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    • sparkiemalarkie
    • By sparkiemalarkie 19th May 17, 3:57 PM
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    Late flights, teenage boys and food!
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    Late flights, teenage boys and food! 19th May 17 at 3:57 PM
    Hi, myself and 2 teenage boys are flying from gatwick on a late flight and arriving at 12.30 am in Ibiza.
    Food for the boys is a real headache for me as, more is always best!


    I'm guessing that resturants will be closed by the time we reach the resort and that the hotel, although AI, would have finished for the night.


    Any suggestions as to how I can keep these lads fed until breakfast?


    tia


    sparkie
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    • DownTime
    • By DownTime 19th May 17, 4:03 PM
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    Take food with you
    • sparkiemalarkie
    • By sparkiemalarkie 19th May 17, 4:06 PM
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    Take food with you
    Originally posted by DownTime

    I'm really out of practice at this.
    I simply assumed that there were restrictions about taking food on to the plane and into other countries.
    I guess I could take some tinned food in the suitcase.....


    sparkie
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 19th May 17, 4:10 PM
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    Eat at Gatwick before getting on the flight?
    There's usually at least a couple of hours to kill after passing through security and going to the gate.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 19th May 17, 4:10 PM
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    I'm really out of practice at this.
    I simply assumed that there were restrictions about taking food on to the plane and into other countries.
    I guess I could take some tinned food in the suitcase.....


    sparkie
    Originally posted by sparkiemalarkie
    Make some sandwiches or filled rolls.
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    • sparkiemalarkie
    • By sparkiemalarkie 19th May 17, 4:29 PM
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    Eat at Gatwick before getting on the flight?
    There's usually at least a couple of hours to kill after passing through security and going to the gate.
    Originally posted by jackieblack


    I have some Tesco clubcard vouchers to use up. I wonder if there are any of the outlets at Gatwick and if they would accept the double up codes.


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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 19th May 17, 4:49 PM
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    If you eat dinner before boarding the flight surely that will hold them up until morning?
    Or buy a few flapjacks in an airport shop to tide them over.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 19th May 17, 4:57 PM
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    Will you have a kettle in the hotel room? Time for pot noodles etc, just don't forget to take forks!
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    • sparkiemalarkie
    • By sparkiemalarkie 19th May 17, 5:03 PM
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    If you eat dinner before boarding the flight surely that will hold them up until morning?
    Originally posted by fairy lights


    Ha,ha,ha ..... I wish!


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    • sparkiemalarkie
    • By sparkiemalarkie 19th May 17, 5:04 PM
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    Will you have a kettle in the hotel room? Time for pot noodles etc, just don't forget to take forks!
    Originally posted by Tigsteroonie


    Not sure, but worth researching on travel website.


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    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 19th May 17, 5:10 PM
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    Buy them a meal at the airport and take a snack for the flight. Surely they manage to go through the night at home without eating? If not then they won't die of hunger in a couple of hours lol.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 19th May 17, 5:11 PM
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    Explain to them that they won't be eating, AT ALL... no matter what the problem/delay and there's a £5 bonus payment to any boy that does NOT complain about being hungry counting from the time you enter Gatwick and ending ..... when you decide.
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 19th May 17, 5:18 PM
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    Fed them before you leave home.

    Normally they wouldn't be eating after about 8pm to abuot 7am would they? so I dont see what the problem is.

    If need be take some mars bar or similar with you, pack in your suit case.
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    • Shelldean
    • By Shelldean 19th May 17, 5:43 PM
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    We took pot noodles for our two last yr. Just in case nothing was open. We was delayed and it did look as if nothing was open. If we hadn't been so tired we'd have realised the restaurant was still open.
    But a pot noodle each held us over till morning.
    • pennylane99
    • By pennylane99 19th May 17, 5:47 PM
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    How old are the boys, young teens or late teens?
    • sparkiemalarkie
    • By sparkiemalarkie 19th May 17, 5:59 PM
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    Thanks for the ideas... I had no idea I could take food


    How old are the boys, young teens or late teens?
    Originally posted by pennylane99

    Yes, should have said....
    Late teens and work out at the gym so always, always hungry..


    sparkie
    Last edited by sparkiemalarkie; 20-05-2017 at 5:14 PM.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 19th May 17, 6:02 PM
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    Open 24 horas http://m.mcdonalds.es/restaurante/baleares/ibiza-avenida-sant-josep
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    • Blue264
    • By Blue264 19th May 17, 6:05 PM
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    I get this often with grabbing late Friday evening flights after my OH finishes work.

    How are you getting to your hotel? Most European airports have a 24/7 food vendor on the approach roads. Alternatively, do a google street map walk around your hotel and find out where the nearest fast food places are. They'll probably be serving until the early hours.
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 19th May 17, 6:22 PM
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    Thanks for the ideas... I had no isea I could take food





    Yes, should have said....
    Late teens and work out at the gym so always, always hungry..


    sparkie
    Originally posted by sparkiemalarkie
    If they're late teens they will be able to work out where to get food for themselves. I'd leave them to arrange their own! Presumably if they work out they drink protein shakes so suggest to them they take their powder mix in their drinks container and buy the milk air side at the airport. One of those will keep them full for a while. They could also take some protein bars.
    At that age until mid 20s my son was a competing athlete and he could manage from 9pm until 8am without eating, even when in heavy training.
    Last edited by leylandsunaddict; 19-05-2017 at 6:24 PM.
    • meer53
    • By meer53 19th May 17, 6:22 PM
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    I wouldn't worry about it, they don't normally eat at 1am do they ? Surely they can wait until breakfast ? They're not toddlers.
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