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The pilot of a flight to New York delayed the flight for over two hours so he could get a sandwich reported Fox News on December 20, 2013.

The pilot, Captain Noushad, of Pakistan International Airlines Flight 711 from the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore to New York, upon learning that the catering on the flight only provided snacks and not a meal, insisted that he “needed sandwiches at any cost.”

Pakistan International Airlines catering department forwarded Noushad’s request to the airline’s management department, which “directed the catering department to meet his demand.”

Informed that it could take two hours before a sandwich could be delivered from a local five-star hotel to the plane, Noushad insisted on waiting for the sandwich’s arrival causing the two-and-a-half hour delay.

The flight was originally scheduled to depart at 6:45 a.m. but did not take off from Lahore until 9:15 a.m.

Mashhood Tajwar, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, said of the incident, "management had taken a serious notice of the delay of an international flight.” Pakistan International Airline will investigate the incident and take appropriate action.


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