to think that you shouldn't eat smelly food on a flight?!

(126 Posts)
BabooshkaKate Thu 07-Jul-16 08:31:33

I am on a plane waiting for take off. A woman next to me is eating a large pot of pasta with very smelly sauce. No idea how she got it on board but it stinks and she's eating it with her hands with full-on slurping and finger licking. I have been awake since 5amand hhonestly think I might throw up.

Since when is this kind of thing acceptable?! [Sick]

HermioneJeanGranger Thu 07-Jul-16 08:33:30

Most airline food smells horrific anyway, so I'm not sure I see the difference grin

eurochick Thu 07-Jul-16 08:35:57

Airline food usually smells rank and I'm sure she got it on board easily. There's not usually any restriction on what you can take on board.

EatShitDerek Thu 07-Jul-16 08:37:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BabooshkaKate Thu 07-Jul-16 08:37:12

Yeah but how did she manage to get it on board?? Why could she not eat it in the departure lounge like the restof us?

MrsJayy Thu 07-Jul-16 08:40:47

I would have to kill her for the slurping alone grin you can take your own food on a plane can't you? Last time I was on a flight the family in front broke our the egg sandwich es they were rank but plane meals can smell just as bad

KoalaDownUnder Thu 07-Jul-16 08:41:10

She's eating it with her hands?! As in, no utensils? shock

HermioneJeanGranger Thu 07-Jul-16 08:47:19

You can buy food after security and take it on board - that's always been the case!

BabooshkaKate Thu 07-Jul-16 08:49:20

Koala yes! Proper digging in as though she was at home in the fridge, not in a confined public space! And then when the pasta was demolished she used her fingers to scoop up the sauce.

MrsJayy Thu 07-Jul-16 08:51:18

Urgh scooping sauce that's rank

Patterkiller Thu 07-Jul-16 08:51:47

You can take most food on board. We always take our own. Why do you think you can't? The restrictions are taking some foods into other countries so as long as it's left on the plane it's perfectly ok.

AgentProvocateur Thu 07-Jul-16 08:57:27

Agree that smelly food on any public transport is beyond disgusting. And as for using her hands.... I'd be needing the sick bag. envy <---- vom face, not envy.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 07-Jul-16 08:59:42

That's totally foul. angry

And no, you can't take food on-board here, either - unless it's purchased after you're through security.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 07-Jul-16 09:02:45

You can't take food through security because it can't be searched properly. Ridiculous, maybe, but there you have it.

It is irrelevant if you're planning to consume it on the plane.

Last time we were flying out of Aus to Indonesia, we had a sealed yoghurt confiscated by security and binned.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Thu 07-Jul-16 09:02:59

YANBU and the same goes for wearing strong perfume, totally antisocial.

LittleLionMansMummy Thu 07-Jul-16 09:10:56

Oh gord. This is the eating on public transport thread all over again. How do you feel about people applying makeup op?

Fwiw, using no cutlery sounds disgusting. But one person's delicious smelling bacon sandwich is another person's poo. You're always going to offend someone in these circumstances, unfortunately. Bad luck it's you sitting next to her, but she may just as well dislike the smell of your perfume. Public transport is just that, public. Sorry but she can eat what she likes and you're entitled to be silently outraged.

eurochick Thu 07-Jul-16 09:10:59

You can take non liquid food through security. I've done it many times. I've also bought food after security to eat on the lounge many times. I've never scooped up pasta sauce with my hands though..

Patterkiller Thu 07-Jul-16 09:13:11

From Gatwick web page
Food. You can carry fruit, vegetables and all solid foods in your hand baggage. However, foods in sauces or with a high liquid content (such as sauces, pastes, soups and stews) cannot come through security. The size of container must not exceed 100ml, regardless of the amount contained inside.

3littlefrogs Thu 07-Jul-16 09:14:33

The worst experience I had on a long haul flight was a bloke with the smelliest feet I have ever encountered. the smell was a mixture of rotting flesh and raw sewage.

The flight crew bagged up his trainers and gave him clean socks from first class, but he refused to wash his feet and was generally rude and obnoxious.

They resorted to spraying air freshener and duty free perfume around the neighbouring seats at regular intervals. Ruined the flight for us - it was truly nauseating.

So antisocial to get on a flight stinking like that.

LordoftheTits Thu 07-Jul-16 09:16:01

Scooping up sauce with her fingers is vile. How on earth can anyone think that's acceptable, especially outside the comfort of your own home??

LittleLionMansMummy Thu 07-Jul-16 09:16:24

I often commute on trains next to people stinking of booze or BO. Or worse, both.

MollyTwo Thu 07-Jul-16 09:16:47

Urgh pig.

FankEweVeryMuch Thu 07-Jul-16 09:17:16

I'd have self combusted sitting next to her. Honestly, that is rank.

LittleLionMansMummy Thu 07-Jul-16 09:19:13

I would be tempted to say to her: "Oh, I can see you're struggling without cutlery. Would you like me to get the steward's attention to see if he can bring you some?"

BitOutOfPractice Thu 07-Jul-16 09:21:57

Eating pasta with your hands?! Good lord that's vile. No idea how you restrained yourself op

And to the pp who said you cannot take food through security, of course you can. The yoghurt was confiscated because it's a liquid not because it's food

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