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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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    • 19th May 17, 3:57 PM
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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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    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 19th May 17, 7:12 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.
    Originally posted by kazwookie
    Because they would be sleep and thereore not burning Kcals.

    Man awake, man need food.

    Buy some sandwiches/rolls when you are airside.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 19th May 17, 7:26 PM
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    Awed at macdonalds link!

    Me, I'd ask the local cabbie where is a place that you can take the lads to feed them. May not be haute cuisine, or even native to country of destination, but very late night greasy spoon open to feed cabbies will certainly cope with a small number of travel shocked and hungry teenagers.

    You may want to take a bottle of familiar sauce (or sachets!) to ease them over the first meal shock, but once the calories hit the system, they'll revert back to mostly human, sleep like felled trees & then demand another substantial meal, so keep the address or get the cabbie's advice on where to take them for breakfast & then which supermarket...

    Once they've had 12 hours orientation, make them tell you where they want to eat &/or what they propose to cook. It's your holiday too!

    Carrying flapjacks & Pot Noodles works fine if the lads know this is food til breakfast, but think of the usual amount & double it... Delays happen.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 19th May 17, 7:31 PM
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    All this for a 2hr flight? Really, grown boys that can't cope without being fed before bedtime.

    Mine would get fed at the airport then left to their own devices if that wasn't enough, I certainly wouldn't be hunting around after midnight trying to find them something to eat on arrival, it's a short flight to Ibiza, not Outer Mongolia!
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 19th May 17, 8:38 PM
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    Ordinarily I'd agree, but teenage boys? Strange critters that are subject to severe metabolic distortion - and as they are usually Gillick competent, shipping them sedated isn't the easy option.

    Having plans to feed & water them every two hours sorted makes sense as low blood sugar makes them really unlovely travel companions.
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 19th May 17, 10:23 PM
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    With all the indulgence it's no wonder we have so many snowflakes now. They are late teens - for goodness sake let them sort it out for themselves, how else will they ever learn?
    A salary slave no more.....
    • DownTime
    • By DownTime 20th May 17, 3:00 AM
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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
    Nope. Buy some ham/pastrami/smoked salmon/whatever you fancy. Cheese/cream cheese..... Branston's pickle or your condiment of choice.
    Pack'em in a LIDL/M&S/whichever supermarket you fancy cool bag. Bread. Drinks. Any tasty tidbits you fancy.
    Pack them into your to be checked-in luggage.
    Arrive at your destination and enjoy a midnight feast on the balcony.
    Job done.
    Don't listen to the crazies who suggest leaving your chidren to starve or to eat McDonalds or even expecting to get any kind of useful food at half past midnight in Ibiza's airport.
    It's a holiday. You are suppose to have fun.Not teaching hangry children a lesson in how to survive.
    Pack them some tasty tidbits. No tinned food, that's just disgusting.

    It's not unusual for me to have some food in my suitcase. I usually have an apartment with a kitchen. So can knock up a light meal in case we don't feel like going out on arrival.
    Have been to many places that didn't even have a bottle of water for guests in the room. So pack a big bottle of water.
    Don't be shy of taking supplies for your arrival. You'll be glad that you did when everyone is fed, watered and relaxed.
    Let's not forget that this is a money saving website. So the cost of buying your own good quality stuff before you leave will be much better value than expensive fare at the airport.

    You probably have the stuff in your fridge anyway. If you are panicky about keeping the meat/cheese cool(no need on a relatively short journey), Pound shops often have freezer bricks at a couple for a £1. You can stick one of those with the meats/cheese and wrap the whole package in tin foil and then pop the lot in a plastic bag if you have no cool bag.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 20th May 17, 5:45 AM
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    Don't listen to the crazies
    How insulting.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 20th May 17, 6:47 AM
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    Don't listen to the crazies who suggest leaving your chidren to starve
    Originally posted by DownTime
    For a start these are not children, they are late teens, young adults.

    Then what happens at home? Do they have their dinner at 7pm then expect mummy and daddy to rustle them up another meal at midnight when they get back from their friends/pub/gym/work? I doubt that very much. Same as having a meal at the airport before they get on the plane is not 'leaving them to starve'.

    This is why we now have generation snowflake, grown 'children' being indulged like toddlers.
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    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 20th May 17, 7:20 AM
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    Nope. Buy some ham/pastrami/smoked salmon/whatever you fancy. Cheese/cream cheese..... Branston's pickle or your condiment of choice.
    Pack'em in a LIDL/M&S/whichever supermarket you fancy cool bag. Bread. Drinks. Any tasty tidbits you fancy.
    Pack them into your to be checked-in luggage.
    Arrive at your destination and enjoy a midnight feast on the balcony.
    Job done.
    Don't listen to the crazies who suggest leaving your chidren to starve or to eat McDonalds or even expecting to get any kind of useful food at half past midnight in Ibiza's airport.
    It's a holiday. You are suppose to have fun.Not teaching hangry children a lesson in how to survive.
    Pack them some tasty tidbits. No tinned food, that's just disgusting.

    It's not unusual for me to have some food in my suitcase. I usually have an apartment with a kitchen. So can knock up a light meal in case we don't feel like going out on arrival.
    Have been to many places that didn't even have a bottle of water for guests in the room. So pack a big bottle of water.
    Don't be shy of taking supplies for your arrival. You'll be glad that you did when everyone is fed, watered and relaxed.
    Let's not forget that this is a money saving website. So the cost of buying your own good quality stuff before you leave will be much better value than expensive fare at the airport.

    You probably have the stuff in your fridge anyway. If you are panicky about keeping the meat/cheese cool(no need on a relatively short journey), Pound shops often have freezer bricks at a couple for a £1. You can stick one of those with the meats/cheese and wrap the whole package in tin foil and then pop the lot in a plastic bag if you have no cool bag.
    Originally posted by DownTime
    Hahaha. These are late teens, not children. They are adults and should be treated as such. Parents need to stop pandering to their young adults and let them learn to grow up and take responsibility for themselves. No one is teaching them how to survive. How melodramatic.

    They may go to the gym and eat a lot, but believe me they will not starve between eating at the airport and breakfast. As for taking all that food in checked luggage. Why?? They wouldn't normally be eating at 2 in the morning and the fact they're awake not asleep has nothing to do with it. As I suggested they could take protein bars or a shake on board with them. The restaurant will open for breakfast about 5 hours after they arrive. As for late teens having an early morning snack on the balcony. They're more likely to laugh and say they're not children, take it into their bedroom and leave bits around to tempt the cockies and ants out for an early breakfast, or head out into resort and get something.

    They will not starve. A bit peckish perhaps, but they are adults and should know they can't always have what they want and when they want it. They are perfectly capable of fending for themselves. Mummy does not have to, and should not cosset them.
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 20th May 17, 7:25 AM
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    For a start these are not children, they are late teens, young adults.

    Then what happens at home? Do they have their dinner at 7pm then expect mummy and daddy to rustle them up another meal at midnight when they get back from their friends/pub/gym/work? I doubt that very much. Same as having a meal at the airport before they get on the plane is not 'leaving them to starve'.

    This is why we now have generation snowflake, grown 'children' being indulged like toddlers.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    No from experience, they will probably help themselves to a few snacks from the kitchen.

    Cant really do that when you are 36,000 feet in the air.

    Why argue the toss about if they need it or not?

    OP wants to feed them, so offer suggestions or dont waste your time arguing.

    Sandwiches from airport to take onboard, or depending on where you are going they might have late night takeways.
    Last edited by parking_question_chap; 20-05-2017 at 7:27 AM.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 20th May 17, 7:39 AM
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    Buy them each a Boots Meal Deal airside and take a few Mars Bars as well as a back up. They can either eat it on the plane or when they arrive at the resort.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 20th May 17, 9:13 AM
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    No from experience, they will probably help themselves to a few snacks from the kitchen.

    Cant really do that when you are 36,000 feet in the air.
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    Depends who you fly with.

    There's always that clever trolley thing they push along the aisles as well.
    • DownTime
    • By DownTime 20th May 17, 11:07 AM
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    Depends who you fly with.

    There's always that clever trolley thing they push along the aisles as well.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    Expensive rubbish.

    Money Saving Expert.

    Nothing clever about purchasing expensive nonsense on a flight. £6.50 typically for a poor sandwich and can of drink

    She could put that together for £1 at home.
    • DownTime
    • By DownTime 20th May 17, 11:26 AM
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    How insulting.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    Only 'crazies' would think so.
    Anyone else would take it in the spirit in which it was meant.
    Perhaps that is why the 'crazies' are so intent on starving the kids, feeding them with MaccyDs or wasting money on expensive snacks on-board.

    Hey 'Crazies'! Leave those kids alone!

    As has been stated before, the OP wants advice on how to feed the children on landing. She has to live with them. So try to be helpful, not sarcastic.
    "Clever little trolley thing" indeed.
    It is a holiday, not a Boot Camp. Hangry children are no fun.
    I'm always hungry after a flight, regardless of what I eat on board.
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 20th May 17, 11:30 AM
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    Only 'crazies' would think so.
    Anyone else would take it in the spirit in which it was meant.
    Perhaps that is why the 'crazies' are so intent on starving the kids, feeding them with MaccyDs or wasting money on expensive snacks on-board.

    Hey 'Crazies'! Leave those kids alone!

    As has been stated before, the OP wants advice on how to feed the children on landing. She has to live with them. So try to be helpful, not sarcastic.
    "Clever little trolley thing" indeed.
    It is a holiday, not a Boot Camp. Hangry children are no fun.
    I'm always hungry after a flight, regardless of what I eat on board.
    Originally posted by DownTime
    They aren't kids or children.....
    • DownTime
    • By DownTime 20th May 17, 11:35 AM
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    They aren't kids or children.....
    Originally posted by bigadaj

    The OP wants to feed her children.


    Hey 'Crazies'! Leave those children alone! doesn't have the same ring. Otherwise perhaps PF would have used it.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 20th May 17, 12:14 PM
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    Expensive rubbish.

    Money Saving Expert.

    Nothing clever about purchasing expensive nonsense on a flight. £6.50 typically for a poor sandwich and can of drink

    She could put that together for £1 at home.
    Originally posted by DownTime
    I quite agree and never buy on board and rarely buy in airport.

    But I think the OP has had rather a lot of very simple suggestions as to how to feed the kids. Some of them are so blindingly obvious I'm amazed the thread exists at all.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 20th May 17, 12:17 PM
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    Only 'crazies' would think so.
    Originally posted by DownTime
    So you continue to insult. Well played.

    Anyone else would take it in the spirit in which it was meant.
    Only one person knows what that is. And they've followed it up with a further insult.
    • DownTime
    • By DownTime 20th May 17, 12:22 PM
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    I quite agree and never buy on board and rarely buy in airport.

    But I think the OP has had rather a lot of very simple suggestions as to how to feed the kids. Some of them are so blindingly obvious I'm amazed the thread exists at all.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters

    To be fair, the OP made it clear that they didn't know that they could take food with them.
    So I think they will be doing that. But tinned food......noooooooooooooooooooooo
    • DownTime
    • By DownTime 20th May 17, 12:24 PM
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    So you continue to insult. Well played.

    Only one person knows what that is. And they've followed it up with a further insult.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters

    Says you with your "clever little trolley" comment.
    Followed up with "But I think the OP has had rather a lot of very simple suggestions as to how to feed the kids. Some of them are so blindingly obvious I'm amazed the thread exists at all".


    There is quite the difference between humour and insult.
    I think I am on the side of humour. I can't see the humour in yours.
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