Caviar on the menu in Qantas first class

By David Flynn, March 5 2015
Caviar on the menu in Qantas first class

If you're seeking a sign that Qantas is no longer drowning in debt, just cast your eye over the latest inflight menu for first class passengers.

Fresh from its $619 million turnaround, and tipped to break a billion dollars in profit by the middle of this year,  the Flying Kangaroo is now dishing out caviar at the pointy end of its Airbus A380s.

And not just any caviar, but the tiny black Yasa caviar pearls farmed in Abu Dhabi by Emirates Aquatech, which claims to be "the world's largest and most advanced aquaculture facility."

The Yasa caviar tartlets tiny black pearls appear on Qantas' new Autumn First inflight menu, alongside premium beef from Tasmania's Cape Grim and Kingfish ceviche.

Australian Business Traveller will be sampling the Autumn First menu next Tuesday March 10 – sadly, on the ground rather than in the air – and we'll tease you with photos and full details on all the dishes.

Also read: Sampling the Qantas First Lounge's Autumn 2015 menu

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

03 Jan 2012

Total posts 96

Great news! But please QF bring back the quality razors you used to supply on the A380 in First.  Bigger XXL PJs would also be great!!

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2550

Too much of the caviar and fine first class food and wines and we'll all be needing bigger XXL PJs!

QF Platinum

24 Jan 2013

Total posts 138

Just don't hold up a flight if the XXL pjs aren't available and the J class ones don't cut it! :p 

Btw, caviar is a nice touch in F class. I wonder if most passengers choose it as the appetiser on SQ/EK?  

31 Aug 2013

Total posts 60

Normally it is a seperate course before the appetisers, regardless of what the passanger orders.

12 Jun 2013

Total posts 735

Caviar is a cruel prank played by the ultra-wealthy upon middle class social climbers. "Oh sure, we eat this stuff all the time! Mmm, yum yum, caviar!" they say, just managing to stifle their giggles.

Bring on the Aldi caviar!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Jan 2013

Total posts 698

Caviar only became associated with the rich in the 20th Century, in the 19th Century it was so common it was practically eaten by many, even the poor (especially in the United States).


22 Oct 2012

Total posts 317

David, is there a First Class inflight menu available now that we can cast our eyes over?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Jan 2013

Total posts 698

Signature premium dishes for Qantas First is a move in the right direction (the steak sandwich was fine, just not as flashy as what other airlines were doing). You need a bit of theatre in First to make it special. Will be looking out for AusBT's sampling of the new menu.

Qantas - QFF Platinum

20 Mar 2012

Total posts 211

All QF F needs now is a shower and wifi and it would be 100% perfect in every way

04 Nov 2012

Total posts 213

and a bar on board like EK.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Sep 2012

Total posts 132

Caviar in F is awesome. But more awesome would be to either get rid of the last non-refurbed 747's, or just refurb them... arrghhhh!!!!

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

06 Mar 2015

Total posts 232

I don't know what all the fuss is about , like it's something new in Airlines First Class.!!!!

SQ have had it for many years  and I have tried it every time I flew with them, delicious !!!!!!!

It does go down rather well with the chopped onion , chopped egg , melba toast and good quality genuine Russian Vodka.


Rather surprised about cabiew being served on Qantas. Singapore Airlines has been serving it for years

07 Mar 2015

Total posts 1

Caviar has been served on Thai for a long time

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