Why do pilots never use a meal like a passenger?

For those who wonder what pilots eat when they fly an airplane, the shortest answer is that they never use the same meal as a passenger.

For those who wonder what pilots eat when they fly an airplane, the shortest answer is that they never use the same meal as a passenger.

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The captain and vice will eat a lot of meals at different times.

An unnamed pilot told Express that there were always at least two pilots on board every flight. These pilots use different rations with colleagues and all passengers even though the meals are processed by one company.This is in case it is possible to have a pilot get food poisoning on the plane.

The pilot also revealed that the captain and vice-captain would eat plenty of meals at different times to prevent both of them from getting sick at the same time.

This is done extremely seriously and if a pilot is ill, the crew will have a specific emergency landing strategy.

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