Maggots Rained from an Overhead Bin on a Delta Flight Bound for Detroit

by Anthony Losanno

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Delta Air Lines flight DL133 had more than passengers onboard as it made its way from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) on Tuesday. About an hour after takeoff, maggots fell from an overhead bin and all over the passengers sitting below.

The Airbus A330 had reached a cruising altitude of 33,000 feet when maggots began to fall on the disgusted Economy Class passengers. An infested fish packed into a carry-on bag was the culprit. The plane returned to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and the passenger was detained. Their bag (along with the fish) was burned.

DL 133 Flight Status

All passengers were forced to deplane as a result of the infestation. The flight was then cancelled and passengers were given 8,000 SkyMiles as well as hotel room and meal vouchers if they were not at their home airport.

AMS to DTW reversed course 1 hour in due to “rotten fish and maggots”
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The story was relayed on Reddit and passengers sounded off about the disgusting incident. The comments make it a worthwhile read. Two sum up the situation well:

So I was on this unfortunate flight lol. My family and I were in the row directly in front of the maggots. The lady right behind us told the flight attendants the maggots were falling on her head. Ugh. I turned around and they were wiggling around on the seat. They moved us further in front though.”

One of our carry-on bags was right near the disgusting one so at the end of the flight when I went to get it after checking it over thoroughly, the passenger in question was still sitting there and didn’t exit the plane. So assuming some kind of consequences but unclear what. Also apparently it was wrapped in newspaper. Absolutely gross.”

Anthony’s Take: I’m not afraid of bugs or particularly squeamish, but this is disgusting. There are some things that do not belong in your carry-on bags.

(Featured Image Credit: Bernd_Dittrich.)

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