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airports suck

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:10 pm
by fatalman
5 dollars for a fruit cup. 6 dollars for some almonds. the prices are outrageous, but what other options do i have. :(

(just felt like venting)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:22 pm
by xrodolfox
Yeah. That sucks.

What's worked best for us is to pack meals before we go. However, that's only happened 3 out of the last 5 times. We just aren't that on top of things most of the time.

Then we pay out our arses. :(

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:27 pm
by fatalman
i really should try packing a meal. but the hard thing about that is this. flying from cali to the east coast is usually a 12 hour ordeal. and when i am up at 4 i am generally not hungry. so i would have to pack like 3 meals in that time. and plus, who wants to make food at 4am? :(

maybe i should try more prepackaged raw bars. those seem to work well.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:46 pm
by Hiking Fox
Airports suck more for ruining the quality of life for those unlucky enough to live under the increasingly busy flight paths :cry:

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:14 pm
by xrodolfox
[quote="fatalman"]i really should try packing a meal. but the hard thing about that is this. flying from cali to the east coast is usually a 12 hour ordeal. and when i am up at 4 i am generally not hungry. so i would have to pack like 3 meals in that time. and plus, who wants to make food at 4am? :(

maybe i should try more prepackaged raw bars. those seem to work well.


Most of the meals we've packed are for the long flights (from Michigan to Chile: 16 hours in the air), where we have to pack at least four meals and some snacks for us, and the kids (whom are vegan too).

We just pack the night before. Not the morning of. We end up bringing a whole carryone size bag choke full of nuts (for domestic flights only), sandwiches, bars, fruits (again, domestic only), breads, rices, beans, etc.

...and like I've said, we've only done that when we've been organized. It is NOT easy to be that prepared. Luckily, it is for the shorter flights (Michigan to Cali) that we've not been so prepared.

I think that even omnivores have this problem. All airport food is overpriced, and few airlines carry food standard any more.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:40 pm
by barnz2k
can you pack meals and take them on the plane?? Most airports won't bloody let you take anything now, even water has to be bought past the gates.

Althought Im only ever on international flights, maybe domestic is different.

Sucks worse when you/they forget about your vegan order. :bash:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:52 pm
by Mr. Cleetus
yep - you can take your own food, just not liquid/gel kind of things. I travel entirely too much and any travel I do from NZ is long haul. I tend to take small and dense things that I can cram into a bag. Not things I would necessarily consider staples of my diet, but things that keep me going for 2 days in airports. bagels, chocolate, nuts (tho you cannot bring nuts in everywhere), etc... I have way too many experiences of airlines forgetting my meal to not bring anything - and alsoo starving in sirports. I just returned from NYC on Monday. They forgot, of course; on one sector the poor host dude felt so bad he brought me a tray full of seven (7!!) salads! I very much appreciated his effort, but that was a bit much iceberg lettuce even for me. :shock:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:54 pm
by barnz2k
06 i caught a LOT of flights, wasnt vegan yet, veg, but always ordered vegan meals - one I forgot to order it, and the hostess brought me a spinach and ricotta cannelloni, I'm pretty sure it was HER lunch that she had brought on the plane!

hmm so foodis ok, good to know. Was hard to catch up as the rules were changing every time I flew!

Water thing sucks though - they should provide free bottles of water inside the airport.

And Internet should be bloody free. Heathrow is a joke - £1 for 10min!!!!