Nowadays, the only way you can get a meal on a flight under 5 1/2 hours is either to upgrade to Club Class or Business Class, to buy on board… or to fly one of the few airlines that still offers free meals.
Today marks the 21st anniversary of my arrival in Canada, and I still remember the fancy-looking hors-d’oeuvres they served on the plane. The fussy 7-year-old that I was loved them. And shortly before touchdown at Montreal Mirabel Airport, we were given candy. The thing is: that was a short 1-hour flight from New York and we were flying economy class.