Author Topic: Random Airline Food Combinations  (Read 1467 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2019, 02:56:10 pm »
The good thing about NOT being a foodie is being able to consume any offering without a grumble...

Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2019, 11:01:30 pm »
The good thing about being greedy is being able to eat anything without caring if you grumble.

ian

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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2019, 10:00:13 am »
I'll be flying premium to NYC in a couple of weeks – I hate premium because it's the vague promise of more that never delivers. You're paying a couple of hundred quid for what is effectively disappointment. You basically get first dibs on the chicken or pasta and they don't snarl quite as much as if you order a second G&T. I wouldn't bother but my wife has longer legs than me and six hours of her griping about leg room (I think you get an entire inch extra in premium) won't elevate my airborne experience. I'm still getting it in the neck from when I put her in economy back from KL last year. It's not my fault I'm in business, dear.
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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2019, 07:29:19 pm »
TBH, it's a bit academic how good the food is when the humidity (or rather, the lack thereof) and air pressure in a passenger aircraft at cruising altitude is playing havoc with your taste buds and sinuses so you can't taste it properly anyway.
And the air is full of low pressure farts.
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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2019, 08:40:53 pm »
But at least your sense of smell is affected too!
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Kim

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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2019, 08:42:01 pm »
Sudden realisation that I haven't been on a plane since they were a metal tube full of recycled smoking.  As with pubs, if you can smell the farts, you're winning.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2019, 11:12:59 pm »
That prompted to try to find out when smoking was banned on planes. Apparently the last airline to ban smoking on all flights was Cubana in 2014. Or possibly even still allowed on Royal Air Maroc (according to two comments). https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2017/08/10/smoking-on-airplanes/
Interesting opinion here:"Philosophically, I think nonsmokers have rights, but it comes into market conflict with practicalities and the realities of life." Dan McKinnon, chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board, 1984.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflight_smoking#cite_note-ssbbop-7
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ian

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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2019, 09:43:38 am »
Blimey, smoking on planes. When precisely did that seem like a good idea?
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hellymedic

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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2019, 09:54:30 am »
When consumer and Big Tobacco demands trumped common sense.

When I was a junior doctor, we kept folk with Nasty Chest Infections in hospital until they were well enough to smoke in the day room...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2019, 10:17:31 am »
When my grandfather was a surgeon, he took up smoking precisely because it seemed a good idea to do what all the other consultants did in their staff room. But he decided on a pipe, and found it took so long to get the thing filled, lit and piping properly that he'd inevitably be called away to a patient before it was going properly. So he gave it up.
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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2019, 12:40:35 pm »
I have read that in the days of smoking on æroplanes the cabin air throughput was sufficiently higher than it is today that the stale fag-fug actually contained less airborne gunge than today's blend of paraffin and duty-free stinkenwasser.  This may, of course, be Utter Bollocks.

Anyway, my pastrami and cheddar sarnies went down a treat and didn't leave too many crumbs on the floor of Mr Logan's shiny Saab 2000.
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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2019, 10:50:51 am »
Blimey, smoking on planes. When precisely did that seem like a good idea?
I flew to Madrid in 2001 or 2002.
Smoking was permitted on the plane.
Spanish airline.

ian

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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2019, 11:23:58 am »
Hmm, I first started flying in what must have been the mid-90s, I can't recall any smoking flights, though that was predominantly transatlantic and US/Canada domestic.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2019, 11:57:00 am »
Iberia were one of the last to ban smoking on all flights.
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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2019, 09:45:31 pm »
Hmm, I first started flying in what must have been the mid-90s, I can't recall any smoking flights, though that was predominantly transatlantic and US/Canada domestic.

10 years before that and you’d have experienced it. The curtain between smoking and non-smoking wasn’t very effective.
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Re: Random Airline Food Combinations
« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2019, 10:01:50 pm »
Iberia were one of the last to ban smoking on all flights.
Likely as not, it was prolly Iberia that I flew with in 2001 / 2002