This morning I was flying from Washington Dulles to Tampa with my buddy hobo13 seated next to me, and we had quite an interesting flight. I’ve never seen meal service go back to front on United, though this morning the purser started by serving us. We both went with the eggs, and as he gave me my tray he said “you get the captain’s meal.” In case you’re wondering just how different the crew meals are, have a look.
As you can see, the only difference is that it has only one sausage link (instead of two), but instead has salsa (or something like that). The lesson I learned today? NEVER ask a flight attendant for more sausage when you’re shorted. I’ll leave it at that…
On a related note, I asked him why the captain wasn’t eating. His response? “The captain wasn’t hungry yet, and I told him he could eat now or never, because I refuse to do anything for the pilots up until 30 minutes after the meal service is complete.” Great attitude on a 1hr40min flight. 😉