Saturday, July 22, 2017

Not just Air India, KLM also serves veg food to economy flyers

New Delhi: Air India may have been roasted on social media for recently going all-vegetarian in economy class of its domestic flights, but it now emerges the Maharaja is not the only one doing so.
Royal Dutch Airlines KLM serves veg meals to economy class passengers on its India-Amsterdam flights. Unlike AI's short domestic flights that can at most be three hours long, the flying time between Delhi and Amsterdam is almost eight hours.
Nandini Guha, an associate professor at Delhi University, discovered this fact to her surprise while visiting Europe last winter. "I flew Delhi-Amsterdam-Copenhagen on the way out and flew back from Helsinki via Amsterdam. I was travelling economy class and KLM did not serve non-veg meals on its flights to and from Delhi.
We were given the option of choosing either Italian veg or Indian veg. Even alcohol was not served and we were given only juice," Guha, who is in DU's department of English, said.
22/07/17 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India