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Needles Found In Food On 4 Delta Flights - AMS>USA  
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5772 posts, RR: 10
Posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14216 times:

Well this is somewhat scary, (whoever did it is a sick bastard):

Quote:
Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) is working with investigators in the U.S. and the Netherlands after objects that appeared to be sewing needles were found in sandwiches on four flights from Amsterdam to the U.S. yesterday.

One person was injured and declined medical treatment after a flight landed in Minneapolis, Kristin Baur, a Delta spokeswoman, said in an interview today. The incident is being investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and officials in the Netherlands as well as Gate Gourmet, Delta’s caterer, she said.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...rce-of-needles-in-food#r=bloomberg

I didn't see it posted so my apologies if I missed it.

Tugg

[Edited 2012-07-16 16:42:09]


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User currently offlineN126DL From United States of America, joined May 2010, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14164 times:
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Are tiny sewing packs in the amenity kits up front?


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User currently offlineindcwby From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14107 times:

Looks Like TSA is going to start screening meals before they board the planes........

User currently offlinecokepopper From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1190 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 13936 times:

I'm glad now our passengers now know why they were served Pizza in BE today  

[Edited 2012-07-16 17:36:10]

[Edited 2012-07-16 17:36:44]

User currently offlineGEsubsea From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 13750 times:

Have to wonder if Gate Gourmet was possibly infiltrated by a sleeper cell of a terror group as I find it strange that these sandwiches only made it on US bound flights (Seattle, Minneapolis, ATL X2).

User currently onlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5792 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 13141 times:

Quoting GEsubsea (Reply 4):
Have to wonder if Gate Gourmet was possibly infiltrated by a sleeper cell of a terror group as I find it strange that these sandwiches only made it on US bound flights (Seattle, Minneapolis, ATL X2).

I would assume a terror group would do more than throw a few needles in some sandwiches, but maybe I'm giving them too much credit.

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User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12917 times:

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 5):
I would assume a terror group would do more than throw a few needles in some sandwiches, but maybe I'm giving them too much credit.

Could be a test. Trying to see what works, what doesn't and how far they can go before possibly being detected, all in preparation for something bigger. Or, it could just be some sick weirdo decided to put some needles in a couple of sandwiches...


User currently offlineboilerla From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12751 times:

And I thought the food was bad on my last DL flight.
  


User currently offlinemal787 From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12404 times:

Quoting GEsubsea (Reply 4):
Have to wonder if Gate Gourmet was possibly infiltrated by a sleeper cell of a terror group as I find it strange that these sandwiches only made it on US bound flights (Seattle, Minneapolis, ATL X2).

Oh no a terror group messing with food , the food made it onto these flights because Delta ordered them, i stand corrected but i was under the impression that each airline had a menu that was followed for all flights over a roster period, and Gate Gourmet was contracted to supply.
Sounds more like a pissed of employee of GG to me

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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1721 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 11585 times:

Delta seems to operate mostly to the US from AMS, so before paranoia conquers please think first.....

I know DL operates AMS-DEL too but the catering ordered for this destinations might just have a different menu.
I'm always astonished to see people from the US seem to think the whole world is against them as soon as somehting odds happens..... It probably just is a stupid **** who thinks he's funny....nothing more.



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User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11181 times:

I found it funny that a teen said he wouldn't give the needle to authorities pending a lawsuit. Yet, apparently his dad was on the flight to MSP isn't making a big deal out of it (yet).


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User currently offlinebj87 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10656 times:

Quoting GEsubsea (Reply 4):
Have to wonder if Gate Gourmet was possibly infiltrated by a sleeper cell of a terror group as

LOL, that is a joke right?

Quoting GEsubsea (Reply 4):
I find it strange that these sandwiches only made it on US bound flights (Seattle, Minneapolis, ATL X2).

That is a little strange, who knows maybe a disgruntle Delta cabin crew-member put them in there. Either way whoever did this is sick!

One thing we do know for sure, this being an American airline and Americans being involved, someone somewhere is going to get sued for millions!!!   

[Edited 2012-07-17 06:32:30]

User currently offlineoykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2755 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10501 times:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 9):
I'm always astonished to see people from the US seem to think the whole world is against them as soon as somehting odds happens.....

In their defence I have to say that a lot of weirdo and radicals over obsessed with trying to insult or harm U.S. citizen in whatever possible way. Not saying this was the case here, just stating that there are a lot of people obsessed with trying to insult or harm U.S citizen to get attention.



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User currently offlineGEsubsea From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10436 times:

Quoting bj87 (Reply 11):
Quoting GEsubsea (Reply 4):
Have to wonder if Gate Gourmet was possibly infiltrated by a sleeper cell of a terror group as

LOL, that is a joke right?

I don't know...is IT?? 


User currently offlineGEsubsea From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10408 times:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 9):
Delta seems to operate mostly to the US from AMS, so before paranoia conquers please think first.....

Shoebomber...came out of the same airport....at the end of the day it's always a possibility....paranoia aside ...


User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10354 times:

Quoting indcwby (Reply 2):

Looks Like TSA is going to start screening meals before they board the planes........

Meals are already screened, but not 100%, and certainly wouldn't involve disassembling sandwiches.



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User currently offlinenws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 924 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10166 times:

Quoting bj87 (Reply 11):
That is a little strange, who knows maybe a disgruntle Delta cabin crew-member put them in there. Either way whoever did this is sick!

Unless it was a group of flight attendants I don't think this could be possible. The needles were found on four separate flights.


User currently offlinedmt52 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10134 times:
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Quoting GEsubsea (Reply 14):
Shoebomber...came out of the same airport....at the end of the day it's always a possibility....paranoia aside ...

No, that was the underwear bomber on a flight from AMS to DTW.



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User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9576 times:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 9):
I'm always astonished to see people from the US seem to think the whole world is against them as soon as somehting odds happens

Wrong. Americans don't act like the "victims" as you so ineloquently try to saddle them with that label. Far from that.
They have every right to protect themselves. Americans are far from paranoid. They have more "fight" in them than many a Dutchman I have met in my life.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 9):
I know DL operates AMS-DEL

Make that BOM

Quoting DALCE (Reply 9):
nothing more

So more like a prank? Needles in food a "joke"? C'mon dude.

It's more something of the "mentally disturbed employee" category actually. This is a serious setback for GateGourmet and an unfortunate embarrassing episode for DL.



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User currently offlineWolbo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 494 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9293 times:

Quoting peanuts (Reply 18):
They have every right to protect themselves. Americans are far from paranoid.

If the reaction to a few needles in a sandwich is "a sleeper cell of a terror group" and "trial runs by terror group" that sure sounds an awful lot like paranoia to me.

Quoting peanuts (Reply 18):
They have more "fight" in them than many a Dutchman I have met in my life.

Perhaps that's part of the problem but that's another discussion.

Quoting peanuts (Reply 18):
So more like a prank? Needles in food a "joke"? C'mon dude.

It's more something of the "mentally disturbed employee" category actually.

Agree, this is a bit more than a 'prank' but more likely to be a disgruntled or deranged employee than Johnny Taliban.


User currently offlineindcwby From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9246 times:

Quoting FI642 (Reply 15):
Quoting indcwby (Reply 2):

Looks Like TSA is going to start screening meals before they board the planes........

Meals are already screened, but not 100%, and certainly wouldn't involve disassembling sandwiches.

When I said this, I was being comical about the fact that TSA would be patting down sandwiches before you eat them....


User currently offlinecschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8956 times:

Quoting dmt52 (Reply 17):
uoting GEsubsea (Reply 14):
Shoebomber...came out of the same airport....at the end of the day it's always a possibility....paranoia aside ...

No, that was the underwear bomber on a flight from AMS to DTW.

Amazing how the facts get pushed aside by what people believe is true. I once heard a TSA screener at CVG claim the body scanners caught the underwear bomber. Seriously.


User currently offlineGEsubsea From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8894 times:

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 19):
If the reaction to a few needles in a sandwich is "a sleeper cell of a terror group" and "trial runs by terror group" that sure sounds an awful lot like paranoia to me.

Says you....its not paranoia...its about being vigilant concerning the dangers everyone faces in the world today as this can happening anywhere (not just in the airline industry)......my wife is German and even she agrees to a certain extent that an incident like that could have links related to a "borderline" attempt....

However, I do have to agree that it could very well be just a disgruntled employee.....


User currently offlinecsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8804 times:

Quoting PHLJJS (Reply 6):
Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 5):
I would assume a terror group would do more than throw a few needles in some sandwiches, but maybe I'm giving them too much credit.

Could be a test. Trying to see what works, what doesn't and how far they can go before possibly being detected, all in preparation for something bigger. Or, it could just be some sick weirdo decided to put some needles in a couple of sandwiches...

Then it would be a pretty idiotic test. I mean now that needles were found, one can bet that any holes will be tightened up. it would make more sense to try to put some inert substance, or something that might make people sick but leave no obvious evidence, I mean now any successful test, assuming this was one, is now moot.



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User currently offlineTeamInTheSky From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8547 times:

I just have to say that I have been requested DL put sharper cheese in their sandwiches, but this is ridiculous...

In all seriousness, I hope whoever is responsible is held accountable whether this was done accidently or maliciously.

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25 B757forever : That depends on the desired outcome. Maybe it was not a test but instead a diversion?
26 Post contains images ER757 : Agreed - a sick mind to be sure, but a dis-gruntled employee seems the most logical cause. Hope he/she is found and punished. Good one!
27 mop357 : I highly doubt terrorist. I think its more a sick person who finds this funny or just wants their 15 minutes in the spotlight by having one of their
28 goosebayguy : Its tricky to know exactly what the intention was of the person who placed these needles in the sandwich. Maybe they like Turkeys and didn't want them
30 Post contains images oykie : Would it fit saying needless to say in this thread? If so, needless to say you are probably right
31 MasseyBrown : In the old days when unions were younger and more feisty, an incident like this would indicate labor troubles of some sort. These days, who knows if i
32 manny : Its good to see airlines providing their customers with extra stuff for FREE!
33 4holer : I'd venture to say that most people highly doubt it. But the possibility cannot be dismissed right out of hand either. ALL possibilities need to be e
34 rwy04lga : On all 4 four flights? Compare how many Dutch died for America's freedom and how many Americans died for Dutch freedom. Another part of the problem i
35 rwy04lga : Maybe an AMS GG employee is pissed that Delta recently announced that 'Gate Gourmet London' won Delta's 'International Caterer of the Year' award and
36 kgaiflyer : Sounds (to me) like a rest run. The tiniest drop of Ricin on *any* of the needles, and it would be an endgame. My question -- were any of the discover
37 HAWAIIAN932 : It happened. Now the father of the boy on the ATL bound flight who refused to give up the needle because he needed it as evidence in a lawsuit, claims
38 displane : It's one of the things the FBI is looking into. A real coincidence that a father and son on two separate flights find needles. BTW, wasn't it a NW fl
39 NASCARAirforce : That was stupid - should have taken the medical treatment prove the injury and then call their lawyer and make Million$ Really? There would have been
40 jimbobjoe : Ricin doesn't require a needle if it's going to be laced in a sandwich.
41 OOer : The thing is that the kitchen in Amsterdam actually supplies these sandwiches for many other Europe - U.S. flights operated by Delta...not just from A
42 Post contains images mayor : Now, what would needles be doing there in the first place, if we're to believe that they just "fell" into the food?
43 EK413 : I'm astonished many of us find this incident amusing... I certainly ain't laughing about it... Hope they catch the b#stard! EK413
44 klwright69 : Yes I read about this in another story. Two members of the same family making the same discovery on different flights. Before we talk about terrorist
45 HAWK21M : This is a serious incident.....some employee who is trying this stuff to mess with the company that caters.
46 mayor : I would say, if that is the case, that it would do more harm to the carrier than the caterer. Pax don't usually know who makes their food......all th
47 Buyantukhaa : "I am sewing you" might be more appropriate... seriously though, this sounds like either disgruntled catering employee or a "sew-happy" passenger. Li
48 HAWK21M : Arnt there CCTvs when food is packaged......
49 EK413 : Certainly hope not considering that would be invasion of privacy... EK413
50 NASCARAirforce : People do use needles for other things than sticking them in people's sandwiches - yes they have no business anywhere near a kitchen but maybe someon
51 XJetflyer : It was not just Fox, Every other including CNN and all the other guys were saying the same thing!
52 NASCARAirforce : and what were the other news networks around the world outside of the US like the BBC saying? ie somewhere else where they aren't paranoid. If CNN an
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