Do you "pack a lunch/dinner" when flying or just buy what they sell onboard.

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Do you "pack a lunch/dinner" when flying or just buy what they sell onboard.

Bignuf Bignuf
Since free food is now pretty much "history" on airlines, do you just buy the little box assorted meals/snacks they sell aboard the flight, do you buy something in the terminal to take along, or do you "pack your own" from home..and take what you can legally carry through security?

What is your favorite foods to eat on a flight, now that there is no real "airline food", or do you enjoy one of those new "online gourmet" offerings?
08/24/2011
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Jul!a Jul!a
I just buy food in the terminal. I've had so many issues with "oh you can't bring this on board, you can't bring that on board" and I've had to leave a bunch of things at security so I'd rather just buy something at the terminal. Small snacks I've taken on, but something I'd consider to be lunch or dinner I just buy there.
08/24/2011
Ansley Ansley
I'm pretty sure you can't bring your own food on flights anymore. I think all food items have to be in checked baggage---formula and food for children are probably not affected by this.

I was surprised when I saw a guy bring a pizza on the plane from one of the restaurants after we got through security. It just wasn't something I had ever thought of doing. But, then I've only flown twice (2 roundtrips) in my life and both flights were less than two hours each way.

We seem to get things that nobody else does when we're together. Our flight attendant dumped twelve bags of pretzels on our trays and asked if we wanted more. We were happy, but we were also drinking in-flight so food wasn't top priority.
08/24/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i never know what's allowed so i'll usually buy food on the terminal if it's a longer flight (like 5+ hours) and i didn't eat beforehand or something. it's usually like 5$ anyway, so i'm not really in mourning lol

if you fly international, they'll give you a free meal. it's not grade a cuisine, but it'll do the trick
08/24/2011
Sammi Sammi
We buy stuff at the terminal. It's ridiculously priced, but still cheaper (and better tasting) than what they're serving on the flight.
08/24/2011
potstickers potstickers
I bring my own food from home. Usually my airline provides free pretzels or peanuts, and soda.
08/24/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Food is allowed on southwest flights from home or anywhere. I usually get a bagel or a sammich for flights. Ive seen people bring coolers of food, especially if they have kids without a problem. It just has to be in certain containers.
08/24/2011
Booktease Booktease
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Since free food is now pretty much "history" on airlines, do you just buy the little box assorted meals/snacks they sell aboard the flight, do you buy something in the terminal to take along, or do you "pack your own" from ...
The only time I have ever flown on a plane for long enough to have a meal, they have included it. And it was actually pretty nice food! But that was an international flight and we were in the air for 8 1/2 hours during the main flight. It included a tiny bottle of wine for each person, some sort of chicken, a side, a vegetable and a dessert. It wasn't very memorable (obviously), but it was a meal.

We brought our own snacks though, which I would definitely recommend.
08/24/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
I fly almost exclusively internationally so they always feed me. The food isn't stellar, but it ranges from decent to barely edible depending on the airline. I also bring snacks because I am used to eating a lot of small meals so I need things to snack on mid-flight.
08/24/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
When i used to fly I tried to avoid the problem entirely by eating before I left for the airport.
08/24/2011
hjtee hjtee
I usually don't eat on the day I fly. I'm afraid of motion sickness.
On days when I feel better though, I will eat what they have on the plane.
08/25/2011
Kkay Kkay
I pack. I have to- I have a food intolerance that's in almost everything, so.
08/25/2011
married with children married with children
we eat at the airport if it is a layover, or you have to be there 3 or 4 hours early. Most flights we have been on, provide food with the ticket price. Or are so short that we do not need anything to eat during the flight.
08/26/2011
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