By Kirby Spencer

The top movies and meals from five major airlines flying to and from Australasia have been revealed, with surprising results.

Disney film Moana topped this year's current list for favourite in-flight entertainment, while chicken proved the winning dish among airline cuisine, reports The Daily Mail.

Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates, Virgin Australia and United, were among those who provided the results to Escape.


Movies and television shows were spread across the board with Disney films proving highly popular in 2017.

Moana, starring the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson and Auli'i Cravalho, was the most watched film on United Airlines and had the greatest views per month at Air New Zealand.

While the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast rated highly on both United Airlines and Qantas flights.

Proving the hype around comic book movies hasn't subsided, Deadpool garnered more than 150,000 views on Virgin Australia flights, having previously topped Qantas' top ten list in 2016.

When it came to television shows, comedies appeared to be favoured more strongly than other genres.

The most-watched television shows was almost unanimously The Big Bang Theory, with the half-hour episodes a favourite among those flying.

It remained top of the list at Qantas after proving a hit there last year.

And the science-based sitcom was also viewed more than 400,000 times on Virgin Australia flights.


Food varied across the airlines, with bird-based dishes among the top requests.

Virgin economy passengers seemed to favour the flavoursome chicken coconut curry with basmatic rice.

While Air New Zealand served more than half a million portions of their chicken and vegetables to their customers.

Qantas proved the exception to the rule, with their most-beloved dish in economy being the vegetarian pumpkin tortellini.

Premium economy and first class passengers preferred meat-based meals however, opting for roast duck breast with ginger and the classic steak sandwiches respectively.

Most Popular Movies
Qantas - La La Land
Virgin - Deadpool
Air New Zealand - Hunt for the Wilderpeople
United - Moana
Emirates - The Girl on the Train
Most Popular Meals
Qantas Economy - Pumpkin tortellini
Qantas Business - Roast duck breast with ginger and Hoisin sauce
Virgin Economy - Chicken coconut curry with basmati rice
Virgin Business - Chargrilled lamb cutlets with Baba Ganoush
Air New Zealand Economy - Roast chicken with tarragon sauce
United Economy - Thai spiced chicken