If you’re used to flying economy, then you’ll know that airline food isn’t exactly gourmet. Flying business or first-class, however, now that’s a different story altogether. We economy dwellers might be surprised at the delicacies they serve to high paying guests. Think caviar, champagne, … and best of all, real cutlery and crockery! While a business or first-class plane ticket might not be a luxury many of us can afford, we can get a glimpse of how the other half lives through this photograph comparison of meals served to economy class and first-class passengers across 5 different airlines shows just how good it can be at the top.

1. British Airways

Dinner in first-class:

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This passenger enjoyed tapas and champagne served in a sophisticated way. Meanwhile, in economy class, passengers were tucking into this …

Dinner in economy class:

 

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2. Etihad Airways

Dinner in first-class:

 

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This passenger enjoyed a starter of caviar and crostino served with a side of champagne while the plebs in the back where being served all three courses at once:

Dinner in economy class:

 

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3. Emirates

Lunch in first-class:

 

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While this passenger was enjoying a lunch of Sri Lankan red curry served with all the trimmings, beyond the red curtain, economy guests were ‘feasting’ on this:

Lunch in economy class:

 

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4. Lufthansa

Lunch in first-class:

 

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Lufthansa first-class passengers are treated to the very best with fresh vegetables, seafood, and a glass of wine to wash it all down. While the first-class passengers were being treated, economy guests were enjoying something like this…

Lunch in economy class:

 

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5. Thai Airways

Dinner in first-class:

 

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While first-class passengers were spoiled with a Bento Box-style meal, back in economy, guests weren’t so lucky:

Dinner in economy class:

 

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