January 23, 2003
tray tables down

AirlineMeals.net collects photographs of airline meals. What more can I possibly say? Though it reminds me of a light to paris on air france, where I devoured this delicious butterlike spread that I'd never tasted the likes of, eagerly dipping a hard roll into it, only to realize when I was done that it was (real!) mayonnaise and my American palate was just stupid, stupid, stupid. Sri Lankan Air looks pretty good.

Posted by dbrown at January 23, 2003 12:05 PM

One of these otherwise fine meals gave me the freaking runs for the past two days.

Posted by: tmonkey on January 23, 2003 01:49 PM

I can't stop looking at this site. Sameness of the food is more shocking than the variety.

Posted by: dave mcaninch on January 23, 2003 02:33 PM

the manna of the Monoculture

Posted by: tmonkey on January 23, 2003 02:41 PM

Hi, Dave! Air Canada Jazz's meal reminds me of Charlie Brown's lame xmas tree, without the redemption.

Posted by: dbrown on January 23, 2003 03:48 PM

Look, all I know is that if you're looking for a vivid portrait of the United States of America at the beginning of the 21st century, get some dummy to pay for a first class ticket on some major airline.

Order a steak, let's say medium. They bring you wine, pretty good wine, and a big thick steak. They bring you real silverware, heavy stuff, except for the one thing you need, which is a steak knife.

They bring you a 3-tine fork and a real linen napkin and a heavy glass for the wine, and then on top of it, a fucking junior high-school grade plastic knife, the kind you flicked mashed potatoes across the room with. I've never been able to make any progress with them, not in junior high, and not on a 747.

For god's sake, it's not to complain, it's only to say this, that if you want a portrait of the united states at the beginning of the 21st century, don't look further than a first class flight; well cooked steaks and nothing to cut them with.

Posted by: Kevin Slavin on January 24, 2003 03:26 AM
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