Budget airline Ryanair is often in the news, namely for its embarrassing cost-cutting measures that always overshadow its ridiculously cheap airfares to European destinations.
The Dublin-based carrier has again copped the wrath of passengers and social media users alike after serving up a €5.50 ($A9) in-flight meal that has been dubbed the “world’s saddest-looking sandwich!”
International best-selling author Liz Nugent shared a photo of the sorry-looking bacon sandwich to Twitter, explaining that her friend had purchased it off the trolley during a recent Ryanair flight.
The image shows a plain white roll, with no butter or condiments, and two miserable-looking pieces of bacon at either end.
— Liz Nugent (@lizzienugent) August 20, 2021
As these things tend to do, social media soon lit up in response. Check out some of the fallout below:
That's am …. someone hates their job
— Susan Moran (@smore2102) August 20, 2021
I love how they're always openly at war with their customers
— Mason Cross (@MasonCrossBooks) August 21, 2021
Ryan Air is not a airline Liz. Its a social experiment. They just want to see how far they can go with humiliating people agsinst jow much discount on their tickets. I think with your sandwich we entered a new fase
— jorgen3 (@jorgen3) August 23, 2021
Obviously they give as much thought about their bread rolls as they do about their refunds ..Don’t give a shite 🖕🖕
— pfaff (@PaulFla1965) August 20, 2021
That miserable excuse for a bacon sandwich gives flying pigs a bad name! 😱🐷
— Christina Cassidy (@chriostiona) August 20, 2021
Disgusting!!! However Ryanair is nothing more than basic, budget airline which will always offer basic, budget products so I can’t say that I’m surprised. My concern is that they may even use budget aircraft tyres 😳
— AMSL (@AMSL15000) August 23, 2021
— ROBIN LLEWELYN-LEACH (@ROBANDTHEMOB) August 22, 2021
I believe that's called a Fake'n Sandwich.
— Eoin Colfer (@EoinColfer) August 21, 2021
Oh God. Daylight robbery
— Marie T Coghlan (@mtc30) August 20, 2021
It’s @Ryanair. The bacon costs extra on a bacon sandwich 🥪🙈
— Danny (@Danny01236) August 23, 2021
While others were quick to point out it was arguably the fault of the catering company and not the airline.
Did your pal actually give direct feedback to the catering company instead of having a go at an airline business that gets us off this gawd forsaken island at affordable prices? Jeez thank goodness they survived through the last 18 months.People very quick to complain and whinge.
— Ash (@Ash08976453) August 21, 2021
Ryanair don't make sandwiches but they do pay catering companies to do so. Might be worth looking into who are catering because that is disgusting & substandard. @Ryanair who provides your catering????
— MadraRua (@MadraRua15) August 20, 2021
For her part, the sandwich purchaser admitted to eating the sorry mess.
“I had a lovely flight and the cabin crew were class,” Woods tweeted.
“I just found the sandwich humorous and slightly overpriced. Still ate it though.”
Ryanair has not commented on the porcine fiasco.