AN AIRLINE passenger and self-confessed foodie voiced his disappointment after forking out for a “shocker” of a sandwich.

Nick Mosley, from Brighton, was on a Jetstar Airways flight from Bali, Indonesia, to Perth, Australia, when he came across the under-filled lunchtime snack, pictured.

Having been travelling Asia for a number of weeks, and sampling the local delicacies, Mr Mosley said he was looking forward to his deli sandwich trio, which cost nine Australian dollars (£5).

“I had a bit of a craving for a sandwich,” Nick said.

“Having eaten many sandwiches in my life, it wouldn’t have cross my mind to peel back the bread to check the filling.

“However, after the first mouthful of somewhat soggy bread and margarine, peel back I did.

“I paid for it so there is really is no excuse for serving inadequate products.

“It made a petrol station sandwich look like a gastronomic feast.”

Nick, who is managing director of the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival, plies his trade as a food writer and often travels the world looking for the best meals.

And he confesses that while he doesn’t expect airline food to be the best in the world it should meet a certain standard.

“I think airline food, whether it’s included in the ticket price or available to buy on the plane, has to be decent and a fair reflection of the price.

“There are always going to be people on flights who are on longer journeys with connecting flights, so poor food has a direct impact on well-being as well as the wallet.”

Nick has said that while he didn’t complain at first, due to staff being busy, he did make his feelings known on the social media site Twitter.

He posted a photo of his “utterly unappetising sandwich” and Jetstar has now responded and offered Nick a full refund for the sandwich.

A spokesperson for Jetstar Airways, which was formed in 2003, said: “We apologise for the unusual lack of filling in Mr Mosley’s sandwich, and appreciate it did not meet expectations.

“It is unusual. We’ve passed the feedback onto our caterer.”

Nick also spoke about airlines who have good in-flight food, so others don’t suffer his limp lettuce fate.

He said: “EasyJet has a decent food offering, while British Airways has hit gold with its partnership with Marks and Spencer. KLM and Norwegian also have a strong food offering in Europe.”