PLANE food is never going to win any Michelin stars thanks to the fact that it’s pre-prepared and then reheated on board.
But one traveller decided that the catering was so awful on his outbound flight, he needed to fly home with a different airline.
Rather than booking his own flight though, he contacted the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) for help.
In a statement, the FCO said: “A man rang to complain about the aeroplane food on the way to his holiday destination, asking us to change him to a different airline for the return journey.”
Although they didn’t reveal what airline the man was travelling on, or where he was headed to, the FCO explained that they were unable to help the holidaymaker.
The FCO added that the ridiculous request was one of the 330,000 calls made to the Foreign Office this year.
While many were legitimate requests for help – they received over 3,400 pleas for help from Brits who have been hospitalised abroad, and over 5,000 calls from those who have been jailed in another country, for example – there were 20,000 time-wasting calls.
Aside from the man who wanted better plane food on his journey home, there was one forgetful holidaymaker who wanted embassy staff to retrieve his belongings for him.
The FCO revealed: “A caller rang to say they had left their headphones in their hotel room in France and asked if Embassy staff could pop round and see if they were still there.”
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But it’s not just travellers who are using the service.
One many from Nigeria wanted the FCO to share rapper 50 Cent’s phone number while another wanted British citizenship for his son because his parents thinks he was conceived in the UK.
There was even a woman from Qatar who wanted the Foreign Office to help deal with the make up artist for her wedding as she wasn’t happy with the service she received, and one from Sweden who wanted clothing advice because she was attending an event at Windsor Castle.
Sun Online Travel previously revealed how plane food could be a year old before you’re served it.
One passenger was even served a meal that was 16 months old according to the label.
We previously revealed some of the worst plane food around.