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Airline serves 'dog food' in apparent translation error

By NICK GARCIA Published Nov 20, 2023 11:31 am

A menu on a Chinese airline stirred controversy after an option offered “dog food” in an apparent translation error.

The Independent reported that a passenger, a certain Conrad Wu, shared a photo of China Eastern Airlines’ menu on Facebook.

The menu for business class includes beef, seafood, and soup dishes, but one of the starters is “imported dog food with okra.”

“What exactly is it,” Wu said in his caption.

The photo got over a thousand reactions and hundreds of comments and shares.

One user asked if the airline was “pet friendly,” while another one said it’s because “they treat you as a dog, not human.”

Another user said the airline probably meant hot dog, and another user wondered about the “consequences of Google translate.”

It’s unclear what the dish is, and The Independent said it reached out to China Eastern Airlines for clarification.

This isn't the first time an airline meal blunder has gained traction online. In July, British Airways passengers on a 12-hour flight from Turks and Caicos to London were served a piece of KFC chicken each because an airline’s staff reportedly forgot to refrigerate the flight’s catering.