This is supposed to be a forum for airline news affecting airline pilots. It is not a place to randomly cut and paste passenger tabloid stories which are more suited to low-brow current affairs shows.
As an Airline pilot, I am affected by this airline news.
Qantas serving up maggots may seem like a low brow current affairs issue to you. But to some, it is an Airline issue (D&G Reporting points decribes itself as somewhere for airline issues)that ties in with cost cutting and management KPI structures. It also has safety implications, direct ones for the passengers and crew. In my airline we have had two pilot incapacitations recently, as you know, that creates a high workload for the remaining pilot and reduces safety for the passengers. I am concerned that as long as breaches of basic food standards keep being swept under the rug the issue will not be addressed and diversions and incidents will ocurr. With this in mind, I ask you to let this, the fourth thread on this subject, run it's course. It will probably be a short thread with not much achieved but you never know, it could achieve something worthwhile.
Maggots in fruit and nuts---------highly unlikely as they are only in meat.Weavels maybe,but not maggots. Very strange only one family seem to have them in their nuts. Definately an April fools joke or a con job trying to get free airfares
An appeal to the Mods - it is after all lesser of two weevils to let the lads have their fun. (I know, not my line). The things I've seen come out of aircraft and ships galleys; well enough of the good old days. It's all relative :- Food for thought
by Roy and Lesley Adkins Captain Frederick Hoffman RN, (1793-1814), recalled how the food with which he was issued as a midshipman was best eaten in the dark.
"When the biscuits are manned, that is, infested by "bargemen",' he said, "they may be swallowed in this dark hole [the midshipmen's berth, lit only by candle-stubs], as it is next to an impossibility to detect them, except they quit their stow-holes and crawl out, and when they do, which is but seldom, they are made to run a race for a trifling wager. On the home station bargemen are scarcely known; it is only in warm climates where they abound. Another most destructive insect to the biscuit is the weevil, called by the mids purser's lice.'
So, it wasn't the food that attracted men to join the navy in Nelson's time!
Or was it? Even with recent history, it is easy to fall into the trap of judging conditions by present-day standards.
Food for thought (no pun intended), most packaged stuff on Q (at least when I was handing it out) came from external suppliers such as cereal companies, organic biscuit makers and the suchlike, not fron Q catering... so... my question- any naming and shaming been done of the concerned manufacturer?
If you are referring to the incapacitation on an ADL-PER couple years back, that was not food related but a prior issue...