'It's a bit insulting': he asks for a vegan meal in business class, the crew serves him a... banana

Author: Clark Tos
2023-02-28 13:31:03

A vegan man recently expressed his incomprehension after being given a simple banana for breakfast on board a plane. Details.

Having an ultra-restrictive diet is difficult to reconcile with current consumption patterns.

And if improvements are visible on several levels, people who have banned certain foods by conviction, are still confronted with the lack of inclusiveness of the tertiary sector, starting with the vegans .

A certain Kris Chari can testify to this.

This passenger on a Japan Airline flight recently shared the unpleasant experience he had on board a plane linking Jakarta (Indonesia) to Tokyo ( Japan ).

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He asks for a vegan snack on a plane and only gets a banana

During this 7-hour flight, he could, like all passengers, enjoy a snack, served shortly after take-off, then a full lunch.

Having informed the crew that he was vegan, he thought he could benefit from an alternative solution for the snack, while the other passengers had the choice between several dishes.

« Instead, I was served a single banana “, thus lamented the interested party on the blog flyertalk.com .

Photo credit: Kris Chari

« It's a bit insulting to be served a simple banana when others are entitled to a much more substantial and tasty menu. This seems important to me given the increasing number of vegans and vegetarians ', he added.

Kris Chari then received a dish of “ barely seasoned spaghetti as lunch. A meal that clearly did not satisfy him.

Contacted by the Business Insider site, Japan Airlines wanted to provide some details.

« We apologize for not being able to meet expectations. “, thus declared the airline, while confirming that the banana was indeed the substitute food offered as a snack for special diets.

Source : Business Insider