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Corkscrew
01-25-2010, 12:57 PM
Am I imagining things or did I just recently read somewhere that flights can be catered at the Captain's request regardless of duty time parameters? I thought it was in an FCIF, but now I can't find it anywhere.


gderek
01-25-2010, 01:04 PM
I think it was here on APC...

Gunter
01-25-2010, 01:16 PM
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Corkscrew
01-25-2010, 01:17 PM
Any idea which thread?

MaxKts
01-25-2010, 01:17 PM
It was in Wildmanny's notes from a recent training class with "0"

Look here http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/cargo/47463-crewbus-rumors-3.html

Corkscrew
01-25-2010, 01:18 PM
I can't find that FCIF. Anyone have a copy? Or know which fcif?

MaxKts
01-25-2010, 01:23 PM
I can't find that FCIF. Anyone have a copy? Or know which fcif?

Not in an FCIF :eek:

See my previous post.

Corkscrew
01-25-2010, 01:24 PM
It was in Wildmanny's notes from a recent training class with "0"

Look here http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/cargo/47463-crewbus-rumors-3.html
I knew I had read it somewhere! Apparently OR forgot to tell the catering folks and the DO's this because I got the standard runaround today when I asked for catering even though my flight is 14 min short of the parameter. DO said he would let me know. Still waiting to hear.

jzuniga
01-25-2010, 01:47 PM
This was yrs ago, but I remember on the Winnipeg-Grand Forks-Mem run the block time was like 5mins under the catering parameters, but where told (by the station manager) that if the capt. requested catering, the crew would get it. Which we did...? Also happened to us once in Subic, and we got the catering then..?? Go figure?
Z

Corkscrew
01-25-2010, 01:52 PM
I knew I had read it somewhere! Apparently OR forgot to tell the catering folks and the DO's this because I got the standard runaround today when I asked for catering even though my flight is 14 min short of the parameter. DO said he would let me know. Still waiting to hear.

Good news! The catering just showed up on my pairing!

fedupbusdriver
01-25-2010, 02:24 PM
Good news! The catering just showed up on my pairing!

They must have read that you needed catering on APC and put it on.:D

JethroFDX
01-25-2010, 03:15 PM
They must have read that you needed catering on APC and put it on.:D


If that's the case then insert 4a2b comment here.


Baby needs new shoes.

Laughing_Jakal
01-26-2010, 10:53 AM
That is what is known as an APCPOR


APC Pilot Ops Report....who says this isn't just a FedEx website

MD11Fr8Dog
01-26-2010, 12:45 PM
FWIW - I asked for catering on an am LAX departure a couple weeks ago and it was approved. The DO I talked to said they were getting more leeway in approving these kind of requests.

MaydayMark
09-04-2011, 12:11 PM
I didn't want to start a new thread so I revived this old one ...

Talk about bad inflight catering ...

Robert Rippingale, Jetstar Passenger, Chokes On In-Flight Meal, Dies (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/04/robert-rippingale-jetstar_n_948343.html)

The Walrus
09-04-2011, 12:30 PM
Speaking of Fedex catering, do they EVER change the international hot meal menu items?

fishforfun
09-04-2011, 12:55 PM
Speaking of Fedex catering, do they EVER change the international hot meal menu items?

Just out of pure curiosity, what are the hot meal menu items?

pilot141
09-04-2011, 03:17 PM
Corky's!

And a ginormous slice of chocolate cake with enough frosting to give you diabetes.

Haven't paid attention to what else they offer out of Memfo, since I'm always doing the heart-healthy ribs and cake diet.

The Walrus
09-04-2011, 03:40 PM
Just out of pure curiosity, what are the hot meal menu items?

Standard airline meals from the same catering companies that the airlines use.

Steak, chicken, fish, omelets, pancakes, pasta etc. It's just that if you fly to the same few places each month, you get pretty tired of the same menu every flt.

7Arrows
09-04-2011, 05:59 PM
"It's just that if you fly to the same few places each month, you get pretty tired of the same menu every flt."

They have a pretty good selection on the 27, "Purple, Green, Blue, AND Orange". Bon Appetite!!! :)

FedExBusBoy
09-04-2011, 06:56 PM
At least they got rid of the Eggrito's

AFW_MD11
09-04-2011, 10:00 PM
They have a pretty good selection on the 27, "Purple, Green, Blue, AND Orange". Bon Appetite!!! :)

Ohhh....yeahhhh.....the Scooby Snack boxes also have a "Rip It" (different brand of 5-hour energy drink) and/or Crystal Light "energy" mix included in each box now.

But, we don't fly onerous/fatiguing pairings in the middle of the night here :rolleyes:

P.S. Those slices of chocolate cake are AWESOME!!! :D

TheBaron
09-05-2011, 12:55 AM
Pork Yakisoba with two packs delicious sauce...best food out of Asia (KIX)

:D

fishforfun
09-05-2011, 06:15 AM
Standard airline meals from the same catering companies that the airlines use.

Steak, chicken, fish, omelets, pancakes, pasta etc. It's just that if you fly to the same few places each month, you get pretty tired of the same menu every flt.

Using the word catering makes it sound so much better. That definitely would get old. Corkys is good though, one of my favorite places to stop in the airport in MEM, but eating that on an extended basis could cause some health problems.

The Walrus
09-05-2011, 06:43 AM
Using the word catering makes it sound so much better. That definitely would get old. Corkys is good though, one of my favorite places to stop in the airport in MEM, but eating that on an extended basis could cause some health problems.

The Corkys that we get on the aircraft is nothing like what you get at the real place. It is completey saturated in grease in our catering.

JC Dude
09-05-2011, 06:50 AM
The Corkys that we get on the aircraft is nothing like what you get at the real place. It is completey saturated in grease in our catering.

I thought you said it was different!

fdxdispatchguy
09-05-2011, 07:19 AM
I'm thinking some Jim Neely's Interstate BBQ would also be a welcome change...

MaydayMark
08-11-2017, 04:30 PM
106-year-old Antarctic fruitcake found, might be edible - SFGate (http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/106-year-old-Antarctica-fruitcake-looks-good-11751157.php)



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