Virgin Australia Business Class Passenger Complains After Being Served 2-Minute Noodles
When you travel Business Class on a flight, you're probably expecting absolute luxury.
Whether that's champagne on entry or simply a meal containing sufficient delectable ingredients to justify the thousands of dollars spent on the seat, it's certainly a nice experience.
But if you were presented with a snack that would barely cost you more than $5, it's understandable that you might be annoyed.
A passenger travelling on a Virgin Australia flight was shocked to see what was provided during the journey.
Writing on Facebook, the disgruntled flyer wrote: "Two course offering on VA today: Course 1 - Red Wine, Coke no sugar & Snack Bar. Course 2 - fantastic noodles."
The person's friends were similarly taken aback by the measly offering.
According to News Corp, one person wrote: "Omg I thought this was a joke but then realised that's actually on a plane."
Another added: "Wow, that was my 'studying for final exams' meal pack."
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A third said: "Omg that's appalling. I know it's 'first world problems' but if you are paying for a premium product then you should receive a premium product."
The coronavirus pandemic has reportedly caused a shortage in supplies for its flights and passengers have been urged to bring things onboard with them to ensure they don't go hungry.
A spokesperson for Virgin Australia says while the two-minute noodles aren't ideal, especially for a Business Class passenger, the snack is designed to have as little interaction between flight crew and flyers.
"This service includes a snack and drink for all guests across both cabins, and is designed to minimise contact between guests and crew," they said.
"As travel demand begins to increase we are exploring the possibilities for our onboard business class offering, whilst continuing to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our guests and crew.
"We are also re-imagining what our onboard catering offer will be longer-term, and are looking forward to developing a new experience to suit customer needs."
It comes as Virgin Australia CEO Paul Scurrah resigns from his post.
Administrator Deloitte has confirmed the boss will depart from the job as the company prepares to be handed over to US private equity firm Bain Capital.
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