7 Things You Always Think When You Get Your Airline Meal
The familiar feeling of peeling back the plastic from your onboard dinner…
10 January 2019
All Credits: PA
Plane food doesn’t exactly have the best of reputations, but United Airlines is banking on it having a fair few fans. It’s released a cookbook of its onboard recipes, so you can recreate the experience at home for just $29.99 (£23.50 / AED 110).
But be warned – if you do rustle up some of these meals, they might not taste quite like when you’re up in the air. When flying in high altitude, your senses are a bit messed up – this means things don’t smell or taste exactly like when you’re on the ground.
Wherever you stand on airline cuisine, when you’re stuck in your seat on a long-haul flight and the dinner trolley comes round, we all have similar thoughts…
We don’t know how the air stewards do it – they somehow manage to serve meals and drinks to hundreds of people on the plane at once, so serious props. However, from a selfish point of view, we definitely hate how long it takes to take your meals away (which again, is not their fault – there are a lot of people to deal with).
It’s just because there’s nothing worse than being desperate for the loo, but finding it impossible to disentangle yourself from your seat with all the tray tables down and meals on them – who knows when you’ll next be able to get up?! It’s even worse if you have a dietary requirement, because you tend to get your food eons before everyone else.
This is the point when you look at the clock, realise you’ve still got hours until your destination, and decide it’s well and truly time for a post-dinner nap. Or post-breakfast, or post-lunch. Who really knows what time of day it is anyway?