broke Girls. I’ve never watched 2 Broke Girls before, and I like the premise, but the jokes could feel a little less forced. There was a lot of Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs standing around, pregnant pausing after every punchline.
Maybe it’s the first season jitters – I remember revisiting Friends once (hey, my sister is, like, obsessed with watching all the seasons over and over again, okay?) and wincing at how awkward some of the pauses during the laugh tracks were. It must take experience to know how long to actually smile smugly after every joke in a sitcom. Too short and you start talking over canned laughter, too long and the audience ends up wondering “is this character supposed to be hamming it up or has the actor forgotten her lines?”
Woah, what a digression!