EasyJet apologizes for offering non-kosher meals to Jewish passengers
Posted on Tuesday 01 March 2011
A culinary mix-up caused Jewish passengers on a London-bound EasyJet flight from Israel to go hungry, reports MSNBC.
The flight lasted for more than four hours, but the only meals on board were ham melts and bacon baguettes, which the passengers could not accept because Judaism forbids eating pork products.
"I think they need a lesson or two on cultural awareness if they expand their routes into the Middle East," 25-year-old Victor Kaufman, who was a passenger on the flight, told the news provider. "It is not just Jewish passengers who do not eat pork, but Muslim ones, too."
EasyJet has since apologized, claiming the plane was stocked with the wrong food canisters.
The airline does offer meals for Muslim and Jewish people, which include egg and tomato sandwiches, mozzarella and tomato paninis, a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel and a chocolate orange cake. The kosher options were introduced last November, according to the news source.
"We can confirm we have done everything we can to ensure that this does not happen again," an EasyJet spokesperson said to the Daily Mail.
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