The Nation reports that a foodie pilot for Pakistan International Airlines asked for a sandwich, which was apparently not there in the airlines' menu. So the pilot made the flight wait for two and a half hours as the airlines employeed got the sandwich delivered from a nearby five-star hotel.
Flight 711 was set for an on-time departure at 6:45 from Allama Iqbal International Airport to New York, via Manchester on Dec. 15. The pilot asked for a sandwich and he was informed by the staff that there were no sandwiches on the menu -- only peanuts, chips and biscuits.
The captain remained adamant about his demand and said no matter how much time it would take and that he needed sandwiches at any cos
The pilot's request was sent to the catering office and then to the airline's management office in Karachi. The management "directed the catering department to meet his demand."
According to the paper, the flight finally departed at 9:15 a.m. -- a two-and-a-half hour delay.
Airline spokesman Mashhood Tajwar told The Nation that
"management had taken a serious notice of the delay of an
international flight. He said investigation had been ordered and
action would be taken against those responsible for it."
Multiple attempts to reach the airline by ABC News were not successful.