Skip to comments.Worm in Sandwich on Air India Flight
Posted on 10/15/2013 9:57:19 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Air India said Tuesday an investigation was underway after a passenger found worms in his sandwich mid-flight. The passenger made the discovery during a flight from New York to New Delhi on September 28 on India's struggling flagship carrier.
The passenger reported the incident to Air India, but said he did not hear anything back for two weeks, according to the Press Trust of India. "We are investigating the caterer regarding this incident," airline spokesman Prasad Rao told AFP in New Delhi.
The spokesman said the airline maintained high standards, including hygiene conditions, adding that this was a "very rare incident".
The loss-making airline has been hit by a string of issues, including over safety. In May, a flight to Bangalore was diverted to another city after the pilot returned from a toilet break and found the door to the cockpit jammed shut.
Air India also this year suspended a senior pilot caught drunk just before he was to fly a passenger aircraft.
Air India is the country's fourth-largest airline by market share, and has been hit hard by rising fuel prices and fierce competition from private carriers that have added to a legacy of labour problems and crushing debts.
“Be quiet, or everyone will want one!”
Worm in sandwich?
Did Air India gets it’s food from Michelle Obama’s WH Garden?
Why on breaking news? Our country’s issues are a wee bit more important...
Just think how many aren’t found.....
“No extra charge!”
This is breaking news. It’s to remind me not to fly Air India.
Earthworms or caterpillars from the veggies?
It’s half a worm you have to worry about.
Well that’s still better than the NOTHING that I got on the Seattle to Orlando flight on United.
Finding a whole worm beats finding just a half.
Could have been worse, they could have had the fish.
Beat me to it. Rats!
"What?", he responded.
"There's a fly in my swill!"
"So?", he answered, playing along.
"I ordered cockroach!"
I take this Air India flight about every 2 months. AAI 102 to New Dehli and AI 101 to JFK. The food has always been really good (for airplane food). The food on the flight described came from the caterer in New York, which caters lots of airlines..... I wouldn’t be surprised if others also had the problems - and no one looked inside their sandwich to notice!
"..one dollar more"
If snails are considered a gourmet food, why can't worms be too? It's discrimination!
I go to the Philippines every 4 months, and sidetrack to Hongkong to visit my sis who works for an intl bank. Take Korea or Japan airlines. There was even one time I went back to the US and our section only had 20 passengers and whatever we asked, like certain foods, they just did it as the food would spoil.
So what’s the big deal? Ask for the vegetarian meal next time.
This is why you should always chew your food thoroughly.
You find a worm in an Air India sandwich and are alarmed?!! Ha! Ha! No doubt Air India caterers hired Indians with Indian health, sanitation and housekeeping standards which created this sandwich. This is normal table fare in India which is why everything is boiled or deep-fried to hell. Flies landing on food, depositing their eggs and people with filthy, filthy hands are there handing food at every turn. So NO, this isn’t a surprise about Air India food. Buy a sandwich at the airport and only drink canned beverages for the flight.
ELAINE: Well ...
USHA: Don't go. India is a dreadful, dreadful place.
ZUBIN: You know, it's the only country that still has the plague? (laughing as he says the line) I mean, the plague! Please!
USHA: Here's the registry. Send her a gift, and be glad you did not have to go.
ELAINE: (Soaking it in) Right. Don't go. Send a gift. I think I understand.
ZUBIN: If I had to go to India, I wouldn't go to the bathroom the entire trip.
ELAINE: (Leaving) That's fantastic.
ZUBIN: And I'm not so crazy about Manhattan, either.
< /SEINFELD >
Do Jains fly?
The flight was FROM New York? So would that not imply a New York based food supplier?
They call it protein.
I left my last company because I had to start flying to India twice a year.
Starting Dec. 1, United will apply a $30 surcharge to those passengers who desire to sit in the “worm-free” section of the cabin.
I had that happen on a United flight once.
Good thing it wasn’t a Muslim who bit into a worm. He would be one angry jihadist, especially if that worm crawled out of a pig’s a—!
But was it Torgud gagh, Filden gagh, Meshta gagh, Bithool gagh, Wistan gagh, or some other variety?
“Slimy, yet satisfying.”
At least he didn’t ask for the Cockroach Cluster.
Or Ram’s Bladder Cup or Anthrax Ripple.