February 26, 2012 in Daily Bulletin
Salon has an “Ask the Pilot” column where Captain Patrick Smith answers questions from readers about airlines. This week’s article included a look at the meals that pilots get. Highlights include:
- Pilots are normally fed the same multi-course meal given to those in first and business class.
- Co-pilots are encouraged to eat different entrees to guard against cases of food poisoning.
- Airbus planes have a special table that pops out for pilots to enjoy their meals. Boeings do not, and because eating can sometimes be messy, pilots go into the cabin to finish their meal.
To read more about the dynamics of feeding pilots, as well as the surprising snacks given to passengers, and why the pilots and cabin crew are normally put in separate hotels click here.