Pilot Delays Flight 2.5 Hours Waiting For His Gourmet Sandwiches To Arrive

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A foodie pilot delayed a Pakistan International Airlines flight to New York City for two and half hours while he waited for gourmet sandwiches to arrive from a five-star hotel.

Captain Noushad was unhappy with the snacks-only food available on his Sunday flight out of Lahore and decided to order delivery instead. He was informed that it would take at least two hours for his food to arrive, but insisted he needed the sandwiches.

Cutbacks to the airline means no more meals for passengers. Instead they only offer chips, peanuts, and cookies.

The flight, which was schedule to leave at 6:45 a.m., took off at 9:15 a.m.

A flight from Lahore to New York City, with a stopover in England, is about 18 hours long.

The metro said the delay likely led to missed connections in Manchester, England.

A spokesperson for Pakistan International Airlines told The Nation that delays are particularly damaging to the airline because it is already facing a shortage of planes.

Sources: The Nation, New York Daily