Turns out, not all food consumed at 35,000ft has to be disgusting.
According to foodie mag Saveur's new Best In-Flight Dining Awards, some of it's actually quite tasty.
But which airline serves up the most fancified meals at altitude? That would be Singapore Airlines, voted number one by both experts and readers for a menu that includes mouthwatering dishes like nasi lemak (coconut milk-laced rice from Malaysia) and mee goreng, chili-seasoned fried noodles tossed with chicken, beef, or pork. The airline also got props for giving passengers proper stainless steel cutlery, hot towels, and bottomless snacks and drinks -- even Singapore Slings!
Saveur's panel of well-traveled culinary experts also awarded "outstanding" honors to Turkish Airlines, Korean Air, and Virgin Atlantic.
In case you're wondering about US carriers, four received a "notable" mention (which sounds a lot like pat on the back, if you ask us): Virgin America, Delta Airlines, United (which recently overhauled its in-flight dining service), and somehow JetBlue, which doesn't even actually serve free economy meals! Those must be some damn good Terra blue chips.
Anyway, spy the full list of winners below.
Experts' Choice & Readers' Choice
Business & First Class
South African Airways
Thai Airways Royal Silk Class
Air New Zealand