Yes and for pilots and FAs too. What’s his problem? Would it make him feel better if FAs eat stale Big Mac?
No one wants airline employees to be malnourished. Sheesh... The issue is that a first class passenger is entitled to a given level of service. That includes getting the food and drink that said ticket, and the money spent on said ticket, entitles one to. Now, when the first class food starts to run out, yet an airline employee is seen eating said food, one starts to question whether one is receiving the promised level of service.
At my work (education), we have a school cafeteria for the students. I think we would all want educators to be nourished well. After all, a huge part of our jobs involves safety (who am I sounding like?). That is true, too - by Ed. Code, safety is my first priority, teaching second. However, I don't expect the school cafeteria to provide me with food. I pack a lunch before leaving for work. If I'm in a hurry, I grab some protein bars or similar. It wouldn't be right to consume food paid for by the students families' tax dollars. In the same way, how is it right for an airline employee to consume food paid for by a first class customer?
Or maybe he doesn’t believe FAs are of same social standing to be permitted the taste reserved for First Classers?
This has nothing to do with social status. Nice try, though, going for an ineffective ad hominem attack. It has everything to do with receiving what one paid for. I enjoy flying first class, and I move heaven and earth to afford the privilege. I'm hardly a classist. I'm a public school teacher, for gosh sakes. I simply enjoy the better level of service and the increased leg room in the first class cabin, necessary for someone as arthritic as myself with two somewhat healed and surgically repaired broken legs. When I do fly first class, I expect the level of service that the added cost of that ticket bestows. That has nothing to do with social standing. It has everything to do with getting what you paid for. Now, if the meal services are done and no one wants anymore food, then I say let the FA's chow down. At that point, its irrelevant. But, until the paying passengers have received the service, food, and drinks commensurate with their fares, they probably shouldn't be doing so.