Flight Attendants


A Top Travel expert and a Blogger Gary Leff, recently reported about American Airline flight that ran out of snacks for first class passengers. He disclosed how a passenger [Bill H.] on the first class seat was told by a flight attendant that they had run out of snacks.

In response to the claim, Lisa an American Airline flight attendant explained what really happened. According to Lisa, the basket of snacks spotted in the cockpit was a leftover from the previous flight.

I’m a flight attendant for American and on snack basket provisioned flights, we generally have at least 2 baskets worth of snacks that have been stashed in compartments “just in case” so I am calling BS on this post. Also, that snack basket in the flight deck was probably the remnants from an earlier flight. We typically offer the pilots the leftover snacks as they are behind a locked door the whole flight and don’t have ready access if they get hungry. Check your facts before letting the negativity flow…. Makes me question your overall credibility! Lisa Barnes said.

Another flight attendant on a domestic flight disclosed that the leftover snacks are offered to pilots since they don’t get a meal on short haul flights.

Ok, I work in the industry. Usually, in the BC cabin on domestic, you will receive two baskets. That basket looks like it was a left over from a previous flight. That happens often on flights with shelf stable snack crews will leave leftovers in a galley compartment. As a courtesy, we offer leftovers to the pilots. Usually, they don’t get a meal on these short hauls. Don’t know why passenger wasn’t reoffered a snack unless the snack he requested was already eaten. But when these baskets are offered is on a flight with short flying time and off hours. Maggie added.

Have you ever been told by a flight attendant that they ran out of snacks or meal? How did you react? How would you react if a flight attendant tells you that they have run out of snacks or meal? let us know your response via the comment section.

Last month we discussed the scientific reasons why passengers should drink tomatoes juice on the plane. We disclosed to you that it is approximately 30% difficult to detect salty and tastes on board. So today we are going to look into what a world travel expert has to say concerning eating food on the plane.

Some frequent travellers said that they are ready to eat whatever they want to eat either before or after the flight but can never eat aboard. One may ask WHY? Aside from the fact that some passengers complain that the food served onboard was bad, bland and lot more, the real reason why passengers should skit meal aboard is because of JET LAG.

One of the world travel experts Melissa Biggs Bradley, the founder of Luxury travel firm Indagare, reviewed to Bloomberg some travel secrets and tips she has acquired as a frequent traveller. Mellissa said that flight attendants do not eat anything at all. The only thing they do is to stay hydrated by drinking enough water. The reason why flight attendants do not eat on the plane is because the digestive system seems to slow down at high-altitude. That means, whatsoever thing you eat at high-altitude takes time to digest and that will make you weak and tired.

Why You Should Stop Eating Food On Planes – World Travel Expert
In-flight meal Credit Pixabay

Melissa Biggs Bradley who has experienced it said. I eat nothing on flights. I’ve talked to a lot of stewardesses about it, and it’s a stewardess secret. Ten years ago, it was [a cabin crew member] on Singapore Airlines on what was, at the time, the longest flight in the world (17 hours from Singapore to New York). She told me that her tried-and-true trick was not eating in-flight. Basically, at super high altitude, your digestive system shuts down completely. Someone said to me it’s like being under anesthesia. So when you get off the plane, everything restarts and [your digestive system] has so much more work to do and so it makes you more tired.

The Aviation industry is filled with lots of secrets and tricks. I would advise you take few minutes of your time when next you travel to chat with flight attendants, airport staff, pilots etc. There are tricks and secret you would learn from them that would be vital for you.

Have you been eating aboard or do you know about this secret? We would like to hear your own side of the story. Use the comment section to air your view.

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