As if normal airplane food wasn’t disgusting enough, two nights ago passengers on flight Air China CA1268 to Beijing experienced severe diarrhea and vomiting after eating expired biscuits, Beijing Evening News reports.
One family, surnamed Zhang, had reportedly noticed that the biscuits had been expired for four days and reported them to a crew member, who agreed to replace hers but not to alert the other passengers – because “ladies and gentlemen, the primary function of the cabin crew is
to save face at all costs ensuring your safety.” About half an hour later, a bout of diarrhea and vomiting swept through the cabin, affecting at least 30 people, who formed massive queues in front of the lavatories. Hopefully, the turbulence was minimal.
When the plane finally landed at 7pm, the passengers complained to a hotline about the incident, but the info didn’t get relayed until three hours later. The food was allegedly supplied by the (totally appropriately-titled) Fresh Air company.
Maybe it’s time Air China adopted Shanghai’s food poisoning insurance.
Watch this vid of the incident below