Leeds youngster runs rule over airline meals for Monarch

Kids from the Pudsey Panel including Erin-Isla Yates, from Leeds, at a tasting event with Monarch Airlines and catering partner, Alpha LSG. Picture by James Linsell-Clark

Kids from the Pudsey Panel including Erin-Isla Yates, from Leeds, at a tasting event with Monarch Airlines and catering partner, Alpha LSG. Picture by James Linsell-Clark

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A Seven-year-old Leeds girl has helped a UK airline choose its new kids’ range of in-flight meals.

Erin-Isla Yates was part of a Pudsey Panel of young people, joined by Pudsey Bear himself, who were tasked with taste testing dishes for Monarch Airlines and its on-board partner Alpha LSG.

Meatballs with tomato sauce and wholemeal penne pasta and roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings came out on top.

Pudsey was in town to help Monarch, which flies from Leeds Bradford Airport, as a donation from each meal sold will go to BBC Children in Need.

Erin-Isla said: “Some food is yucky and I don’t really want to eat it, but these were all yummy.”

The first meals will be served to Monarch’s young passengers on November 1.

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