ENJOY ELEVATED CUISINE even above 30,000 feet with Hainan Airlines upgraded and highly acclaimed Hai Chef meals, crafted by some of the world’s most respected Michelin-starred chefs. It’s one more reason Hainan Airlines routinely ranks as a Skytrax five-star airline.
Prominent French chef Christophe Camacho joined Hainan Airlines last year and has helped the airline design its menus and meals based on four standards: seasonality and freshness, latest fashion, customization and original taste. Premium passengers can expect customized, original in-flight meals, featuring the best ingredients, following global trends and adopting popular cooking techniques and serving styles.
The Hai Chef program is a high-end private catering service brought to business-class passengers by cabin crew who completed a special culinary training and are dedicated to providing more healthy meal combinations and recommendations. The Professional Hai Chef team serves all long-distance business-class passengers and continues to receive acclaim. While enjoying the in-flight delicacies and delights, passengers can engage in conversation with the professional Hai Chef team.
Hainan Airlines also established partnerships with famed and Michelin-starred chefs from around the globe. Australian chef Brent Savage designed mouth-watering dishes for the airline, including pork belly with a garlic and yogurt puree and ocean trout mousse with pickled onions. In England, Michelin-starred Alyn Williams serves a succulent sand carrot soup with coriander and pan-seared sea bass with celeriac risotto, pickled golden raisins and toasted hazelnuts.
Partnerships are upcoming with two-starred chefs Mathieu Viannay and Christof Lang; one-star chefs Roman Paulus and Ugo Alciati; and the youngest three-starred Michelin chef, Jean Michel Lorain. In addition to the collaborations, Hainan Airlines regularly launches newly prepared in-flight meal and menus.
Also this year, Hainan Airlines debuted the first-ever direct service from Beijing to Mexico. Operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner three times a week, the route connects Tijuana to China in conjunction with Cross Border Xpress. The flight is also a convenient option for San Diegans and those in Southern California. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hainan Airlines’ entry into the North American market, currently operating the most non-stop routes between Mainland China and the continent.
To learn more or to book, visit hainanairlines.com.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
United Airlines teamed with Timeshifter, a sleep help app, to assist travelers battling jet lag. Timeshifter outlines the best times to see and avoid light, sleep and either enjoy or pass on caffeine to best avoid jet lag when traveling through time zones. The app is specifically targeted to those traveling across three or more time zones and customizes advice for each passenger based on his or her own sleep preferences and normal sleep pattern, as well as their particular flight.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Make sure you catch the new pop-up cocktail lounge at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara in Carlsbad before it’s gone. Starry Nights, located on the Seasons Restaurant veranda, is open through Jan. 31, 2020.
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