Plane food isn’t best known for being a gourmet option and plenty of holidaymakers choose to buy food at the airport ahead of a flight.
While some airlines are known to have better food options – Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and All Nippon Airways provide meals that are often well rated.
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Plus, even the dining options on UK airlines like British Airways can be tasty – though some Brits hate sandwiches they have to buy on budget airlines.
There are many people who do not enjoy the little foil packets of pasta or English breakfast they receive while at 35,000ft in economy too.
Part of this could be because the pressure of the cabin affects how you taste things – making them seem bland and flavourless.
However, a flight attendant has admitted that the cabin crew usually won’t eat plane food even if their employer allows them to do so.
British flight attendant Kris Major and American Allie Malis spoke to CNN about why.
Allie explained that she drinks lots of coffee while working, but usually brings her own snacks like hummus, apples and popcorn.
While Kris noted that most plane foods make him feel bloated and so he drinks lots of water and coffee while flying instead.
He commented that most cabin crew bring their own food on-board due to dietary requirements, but said most airlines don’t let them heat up food in the galley unless its in the right container type.
They’re not the only flight attendants to say why they won’t eat airline food though.
Amber, an air hostess who has been flying for a US airline for years claimed that "airline meals are extremely unhealthy".
She said: "I typically bring my own food: light sandwiches or pasta salad.”
While Betty, who works for an American carrier added: "Don’t drink the coffee on aeroplanes. It’s the same potable water that goes through the bathroom system."
She revealed that they once had "a test for E. coli in our water and it didn’t pass, and then maintenance came on and hit a couple of buttons and it passed".
"So, I would avoid any hot water or tea. Bottled and ice are fine, of course.”
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