Woman's Maggot-Infested Airplane Food Will Convince You to Pack Your Own Snacks


quantasUm -- yeah. I've always been just a little bit grossed out by the food served on airplanes (minus a few super awesome culinary delights in First Class), but the extra "protein" one Qantas Airlines passenger found while she was enjoying a bag of complimentary trail mix has a leg up on anyone who claims to have had a bad experience with airline food.

The woman was noshing on her nice, crunchy bag of snacks -- when she realized the trail mix was infested with maggots. Yes, I said maggots. As in those slimy little insects that look like worms but are way more disgusting. Excuse me while I throw up in my mouth a little bit.

Oh. My. GOD. Maggots! Can you even imagine how disgusted she (and all of the passengers around her) must have been? I sure hope there were extra barf bags in the seat back pockets in her row.

Whatever happened to the days when flying was luxurious? You know -- back when the cuisine served resembled something you would order in a high end restaurant? Air travel sure isn't what it used to be, and honestly, you're pretty lucky if they serve you any free food at all, let alone an actual meal. But when they do serve those free packets of snacks, the last thing you expect to find after opening the bag is maggots!

I don't fly too much these days now that my son is in big kid school and we can't come and go as we please. But after hearing this story, I'm definitely packing my own snacks in my carry-on bag from now on. Especially if I ever take a trip to Australia. Or maybe I'll just keep playing the lottery in the hopes that someday I can fly by private jet instead. I'll bet the food on those babies is maggot-free.

Have you ever gotten sick from eating airplane food?


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Antoinette McCrea

that is nasty, If that was me I would have flipped out hysterically and probably would have thrown up.

Maken... MakenzieG

That is disgusting. However regarding the comments about what air travel "used to be" ... the reason it isn't glamorous anymore or come with fancy perks is because people demand cheaper tickets. We don't want to pay a lot for airfare yet complain when the food quality goes down, the leg room gets smaller, etc. There is always going to be some give and take. Personally, I'd rather it come from the quality of the food (though nothing should have maggots in it) than the salaries of the airline employees -- they're paid crap as is. 

coffe... coffee.crisp

That IS incredibly gross, but I wouldn't point the finger at the airline, I'd point it at whoever manufactured the trail mix. Highly doubt it was the airline. For example, I fly about once a month for business, and the airline I always use offers Nabisco cookies or Bits 'n' Bites snack mix. Neither of which have any affiliation with the airline.

Michelle Tanzella Young

Again, this has to be an April Fool's joke.  This is beyond gross and disgusting.  I don't travel much and haven't traveled anywhere by plane for over a year but when I have flown, I bring my own snacks.

nonmember avatar guest

I really doubt the "claim" is the airlines fault. Remember the Wendy's claim about a finger in the food which turns out to be FALSE. People are so sue happy in America and so eager to make instant millionaires...it's ridiculous. I'm a frequent flier on domestic and international flights and yea the food may not always be that great but still...maggots. That sounds like a quick get rich scam.

nonmember avatar a

you know those bowls of crispy noodles you get on the table at chinese resturants? found a meal worm in mine once! far cry from being infested with maggots but still gross!

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