A Delta passenger was disgusted when he discovered a live maggot crawling around his plate of food. The unnamed man was travelling first class with US airline Delta from Detroit to Seattle when he spotted the nauseating sight. A shocking viral video captures the disturbing scene unravelling amid his in-flight meal. It shows the tiny green-coloured maggot slowly scurrying up the side of the plate of unfinished food.
At first, it could be mistaken for being part of the salad and could pass for a bit of food.
But there’s no denying the live critter’s existence as it crawls around the food.
The stomach-churning footage was shared online by Matthew Klink on his blog Live and Lets Fly.
Klink quipped that the discovery of the maggot gave a whole new meaning to the term “organic.”
The blogger also claims to have detailed Delta’s response when the passenger complained.
He said Delta apologised for the grim addition to the first class meal and offered the man $50 in compensation.
Klink shared the alleged email from Delta Customer Care on his blog.
“We’re working hard with our food vendors to offer consistent, quality lunch and dinner portions that appeal to all of our passengers,” said Delta.
“However, it’s clear we dropped the ball during this trip. Please know that I’m passing your concerns directly to our In-Flight and Catering Vendor leadership team, in hopes of preventing this type of event from happening again in the future.
“While I can’t go back and change your experience, I’d like to provide you with a $50 Delta Choice gift so you can have a better meal on us.”
Klink claims the passenger said, after hearing of this monetary offer: “Who is really thinking about dining out when you’ve just eaten a tainted meal?”
A Delta spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: “Delta requires all food-service partners to adhere to strict regulations to ensure the safety and quality of our onboard meals.
“We have been in direct contact with this customer to apologise for their experience, and have taken immediate action with our catering partner to investigate the situation.”
Express.co.uk has contacted Delta Airlines for further comment on the incident.
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