Dealing with long-haul flights can be stressful enough without having to worry about what you’re going to eat to get you through it.
You can fill your carry-on hand luggage with food from the airport shops, which could leave you needing to take out a small loan, or rely solely on the in-flight meals – which is always a lottery.
A passenger on a British Airways flight recently slammed the airline for the ‘truly pathetic’ vegetarian option she was served on her journey from Vancouver to London Heathrow.
Posting a picture to Twitter of the uninspiring meal, Carolyn Saunders wrote: “British Airways this is the sad vegetarian meal you saw fit to give me on a long YVR-LHR flight.
“Would you eat this? Would anyone? Plain tofu with plain rice and a baby corn cob from a tin?
“Why do you think vegetarians don’t like food? Please do better.”
British Airways replied to admit the meal looked a ‘little sad’ and asked which meal Carolyn had requested, before saying they’ll ‘make sure this is fed back to our catering team (no pun intended)’.
Director and screenwriter Carolyn added: “The flight attendant saved me by finding me another meal, but this was truly pathetic and happens to vegetarians so often.
“Please tell your caterers we are not rabbits. We like good hearty meals! And we like proper pudding, not just melon.”
When contacted for comment, British Airways said: “We pride ourselves on the quality of the meals we offer on board, and have heavily invested in our catering, in all cabins.
“Customers can pre-order from 14 special meals, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, kosher, low calorie, and low salt options.
“We are in touch with our customer and are investigating with our supplier.”
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