Saturday, 22 September 2012
The Airline Food Discussion
I've been flying for over thirty years of my life, and probably taken near 200 flights. The sad truth is...with the exception of one single flight....I can't remember any meals being worth eating.
I had the pleasure once of riding Air Lux out of Luxembourg....to Paris, and they served this terrific ham and cheese sandwich with spicy mustard and some extra crunchy chips. I could have eaten three or four of the sandwiches....they were that good.
The plain truth is that you can't get decent food on any airline, period, and we ought to just accept that. Toss in a Snickers and a couple of oatmeal cookies....and just survive off that and a Pepsi.
Some folks would like to just spend $10 at a restaurant in the airport and get a slice of pizza and a small cup of soda. They'd be happy with that. But the sad truth is that most airports wouldn't dare allow a decent pizza shop to open up and deliver good but cheap pizza.
During my travels with the Air Force on cargo planes....we'd always have a box lunch. You'd typically get a baloney sandwich, a candy bar, some chips, and a Coke. It was the 99-cent meal that was acceptable. A guy could be happy with that....even if it was awful simple.
I would imagine if I talked to some guy who traveled a bit on Trailways back in the 1960s....he'd probably say the same stuff about bus terminals around America. It's probably always been this way.