Pilot delays flight for hours — until his gourmet food is delivered

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Captain Noushad reportedly would not fly Pakistan International Airlines’ flight PK-711 from Allama Iqbal International Airport, in Lahore, until he could get his gourmet food.

A foodie pilot fed up with the on-board menu delayed a flight to New York for two-and-a-half hours so sandwiches could be delivered from a five-star hotel.

Captain Noushad reportedly refused to begin Pakistan International Airlines’ flight PK-711 from Allama Iqbal International Airport, in Lahore, on Sunday after seeing the state of the grub.

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Recent cutbacks had seen the gourmet meals he was accustomed to axed and replaced with just peanuts, chips and cookies.

A Pakistani International Airline plane was delayed for hours when its pilot decided to have his food delivered from a fancy hotel.

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A Pakistani International Airline plane was delayed for hours when its pilot decided to have his food delivered from a fancy hotel.

The Nation reports that Noushad asked caterers at the airport for his own tailored foodstuffs to take on board.

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But when they said he should have pre-ordered, he contacted a nearby hotel and asked workers to courier over a meal.

Due to take off at 6:45 a.m., passengers had to wait two-and-a-half hours until 9:15 a.m. — when his meal finally arrived.

The delayed flight, via Manchester in England, likely caused many passengers to miss connecting flights, Metro added.


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