Monday, July 14, 2008

Airline meals

Remember one time we used to laff at those people who walked on the airplane with big set a food in their carry on?

Look at dem people though! Walking around with big, big, heavy bag of roti and rice n peas and meat and whatsnot. They aint have no culture or class though? They dont know the plane duz provide meals included in ya fare? Man duh mek muh shame!

Secretly I think we were jealous though. How dare them people come on the plane with the mouth watering, sweet smelling food. Their home cooked meal vs we with what the airplane people tried to pass off as a proper meal which was usually some mis-identified thing in a plastic plate that they claim is chicken or beef somebody or the other and we sitting there wondering if one of them CSI fellas could do a few tests to confirm if it is what de air hostess say it is before we eat any of it.

Yea boy those were the days. Free drinks and chips and peanuts and thing so too. Well not free cause it was in the price of the ticket but is free cause ya din have to pull out nuh extra money out ya pocket and well ya already pay for it so might as well eat it and enjoy amm I mean experience it.

Not so anymore is it? Now its every manjack bring his own food or pay an arm and a leg for a dry up sandwich on Air Canada and some of them other planes (i believe you still get food provided on transatlantic flights by the British carriers).

Is cheaper to buy at the airport or bring in if ya allowed than spending 6 or 7 dollars on the plane for something that should only cost about $2.50 when it was fresh 5 hours ago.

So now everybody walking with food in dey bag or hand. Even at the airport in Barbados, I went to buy food to eat there in the departure lounge and the fellas wrap it up nice and special like I was taking it on the plane. Dey catering to we needs.

Is a new day boy, new day, new things. Cant laff at nobody carrying food onto the plane no more. Rather they can laff at you.

Wait you aint bring nuh food on this flight and had to buy a 6 dollar dry up sandwich on the plane? whaaaaa, ha ha ha. Boy wha wrong wid you? You aint have no class or culture or common sense? You dont know ya duz pay extra for the plane food? Man ya mek muh shame!

16 comments:

Lola Gets said...

The last time an airline provided me with a meal was in 1996, when I few an English company from NY to Trinidad. Man, they had chicken curry with vegetables - it was great!

But yeah, nowandays, folks need to bring they own shit. Or else pay the consequences.

L

mad bull said...

True words, Jdid! LoL

Guyana-Gyal said...

Yes, I remember how we used to laugh at them people with they food, thinking we wuz better, when the truth is them people had spunk and spirit and confidence and belief in who them is and don't give a rat's tail about what other people think.

And now, look at we, taking food on the plane.

Pizza slices! That nice to take on planes, it easy to pack.

Crankyputz said...

If your flying international, go Emirtes. the food, service and air hostes are amazing.

As for travelling on a domestic flight or to US, I love the Tim Horton's opened up in the airport, I stock up before I leave.

Crankyputz said...

And I think the reason a lot of airlines don't offer freebies anymore is partly the fault of my family, we have an entire room decorated by Cathay Pacific.

Abeni said...

I accustommed to walk with a lil something in mi bag everytime I travel. I don't even really like up airport food too

Mighty Afroditee said...

Hmprh. I aint care wha' all ya say, but I was one'a dem wid de pack lunch in my bag, tekkin our oxtail, curry chicken, fry fish on my plane ride. My momma would always cook for me before each and every journey, and she still does.

On principle, becuase I pay for it, I tek the airline food too. Stuff the chips and what not in my back pack for desperate times when mi mudda food run out.

aquababie said...

best thing to get in the airport my way is a cinnabon. they are so good!

princessdominique said...

You're right, airline food is the worst and overpriced. We all need to bring some roti when we travel. Let's start a petition.

Ruthibelle said...

so tru... funny too

m said...

This is exactly why I only fly Air Jamaica to the Caribbean. Not only do they actually give you a relatively edible meal, there's free champagne! (Also, they've never stranded me overnight in Puerto Rico. Always a plus.)

Amadeo said...

Man...I take my own food to the movies.

What an airline gives you is NOT food.

Will said...

ever seen the oliver samuels sketch when he was on the plane? the one where he wore his ears muffins? this post brought that to mind in a big way... hehehe...

yeah i used to scoff at people traveling with food... now i stock up myself!

Pepper said...

ditto will... this brings back oliver you largooooooo

hehe

garry said...

I must admit I thought my wife was a wee bit crazy, when she stocked up with a small bag full of food for our plane journey back to Scotland from Barbados last year. But I was the one begging food off her a few hours into the flight...

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