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Now Air Canada Has Needle-in-Sandwich Incident

No word on caterer involved

(Newser) - Two weeks after needles were discovered in sandwiches served on Delta flights out of Amsterdam, another needle has been found—this time on an Air Canada flight heading from Victoria to Toronto on Monday night. The sewing needle was found by a passenger in a prepackaged sandwich, and an Air... More »

Needles Found in Sandwiches on Delta Flights

Needles found on 4 flights; 1 passenger injured

(Newser) - Disturbing news for airline passengers: The FBI is investigating the discovery of sewing needles in four sandwiches on Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the US, reports CNN . The needles, which had been placed in turkey sandwiches destined for business class passengers, were found on four separate flights. Two... More »

EasyJet Offers Israeli Fliers Choice of Ham or Bacon

Budget carrier sorry for pork-only mix-up

(Newser) - Just months after launching a Tel Aviv-London service with a kosher menu, EasyJet found itself with nothing to offer hungry Jewish passengers on a 4.5-hour flight but ham melts and bacon baguettes. The airline apologized for the blunder, saying the wrong food canisters had been supplied, the Daily Mail... More »

Why Airline Food Is So Bland

Background noise diminishes sense of taste

(Newser) - Airline food is notoriously bland because of engine noise, not a lack of spice, according to new research. Volunteers who ate sweet or salty foods while listening to silence through headphones found the flavors more intense than a group of volunteers who heard white noise. The latter group found the... More »

'Sir Richard, What Is That White Stuff?'

Airline chief Branson gets complaint about food

(Newser) - Sir Richard Branson personally responded to a “constructive if tongue-in-cheek” complaint letter from a Virgin Atlantic passenger, reprinted in the Telegraph. The beleaguered (and unnamed) flyer likened the dining experience to an awful Christmas morning. “You open the present and it’s not in there. It’s your... More »

To Beat Jet Lag, Skip Airline Food

Fasting can help reset your internal clock, study says

(Newser) - Jet lag can be beaten—if passengers avoid airline food, new research suggests. The timing of meals has a profound effect on the body's internal rhythms, and passengers who go without for a while—keeping the body's "food-related clock" in check—can dodge much of the exhausting effects of... More »

Tips for Tasty In-Flight Fare

In the era of no-frills flying, expert advice on how to pack a sandwich that will satisfy

(Newser) - With no-frills flying leaving the provisions up to you, packing your own sandwich beats stale airport fare by a mile. Sisha Ortuzar, executive chef at  New York's 'Wichcraft, gives Budget Travel tips for a tasty sandwich that'll survive hard travel:
  1. Use crusty breads like ciabattas or baguettes for tuna salad
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