Emirates may have found themselves in a
Soup Salad! They recently managed to muck up the meal of a First Class passenger, and may be on the hook for $130,000!
An Indian lawyer from Colaba was over to Casablanca to celebrate his birthday with his wife in February. On his way back, he was flying Emirates with his wife on February 27, and asked to be served an early lunch so that he could catch up on rest after the meal.
As per the Mumbai Mirror, he spotted a live insect in the chicken salad he ordered for lunch. What insect was it differs from who you ask. The lawyer claims it was a cockroach, and the airline claims it was a beetle.
The dreadful experience has left him with a fear of flying and he later skipped a work-related engagement that required air travel, missing out on “anticipated professional fees” of Rs 30 lakh, according to Iqbal’s legal notice to Emirates. He has cited the loss of the potential fees, Rs 50 lakh for mental trauma, and Rs 7 lakh for his and wife’s first-class return tickets (Mumbai-Casablanca-Mumbai) in the compensation demand.
The inspection of the beetle allegedly found in your salad shows it was a common seasonal beetle found in Morocco. But, finding out how it came aboard was difficult to pinpoint. The only explanation that is plausible, is that despite fumigation of the aircraft at Casablanca, the beetle somehow got in the aircraft whilst in Casablanca airport waiting for boarding, and was possible lurking somewhere in the galley area.