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Dead Fly With Your In-Flight Meal?

Dead Fly With Your In-Flight Meal?
Jennifer Billock

A recent passenger on an Air India flight was struck by the plane’s unsanitary conditions — everything from a torn-up seat to the most disgusting thing, finding a dead fly in her food; Air India has been under fire for unsanitary conditions before, where inflight meals have been an issue in the past.

Maryland resident Femina Amoo recently flew Air India from Washington to Delhi with her daughter and had a less than appetizing experience. On the July 21 flight, she opened her meal to find a dead fly in the salad bowl. The crew replaced her meal but that doesn’t change the level of disgust something like that brings.

That wasn’t the only problem with the flight, though. Other passengers were finding bugs and some of the seats were torn up.

“The only good thing was water,” Amoo told American Bazaar, where her husband is publisher, by phone from India. “The aircraft was poorly maintained. The armrest of my daughter’s seat was torn apart and I was worried about injuries throughout the flight. A gentleman found a bug inside the in-flight entertainment remote control holder and a crew member handed over bug repellent spray during the flight.”

The airline was contacted for a statement, but so far has just passed along apologies and a request for more information.

Air India has been under fire for troubling unsanitary conditions before. In 2015, a baby lizard was allegedly found in a passenger’s food, and although photos circulated online, the airline maintains it never happened and that no passenger complained on the flight.


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View Comments (4)


  1. fotographer

    August 6, 2019 at 5:09 am

    that is considered a protien

  2. TMOliver

    August 6, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Words from yesteryear (the preliminaries of a famous joke):

    “Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup…..”

  3. pdsales

    August 6, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    To TMOliver: “Shhh! Don’t say it so loud or everyone will want one!”

  4. jagat101

    August 7, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Hygiene seems to be a “foreign” concept to them, sad to say…

    The supposedly sacred River Ganges can be seen littered with corpses.

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