The incredible people at Air China have denied that the beef biscuits that allegedly sickened over 30 people on a Beijing-bound flight were expired.
The ordeal began when a family, surnamed Zhang, reported that her the packaging on her beef biscuits said they were expired. The attendants agreed to swap hers out but didn’t alert other passengers (because only the best at Air China right?). About half an hour later, 30 passengers, including the Zhang family experienced severe diarrhea and vomiting.
When the air craft landed, the passengers dialed a complaint hotline, but were met with silence. It was only when Zhang uploaded pics of the beef biscuit expiration on Weibo, that the Air China officials replied.
The first statement blamed it on a “misunderstanding.” C’mon guys, you misunderstood that you had vomiting and the runs, you were really fine.
The second apologized that passengers perceived that the biscuits were expired, because apparently their excuse-making boils down to those of an abusive boyfriend saying to his girlfriend “I’m sorry you imagined I treated you that way.” Since there’s no official evidence that the biscuits weren’t expired, I guess we’re just supposed to take their word for it.
Air China did reportedly send the samples in for testing and offer the passengers compensation, but there’s no word as to what kind. Maybe a coupon for one non-spoiled biscuit.