On Boxing Day, Air Malta flight KM 615 from Rome Fiumicino to Malta via Reggio, scheduled to leave at 7.30 p.m., was delayed by one hour and 23 minutes, after someone apparently attempted to smuggle a kitten on board.

At 8.30 p.m., after having been on the plane for 90 minutes, Air Malta offered us a small roll and a tiny glass of water.

The plane started taxing out of its parking position at 8.53 p.m.

On its website, Air Malta states that for "flights between one hour 20 minutes and two hours" passengers are offered "cold breakfast or a heavy snack".

We were offered absolutely nothing.

After leaving Reggio we were given a small bag of biscuits and a glass of juice. An attempt by a passenger to buy a cup of coffee proved futile.

We arrived in Malta at 11.07 p.m. after having been on the plane for over four hours. Several attempts to contact Air Malta's customer care by phone on Saturday and Monday proved futile.

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