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Old 11-01-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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They still give cutlery on planes? Wouldn't that mean they have to give you food?

Joking aside, I'm pretty sure that for the last 20 years or so, I've only gotten food that is eaten by hand when on airplanes, even long international flights.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I'm more concerned about my airline food being re-used
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Plastic cutlery on some Air New Zealand flights is re-used up to 10 times before being thrown away.
Let's see… ecoli-tainted spinach, mercury-poisoned fish, a finger in my fries, poo matter on my toothbrush… I'd say re-used cutlery is about 13,574 on my list of 'media-hyped horror stories' to worry about.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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digging through the TRASH to pull out the cutlery and/or containers and reuse them?
When I mentioned *containers* (assuming your answer was directed at my comments), I meant the serving dishes, some food is served in ...

I specifically did not mean, *blister pacs* or whatever *one use only container*.

See attached pix (I was often served food very similar to the pix attached).

Does one really believe that all these serving whatevers are *one time use only* ?
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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When I mentioned *containers* (assuming your answer was directed at my comments), I meant the serving dishes, some food is served in ...

I specifically did not mean, *blister pacs* or whatever *one use only container*.

See attached pix (I was often served food very similar to the pix attached).

Does one really believe that all these serving whatevers are *one time use only* ?
It's hard to tell what those are made out of. They also look like rather old images. All I can say is, I've never seen airplane food come in anything else but disposable material and yes, it all gets dumped into the trash. I'm not saying it never gets served in anything else but not everyone can afford whatever airlines/seating you obviously fly with.

If the materials used to serve the food are not intended to be disposed of after one usage then I don't think anyone is expecting them to not be reused. But the OP's concern is that plastic, disposable cutlery is being reused. I think the concern in this is that since the materials are made to be disposed of rather than cleaned, they may not be dishwasher safe and therefore they may not be being cleaned properly before reuse. My argument to this is that in my experience, all this gets thrown out in the trash right in front of us and the staff aren't exactly going to be routing through the trash. Unless I notice the staff putting the plastic, disposable cutlery and containers aside rather than throwing them out, I'm not going to worry about it.

I don't know why you are bringing reusable materials into the discussion when it's clear the OP is talking about disposable materials.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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They still give cutlery on planes? Wouldn't that mean they have to give you food?

Joking aside, I'm pretty sure that for the last 20 years or so, I've only gotten food that is eaten by hand when on airplanes, even long international flights.
that made me smile, you are right. I guess they are talking about 1st class only.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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No worrying for me about this at all. I'm way more concerned with being able to pay for the increasingly expensive seat on the airplane!

But what do I know - I eat street tacos in Mexico, and unidentifiable meat-on-a-stick thingys from street vendors in Thailand and Malaysia.

(BTW, I had a reasonably good Bulgoki on Korean Airlines some years ago. And I assure you, we were in coach.)
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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I put plastic cutlery through my dishwasher and it comes out as clean as the metal.
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