Now I have to make plain from the outset that this post is not about a recent airplane meal.  It was over a year ago that this occurred, but as I was going through some photos this made me howl with laughter again, so thought I’d share.

The pictures were taken on a Cathay Pacific code-share flight with Vietnam Airlines, and this was my and my friend’s lunches:

Worst airline meal?

Worst airline meal?

How do you embed carrots into the flesh of meat?

How do you embed carrots into the flesh of meat?

These appetising hunks of flesh were served to us covered in gravy but fortunately I spotted the strange sight of carrots embedded in one piece of meat and, like archaeologists, we went on to discover artefacts of breathtaking fascination.

Note the masses of congealed blood as well as the multi-various tubing and great insulations of fat and connective tissue – not what you expect on any international airline, and certainly not a partner of CX.

The best thing about this meal was that it kept myself and my friend in almost pant-wetting hilarity throughout the flight, not least when my friend pressed down on a piece of meat with her fork and gravy spurted out one of the tubes, slapping her wetly in the face.

Happy Days.

p.s. If anyone has better photos of a bad airline meal, I would love to see them – please let me know!