Trainee Accountant Victor Kaufman couldn’t believe his ears when he settled into his seat for a budget flight from Israel.
For shortly after take-off, the crew announced they were about to begin serving food – which included bacon baguettes and ham melts.
“It was a little insensitive,” he said. “I think they need a lesson or two on cultural awareness if they expand their routes into the Middle East.” . . .
An easyJet spokeswoman said: “For flights to Israel, easyJet’s standard practice is to offer kosher and vegetarian sandwiches on board.
“We do also offer non-kosher products on board these flights, but it is our policy not to load any pork products.
“It appears that a mistake was made on this flight and that incorrect food canisters were loaded on to the aircraft at Luton.
“We would like to apologise to the passengers and can confirm we have done everything we can to ensure that this does not happen again.”
I’m sure it really was just a mistake; it doesn’t make sense as anything deliberate. But still, ouch.
- Pork only food option on Israel flight (upi.com)
- EasyJet apologizes for bacon and ham sandwich kosher meal on Tel Aviv route (gadling.com)
- EasyJet apologizes for pork sandwiches (jta.org)