A flight attendant is suspended after being filmed eating leftover meals on an Urumqi Air flight en route to north-central China.
Mobile phone footage emerged online showing an air hostess eating from a row of 15 leftover meal boxes at the catering section.
Urumqi Air issued statements over the past two days and confirmed that the air hostess filmed her action for 'entertaining purposes'.
According to Beijing News, the video clip was filmed on a Urumqi Air flight about 45 minutes before landing in Yinchuan Airport at Ningxia Autonomous Region on November 30.
The flight attendant can be seen eating at least one of the 15 opened meals on board. It's said that the meals were the leftovers and had not been eaten by passengers.
As the video being posted on Weibo, a Twitter-like social media platform, Urumqi Air issued a statement on December 7 in response to the incident.
'We confirmed that the air hostess shown in the video to be one of our employees at Urumqi Air. The flight attendant had been handling the leftovers accordingly and had seriously violated our company's regulations.'
Urumqi Air had suspended the air hostess's duties and started a full-on investigation into the matter.
DM_is_biased, Not_yur_business, United States, 2 hours ago
They probably throw the remaining meals away so what if she eats what she wants.
Windschange, NY, United States, 3 hours ago
If the airline paid a decent wage, she would not be forced to eat passenger meals.
StevenMurphy, Sparks, United States, 10 hours ago
We've all done disgusting and extremely embarrassing things, give her a warning and let it go.
Jojo, San Francisco, United States, 9 hours ago
I see nothing disgusting about eating an unused, unclaimed meal.
Dablob, Houston, United States, 11 hours ago