Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
What's Most Important To You About Food On Planes?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3527 posts, RR: 8
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

With all the talk about airplane food (some love it, some hate, some complain that it is bad, otehrs complain that there is not enough)... what are your thoughts about the importance?

We can all get a better meal on the ground. While I have had very good airplane meals, I wouldn't rank any of them among the best meals in the worlds. But for some reason, the meal is a big attraction for travellers. Why?

I think it comes down to this: boredom. People get bored during fligths and need distractions. The meal gives us something to look forward to, even when we are not hungry. The meal takes anywhere from 1/2 hour to 3 hours to serve and eat. Without meals, the flight can be that much more monotanous.

That being said, what is important to me about airplane food:

1) That it be an appropriate temperature
2) That I am able to eat it with one hand/ utensil
3) That if there is only one option, it should not include meat
4) If there is a roll, it shouldn't be stale

Here is what I don't care about:

1) I couldn't care less if I "get the whole can" or not
2) I don't need to be asked my choice first (because I am elite)... There are lots of people on the plane who paid top fare while I am on an upgrade. They should get first choice.
3) Silverware. People make a big deal about having plastic silverware. I don't get why it's such an issue.

Final thought:
When passengers are finished, they need to be aware of manners. I was on a flight recenlty where the guy behind me put his dirty tray on the empty seat next to me (because he did not want to look at it). I thought this was gross.

17 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2016
1 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineJanne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

On an airplane everything tastes good just because it is so wonderful
to fly. I have never had a bad meal during my 45 years of flying.
It's like when you're drunk. Everything is just fine.
Give me a plate of microwawed noodles and I will love it.
If it is served on an aircraft in the middle of a flight.
p.s. How can anyone get bored while flying???

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
What Is The Most Important To You? posted Wed Jun 7 2000 23:34:48 by Travelin man
United To Begin Selling Food On Planes posted Tue Apr 22 2003 06:44:35 by N777UA
What's The Most Unusual Airline You've Flown On? posted Thu May 30 2002 14:12:36 by Airways1
Important Question About Knives On Planes... posted Tue Sep 18 2001 01:37:59 by Twa902fly
What's The Most Exotic Airliner You've Flown On? posted Tue Feb 1 2000 20:10:50 by LHMark
Verizon Airfone To Stop Phone Service On Planes posted Sat Jun 24 2006 00:14:31 by KarlB737
FAA To Propose Security Cameras On Planes posted Wed Sep 21 2005 01:18:05 by Syncmaster
Do I Need To PAY The Food On European Flights? posted Sat May 14 2005 04:23:21 by GaleaoCumbica
WN To Put Life Vest On Planes posted Tue Dec 28 2004 20:04:50 by Goose29
Why Is Booze Important To You When Flying posted Fri Aug 13 2004 03:17:56 by Zrs70