Just a dumb question....

Athena

New Member
I am curious. Can the FO or pilot request a special diet? I wonder because I am vegetarian.
 

EatSleepFly

Well-Known Member
I don't really know...but I would guess that you'd be better off packing your own lunch based on what my few airline friends have said.
 

MikeD

Administrator
Staff member
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I am curious. Can the FO or pilot request a special diet? I wonder because I am vegetarian.

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Nope, you must be a meat-eater to be a pilot in the majors.

Sorry.

 

MQAAord

Scheherazade
Staff member
When I was flying for AA, the crews could not request special meals. But my husband who flies for DL can, then can request things like low-fat, or veggie.
We had pretty stringent requirements for crew meals to be scheduled for a flight. The flight had to be over a certain block time (2 hours if I remember right) also there had to be more than 3 legs with no ground time at any station to get food ourselves. Basically the company said that if we had a schedule for the day such that we had more than an hour on the ground at any one station, we were on our own to get off the airplane and go scavanging for our own food.
 

AnotherWife

New Member
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You don't even know how much that movie scared me away from marriage.

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As a passenger I always bring my own food when I fly. I can't imagine eating that junk on a regular basis. Totally fattening and awful tasting IMHO.
 

IrishSheepdog

Sitting in the median
Our crew meals consist of Subway sandwiches. One of our pilots is a vegetarian (actually vegan (sp?)), and also alergic to flour. So she just brings a mini-bag cooler of food for herself on trips, and that seems to work out great. I'm sure if she requested a vegetarian meal, the company would probably provide though.
 
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