In most airlines today, food is an integral part of the in-flight experience, and with Lufthansa, Germany's national airline, passengers have a choice of 18 different meals and with kosher food offering a more exotic flavor many experienced, international air travelers are requesting kosher menus when making a flight reservation. By the way, you don't have to be Jewish to eat kosher. So long as you are not required to adhere strictly to religious dietary laws, forget about kosher meals when you fly first or business class and get ready to dine like a jet-setter.
Meanwhile in the economy class cabin it's also dinner time, and if you are one of those air travelers tired of hearing "Chicken or pasta?" uttered to you during mealtime, there is a way to virtually dine like a first-class passenger without having to pay extra for the privilege - request kosher meals when making your flight reservation and be happy. Those who are worried about the hygiene issues of airline meals can take comfort in the fact that kosher meals are prepared under very strict guidelines of purity and cleanliness.
Vegetarians, for instance, can look to kosher certification for assurance that animal-based products are not in their food. Likewise, Muslims who avoid pork can have confidence that kosher food is pork free. Remember, next time you flight upgrade your economy class airline meal -- request kosher. Kosher meals offer an adventure for your taste buds - give them a try.
Wilson Ruiz, Jewish News One, Germany.