Most of us are used to on only paying a ticket and having a free meal and drink during the flight, but this may change in the next few years. Budget Airlines will start charging for meals and drinks on the trans-Atlantic flights.
In order to decrease costs, the world‘s major carriers will charge hot meals and alcoholic beverages on their international flights. So far, the cost of cabin service has never been free, and it is included in a ticket price.
Norwegian Air Shuttle announced including two more U.S. destinations for a lower price while charging $31.50 for two meals and alcoholic beverage during a seven-hour trip from London to New York City. You have to order meals online, in advance, while buying a ticket. If you don’t order online, you might end up paying expensive snacks while on board.
Also, British Airways is planning to charge for food on their short-haul flights from 2017.
Currently, American carriers are mostly charging for meals on short-haul flights, and they are not planning to add additional charges for their longer flights. For example, American Airlines Group Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. are offering a free food and drinks, even on their cheapest flights.
Gildshire Editor, Elvira Barucija