Crew meals ?!

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I received another wonderful question from one of my fans( who is also a new flight attendant), that I thought would make a great topic of conversation. It concerned not the passengers but the crew. And, since they are the ones flying us safely around the world, they definitely deserve some blog time πŸ™‚

March 5
Patti writes:

“I’m new to 135, and looking for some good “crew meal” ideas. I bet you probably have, or could write your own cook book! Any ideas?”

Cobblestones and Heels:
” Always ask them first. Pilots can be as picky as passengers! Also. Don’t try to go crazy with them. They will either be super easy and just want sandwiches or extra catering , or they will tell u exactly what they want. By nature they are habitual kind of people. Most eat the same stuff ( by choice ) when they fly.
Just make sure what ever you give them is good quality and you make sure they don’t go hungry or thirsty. Check on them every 1/2 hour to 45 min depending on the length of the flight! And prior to each trip or leg, ask them again what they want and need.
If they want a sandwich , I make them fresh on board and very meaty!
Does that help?”

My answer to Patti was basic but true to my experience and opinion.
In the beginning of my career, I tried to plan out special meals for the pilots like I would do for my passengers, and each time, the responses I received were: ” I am easy, let over catering or a sandwich is fine”, or ” please get me…”. it was one or the other. So finally, I decided to leave the crazy meal planning for my passengers!
If any flight attendants or pilots have anything they want to add to this or contradict, please comment πŸ™‚

With love,
Cobblestones and Heels..

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About cobblestonesandheels1

Corporate flight attendant / travel coordinator Southern, CA. Originally from NY. but since home is where the heart is, mine is truly in the whole world. My favorite song and one i would dedicate to all my readers is: "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts"

Posted on March 11, 2013, in Corporate flight attendant. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Additionally, be extremely cognizant of never feeding the pilots the same food items. I do not even give them the same salad dressings. Food kills and I have seen pilots eating totally different meals fall ill with food poisoning from reputable European caterers. it was not a pretty picture, let me tell you. The SIC had to stay in the back on the couch and in and out of the lav until 20 minutes out from PHL and then he sat in the right seat for landing.

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