TikToker Alex Williams said she "didn't want to pay 86.50 for an airport salad."
So she brought what appeared to be a container filled with Chipotle takeout on board.
"I'm in a middle seat and I know for a fact someone is about to hate me," Williams wrote on TikTok.
TikToker Alex Williams sparked a debate by showing off her choice of plane food — a full container of what looked like Chipotle takeout wrapped in a plastic bag.
Williams filmed herself sitting at an airport in a video uploaded on Thursday, August 10. In the video, she explained that she brought a Tupperware of Mexican takeout with her because she "didn't want to pay 86.50 for an airport salad."
"I'm in a middle seat and I know for a fact someone is about to hate me," Williams wrote in her video.
"Im so sorry this plane is about to REEK #chipotle," Williams added in her TikTok video caption, seeming to name the restaurant she bought from.
The video really annoyed some people, who thought it was out of line for Williams to bring her takeout on board.
"Why not eat it before the flight? Eating a full in meal in the poor section of the plane is next level disgusting and inconsiderate," one TikTok user wrote.
"Girl eat it beforehand what's wrong with you," another person commented.
Williams had some supporters, some of whom said it was fair game to bring food on a trip.
"I always take food to the airport/on flights," wrote one TikTok user.
"I'm convinced people who hate on this wish they thought of it because paying that much for airport food is WILD," another TikTok user wrote.
Some people commented that the smell of Chipotle was nothing compared to the other smells on the plane — like that of other people, or diapers.
Other commentators, however, asked practical questions like how she managed to bring her salsa on board and whether that would count as a solid or a liquid.
"How did you get this through TSA?" one person asked.
(TSA guidelines say up to 3.4oz of salsa is permissible.)
The Chipotle official account was a big fan of Williams' idea — obviously.
"This barbie is clever," the account commented on Williams' video on Thursday, August 18.
Williams posted a response to Chipotle on Thursday, gushing about her love for Chipotle.
"I have you multiple times a week, I don't care what anyone says about you. You are my number one, I love you more than anything," she said, tagging the Chipotle account in her video.
Williams did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider, sent outside regular business hours.
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