Japan’s flag provider has attracted on-line scrutiny over an “underwhelming” vegan meals choice served to a latest passenger: a single banana with a pair of chopsticks.
Japan Airways passenger Kris Chari, who flew enterprise class on a visit from Jakarta, Indonesia, to Tokyo on Feb. 21, lately expressed his disappointment within the in-flight menu on the air journey discussion board FlyerTalk.
Earlier than takeoff at this time my flight attendant confirmed that I ordered VGML and that my breakfast was a banana, by which I mistakenly assumed she meant that breakfast included a banana. When she served the banana after takeoff I assumed it was simply an underwhelming appetizer, however it was in reality the whole meal service!
Chari added that whereas the one banana was “actually good,” it was not what he anticipated. He additionally shared that his lunch was a “barely seasoned spaghetti.”
“It was cute of the crew to serve the banana with chopsticks, although!” quipped Chari.
Primarily based on Japan Airways’ menu, flights embody a snack distributed after takeoff, adopted by lunch. For non-vegan snack choices, passengers might go for seared tuna with a Moroccan-style eggplant salad, two sorts of cheese with orange salsa and a baguette. For lunch, non-vegans might select between grilled beef tenderloin and grilled salmon.
A spokesperson for Japan Airways confirmed with Right this moment that the snack/refreshment for all “particular meals” on the route Chari took was certainly a banana.
In line with the consultant, they’ll “proceed to reply to our menus in gentle of the rising curiosity and various wants of shoppers requesting particular meals, together with the dear suggestions from this buyer.”
On Japan Airways’ web site, “vegetarian vegan meal” is listed underneath particular meal menus with photos displaying salad bowls, a baguette, a halal sorbet and a bigger rice dish, though meals should be ordered when reserving a ticket and are solely supplied on flights departing from Japan from Haneda or Narita.
In an interview with Enterprise Insider, Chari stated he anticipated one thing nearer to a snack, comparable to a sandwich, salad, vegan cheese or a baguette.
“It’s a bit insulting to be served a single banana whereas others are given a much more substantial and flavorful menu,” he was quoted as saying. “It appears particularly necessary given the expansion within the variety of vegans and vegetarians.”
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