Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

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Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by A321 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:19 pm

Curious what percentage of Air Canada front end crew forgo the onboard cuisine in favour of "Brown Bagging" it in order to preserve the integrity of their gastrointestinal tract? Does anyone at the company track the incidence of Crew illness (ie: Diarrhea) post inflight meal consumption? My G.I. tract usually lets me know 6 hrs after eating something funky, and have had that experience a couple of times as a J class passenger on AC.
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by Daniel Cooper » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:41 am

A few bags of almonds or a cup of cashews can upset my digestion I've noticed.
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by PostmasterGeneral » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:36 am

How is this even a thread? :roll:

I’m sure everyone reacts differently to many kinds of foods, whether they’re on an airplane or not. Personally, I’d rather have something fresh out of the oven than 4 day old leftover chicken and broccoli that’s been in a lunch box with ice packs on it for 4 days.

If it doesn’t agree with your stomach, don’t eat it.
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by Daniel Cooper » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:11 am

Jet lag can also mess with your digestion.
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by Nedkelly » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:28 am

I’ve had upset stomach once from India.
Lasted six months.
Once from Seoul.
Pretty sure from layover food.
Direah. And 2 weeks duration.
Constant discomfort.
One of the side effects of airline flying.
People outside our group don’t think about these
Things we deal with.
Jet lag is ever present for the overseas pilot.
And gastro complications suck.
But it costs the company little as I use my accumulated sick days to recover from work illness. Or my scheduled days off while sick.
There is no record of it unless you see a doctor. And report it.
Press on.
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by mixturerich » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:45 pm

Nedkelly wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:28 am
I’ve had upset stomach once from India.
Lasted six months.
Once from Seoul.
Pretty sure from layover food.
Direah. And 2 weeks duration.
Constant discomfort.
One of the side effects of airline flying.
People outside our group don’t think about these
Things we deal with.
Jet lag is ever present for the overseas pilot.
And gastro complications suck.
But it costs the company little as I use my accumulated sick days to recover from work illness. Or my scheduled days off while sick.
There is no record of it unless you see a doctor. And report it.
Press on.
Is this a poem?
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by Skyhunter » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 pm

Dude, over the last 6 years I have eaten a lot of AC crew meals. Have never felt the least bit sick. Might not be my favourite food but I have no more worry about it making me sick than eating at any airport restaurant.

I think you may be trolling.
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by Hangry » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:38 pm

Just make sure the SW pilots on your flights are sitting in the back. Problem solved. :goodman:
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Post by Victory » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:17 pm

Why's that?
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by seniorpumpkin » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:25 am

Sometimes I poop early on a layover. Sometimes I poop a lot of times on a layover. I figure it's due to the crazy spicy and interesting food that I always eat on the layovers in Asia. This doesn't bother me, the toilets overseas almost all have the spray wash function 8)
When I picture the food prep facility that makes our meals I picture hair nets, extreme sanitation, food that gets cooked to within an inch of it's life. Is there someone here who has taken a tour of one of our caterers?
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by Ypilot » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:56 pm

Message for the OP. Maybe you should do some test for food intolerances. I discovered few years ago that I was or became intolerant to lactose. Those crew meal providers have very high standards and it is doubtful that you are getting food poisoning.
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Post by digits_ » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:11 pm

mixturerich wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Nedkelly wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:28 am
I’ve had upset stomach once from India.
Lasted six months.
Once from Seoul.
Pretty sure from layover food.
Direah. And 2 weeks duration.
Constant discomfort.
One of the side effects of airline flying.
People outside our group don’t think about these
Things we deal with.
Jet lag is ever present for the overseas pilot.
And gastro complications suck.
But it costs the company little as I use my accumulated sick days to recover from work illness. Or my scheduled days off while sick.
There is no record of it unless you see a doctor. And report it.
Press on.
Is this a poem?
:prayer: :mrgreen:
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by Ratherbe » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:16 pm

Ned,
The only time you should tell people you have diarrhea is when you’re playing scrabble! Just saying
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by Redwine » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:37 am

Ypilot wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:56 pm
Message for the OP. Maybe you should do some test for food intolerances. I discovered few years ago that I was or became intolerant to lactose. Those crew meal providers have very high standards and it is doubtful that you are getting food poisoning.
You are not lactose intolerant.

You're just not a baby cow....
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by pianokeys » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:26 am

The food has always been enjoyable. I like the breakfast even if its been around for near fifteen years now. Cant wait for the next time I have it!
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by Old fella » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:32 am

Was in YYZ other week taking in a couple of ball games, we had an Airbnb spot downtown and during the course of the stay did the Uber eats thing- Indian. Lots of loud “heaters”, they burn on departing with the emanate danger of skivvie skid marks.
What’s this got to do with Air Canada - absolutely nothing insofar as we had a very pleasant flight down and back on your airline, even the Pearson gong show and drive was tolerable.

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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by PostmasterGeneral » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:58 am

It’s my understanding that the OP is a Transat pilot who got a J class seat while on a reciprocal jumpseat pass, and decided to hate on the free meal he was served by creating this thread instead of just not eating it.

Accurate?
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by plhought » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:26 am

I've probably had every variety of J class meal domestically over the last two years. From snacks to salads to 'main' course. I've never had any digestive issues. I think OP needs to buck up the fiber intake.

PS - The omlette for me was different on my last outing out of YYZ - no sausage or potatoes but bigger egg and some potato/white sauce mix. More fruit though with every option which was nice.
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by altiplano » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:41 am

This is the stuff that AC's #1 clientele are being served. Do you really think they are going to feed them something that will make then sick?

I've eaten the meals operating, and riding in J, extensively and while the overseas business class food and snacks are better, domestic is still very good.

If you are having a problem, maybe you forgot to wash your hands. Better listen to your mom and clean up, buttercup.
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Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

Post by aV1aTOr » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:53 pm

mixturerich wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Nedkelly wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:28 am
I’ve had upset stomach once from India.
Lasted six months.
Once from Seoul.
Pretty sure from layover food.
Direah. And 2 weeks duration.
Constant discomfort.
One of the side effects of airline flying.
People outside our group don’t think about these
Things we deal with.
Jet lag is ever present for the overseas pilot.
And gastro complications suck.
But it costs the company little as I use my accumulated sick days to recover from work illness. Or my scheduled days off while sick.
There is no record of it unless you see a doctor. And report it.
Press on.
Is this a poem?
I LOL'd.
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