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07/17/2013 08:50 am ET Updated Oct 01, 2013

Cockpit Chronicles: How Airline Crew Meals Get Made (VIDEO)

Let's face it: when we talk about airplane food, we're usually complaining about how bad it is. Cockpit Chronicles, a web series by American Airlines co-pilot Kent Wien, finally got us thinking about airline food in a different light: the crew has to eat it too. And beyond that, the flight attendants have to actually prepare it on a pretty tight schedule.

This video isn't new (it's from 2011), but it hasn't lost any of its "wow I never thought of that" charm. According to the flight attendant in the video, job number one when she steps onto a plane: make the coffee. Although it seems silly now, we never considered just how much food preparation flight attendants are really responsible for. Check out the video below for more stuff you never thought of.

GUYS. That incredible human just pulled three slices of medium Chateaubriand out of an airplane oven -- we have been in steakhouses that are less precise. We have a whole new respect for flight attendants, and are also kind of hungry. Surprise, surprise.

[h/t The Awesomer]

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