What’s the first association that comes to mind when you hear the words, “Airline food?”
How does the thought of eating airplane meals make you feel? Here are some considerations about airline food feelings:
- Bursting with Enthusiasm
- Pre-gastric Apprehension
- Reason to Prepare your weight loss program NOW.
If good health, good intentions and good feelings are what we expect and hope for in pilots, what do we feed them before we put our lives in their hands? We want them to be well nourished, free from nausea, stomach cramps or the need for frequent runs to the lavatory.
As I ponder this question I wonder, “What DO Airline pilots eat during a flight? Do they chow down on the universally criticized Airlines food? Do they succumb to the Airlines food and insult the taste buds of their well-travelled tongues?
I have noticed the official appearances of pilots trekking through airports with their pull-luggage rolling obediently and silently behind. What contraband is concealed in there? Since their their roll-on luggage must pass through security, the contents of their bags must appear innocent to the X-Ray machines. Are Meals on Wheels tenderly and lovingly arranged? Are home packed brown bag lunches concealed under shaving kits? Are pilots sneaking in some of grandma’s home made soup to replace chemical-filled concoctions being offered (for a fee) in coach class?
Do the pilots secretly snicker at the sight of the prepared food truck parked aside the airplane as they smuggle in their edible meals?
The airline personnel awaits its cargo of eight inch rectangular microwavable dinners of a slab of this, a scoop of that and ample gooey gray gravy blanketing, effectively concealing what lies underneath.
Or do pilots revert to the comfort foods of their childhoods? Do they lock cockpit doors so nobody will see them gulping down large bowls of Fruit Loops with cold milk? Do they gauge their airborne sweet tooths (sweet teeth?) with boxes of chocolate covered, marshmallow filled Mallow Mars?
Think of them; the heroes of the sky, eating mysterious dinners behind closed cockpit doors and silently wish them luck in their next airline flights and medical exams.