Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Travel&Dining > TravelBuzz
Reload this Page >

Bringing your own food into First Class

Bringing your own food into First Class

Reply

Old Mar 2, 18, 10:47 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New England
Programs: Aa Gold - I'm sombody again!
Posts: 3,867
Bringing your own food into First Class

On longer flights, with the demise of food in coach, I sometimes either pack something in a Tupperware container or buy something at a CIBO or something to eat on the flight. First Class still serves meals, however. As a finicky eater, I find that often I don't like what they serve at all, and feel guilty because I have basically wasted a tray of food I am not going to eat.

How tacky would it be to bring something on board to eat during the flight when you are in first class? I don't mean something you eat while sitting at the gate waiting to depart - I am talking about 2 hours into the flight pulling out your own meal box. Your thoughts on this?
Cloudship is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 10:50 am
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: n.y.c.
Posts: 13,188
Go for it.
nerd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 10:51 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: PHX
Programs: AA Aluminum, WN B+
Posts: 926
I see it as no problem at all.
Lost is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 11:01 am
  #4  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: DCA
Programs: UA US CO AA DL FL
Posts: 35,680
Sounds like US domestic F?

Not even a remote concern. Lots of people choose to bring their own food.

Don't worry about the waste. Either a crew member will have an extra something or the meal gets tossed. But, it will be tossed anyway if you are "finnicky" and don't eat.

Doesn't even have to be Tupperware. Could be generic plastic from the grocery store !
Often1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 12:53 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CLT > CAE > IND > ATL > PDX > CLT
Posts: 2,038
Do what you like. I wouldn't give it a second thought if I saw someone do that.
Sunny 1 likes this.
MissJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 1:06 pm
  #6  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sydney Australia
Programs: No programs & No Points!!!
Posts: 10,566
As long as it doesn't stink.
Redhead, cawhite, MSPpete and 5 others like this.
Annalisa12 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 4:18 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,431
Originally Posted by Cloudship View Post
On longer flights, with the demise of food in coach, I sometimes either pack something in a Tupperware container or buy something at a CIBO or something to eat on the flight. First Class still serves meals, however. As a finicky eater, I find that often I don't like what they serve at all, and feel guilty because I have basically wasted a tray of food I am not going to eat.

How tacky would it be to bring something on board to eat during the flight when you are in first class? I don't mean something you eat while sitting at the gate waiting to depart - I am talking about 2 hours into the flight pulling out your own meal box. Your thoughts on this?
It's only tacky when the food is particularly pungent. So, no pickled eggs, Limburger cheese, or curry.
Redhead, MSPeconomist and Lost like this.
Proudelitist is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 4:35 pm
  #8  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Pittsburgh
Programs: SPG PLT100/LT PLT/PRO, MR LT PLT, AA LT PLT, HY DIA, HH GLD, UA SLV, Hertz 5*, Avis PreferredPlus
Posts: 22,506
Sounds fine.
CPRich is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 4:40 pm
  #9  
Moderator: American AAdvantage & TravelBuzz
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: BOS
Programs: AA EXP, SPG Plat
Posts: 9,628
Originally Posted by nerd View Post
Go for it.
Originally Posted by Lost View Post
I see it as no problem at all.
Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
Not even a remote concern. Lots of people choose to bring their own food.!
Originally Posted by honores41 View Post
I would do it
Originally Posted by MissJ View Post
Do what you like. I wouldn't give it a second thought if I saw someone do that.
+1 I've seen people do it. I've done it when I wanted a nice salad for my meal (instead of the 3 pieces of wilted lettuce. Don't see a problem with it at all!
JY1024 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 5:16 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Programs: none
Posts: 8
Just do what you have to do. It doesn't seem tacky at all.
lofirick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 5:27 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 38
There's certainly a precedent.
Many years ago I read the biography of Akio Morita, the founder of Sony.
It was his normal practice when flying trans-pacific to bring a simple obento on board, eat it after take off and get his head down for the rest of the flight.
GuyverII and muji like this.
Carnforth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 9:50 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: LAS; home will always be DTW
Programs: Delta
Posts: 173
I do it every flight as DL's VGML (vegan) special meals are vile. < insert vomit emoji >
Vegas Vegan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 18, 9:56 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Programs: AA Gold, DL Silver, Avis President's Club, Hertz President's Circle, Global Entry, SPG/Hilton Gold
Posts: 1,846
Preferably nothing stinky - same rule is true of economy though!

Nice that OP found a topic we can all pretty much agree on.
Gig103 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 3, 18, 12:32 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: MidSouth
Programs: AA; Delta GM
Posts: 610
I can't see a problem with a passenger in any class bringing their own food. My own personal request is that a person sitting near me doesn't bring any stinky foods, but ultimately I have no control over that aspect of flight.
aquamarinesteph is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 3, 18, 12:59 am
  #15  
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeHyatt Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 5,025
Go for it. Just please no kimchi.
thunderlounge likes this.
Aventine is online now  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread