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Do you have any horror stories about airline food?

Asked by partyparty (9139points) July 2nd, 2010

Just read this article about airline food ‘putting passengers at risk’.
It states the companies who supply in-flight food to most of the major US airlines are risking passengers’ safety because of how the food is prepared.
http://uk.travel.yahoo.com/p-promo-3312393
Do you have a story about airline food?

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josie's avatar

Nothing other than to say that it is inferior to even MRE

JLeslie's avatar

No, no horror stories here.

@josie LOL, I have never had an MRE, but I believe it.

partyparty's avatar

@josie Does MRE mean a meal ready to eat, ie an already prepared meal?

JLeslie's avatar

Meal Ready to Eat I think. The military uses the term for food provided to the troops that is repackaged when in locations that there is no place to prepare food.

marinelife's avatar

No, I was surprised by that story. I ate airline food for many years with no problem.

JLeslie's avatar

@partyparty That should be PREpackaged in my answer, sorry for the typo.

partyparty's avatar

@marinelife That’s good to hear, thanks

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

We called MREs “Meals Rejected by Ethiopians”. I’ve never actually gotten sick on airline food, but I have chosen to go hungry rather than eat a few of them. I’ve had a few excellent meals as well, especially First Class on JAL or Singapore Airlines. In my experience the consistently worst food on any airline, even in First, is British Airways.

CMaz's avatar

I love airline food. It’s so international.

josie's avatar

MRE-Meal, Ready to Eat. Field ration. All things considered, not too bad.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@josie Beats the old C-Rations, but not by much.

partyparty's avatar

@josie What is ‘not too bad’ ... the airline food or MRE food? LOL
@stranger_in_a_strange_land British Airways food must be pretty disgusting in 2nd class then!!

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@partyparty The service wasn’t too great either :^(

Coloma's avatar

The WORST airline food ever is China air! lol

Traveling in asia last Feb.-March and was served the most hideous sausage roll thing…Gaaaak….good thing I brought a ton of snacks.

partyparty's avatar

@Coloma I hate to think what was inside the sausage roll :-)

JLeslie's avatar

I had a very good experience on JAL also. We were given a choice of American or Japanese menu, the food was not bad at all. Domestically, in the US, food isn’t even served, unless you are up in first class. If you buy something it is packaged food, not really prepared in any way by the flight attendants. At least that has been my experience on the airlines I have been flying the last few years. Lately I have been on Delta a lot, because they bought Northwest. Delta has coke products, big plus, and a decent size plastic cup compared to other airlines. Delta also gives you a choice of peanuts, pretzels, or cookies; included, free. Northwest was not giving us anything.

partyparty's avatar

@JLeslie On domestic flights, are you able to purchase a cooked meal, as an extra? Are they OK?

JLeslie's avatar

@partyparty Not any flights I have been on domestically serve a cooked meal in coach, simply not available, not even to pay for. All you can purchase is a “snack” Usually thngs like chips (crisps? Not sure what country you are in?) trail mix, and cookies. I think first class gets a meal, but I have not been in first class on a domestic trip in several years.

partyparty's avatar

@JLeslie Ah yes, crisps and biscuits (I am in the UK). So our chips are your french fries… am I correct?

JLeslie's avatar

@partyparty Oh yeah, I forgot to translate cookies to biscuits :). Yes, your chips are our french fries, sometimes called home fries if they have the skin left on and are cut more ‘like wedges, and curly fries are, well, curly and usually have more seasoning. But french fries is the commonly used term that can be used for all types actually.

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