Air Canada customer furious after finding rock in on-board meal
A Canadian couple is less than pleased with Air Canada after they discovered a rock in an on-board meal while travelling on a connecting flight from Zurich to Toronto.
Ayman Amer, an engineer from Toronto, told CTV News he and his wife Cybele were travelling with their 10-year-old son when the cabin crew began distributing the in-flight meals.
Amer told CTV his wife was given a green bean salad with chickpeas and grains and she immediately opened it and began eating.
Suddenly, his wife screamed and removed what appeared to be a rock from her mouth.
Amer said he immediately called over a flight attendant to complain about the rock, who then grabbed the meal and left with it.
Moments later, a cabin crew supervisor came over and said it was a dried bean.
But after further examination, which Amer insisted on, a supervisor confirmed that it was in fact a rock.
"My wife could have choked or broken her tooth, not to mention my 10-year-old son," he told CTV.
Amer told CTV he was offered a $100 Air Canada voucher in response to the mishap, though he said he's still quite angry about this "disaster."
Meanwhile, many on social media are saying most airlines use pre-packed food on board — meaning the rock in the salad was probably not actually their fault or within their control.
Air Canada and other airlines used pre-packaged foods. I have found small rocks in canned beans several times in my Adult life. It turned me off of them completely. That could have been it.— Susan Michele Hutchinson (@SusanMicheleHu1) January 22, 2020
And some are saying considering the low quality of Air Canada's food, a rock really isn't so bad.
Clearly they don't eat on Air Canada very often a rock is not bad...I had the 'veal' last night...couldn't place exactly the type of cat it was, but I think it was Siamese— Marc Nadeau (@marc_a_nadeau) January 22, 2020
Others are saying Amer should let the whole thing go considering nobody got hurt in the end.
"Buddy needs to chill a bit," one Twitter user wrote. "It's hardly a disaster. Nobody died. Sucks, yeah, but come on. He is looking to cash in for a rock that could have, but didn't, hurt anyone."
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