10/12/2011 11:32 am ET | Updated Dec 12, 2011

GADLING: How Pilots Eat In The Cockpit (VIDEO)

"I'm getting kind of tired of these chicken Caesar salads."

I said those words just a few months into my career at American. The statement resonated loudly after I was furloughed and flying for a freight airline with barely a bottle of water on board, so I vowed that I would never complain about a crew meal again.

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