On a flight to Yinchuan on November 30, an Urumqi Air flight attendant is seen eating leftover passenger meals.
The person posting this to Facebook analogizes to a restaurant where the chef tastes the food before serving it to the customer to ensure it’s properly seasoned. Plus of course you know if the flight attendant is your food taster, and doesn’t die, the food’s safe.
The flight attendant has been suspended, and in a statement the Xinjiang-based low cost carrier says they provide flight crew with sufficient meals, “and the flight attendant should have gone through the proper procedure for dealing with leftover meals.”
It’s a problem when a flight runs out of food for passengers when the snacks are given to crew. And when a flight attendant appears to pour champagne back in the bottle. Or when a flight attendant steals alcohol from the plane to drink later. Or drinking before the flight.
And while I understand the need for employees to adhere to their employer’s rules, this was food left over at the end of the flight. So as long as the flight wasn’t double catered, with the food intended for return passengers, the downside to eating this food seems reasonably limited.
(HT: Secret Flying)