Good Food Blog
The plane truthPosted at 12:02PM, 28 January 2009 by Andrea McGinniss - Editor, bbcgoodfood.com
You're either living under a rock, or have the misfortune to be flying (and eating) long-haul if you haven't cast your eyes over this infamous complaint letter doing the rounds today.
It was written by a passenger particularly unimpressed (to put it politely) with the menu on a recent Virgin flight. Hilarious as it is, it's sure to also strike a chord with many who find plane food, well, plain disgusting.
The popular Airline Meals review website has a dedicated band of plane food followers who snap their supper before attempting to eat it. I've thought about contributing, particularly after receiving some especially gruesome gruel on my recent flight back from Australia (beef jerky roll for breakfast anyone?) but felt a little self-conscious snapping it for evidence. And being bored and a bit of a glutton, of course I ate it all anyway.
But, it seems, it pays to complain. According to The Telegraph, the legend who compared opening the lid of the meal as being like 'being given a dead hamster for Christmas' has now been offered a job as the airline's future food and wine tester. Whether he is willing to put himself through the pain again is uncertain. Heston, fancy a new challenge?
Let me know what you think of plane food. Do you dread or delight in the tinkling of the food trolley as it approaches you down the aisle?