Airlines are tackling the problem of food waste on flights by asking travellers to opt out of meals before they fly and by using artificial intelligence to analyse and predict in-flight food consumption. Photo: Getty Images Airlines are tackling the problem of food waste on flights by asking travellers to opt out of meals before they fly and by using artificial intelligence to analyse and predict in-flight food consumption. Photo: Getty Images
Airlines are tackling the problem of food waste on flights by asking travellers to opt out of meals before they fly and by using artificial intelligence to analyse and predict in-flight food consumption. Photo: Getty Images

Airline food waste: no-meal option, AI to identify uneaten items trialled to reduce the amount that end up in the trash

  • Japan Airlines is inviting travellers to opt out of meals before they fly, while Cathay Pacific has been donating unused meal items to food banks in Hong Kong
  • Etihad and Emirates airlines are using AI and image recognition to identify the food items that are least popular on flights, and adjusting what they offer

Topic |   Responsible travel
Airlines are tackling the problem of food waste on flights by asking travellers to opt out of meals before they fly and by using artificial intelligence to analyse and predict in-flight food consumption. Photo: Getty Images Airlines are tackling the problem of food waste on flights by asking travellers to opt out of meals before they fly and by using artificial intelligence to analyse and predict in-flight food consumption. Photo: Getty Images
Airlines are tackling the problem of food waste on flights by asking travellers to opt out of meals before they fly and by using artificial intelligence to analyse and predict in-flight food consumption. Photo: Getty Images
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