It seems as part of their turnaround they’re doing more to invest in their first class product, and are now offering caviar in first class.
Qantas A380 first class, seat 2A
And not just any caviar, but the tiny black Yasa caviar pearls farmed in Abu Dhabi by Emirates Aquatech, which claims to be “the world’s largest and most advanced aquaculture facility.”
The Yasa caviar tartlets tiny black pearls appear on Qantas’ new Autumn First inflight menu, alongside premium beef from Tasmania’s Cape Grim and Kingfish ceviche.
Ultimately caviar in and of itself isn’t a reason to fly an airline, though it is nice to see Qantas investing in their premium experience, beyond virtual reality inflight entertainment.
I flew Qantas first class recently from Sydney to Los Angeles, and while the bedding and seat itself was great, the food left a lot to be desired. Frankly there wasn’t any part of the meal that was memorable, let alone truly first class quality.
Qantas first class lunch: cream of cauliflower soup
Qantas first class lunch: prawn tortellini
So I do hope that caviar is only one part of an overall improved premium cabin experience. And if I’m being really picky, I do hope they have caviar spoons. It amazes me how many airlines spend the money on caviar, but then don’t have anything with which you can eat it (I’m looking at you, Lufthansa & Co.).
ANA first class caviar presentation
Cathay Pacific first class caviar presentation
Has anyone experienced Qantas’ new first class caviar service yet?