“Pilot here. Sometimes I work 14-hour days and get no lunch break, so when your flight is delayed, it’s probably because I went to get food.”
“Let’s say my first leg is 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., then 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., then 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and then 3 p.m. to 5 p.m… Technically I get a break at noon, but I might have to switch planes or walk to the new aircraft that’s in a completely different part of the terminal. Well, there goes my one-hour break.
I usually just grab something on the way and eat while we’re in cruise instead. The other pilot and I will plan ahead as to who’s eating and when, and we’ll buy food for each other while the other person runs ahead and gets things started if the queue at the restaurant is long. I really appreciate it when someone lets me cut them in line so I don’t have to wait. They’re the real MVPs and truly make my day.”