My tweet “Jet airways food is going from bad to worse. Had excruciating stomach pain with in ten minutes of “snack” consumption.Will carry tiffin next” got a lot of responses on twitter. Here is the rest of my experience for those who care to know.
Jet Airways food had stopped being appetizing a long time ago. But one assumed it was healthy and hygienic. My immunity was in for a rude shock upon consumption of the snack served on board 9w 362. I was healthy and happy as I boarded at 1715 and was warmly welcomed by Varhsa the IFE. I looked forward to a pleasant flight and relaxing experience. ( In recent times food is often the downer in a Jet experience, you either don’t get your choice, if you get it the portion is too small and if the portion is ok it’s tasteless. On every occasion I have had to ask for “eco overflows” as I am still hungry after the consumption of my meal. I used to send out regular communication on mail to Jet Airways but have since given up).
I requested for the non veg continental snack and was served the Chicken tikka sand-which with waldrof salad at 1800hrs. Prior to that I had some diet coke. The food tasted ok, I felt the bread was a little stale so only consumed the filling(leaving out the bread) and the salad( the dressing was tasting funny). By 1830 my stomach was hurting so much that I woke from the nap I’d taken. The pain was excruciating. I don’t know how I lasted the remaining 40 minutes of the flight . Fortunately the flight was on time( another rarity) and I retrieved my luggage and Dog( who travels everywhere with me) and barely walked to my car before collapsing in the seat. The journey home was unbearable. I stopped at a chemist and picked up a painkiller. Upon reaching home I spent the rest of my night making trips to the loo . As I write this, I have started antibiotics and am still in a considerable degree of pain.
I am waiting for yet another indifferent and apathetic reply from Jet’s end saying “the concerned department will look in to it”. My endeavor from now on is to warn all and sundry against consumption of food on Jet at all public forums including but not limited to Face-book, twitter, my blog here ,etc. Better still advise them to carry a tiffin! I see this as such a sad decline of what was once my favourite airline. NEVER before has any airline food( Jet was out of the question) made me sick and you can imagine the mental and physical anguish I am feeling as i write this.
Some may feel I am making a big deal out of this bad food thing, the point is I paid a lot of money to fly Jet and if I can’t get value for it, I shouldn’t at least be falling sick.