In yesterday’s swag Saturday giveaway there were some fascinating reader comments about what is and what is not acceptable behavior on a Delta jet. Some of the responses really made me shudder and others I thought to myself maybe, maybe not.
One of the things I think I really disagree with, and maybe because I do it myself, is bringing food on board a flight. Delta has very specific and published guidelines when a meal will be provided on Delta jets. However, as we have seen things can go wrong, and you may or may not get the meal you expect. Also food for purchase may or may not be available depending on catering that is outsourced by Delta. Lastly you may be in that strange window of time even on a long flight where no food is provided end of story from Delta (see highlighted bits above from Delta.com).
So should we be careful about what food we bring on-board and only bring food that has no smell. Take for example the outstanding steak sandwich I enjoyed on my final mileage run for 2013 with MJ. We did not buy it on-board but at a sub shop next to the gate and I am sure we did probably make the rest of the first class cabin rather hungry (they really were good sandwiches).
Was this really unacceptable behavior? I don’t think so since on-board choices are hit-N-miss and we can no longer use a HOOU to buy snacks! To me food smells are very different from all the other truly offensive things the passengers can do on board a flight. I mean if food smells are offensive then what about all those poor people in coach who have to put up with the food smells from the first class cabin on many flights? Should the last few rows of first-class not be served a meal so that the first few rows in coach don’t have to put up with the food smells?
Your turn to shout out and let me know if bringing “smelly” food on board is truly wrong for Delta flyers or should we only bring certain types of food on the plane? – René
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