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Old June 18th, 2015, 02:52 PM
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Default Packing a Meal for Eating on a Plane

Five Tricks to think about when packing a meal for airplane travel.
Everything should be small enough to
eat discreetly with fingers or a spoon
and not require major assembly.
Don't bring anything that Is
unappetizing for others to watch you
eat tike a turkey leg.
Pre-cut fruits such as apples into
daintier slices.
Think Italian or French picnic: hard
cheese and charcuterie.
For salads, opt for sturdy leaves such
as endive, romaine or chicory.
Source Wall Street Journal 06182025
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Old June 20th, 2015, 06:32 AM
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Five Tricks to think about when packing a meal for airplane travel.
Everything should be small enough to
eat discreetly with fingers or a spoon
and not require major assembly.
Don't bring anything that Is
unappetizing for others to watch you
eat tike a turkey leg.
Pre-cut fruits such as apples into
daintier slices.
Think Italian or French picnic: hard
cheese and charcuterie.
For salads, opt for sturdy leaves such
as endive, romaine or chicory.
Source Wall Street Journal 06182025

TSA security rules forbidding liquids over 3 ounces stop many gourmet ambitions. Yogurt doesn't make it past the X-ray machines. Salad dressings or liquid condiments such as sriracha will get punted as you take off your shoes and pull out your laptop.
On board, be mindful of strong smells. The frequent flier who loves a tuna sandwich or stinky cheese might have seatmates who feel otherwise.

Source: Wall Street Journal 6/18/15
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Thought about that stinky cheese with the picnic comment
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Old June 21st, 2015, 06:14 AM
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I flew on one flight beside a person who bought a hot meal on the plane from an airport restaurant. I was not happy with the arrangement but I could understand the person's attitude about paying for an airline supplied meal. For myself I would prefer some chocolate and water.

I understand that on some overseas flights the meals can be extraordinary
depending on what class you occupy. Any comments?
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I always fly Business or First Class - and NEVER on US flag airlines. The food, drinks, and service are always great.
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Default Well, I bought something in Hawaii in a package...

was turkey tail, didn't like the taste of it, wondered if it was turkey testicles or penis-but then my seatmates didn't know what it was so wasn't unappetizing.
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Default If you're that picky about what people bring on the plane..

Go on Air Asia where they FORBID you to bring your own food, no they don't have the food police arrest you upon arrival (actually before you could bring your own earphones, the crew of a US based airline had a man who brought his own earphones to watch a movie, arrested at LAX for stealing the "air or sound". The LAX police he said were disgusted that they had to arrest him, he wanted to go all the way to trial whereupon the judge threw the case out (wondered if he wanted to sue them, this was many years ago so can't find it on google, but I remember all the news stations carrying the story) but I digress, they just give the errant passenger a sound scolding, their excuse is that the food may offend some people (their based in Malaysia, a Muslim country.) At least peanut allergic people have a good reason not to want peanuts as any residue can send them in a health attack, but if a Muslim just SEES someone eating a pork product???

Be careful with them though, they are REALLY strict about the baggage, I was a couple of kilos over my small bag, if I had prepaid it, it would have cost me $10 and I ended up paying 75 each for each of two segments (one was one hour long) I flew, but not sure if it was dollars, I hope not, or just the Malaysian currency. Thought about putting on more clothes, but I finally I thought just screw it. One is really, REALLY better off paying for a full service, with all the addons, you may end up paying more.
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I always fly Business or First Class - and NEVER on US flag airlines. The food, drinks, and service are always great.
My last flight, in business class, on Singapore Airlines, from Narita to Singapore, was the worst service and food I've had on any business class airline. I am not a traveler who's hard to please. Bring me a drink every couple of hours and a meal and I'm happy. It was either a new crew or way overworked. At least seats were comfortable.

British Airways is also on my "last resort" list. I'll fly Ryan before them.

I don't see anything wrong with bringing something on a plane. If you are flying domestic the food is ridiculously priced and you won't be fed, even on a four hour flight. Just don't bring on the tuna fish and kimchi sandwich.

You can bring on food and/or a beverage if it was purchased after security.

Me, I prefer to eat at an airport restaurant before boarding. Many airports now have some dang good restaurants, unlike in my flying heyday when airport food was worse than the airline's. At MSP, Northern Lights Grill and Shoyu are highly rated by Zagat's and are darn good.

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I am all for bringing food onboard, but, as I just saw on that passenger shaming site, which by the way shows some crazy stuff, don't bring kielbasa and sauerkraut! Lol....
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