We've all been there: as you're settling into your seat on a flight, the person next to you pulls out an elaborate meal whose odor immediately assaults your senses and soon fills up the entire cabin. The smell lingers for all eight hours of the flight. It's beyond inconsiderate. The total lack of respect or regard for other people exhibited by bringing something like a tuna fish sandwich on board an airplane is downright rude.
It's high time people started showing a little more respect and stopped bringing smelly or otherwise offensive food onto airplanes. It's no secret that cramped quarters on planes are becoming even tighter, making any semblance of personal space a thing of the past.
Miraculously, this move to maximize capacity and minimize seat size and leg room has coincided with two other important changes: Expanded and upgraded dining options in airports all over the world, and the rapid disappearance of complimentary, on-board meals (remember those?) for passengers not shelling it out for a first-class ticket.
This confluence of events -- fewer in-flight meals, more food available in the airports and closer in-flight quarters -- has created the perfect storm for bringing offensive food onboard. If your taste buds are diminished anyway while you're flying, can't you do everyone around you a favor and wait 'til later for that tuna fish sandwich?
There are some foods no one should eat on an airplane. Here are some of the worst offenders.