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Let's face it, plane food is the worst. Unless you have the luxury of flying first class every time (which most of us mere mortals do not), then you've just got to accept the crap that comes your way and hope there's a bread roll and butter on the side.
However, even by these standards, the bacon sandwich served to one disgruntled holidaymaker needs to be seen to be believed - especially when you compare it to the original advertisement.
Twitter user Nile was flying back from Alicante to Nottingham in April on a TUI flight when he decided to order a bacon ciabatta roll from the brochure.
Although it looked perfectly toasted and filled with crispy meat, what arrived instead was a rather anaemic-looking roll with some extremely sad... is that bacon?... or prosciutto? Either way, it doesn't look good.
The passenger decided to post a snap of the meal on Twitter aimed at the airline, alongside the caption: "Hi - I've been to Benidorm for the last 7 days and I wanted some proper nice food on the plane, so I ordered a ciabatta with bacon.
"Not the best would you agree."
To be fair to the airline, 1) the food is never as good as it looks in the brochure, 2) why wasn't he eating 'proper nice food' on holiday? And, more importantly, 3) who expects to get 'proper nice food' on the plane!?
TUI has since responded online, stating, "Sorry to hear that you've had cause to make a complaint about the meal you purchased on board with us," offering Nile to contact them via email if he wants to make any further comments.
Funnily enough, this isn't even the first time TUI's gotten into trouble for its misleading bacon ciabatta advertisement - in March, a guy named David uploaded a similar picture, as well as a dude named Lee back in September of last year.
What's weird is if you compare all three pictures, the bacon looks completely different in each one. But one thing that unites them all is that they look equally repugnant. Hey, at least it's consistent.
I'm now trying to decide which I'd rather eat least - one of TUI's bacon butties or this dude's in-flight 'vegetarian oriental' meal. I'd probably just hold on both and fill up on wine.
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