Palavi Kumar: Come on, you have to!
JA: It is Delta. It’s a nice surprise, sometimes, to want to eat everything on your plate on an economy class flight.
MB: Yeah, I’m a Delta girl.
PACK: I will say Middle Eastern airlines are really good with budget food, they have a lot of Emirati food and it’s quite fresh. Lots of fresh vegetables.
SP: Fresh vegetables in the sky?
JA: Fresh vegetables and fish are the really tough stuff.
SP: Do you eat fish?
JA: I ate fish.
Scott Bay: I don’t think I’ve ever eaten fish on an airplane.
CH: Sorry, what kind of fish?
JA: White fish.
PACK: I’ve definitely had a creamy white fish on a flight.
SP: In economics, where do you take off the plastic?
PACK: Oh, no, in business.
JA: My fish was also in business.
SB: Cases should be considered separately.
MB: I’ve only flown once for business, when I’ve been to Dubai earlier this year, and yes the food was delicious. But it didn’t work for me, because it wasn’t airplane food. It was a very good meal.
SB: Wasn’t there enough plastic for you?
SP: It’s kind of like when you’re on a trip and you have an excuse to eat a lot of junk food because that’s what’s available.
JA: I don’t know if this conversation extends to the food you get at the airport that you can bring on the plane, but everyone has things they can’t wait to get at certain airports. I just flew away New Orleansand this airport is a joy for the guilty pleasures on offer.
MB: It’s definitely kind of a guilty pleasure.
SB: That’s how I feel too. There’s something about being able to plan my entire flight because that’s the only time I’m in control. I know the food will come and I will eat it.
SP: You are in this time and this space which is a closed loop; very little is supposed to happen when you’re on this plane. Food is a little treat you get, that hot dish brought to you in the middle of that warm expanse of entertainment.
SB: When breakfast comes with red eyes, it can be really beautiful. I love when they make any destination breakfast. I remember when I went to Korea and they served us Korean breakfast.
MB: That special treat that really gets the trip started.
JA: When we flew (redacted) to Korea, had some of the worst airplane food I have ever eaten in my entire life. I’ll say, I’m sure you have all these rituals, and I always order tomato juice.
SP: No vodka?
JA: No, and it pisses me off when they only have Bloody Mary concoction. Tomato juice should be on every plane.