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Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16887 times:

There is a question I would like to ask.
There is always a (narrow) possibility that the food on board is somewhat bad and that passengers get food poisoning. Therefore if lets say both pilot and co pilot take the same meal , they could both become sick and leave the plane in a serious problem. I have heard from someone that even the drink they get is different. Does this practise really exist ?

Regards

BM


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User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16875 times:

Just not the fish! DON'T EVER EAT THE FISH!



User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16865 times:

At NWA, the Pilot crew meals are always 2 different trays different from PAX meals and NEVER fish!! As for drinks, if it is out of a can or a sealed water bottle, I don't think it matters...

mtnman



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8971 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16845 times:

Quoting AirRyan (Reply 1):
Just not the fish! DON'T EVER EAT THE FISH!

LOL!!

I know a RG pilot and what he told me is that his food is not the same as the F/O, nor made by same catering company!! I don't know if this is industry standard, airline policy, or wether if it is a government policy though.

It was a very interesting conversation.

Question: Do pilots carry some sort of powerfull drug in the cockpit for situations such as food poisoning?

Cheers,
PPVRA



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User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16765 times:

In AI the Captain and the FO have diff. meals.

himmat



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User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16760 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 3):
Question: Do pilots carry some sort of powerfull drug in the cockpit for situations such as food poisoning?

I don't think there is such a drug, I think it just takes time to pass - if it doesn't kill you! Guess that probably depends upon the culprit, though!


User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 532 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16735 times:

At KLM, the meals are different, but the drinks are the same.


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User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2400 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16716 times:

Each Pilots eats a different meal for obvious reasons.

Roots its so nice to see you again. Did you finally ever fall in love with a Puerto Rican girl?  hearts 



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User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16670 times:

They can be the same at United.

User currently offlineSano1980 From Germany, joined Aug 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16653 times:

The Lufthansa pilots also eat different things. There are no restrictions what drinks are concerned, except no alcohol in the cockpit of course (incl. someone possibly sitting in a jumpseat)  Smile

User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 16584 times:

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 7):
Did you finally ever fall in love with a Puerto Rican girl?

well I was actually in South Africa for a while so I didn't get to see Puerto rican girls at all over there. Plus i was with my GF so there was even less chance. Its good to be back on A.net as well

Cheers all of you

Regards

BM



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User currently offlineBarney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 982 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 16555 times:

At WN we strongly enforce these type of food rules. All peanuts must come from separate bags!  Wink  Wink


...from the Banana Republic....
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 16552 times:

I read in an old manual that the pilot's and co-pilot's meal had to be cooked in different ovens. I'm not sure if that still applies, though.

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16352 times:

Out here The Meals of the Flt crew are different or from seperate sources,to eliminate a chance of Food poisoning.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16307 times:

Quoting Barney Captain (Reply 11):
At WN we strongly enforce these type of food rules. All peanuts must come from separate bags!

Good job! This made my day!


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16288 times:

"This man must be taken to a hospital."

"A hospital, what is it?"

"A very big building with patients in it but that's not importabt right now."


cheers  Big grin



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9659 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16236 times:

Quoting 777klm (Reply 6):
At KLM, the meals are different, but the drinks are the same.

let me guess - oude Genever for the Captain and jonge Genever for the F/O ?



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User currently offlineFokker115 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 16086 times:

So few airlines serve meals now anyway (at least US carriers), that you have a better chance of pilots suffering from malnutrition rather then food poisoning.

Soon enough there will be vending machines in place of galleys....


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 16077 times:

"what a pisser."

I like the part when the ramp worker is waving in the plane to park then his co-worker asks something, and the other guy waves to the right (indicating where the object was) and the plane runs into the building  Big grin



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9690 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 15968 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 3):
Do pilots carry some sort of powerfull drug in the cockpit for situations such as food poisoning?

There are very strict regulations on what drugs can be taken by any pilot. Most things that would help against food poisoning (Immodium, etc) are banned since they can have adverse effects at altitudes or impair judgement. So the answer is no.



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 15910 times:

Quoting Fokker115 (Reply 17):
Soon enough there will be vending machines in place of galleys....

Actually, that's not a half-bad idea. I'd use it if the price were okay.

In the US you wouldn't be allowed to 'congregate' in the area of the vending machine, and you'd have to quickly obey an electronic voice shouting 'Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!' while your hands clumsily attempt to force-feed your payment into the machine and your eyes dart around frantically searching for anything that looks decent.



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User currently offlineFokker115 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 15745 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 20):
Actually, that's not a half-bad idea. I'd use it if the price were okay.

In the US you wouldn't be allowed to 'congregate' in the area of the vending machine, and you'd have to quickly obey an electronic voice shouting 'Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!' while your hands clumsily attempt to force-feed your payment into the machine and your eyes dart around frantically searching for anything that looks decent.

Can you imagine the sprint to the machine to claim the few "Big One" Snickers that might be available. As soon as the fasten seat belt sign came off, it would be a mad rush for the good snacks....


User currently offlineBucky707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 14861 times:

crew meals? You're kidding right?

User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14550 times:

So if the flight crew wants too, I assume they can bring their own meals right?

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6626 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14487 times:

We get different crew meals but made in the same kitchen and same oven. We also get a sandwich tray on some flights to share. There are about 4-6 different types, and some guys will strictly eat a different type although most don't care. We are allowed to drink from the same place if we wish. We have never had a double food poisoning of crew, so I guess thats why we seem more relaxed than the other carriers listed here.

25 Post contains images Md80fanatic : LOL AirRyan...."excuse me stewardess, I speak jive." June Cleaver at her best
26 N1120A : Union contracts at the various carriers still stipulate that crews get fed. This applies to both cabin and cockpit
27 GQfluffy : Too bad I've never seen any ramper try to marshal using that....weird method... "Surely you can't be serious..." fluffy
28 Post contains images AirRyan : Or better yet MRE's in the vending machine! They are designed not to make you go which comes in real handy on a long flight and there's always at lea
29 Ramerinianair : OK, I am being serious: I have always wondered what happens to a pilot who comes down with bad diarreah during flight. He would be away from the contr
30 AirWillie6475 : If crews get fed, then what do WN crews eat? Peanuts? I saw a Southwest Captain and F/O that were rather eagerly eating some mexican food at a Mexica
31 Harry : all CX (cathay pacific) pilots have different meals on board
32 HAWK21M : If unavoidable Yes. regds MEL
33 Post contains images FRAspotter : You've been watching the movie "Airplane" too much...
34 Post contains images Starlionblue : Even assuming both pilots eat the same "bad" meal, it's by no means a given that both get sick. Unless the food is really poisoned, that is
35 Post contains images Crash65 : Basically, you crap your pants, land the airplane, then worry about cleaning it up. It's happened before and it will happen again. A nasty brown stai
36 Navigator : In all airlines I have had the opportunity to travel in cockpit the Captain and co-pilot have always chosen different meals. This can hardly be an coi
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