Flight attendants secrets revealed: How to pack that food bag effecientlyJuly 27, 2018
Save money wherever you go and pack your own food. Especially when traveling cause you never know when you may get stuck somewhere. For example, a delay at an airport you will pay at least 30% to 40% more than the street prices. Or worse stuck on an airplane with only peanuts to eat. So be prepared and bring your own food plus you’ll stay heather and spend less money.
A great investment I made when I got my job as a flight attendant was a Crew Cooler from eBags on Amazon, it cost $35. Of course, I had a 15% off coupons so I paid less. This cooler is meant for traveling. It has a sleeve to slide onto your suitcase handle. Plus the interior can be removed to be cleaned. It is very well insulated to keep things cool for hours and very durable with a lifetime warranty for non-crew members and 5 years for crew members.
The second part about packing your cooler is doing it efficiently. Meal plan, decide how many meals you need and pack accordingly. Try and take food that doesn’t take up a lot of space. Make sure to plenty on hand. I take a ton of healthy snacks and they also don’t take a lot of space. For example, I don’t take a bag of chips instead I rebag pretzels in a glad bag. That chip bag takes a lot of space because often they put air in it so stays fresh and doesn’t turn in to crumbs. I also take slices carrots, grapes and if I take a salad I store it in a large glad bag. As far as my hot meals I often reuse to go containers from restaurants like Pew Wei that have solid plastic containers that will lock in your food. I can usually fit in 3 to 4 days worth of food supply. Also you want to keep your food nice and cool so it doesn’t spoil. I use good old fashion ice and pack it in a small trash bag and then double bag it in case it leaks I place the ice on the bottom of my bag. Lastly, I top off my cooler by covering the top with a hand towel that gives it extra insulation.