Airline Passenger’s McDonald’s Craving Costs Them Almost $2,000
If you were to ask me what my favorite thing at McDonald’s was I would tell you the breakfast, no doubt. I have been mourning the loss of all day breakfast since the pandemic kicked off. The McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin and a couple of hash browns really hit the spot for me, especially after a long night if you know what I mean. But, would I pay almost $2,000 for the privilege of eating it? Heck no! That is exactly what happened to a recent airline passenger though.
According to ABC News, a passenger flying from Bali, Indonesia, to Darwin, Australia was caught trying to smuggle in some of that breakfast goodness. The cost of this transgression? A 2,664 Australian dollars (about $1,846 U.S.) fine. Ouch!
The passenger was caught trying to get through security with the forbidden items by biosecurity detecting dog named Zinta. Australia has been extremely cautious in an effort to keep foot and mouth disease out of the country. Because the passenger didn’t declare the foreign meat they were assessed the large fine. Are we really sure McDonald’s uses meat though? Have you seen those pink slime videos!?
The authorities said they will test the meat for hand mouth disease before destroying it.
This story is bizarre for a few reasons. While the flight isn’t long between Bali and Darwin, only two and a half hours, the passenger had plenty of time to eat the breakfast before landing. I love their breakfast as much as the next guy, but who wants to eat it cold? My next thought was they must be bringing it to a friend or family member in the area then. If that were the case there are 3 McDonald’s within 15 minutes of Darwin’s airport, so what would be the point of that?
Or, maybe they bought an entire breakfast and then realized they weren’t hungry? Then they didn’t know you couldn’t bring meat into Australia, which I am sure was announced on the plane or a form was given to passengers, and just walked through thinking it was just another Tuesday? Whatever their thinking was it cost them 18 benjamins in the process. One thing is for sure, I doubt they bring food into another country anytime soon.
What are your theories? Let me know in the comments.