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Flights are famous for serving overpriced food and drink, and one passenger was horrified when he forked out $9 (£5) for a sandwich on a Jetstar flight only to be bitterly disappointed, he said. Nick Mosley took to Twitter to share the meal he claims he was served on the flight from Bali to Australia. He said he purchased a ‘Deli sandwich trio’ from the airline but was shocked to find one offering contained a tiny smear of margarine and one single lettuce leaf. Another sandwich had a little bit of egg mayo, some margarine and the one lettuce leaf.

The Brighton-based flier posted a picture of the disappointing offering online.

He captioned the image: “I must say @JetstarAirways have a cheek charging AUS$9 for sandwiches… without any fillings…” he said.

“Great for their bottom line but not so good for filling the tums of customers.”

According to the Jetstar ‘Eatery’ menu, the Deli sandwich trio offers “egg with mayo and lettuce on white bread, cream cheese with roasted red pepper on wholemeal bread, and tuna mayo with onion relish on white bread.”

An image of the meal shows three chunky sandwiches crammed with a hearty filling – a far cry from the “soggy” sandwiches Nick claims to have been served.

“I paid for it so there is really is no excuse for serving inadequate products,” he told The Sun.

“It was a shocker – it made a petrol station sandwich look like a gastronomic feast.”

A spokesperson for Jetstar Airways told The Sun: “We apologise for the unusual lack of filling in Mr Mosley’s sandwich and appreciate it did not meet expectations.

“It is unusual. We’ve passed the feedback onto our caterer.”

Express.co.uk has also contacted Jetstar for further comment on Nick’s experience.

Another Twitter users shared his opinion of Jetstar’s food on Nick’s post, commenting: “Jetstar food is truly appalling. I wonder why they bother.”

If passengers want to boost their chances of getting good food on an airplane then the choice of where they sit could make a difference.

A flight attendant told Reader’s Digest: “If you want your first choice of meals in First Class, book your seat in the first two rows when going north to south or east to west. 

“If going west to east or south to north sit in the last two rows of first class.”

This is particularly relevant for people travelling on US carriers.

While the flight attendant doesn’t go into detail why this is, it will most likely be due to the order of service depending on where the plane departs from, as the trolley will be at different ends of the aircraft.

Another flight attendant revealed the worst choices to make when it comes to plane food are scrambled egg, which “can be a mix of egg and other substitutes,” and fruit which still looks fresh despite being cut hours before. 

Of course, passenger’s taste buds are altered when on a plane due to the air pressure changes, meaning food can have less taste.

Therefore airlines “pumped up the spices, salts and fats” to allow more flavour, according to the flight attendant.

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American woman faces $2,800 parking bill after leaving car in Toronto during pandemic

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Parking in the city can be costly, but one American woman is learning just how bad it can be after being unable to retrieve her car for nearly a year.

Detroit resident Kim Richardson left her 2004 Honda Element at the Park2Sky lot by Pearson airport in March 2020 before flying out to Europe for a medical procedure. She originally planned to retrieve it within two weeks but partway through her trip, the Canada-US border got closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

Richardson’s return flight was rerouted to Detroit and she’s been unable to return to Toronto since.

What was originally a $100 bill has now inflated to $2,800 as the lot’s owner says he has a business to operate and is owed payment for 11 months of storage. However, Richardson believes she’s being extorted for an issue beyond her control.

Park2Sky personnel claim that several Americans who found themselves in similar predicaments have had their cars shipped home.

“I don’t understand, I don’t know what’s going on here. Business is down, I’m not making any money at all. People who leave their car are paid. She’s the only one that hasn’t paid,” said the owner to CBC News this week.

The stalemate is expected to last a while longer as travel restrictions remain in place and Ontario Provincial Police have said they won’t get involved in a civil matter.

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All systems are go for St. Lawrence Cruise Lines in 2021

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KINGSTON — Despite Canada’s newly extended cruise ship ban, Canadians still have a small-ship cruising alternative in 2021 with St. Lawrence Cruise Lines.

The small-ship operator, which sails on the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, has confirmed operations for 2021, with overnight cruises on both rivers from May 20 to Oct. 24. A variety of cruises ranging from four to seven nights will depart from Kingston, Ottawa and Quebec City, sailing exclusively in domestic waters with stops at select ports in Ontario and Quebec.

On Feb. 4, Canada’s Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra announced that Canada’s cruise ship ban will be extended until Feb. 28, 2022. This measure, which effectively prohibits cruise vessels carrying more than 100 passengers from operating in Canadian waters, does not impact the small-ship operations of St. Lawrence Cruise Lines and its 32-stateroom CANADIAN EMPRESS.

“We are excited to offer travellers a small ship option for the 2021 season,” said President Jason Clark. “Our overnight cruises stay close to shore in Canadian waters and our COVID-19 Health and Safety program has been recognized for its high standards.”

This past December, the cruise line was awarded the Safe Travels Stamp by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) for adherence to global standards of health and hygiene. The program includes a wide range of safety measures, including reduced passenger loads, masking, physical distancing and hospital-grade electrostatic disinfecting for both private staterooms and shared spaces. Plus, all staterooms have access to fresh air, climate controls and views of the river.

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Here’s How Canada’s ‘Screening Officers’ Will Check On Travellers During Quarantine

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The federal government is reminding all travellers in Canada that “Screening Officers” may pay them a visit post-arrival.

In a statement about the country’s latest travel restrictions, Transport Canada confirmed that newly-trained officials would be tasked with checking up on travellers during their two-week quarantine period.

The role of the Screening Officers will be to visit travellers’ quarantine locations to “establish contact, confirm identify and confirm that travellers are at the place of quarantine they identified upon entry into Canada.”

This is to make sure individuals are complying with Canada’s mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement.

The checks will be conducted across 35 Canadian cities, having already started in Montreal and Toronto back in January.

The officials will provide “compliance education” and will be able to issue verbal warnings, but stronger enforcement action will be referred to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and then law enforcement for follow-up checks. 

Failing to comply with the Quarantine Act or with Screening Officers’ instructions could result in fines of up to $750,000 or even jail time.

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