Fury as top airline scraps popular in-flight meals | The Sun

AN AIRLINE has sparked fury after cutting their popular inflight meals.

Qantas airline has stopped offering vegetarian meals on a number of their flights.

Travellers on their domestic routes in Australia will no longer be able to order vegetarian plane food.

These were scrapped during the Covid pandemic and are not being brought back.

Passenger Jon Dee was flying from Adelaide to Sydney when he was told he could only order chicken pie.

He said: “They said it’s one size fits all now – it’s this or nothing for any flight under three and a half hours.

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"For decades I’ve been able to have a vegetarian meal and all of a sudden that’s also collapsed overnight – and there is no reason it should have."

People online were shocked too, with one woman saying: "You'd think they'd err on the side of vegetarian, or even vegan, food as a one-size-fits-all approach since that covers all dietary requirements."

Another agreed: "That’s appalling. If they want to go the one size fits all approach, at least offer everyone vegetarian."

The airline confirmed they would only be offering one meal option.

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They said: "We now offer a single meal/snack option per flight on our shorter flights, such as a chicken pie or a zucchini and onion frittata.

"If the option on a particular flight is not suitable for vegetarians, we try to offer an alternative of a small sweet or savoury snack which is vegetarian."

Passengers on long-haul Qantas flights can still order special meals such as vegan or dairy-free.

But a word of warning – a flight attendant has revealed why requesting a special meal before flying could scupper your chances of a free upgrade.

Flight attendant Neil Jackson, author of Welcome Aboard, told Mail Online: "Crew say veggies hardly ever get upgraded, because there might not be a suitable meal for them up front."

Former Qantas flight attendant Nik Loukas agreed on avoiding a special meal for a free upgrade during a flight.

He told Business Insider: "If there’s a special meal request in your booking, the airline won’t even look at you [to upgrade].

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"Because you've got a dietary requirement, they might not be able to cater for you if they upgrade you."

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