Though dining in the sky has a wonderful view, the food is usually bad. Airplane food's reputation isn't all the chef's fault—dry, bland,
reheated tin trays and plastic-wrapped pouches don't exactly scream haute dining.
According to Vox, humans lose 30% of their "taste for salt" high heights. Salt and flavour enhancers are added to food to compensate,
which dehydrates passengers. On long flights, crew and pilots must eat too.
Long-haul pilots eat, but their co-pilots are in charge. Pilots can bring their own food or choose from a different menu than the crew and passengers
Flight attendants and pilots eat distinct meals, and pilots and co-pilots must order separately. It's for safety, not hierarchy.