Spoiled Food Forces Delta Plane to Make Emergency Landing

white passenger plane on airport during daytime

Who knew airline food could cause more than just disappointment? Delta Airlines recently found out the hard way when Flight 136 from Detroit to Amsterdam had to make an unexpected pit stop at JFK. The culprit? A meal service that went from bad to worse – and we’re not just talking about the taste.

A Midnight Snack Gone Wrong

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Delta Flight 136 touched down at JFK, trading windmills and canals for the New York skyline. The reason for this impromptu Big Apple visit? A portion of the main cabin meal service had apparently become contaminated before being served to passengers.

Let’s break down this airborne culinary catastrophe:

  • 277 passengers on board, dreaming of Dutch chocolates
  • 24 people needing assistance upon landing (but hey, at least it wasn’t a full-blown food fight)
  • 10 crew members affected (talk about workplace hazards)
  • 14 passengers wishing they’d packed a granola bar

Surprisingly, all 24 affected individuals turned down medical attention. Either Delta’s passengers are made of steel, or the thought of spending more time in an airport was less appealing than battling whatever that meal dished out.

Delta’s Damage Control

Delta’s PR team earned their paychecks with this gem: “This is not the service Delta is known for.” Really? Here I thought in-flight food poisoning was a standard perk! They promised to investigate how this gastronomic disaster occurred. Might I suggest starting with a basic food safety course?

One passenger, Virginia (@tralala_bk), voiced her frustration on social media, emphasizing her need to reach Amsterdam pronto. Sorry, Virginia, looks like your tulip tour might have to wait.

A Turbulent Track Record

This isn’t Delta’s first rodeo when it comes to in-flight excitement. Just two months ago, one of their planes decided to spice things up with an impromptu barbecue on the Seattle tarmac. At this rate, Delta might want to consider rebranding as an adventure tourism company.

Food for Thought

As we chew on this incident, a few questions come to mind:

  1. Is “airplane food” transitioning from a punchline to a genuine safety concern?
  2. Should “iron stomach” be added to flight attendant job requirements?
  3. Will “BYOF” (Bring Your Own Food) become the new airline trend?

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