AT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1037 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1541 times:
I've noticed that when aircraft have long turn-around waits at airports before the return flight, the catering is often loaded hours before the flight. Last week I noticed Air France and Singapore Airlines flights being catered what must have been at least 4 hours before the departure time.
Wouldn't this cause the food to spoil? Is there refrigeration in the galleys while the aircraft is parked and without power?
FI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1439 times:
These international arrivals must be "stripped" of the food products that were brought into the country. Most aircraft have chillers which will keep food
safe for many many hours. Some aircraft even have small freezers.
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EK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4906 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1269 times:
Inflight Catering is usually prepared 6 hours prior to departure and supplied to the aircraft 3 hours prior to departure...
Galleys have chillers which keep the meals at a cool temperature to prevent food contamination but if the flight is delayed depending how long the aircraft is delayed for the hot meals must be replaced in most cases...
Hope this answers your question...
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