This Sandwich Served on Emirates May Be Worse Than Fyre Festival’s

Jan 31, 2019

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A photo of an egg sandwich went viral last week (because this is the world we now live in) after a passenger onboard a Jetstar flight shared his snack on the internet. While Howard Priestly from Perth had low expectations for the Australian low-cost carrier, he did not expect his $9 sandwich to be so unappetizing.

“It was just inedible,” Priestley told The West Australian. “The thing was basically devoid of filling other than a perfunctory smear of margarine, a tiny bit of lettuce and a bit of egg.”

A Jetstar spokesman agreed that the sandwich was not up to standards and said, “We apologize for the unusual lack of filling in the sandwich, and appreciate this does not meet ‘egg-spectations.” Priestley received a $50 voucher as compensation.

After the photo made its rounds on the internet, an Irish passenger named Paul Carlin came forward with a photo of his own.

Shockingly, the photo of his sandwich was not taken at the Fyre Festival, which served similarly disappointing cheese sandwiches. Carlin claims that the sandwich was a meal he was served on an Emirates flight from Dublin to Brisbane. His Cajun chicken and cheese sandwich had just one slice of cheese and a minuscule-sized piece of chicken.

One Facebook commenter joked, “Looks like that cheese could pass for an outdoor floor tile mate.” Another said, “I wouldn’t order the ‘used toilet paper’ burger next time.”

“We are aware of Mr. Carlin’s complaint,” an Emirates spokesperson told TPG. “Emirates takes pride in providing a choice of regionally inspired, fresh made meals for our customers. The image of the sandwich that he had posted was certainly not up to Emirates’ usual high standards. We are looking into this and will be in touch with Mr. Carlin directly.”

While the photo of the Jetstar sandwich is a little less surprising, Emirates is known to be one of the most luxurious airlines in the world.

*This post has been updated with Emirates’ comment.

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