All Nippon Airways (ANA) wants you to help figure out its new
inflight meals. And, no, this isn’t just picking chicken, beef or
fish on your next flight to Japan.
The airline has held regular public votes since 2013 as part of
its effort to keep its economy and premium economy catering menus
fresh and appealing. The theme for this year’s contest is
“Local Don.” Don — the abbreviation of “donburi” used as
a suffix — is a Japanese dish that typically has a protein and
vegetables simmered together and served over rice.
Choices in the current poll include deep-fried chicken don,
broiled Pacific saury don, grilled mackerel don, tuna cutlet don
and pork cutlet don. (Saury
is a Pacific fish especially popular in Japan.)
“We are always looking for new ways to give our passengers a
voice and inviting their input on the services that we offer in
order to create a more responsive airline,” the airline’s vice
president, Hideki Kunugi, said in a statement. “Voting via the
internet and social media platforms is a fun way for the public to
make their opinion heard and ensure that our offerings align with
their interests. ANA will continue prioritizing consumer input as
we align every aspect of the in-flight experience with passenger
To make your opinions known, visit this
page. Voting is currently open for traditional eastern Japanese
dishes, and the airline’s poll for western dishes will open on
Oct. 17. To be clear, all the dishes in the competition are
Japanese, the voting stages are just taking place by geographical
region of the country.
The four winning dishes, two from each region, will be served on
all ANA flights in economy and premium economy, beginning in March
Featured photo by YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images.
Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
You can help ANA choose its new inflight menu