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Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:33 pm

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 ?

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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:37 pm

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

 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:39 pm

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...

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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:42 pm

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?

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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:55 pm

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

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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:55 pm

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!
 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:59 pm

At KLM, the meals are different, but the drinks are the same.
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:03 am

Each Pilots eats a different meal for obvious reasons.

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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:13 am

They can be the same at United.
 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:15 am

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
 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:43 am

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

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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:46 am

At WN we strongly enforce these type of food rules. All peanuts must come from separate bags!  Wink  Wink
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:47 am

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.

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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:33 am

Out here The Meals of the Flt crew are different or from seperate sources,to eliminate a chance of Food poisoning.
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:49 am

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!
 
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Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:52 am

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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:13 am

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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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:21 am

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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Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:24 am

"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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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:25 am

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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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:44 am

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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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:21 am

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....
 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:01 pm

crew meals? You're kidding right?
 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:51 pm

So if the flight crew wants too, I assume they can bring their own meals right?
 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:04 pm

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.
 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:23 pm

LOL AirRyan...."excuse me stewardess, I speak jive." June Cleaver at her best  Wink
 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:34 pm

Quoting Fokker115 (Reply 17):
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.

Union contracts at the various carriers still stipulate that crews get fed. This applies to both cabin and cockpit
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:40 pm

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 18):
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

Too bad I've never seen any ramper try to marshal using that....weird method... "Surely you can't be serious..."

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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:44 pm

Quoting Fokker115 (Reply 21):
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....

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 least one person in a group who likes the "frank and beans!"

Quoting Md80fanatic (Reply 25):
LOL AirRyan...."excuse me stewardess, I speak jive." June Cleaver at her best

Absolutely, she was great for that role. Good ol' Airplane the movie - it has something for everything!  Smile
 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:29 pm

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 controls for a while and possibly for part of the approach/landing.
I am a student pilot and I never have had a problem while I am flying. This interests me because of a recent experience:
I was so nervous about missing my connection in LAX that I got my stomach all worked up - I then had BAD diarreah, suppose this happenbed to the flight crew? What would they do? Would they have to hold until the pilot gets back?
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:42 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 26):
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.

Union contracts at the various carriers still stipulate that crews get fed. This applies to both cabin and cockpit

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 Mexican food joint/bar at LAX. It was interesting because everyone was sitting while they were standing.
 
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:36 pm

all CX (cathay pacific) pilots have different meals on board
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:41 pm

Quoting Ramerinianair (Reply 29):
Would they have to hold until the pilot gets back

If unavoidable Yes.
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:42 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
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.


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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:08 pm

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  Wink
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:42 pm

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 30):
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 controls for a while and possibly for part of the approach/landing.
I am a student pilot and I never have had a problem while I am flying. This interests me because of a recent experience:
I was so nervous about missing my connection in LAX that I got my stomach all worked up - I then had BAD diarreah, suppose this happenbed to the flight crew? What would they do? Would they have to hold until the pilot gets back?
Thanks,
SR
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RE: Do Pilots Ever Eat The Same Thing On Board?

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:04 am

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 coincidence. Among those airlines you find SAS, Malmö Aviation, Braathens, Nordic Leisure, Thai and many more.
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