I frequently see tweets or blog posts from Ben (OneMileAtATime) about the meals he’s enjoying in first class. I’m wondering…why don’t my meals ever look like the ones he gets? Okay, it may be because I fly US Air and their domestic first class meals are awful. But that begs another question. Why can US Air do a great job on International Envoy Class Meals and provide such junk domestically?
So here I am, sitting onboard my flight (using GoGo which is a story for another day!) and I’m grateful for being in row 1 because after eating ½ the chicken and two spoons or rice I feel like I could puke. Obviously this is not really one of life’s major issues, but I really do wonder why an airline would serve crap. I mean, that’s actually what it tasted like today.
The meal was described as “chicken with rice” so I selected it. It came with green beans, a few carrots, rice and the chicken in what I think may have been a teriyaki style sauce. I’m not sure about the sauce and the flight attendant didn’t have a description of it on her paperwork.
The consistency of the chicken was like rubber. The rice, well…I’ve been sitting here trying to think of how to describe the consistency of the rice and said to the guy next to me, “how would you describe it?” He said “other than disgusting?” So I think the best way to describe the consistency was mush covered with some sauce. The green beans were decent.
I think US Airways should seriously reconsider what it serves domestically. I’d rather be served a ham & cheese sandwich than a hot meal that really is inedible. I jokingly said to the flight attendant who was about to serve the pilots, “do they eat this slop too?” and she said, “oh, no. They have special meals.” So if the pilots won’t eat it, why would they server it to the guests?