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User currently offlineBA747-100 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

I just wanted to know what pilot's eat is it the same food passangers eat or what do the eat?

Thanks Ba747-100

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User currently offlineCharles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

The pilots don't usually eat the same meals the passengers do, to the best of my knowlege. I don't fly commercially however, so I can't give you a fully detailed explanation. I believe however, that in case of contamination, the pilots meals are not the same as the passengers meals in any class, and are made to more exacting specifications. Please correct me if I am wrong. This is what somebody told me once, so I hope I'm not making a fool out of myself.

User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

I can only tell you what I saw on a Sun Country charter flight, the passenger meals were in silver foil and the meals that went forward were in gold foil. I would assume that it is different, somebody ask JETPILOT.

Peter


User currently offlineNAL757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

I have a buddy that is a UAL 747-400 pilot and he told me that he's lucky if he can get the Flight Attendant's to serve him anything at all.

NAL757


User currently offline24291 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

America West pilots seem to like Taco Bell

User currently offlineAirbus boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

Well all the BA flights I have jumpsat the crew got a business class meal. The pilot and the co pilot eat different things 24 hours before the flight. But pilots normally carry sandwiches that there wifes (FA) make them. Pilots get bored at the front of the plane and eat more then normal!! That is what I have been told.
Dave


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

Actually pilots get served the first class meal. We Are catered to hand and foot. Before we pushback the senior attendant in First Class comes up and asks us if we want any bottled water for the trip, and asks when when we would like our meals and asks if we would like any cookies or pretzels to snack on. If we say yes then we are given a wicker basket filled with goodies like Pepridge Farm Milano cookies (my favorite).

Then on climbout they attend to us once again. and ask if anything is needed. When the meal is finally served the captain is first asked what choice of the two meals he would like. By law the captain and the F/O must have different meals. We get first class meals. And they're pretty damn good. But I usually brown bag it because I'm filling out in the mid-section quite expediantly.

Then after we eat we take our nap. And before you know it ATC has our wake up call in time for a late descent.



User currently offlineCharles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

I would be curious to know how you are a pilot, and in the age group of 5-15?

User currently offlineNAL757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

You can click on the "User Info" box next to anybody's name and find out what their profile says.

NAL757


User currently offlineNAL757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Sorry about the last post. JETPILOT, what happened to your profile???? Did it get erased or is somebody playing a cruel joke on you?

NAL757


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

I don't know ! I guess I'll have to re-enter my info. That sucks !!



User currently offlineUPS Pilot From United States of America, joined May 1999, 871 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

If your the same person I have talked to in the past, I thought you flew cargo on DC-8's. I'm not sure but it was either Fine or Arrow Air.
I agree those Milano's are Great. And the mid section thing is getting to me also but my wife is a personal trainer so she is making me take care of that. Let me know if you switched airlines?


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

I was picked up by US Airways for a late June class on the 737 as was everyone else who was legal to fill the seat.

Were hiring 120 per month for the forseable future. I started revenue service last Friday. God help everyone. Were making half hour turns in the 737. It's like a commuter. Lots of flying on short legs. But it will get better with seniority. I'm on reserve line this month. So I'm commuting quite a bit.

But I'm here.


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

I hope you were kidding about the nap time & waking up in time for descent!! I'd be scared **** if i knew my Pilot wasn't at the controls while in the air!
Bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Actually, Bruce, the pilot isn't necessarily at the controls the entire time the plane is in the air. Not to say the cockpit is empty at any given time. But most modern airliners have autopilot and don't require the entire flight crew to be in the cockpit. In fact, I believe several more sophisticated airliners can land themselves (via computer). So the flight crew can leave the cockpit in shifts on longer flights, nap, eat, go to the bathroom, etc.

Contributing to the subject at hand...I've heard the flight crew is given the best of the best from the First Class and Business Class meal selection, although they may choose to bring along their own food. The primary concern of the pilot and first officer eating different entrees probably has to do with food poisoning - if one entree is contaminated, the other is not, so if one crew member is incapacitated, there is still someone to fly the plane.


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1057 times:

No comment at this time!!

User currently offlineJim From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1051 times:

Surely you've heard the one about the next-generation flightdeck only having 1 pilot and a dog?

The pilot is there to feed the dog, and the dog is there to bite the pilot if he touches any of the switches.

Its old, but ALPA doesn't like it ;-)

-jim


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

I know about that wonderful invention called "autopilot" but I'd think someone has to monitor the systems. I guess when you're on a four hour or more flight just staring at monitors could get slightly boring....


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineUnited946 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1042 times:

JETPILOT- If you fly domestic and get 1st class meals, I envy you. Over here, we UAL guys who fly domestic get fed only if there are meals left over.

United946
Burlingame, California


User currently offlineDL 604 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Hey JETPILOT! I never knew if you got that job or not! I know you had a post like a long time ago about the offer. I'm glad you got with a major! Not that Fine Air sucks or anything, but I guess that 1% is a little more open, eh?  
I'd say maybe 5% of pilots become majors, because thare are many airlines growing into the major area.
I think that's cool that you work for USAir.
E-mail me anytime! LOL  

DL 604


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

The majors and commuters are hiring like mad now. Enough to let freighter trash like me slip through the cracks. If I had to say, in a hiring boom right now maybe 3% of all pilots will make it to the majors.

If I had the same experience 2 yearsago no way would I have made it. I haven't even finished college yet. I'm enrolled in the ER distance learning program. So I'm on the road to a diploma.

Fine Air does suck and I hope other pilots following a road to the majors can find some way around working for such a company. But It was a job.


User currently offlineNAL757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

JETPILOT-

What was wrong with Fine Air? I realize the DC-8's are ancient, but what else was negative about their operation? On a different note, you and I sent some e-mail back and forth awhile ago. Since then, I have started flight training and I'm now looking forward to my spot in commercial aviation. Thanks for the info.

NAL757


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Wow...even the FA's domestically (even on Shuttle) get meals! I guess that's what you get for ESOP!

FLY777UAL


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