Japan Airlines and MOS create special inflight burger

By John Walton, February 15 2013
Japan Airlines and MOS create special inflight burger

Japan Airlines is making the most of its connections with Japanese fast food joint Mos Burger, with a new signature sandwich served on long-haul flights from Tokyo's Narita Airport.

The fantastically named "Air Mos Teriyaki Egg Burger" is at the other end of the scale from the elaborate set Japanese meals business and first class passengers enjoy in the pointy end of the plane.

Economy and premium economy passengers will find the burger as the second "snack" meal on flights from Tokyo to New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, London, Paris and Frankfurt.

The burger will be "served with warm bread, hamburger patty wrapped in special paper, fresh, locally produced lettuce, and finely-cut hard-boiled egg mixed with mayonnaise that can be used as a spread or savored on its own", says JAL.

And if that wasn't enough, it's served in a snazzy cartoon bag.

It isn't the first fast food economy passengers on Japan Airlines will have experienced as their second, snack-type meal.

Only a few months ago JAL tried out "Air KFC" from the iconic chicken outlet, to a reception that was half "excellent, food I recognise" and half "awful, that'll stink up the whole plane". The airline has also dabbled with bef bowls from Japanese chain Yoshinoya Holdings.

Overall, we'd prefer to pass on the Mos Burger — give us a choice of onigiri filled rice triangles, or even one of the white-bread sandwiches Australian palates find intriguingly unusual in Japanese konbini convenience stores instead.

Hungry for something a little more business class than a Mos burger? Check out more inflight food coverage from AusBT:

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John Walton

Aviation journalist and travel columnist John took his first long-haul flight when he was eight weeks old and hasn't looked back since. Well, except when facing rearwards in business class.

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15 Aug 2012

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Mmmmmm..... Think I'll just have the nuts thanks.

02 Dec 2011

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I had the MOS burger on a flight Narita-Chicago, prem economy. First impression was 'gotta be kidding' but surprisingly not bad. And the cartoon instructions on assembling the burger is Japanese-cute. Esp when served by attendants wearing strawberry cupcake patterned aprons. 


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10 May 2011

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NH has a good reputation if it comes to food in especially First and Business. Flew them in January in First had had the best flight experience (only two pax in F, might helped the service level). The quality and presentation surpasses that of many other quality airlines. I am sure this burger served in Prem eco and eco will be nice as well and is not a soggy microwaved  piece of carton. Would give it a try next time I am onboard a NH bird.

I wonder what happens if you have special meals?

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