German company launches at-home delivery service of in-flight meals


, Last Updated: 11:34 AM ET

For the flyers who look forward to tucking into their tray of foil-wrapped chicken or beef and devour their brownie dessert with gusto, a German company has partnered with airline caterers to start a home delivery service that will bring leftover airplane food to their door.

Despite a bad rap that puts in-flight meals on par with hospital food, Air One Food believes there's a market for selling leftover airline food to consumers, particularly time-crunched families across Germany.

For about €10, customers can order an in-flight meal that will be delivered to their home every Wednesday. Delivery costs are included.

Foods are prepared by LSG Sky Chefs and are to meant to be reheated in the oven. LSG Sky Chefs is the caterer to 300 airlines in 52 countries. Its parent company is LSG Lufthansa Service Holding.

To battle their bad culinary rap, airlines commonly tap Michelin-starred and master chefs to create their in-flight menu.

Chefs like Heston Blumenthal, Joel Robuchon, Alain Ducasse and Neil Perry have all served as culinary consultants with international carriers.

Meanwhile, recently Heathrow Airport launched what it calls the world's first on-board picnic service offering packaged meal trays from the airport's restaurants, including meals from Heston Blumenthal's The Perfectionists' Café and Gordon Ramsay's Plane food, that can be consumed at 35,000 feet.