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airplane food is not sexy.

airplane food is not sexy

not one little bit. just look at that mushy, stodgy pasta with overcooked and mildly suspicious looking veg. bluuurrrgh. turns my stomach just thinking about it.

my worst airplane food experience was on an Air Transat flight from Cancun, Mexico back home to Vancouver (see below screenshot as evidence). it’s hard to really discern what kind of food it actually is. it took me a few minutes to figure out which parts i was supposed to eat. apparently, it was the cold, overcooked, “soupy” scrambled eggs inside the waffle/pancake/inedible cardboard boat. i bet the cooks had a really good laugh over this one.

Airplane food screenshot

What’s your worst airplane food experience? (or *gasp* good airplane food experience)?

PS. i’ve become completely nocturnal. staying up until 7am and waking up at 3pm. it’s possible i could be turning into a vampire. if i post a video of me licking raw meat, i’d start protecting your jugular. i’ll come for the geeky ones first.

turning into a geeky vampire

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    ComposeAnalysis
    January 18, 2008 at 7:50 AM

    The first one looks mildly decent, however after the explanation it lost all of that.
    It wasnt till two years ago that I first flew on a plane, mine reminded me of a tv dinner so I passed on it… that was a long 14 hours
    one of my roomates does the 7-3 thing, its quite possible that she could be a vampire as well minus the loads of instant noodles that are consumed :|

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    Sean
    January 18, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    “if i post a video of me licking raw meat, i’d start protecting your jugular. i’ll come for the geeky ones first.”

    So this is your plan for World domination? I knew that watching all those Buffy episodes would finally pull you to the darker, sexier geek side :)

    *looks left and right*

    So far my jugular is in tact, however, I’d be honored to be one of your geek partners in crime… so here’s to waiting for the next video you produce being tagged “raw meat”.

    Muhahahaha…

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    Christina
    January 18, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    The only time I’ve had decent airline food was when my family went to Europe in 1996 (the Olympics were in Atlanta, we went to the UK, Paris, Madrid) and we few on Virgin. But then, Virgin kind of kicks ass. Other than that, I don’t eat airline food unless it is limited simply to like a fruit cup or something. It’s just to gross. I’ll be fine with pretzels (if they are offering them) and the beverage cart. If I’m doing a long flight, I’ll pack and/or buy something in my carry-on. OK – that’s a lie – what I do is hit up Starbucks and then go nuts at the newstand and buy two of those 1 lb. bags of Skittles and a few King size candy bars.

    That’s what I call airline food.

    And your pictures are kind of frightening. I don’t know if Canada gets Top Chef, the Bravo (US) show that is all kinds of awesome, but the last season had a challenge where they had to make airline meals. It was very interesting to watch.

    Oh – my pseudo-boyfriend (pseudo because he’s an asshole, 1000%, God he sucks) thinks you are totally hot. :-)

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    RBeezy
    January 18, 2008 at 11:57 PM

    don’t worry about your insomnia or effed up circadian rhythm. like that famous hip hop soothsayer Nas once said: “I don’t sleep, ’cause sleep is the cousin of death”

    (I even managed to use it in a haiku…:O)

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    Tom
    January 19, 2008 at 4:09 AM

    I love how you’re advertising Leopard in that picture with an LG monitor in the background

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    Mostly Lisa
    January 20, 2008 at 5:09 AM

    @ComposeAnalysis — why so long until you flew on a plane? i never pass on airplane food no matter how horrible it is. even the stale, half frozen bun, i’ll eat. i have a fairly high metabolism so i have to eat a lot and often. and airplane portions will definitely not satiate my appetite so usually ask people sitting around me for the deserts/buns/butter they don’t want.

    @Sean — oh i’ve been fond of the dark creatures for sometime (the sexy vampires that swoon and brood and have souls and sensitivity). Unfortunately, they are not all nice. and the blood thing is kinda gross… so i’m trying to get up before the sun sets tomorrow. i hope i don’t turn to dust…

    @Christina — ooh i’d love a nice Oh Henry bar right now. i’m one of those weird people that eats the chocolate on the outside first and saves the delicious, creamy nougat until the very end. mmm. and :P to your lousy bf for not adoring you like you should be!

    @RBeezy — that shizz was ill, yo. the only minor problem is i do like sleep once i fall asleep, it’s just the falling asleep that is hard.

    @Tom — oohhhhhh i’m so special with my MB air and my 2 iMacs and super sweet headphones. booooooo! you’re complete rubbish!

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    Duane Storey
    January 21, 2008 at 1:02 AM

    I’m nocturnal lately too. I was up until 5am both nights this weekend, and slept until like 2pm.. The joys of being a computer dork..

    I hate airplanes in general, and the food almost always sucks. Except of course that one time I got bumped to first class.

    They should just scrap the meals and give free booze..

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    Mostly Lisa
    January 21, 2008 at 4:43 AM

    @Duane Storey — oh boy… you’re in the same naughty nocturnal pattern that i’m in! I agree with you. Geeking around the www in the wee hours of the morning is pretty much the most awesomest thing ever.

    and you got bumped to first class!! lucky. how did that happen?

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    Duane Storey
    January 21, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Actually, I’ve been first class twice. The first was awesome. We were flying to cuba for vacation (me and three friends). The plane was full so Air Canada said “hey, how about you guys go first class on the next flight in two hours AND we’ll let you into our VIP lounge for free drinks?” Cha-ching. We were loaded before we even go on the plane.

    Second time I cashed in air miles and sat up front in that throne of a seat and ordered champagne the whole flight. It was rad.

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    Carrie
    January 21, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    United Air has the absolute worst food ever. I’ve flown with a lot of different airlines. Strangely enough, I thought airlines like China Air or Vietnamese Airlines would be bad, but pre-packaged Asian airline food is marginally more appetizing than mushy pasta and mystery meat, even if it means eating spicy Korean kimchi at 5am.

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    Mostly Lisa
    January 21, 2008 at 11:53 PM

    @Duane — i have air miles somewhere… i used to try so hard to get air miles.. buying ten cans of baked beans etc. then one day i lost my card and never went back. but your champagne story gives me good reason to go back to buying 10 cans of baked beans.

    @Carrie — mystery meat could technically be ANYTHING. this is why i usually go Vegetarian when i fly!

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    sivi
    March 26, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    well, i dont complain because i hardly have money to travel. I am from a not very wealthy country, Portugal, and i dont have that much money myself. I love to travel, but i dont travel much because i have few money. So when i travel its quite a big happening. I like the food. I dont care if its or not the best food in the world. I think that as far as i can still travel, i must be happy. Here unemplyment rate is huge and growing… so even a simple plane meal tastes better, last one was on TAP portuguese airlines, and it was a nice meal.

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