We’ve all heard of snakes on a plane, but this isn’t exactly what we imagined.
A cabin crew member on a SunExpress flight reportedly found a snake head in their inflight meal.
We were a bit shocked to find this one out too, so check out the video below and see for yourself.
Trigger warning: It’s gross!
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SunExpress issued the following statement in response to the “Snake salad”:
“It is our top priority that the services we provide to our guests on our aircraft are of the highest quality and that both our guests and employees have a comfortable and safe flight experience,” the statement read.
“The allegations and shares in the press regarding in-flight food service are absolutely unacceptable and a detailed investigation has been initiated on the subject.
“Until the research process in question is concluded, all preventative measures and actions, including stopping the supply of the relevant product, have been taken.”
This ordeal has caused trouble not just for the airline, but for the catering company which serves SunExpress passengers, Sancak Inflight Services.
The company hit back at online posts with a statement from company official Mesut Evliyaoglu:
“We asked for samples but we haven’t received any samples. We are a large company serving all domestic and foreign airlines since 1994,” Evliyaoglu said.
“We have been providing catering services to SunExpress company since 2018. This is the first time we have encountered such an event.
“For the last month there has been talk about problems such as snails and insects and finally the snake went up to his head.
“We think this issue is not about us and our legal department is looking into this matter. We don’t think it is from us, but we are mentioned and we are very sorry.”
Sancack said that the snake’s head could not have come from its kitchen as meals are cooked at 280°C.
However, this is not the first time that strange animals have appeared in cabin crew meals.
In response to beetles and snails being allegedly found in cabin crew meals, Sancak released this statement:
“SunExpress is a valuable client in our country and a popular airline in Europe. We did not use any of the foreign objects that were supposedly in the food when cooking due to the technical and thermal conditions used in the in-flight catering facilities.”
SunExpress is an airline that’s co-owned by Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa and based in southwestern Turkey at Antalya Airport (AYT).