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Can't Bring Own Food On Flight!  
User currently offline9A-CTK From Tokelau, joined May 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8037 times:

Ever been bothered by the guy sitting next to you chewing on a roasted piece of dog?? Or the Pakistani taking out a mini-stove to heat up a homecooked Kashmiri Masala soup??

Here is the solution: Fly Air Asia, the new carrier out of Malaysia. You are NOT ALLOWED to bring your own food on board. Check ou this rule from www.airasia.com :

6.3 Hand Baggage
No Outside Food Policy
In view of the region’s diversified culture, strictly no outside food and beverage is allowed onboard. A comprehensive inflight selection is available and may be purchased at reasonable prices.


If you would like to know whether you risk having a half-munched sandwich confiscated if found out by the spying flight attendants, I would not know....anybody any experiences? Advice on how to get "around" the rule??


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7956 times:

The rule may be there, but will it be used?

At the bus company that runs us to/from school here in Whitehorse supposedly has a rule that you cant eat or drink on the bus but at lunch time I always save a little to for the ride home (and I'm not the only one who does this) and all of the bus drivers that we have had sofar have never said/done anything about it, and I know they have seen atleast one of us eating at some point so they must not care. And to be honest, if I were them I probably wouldn't really care if my passengers were eating or not either. As I say, "If your hungry, then go eat."



CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7933 times:

But how often does that really happen though? How often do you really encounter rude, loud-munching passengers chomping on their over-the-counter-bought food? I have taken lots of flights and have sat next to someone who has done this maybe twice in my lifetime. On the other hand, I've also sat next to those who have brought a McDonalds bag in the plane but have been polite about it, even offering me a french fry or two.

In fact, I myself like bringing in outside food on a flight, especially since airlines are now vigorously cutting back on in-flight meals.

I can see your point though and I sympathize with those who have been inconvenienced by those types of people on a constant basis.

What they should have is an airline that doesn't allow loud, crying infants on their flights. Laugh out loud Just kidding.



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User currently offline9A-CTK From Tokelau, joined May 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7922 times:

At the bus company that runs us to/from school here in Whitehorse supposedly has a rule that you cant eat or drink on the bus but at lunch time I always save a little to for the ride home (and I'm not the only one who does this) and all of the bus drivers that we have had sofar have never said/done anything about it, and I know they have seen atleast one of us eating at some point so they must not care. And to be honest, if I were them I probably wouldn't really care if my passengers were eating or not either. As I say, "If your hungry, then go eat."

I guess what compicates the matter at Air Asia is the commercial interest behind, which your bus company does not have: they want you to eat, and eat the stuff you buy from them !!

Plus, I guess, in Whitehorse you have to eat well all the time to stay strong in face of the harsh CDN North.


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7819 times:

I think the rule isn't bad... I'd probably ask for a gas mask if someone on an Air Asia flight ever took a Durian out of his bag and started eating that... I've heard that the taste isn't that bad (never had the courage to try one), but the smell... yuck...

Then again, they sell food on board, so I'd say that, if the prices are reasonable, it's really not that bad that you're not allowed to bring your own...

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineYYZ4RADD From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7515 times:

I would love to see how a US customs agent handles a Durian....lol....

it might be considered a biological weapon....lol

YYZ4RADD


User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7509 times:

Actually may foriegn hotels state that you can't bring into the hotel outside food or drink.

User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 785 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7378 times:

Last time I checked...Durian was considered by George W a weapon of mass destruction  Big grin


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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7377 times:

I eat it, get caught then woof it down before the fa could take it away


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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7232 times:
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I've only seen food disallowed once within the US ...

Here in Atlanta, a passenger showed up with a bag full of The Varsity.

Now, anyone who's from Atlanta or visited here knows about The Varsity.

It's by far some of the most aromatic, albeit greasiest, fast food known to mankind.

The FA's disallowed it due to stench - it would have stunk up that entire MD88 in next to no time .... and that greasy smell just lingers and lingers ...

The guy wolfed it down in the gate area and went on board.

I, thankfully, did not have to sit next to or behind him ...

- litz


User currently offlineHz747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1660 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7136 times:
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Actually may foriegn hotels state that you can't bring into the hotel outside food or drink.

Never, ever heard this... Must not be enforced! In the last few years, I've done this in:

Phoenix
Jeddah
London
Lisbon
Panama
Frankfurt
Montreal
Melbourne


For planes, the best one is the people that bring Taco Bell on the US Shuttle flights to DC. By the time the planes they are all gassy, and we're beggin the crew to open the doors.



Keep on truckin'...
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6623 times:

Well you can't eat durian on the MRT in Singapore.


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User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6585 times:

Actually they have all been nice hotels in Asia. It is listed in the hotel guide.

User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 76
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6522 times:

This is messed up. They are forcing you to buy their food. You are their hostage in the airplane and now they want you to not eat, or buy. I am sure the food is halal, and Christians can eat almost anything, but what about people who keep kosher, jainists, other vegans, diabetics, hypoglycemics, coliacs, those with severe food allergies or high cholesterol? This is wrong


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User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7526 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6403 times:

I am tempted to say "what is a Durian or The Varsity".

I am just worried that I might find out, and then wish that I had kept quiet.

N1120a

I can see your point, but given that I have to sit next to you, then I think that I will stick to the relatively fare on offer. The smell of a strong curry is one thing on the ground, but not when locked in a Aluminium tube for hours.


User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6176 times:

Haha!!! Durian... I love durian. I don't think it smells that bad.


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User currently offlineN0aaa From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6095 times:

On US domestic flights, you are lucky to get a (small) bag of dry pretzels. You would be nuts not to bring your own food. Recently, the gal on the aisle next to me on a 757 out of MHT hauled out a delicious-smelling deli sandwich and gnawed off a couple of inches every half an hour or so all the way to ORD. I was jealous. That is what I am going to do next trip. I'll buy their beer or drink their pop, but I'm bringing my own food from now on. They can keep their pretzels. -Jan

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5710 times:

I'll occasionally buy food and bring it on board. I try and work my layovers to have enough time to have a full meal (for example, I've built in a 2 hour layover in ATL for a trip in a few months, since I'll be travelling at dinner time and I want to eat at Chili Too). However, if I have only a 45 minute layover that isn't really conducive to a table-service meal, I don't mind grabbing a slice of pizza at Sbarro and bringing that on board...A slice of cheese pizza and a coke isn't really that offensive, is it?

Jeff


User currently offlineAeronuts From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5469 times:

I have noticed that on evening flights, AA and UAL encourage you to bring food onto the plane - especially from the local fast food chains in the airport. It's a way to stimulate the local economy.

User currently offlinePerspicax From United States of America, joined May 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

6.3 Hand Baggage
No Outside Food Policy
In view of the region’s diversified culture, strictly no outside food and beverage is allowed onboard. A comprehensive inflight selection is available and may be purchased at reasonable prices.


Might this be a bow to the fact that Air Asia passengers may hail from cultures with rather strict dietary restrictions?


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

Last time I took food on board (breadsticks) everybody was asking me for one cuz the smelt so damn good. LOL. Have learned to bring on stuff that doesn't smell good (or bad) on the plane.


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User currently offlineDadoftyler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

OK, I'll explain what the Varsity is if somone will explain what a "durian" is.

The Varsity is a small, local chain of Atlanta-area hot dog stands that sell fatty, horrible for you, and absolutely incredible food. When you walk in, the staff chant is "WHAT'LL YA HAVE, WHAT'LL YA HAVE!...." and on and on. It, and Pink's in Los Angeles, are the best hot dog places in the USA. (Sorry, I don't like Chicago-style dogs!)

Talk about guilty pleasures....and I'll be back next time I'm in "Hotlanta" followed by an extra-hard workout that night and salads for the next three days.

dot


User currently offlineUswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

On a flight I was on recently, I was in the window seat, the middle was open, and the guy in the aisle pulled out some chinese food, smelled pretty good, as I munched on pretzels.

User currently offlineYYZ4RADD From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

Durian is the essence of smells....anybody who tastes it goes to heaven!!

Let alone anybody who eats it!

I would love to bring a Durian to the US border and let them decide on how to "handle" it....lol!!!!!!!

You might even get DEA and the other agents show up...lol!!!

Regards,

YYZ4RADD


User currently offlineNwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

Sun Country used to be a bunch of creeps about bringing food on board the aircraft. Once leaving MCO to MSP, the agent had a caniption fit with my dad, and my whole family jumped in. She said my dad could eat it out of the trash, i looked at the agent and said thats gross and you know it. Anyways, flt left and thankfully we got home. As a flt attendant, I liked it when people brought their own food since they were satisfied after eating and usually behaved well. Only thing is that sometimes the trash would get a little bulky.

NWA Domestic Hub to West Coast Y class meal

[Edited 2004-09-10 06:15:57]


Go yakkin !!!!!!
25 B4real : Litz : I was upset when Krystal opened in ATL - that is a smell I do NOT want on the a/c.
26 L-188 : I can understand such a restriction on international flights owing to health regs in individual countries. However, I would have a fit with an airline
27 Post contains images Aroundtheworld : I think this is getting a tad carried away - I can understand banning food which can be found patently offensive. I once was reprotected on a NWA fli
28 Post contains images Zippyjet : Oh boy oh boy, there is going to be some serious air rage. Passengers are going to be doggone if they can't just stop off at the local fast food joint
29 N1120a : Look, I was not talking about stopping in Southall on the new First Great Western stopping service to Heathrow and grabbing a curry on the way to your
30 ZKSUJ : I brought some confectionery on an SQ flight (a chocolate bar) and was told to dispose of it. I don't know why but rules are rules I guess.
31 BCAL : It seems a reasonable enough request for major international carriers if they provide in-flight meals and refreshments. If people start to bring their
32 BENNETT123 : Looking at "The Varsity", get a bit of turbulence and the person next to you gets a Varsity as well. Also if only "disgusting" food is banned, define
33 TW741 : another big problem with the "own food & drinks" is definitely with cleaning the aircraft and - as already stated - the disposal of the garbage. Espec
34 Post contains images CX346 : >But how often does that really happen though? How often do you really > encounter rude, loud-munching passengers chomping on their over-the->counter-
35 9A-CTK : It is getting high time to explain this infamous fruit "Durian" to you non-Asians. It is a yellowish, smooth, butter-like custard with an outer shell
36 Post contains images Pilotaydin : well bringing food onto the plane....oh hell yea im a big eater. brining cooking utensils onto the plane...big no no.... remember the Saudia Tristar t
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