Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
A British Airways flight has gone viral after serving passengers KFC instead of their in-flight meals.
Yup, a flight back from the Caribbean to the UK hit a bump in the road when it came to its catering service, and fried chicken was the answer to their problems.
The flight took off from Turks and Caicos and during a touchdown in Nassau and the Bahamas the cabin crew were forced to think on their feet when they realised their food wasn’t being properly chilled.
They grabbed as much KFC as they could to feed everyone on the plane, but as you can imagine, that didn’t result in a huge amount of chicken per passenger on the Boeing 777 flight.
A video shared on TikTok showed the passengers being handed chicken eight hours into their journey, following the quick KFC pitstop.
In a statement shared with the wider media, a British Airways statement said: “Our teams sprung into action and made sure our customers had something to eat.
”We apologise to customers that their full meal service was not available and we had to wing it on this occasion. We’re sorry if we ruffled any feathers.”
Whilst we definitely wouldn’t say no to KFC on a flight, some people were a bit disappointed they didn’t get more.
Labelling the incident an “absolute disgrace,” one passenger said: “A 12 hour flight from Turks and Caicos and @british_airways had forgotten food for all their passengers so on the scheduled stop at Bahamas they got KFC buckets and handed out ONE chicken leg per passenger.”
@British_Airways just landed @HeathrowAirport after a 12.5 hour flight BA252 from Turks and Caicos with no catering! BA had to serve @kfc at Nassau giving some lucky passengers 1 piece of chicken. The container with the plane catering wasn’t chilled so all thrown away!! pic.twitter.com/U5IcBD2hRy
— Andrew Bailey (@aktivandrew) July 24, 2023
Whilst another chipped in: “We were on this same flight. Laughable. People with medical conditions left without any food or proper refreshments.”
However, someone else who was a passenger on the plane told The Sun: “The intense heat out there made the food unsafe and BA didn’t want to chance the whole flight getting sick.
“This was their only option to ensure everyone stayed safe but didn’t starve.
“Everyone also got a voucher to buy food on arrival. I think BA did the best they could, given the circumstances.”
Another concurred: “The same people moaning would be moaning even louder if they hadn’t been provided any food.
“At least an alternative was provided in the circumstances and I’d imagine some further sort of compensation would have been doled out.”
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