When pilots or flight attendants travel for work, they are allowed to write off meal expenses if they the meet two requirements:
1. The trip involves at least on overnight rest period.
2. The location of the overnight is away from the person's tax home.
Generally, a crewmember's tax home is the entire city or general area where their main place of business or work is located, regardless of where they maintain their family home. A tax home for a pilot or flight attendant is almost always their base or domicile. If crewmembers commute, the only way a tax home might be different than their base or domicile is if they are on a temporary assignment.
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