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If you follow a vegetarian diet, there are usually certain advantages when it comes to flying. Not only do you get served before anybody else, the meals also tend to taste a little better than your usual airline food.
Sadly, though, this preferential treatment is not always the case, as one bloke who ended up being fobbed off with an apple and pear wrapped in clingfilm found out recently.
Journalist James Hogarty got served the mediocre meal when he ordered the vegetarian option on a recent flight with Colombian airline Avianca.
The vegetarian meal on this flight is an apple and a pear wrapped in clingfilm, served with a knife and fork. pic.twitter.com/CT7hypCylb
- Steve Hogarty (@misterbrilliant) November 17, 2017
He was a bit pissed off with what he received and, although the food hardly met the standards you'd hope for, at least Avianca's customer service is a bit better than their vegetarian grub.
The airline responded on Twitter, writing: "Service is our priority, please let us know your flight date/number and also your contact information via DM. This is not our standard so we surely will investigate as soon as possible."
Service is our priority, please let us know your flight date/number and also your contact information via DM. This is not our standard so we surely will investigate as soon as possible. AC
- Avianca (@Avianca) November 17, 2017
But not everyone took the issue seriously:
I asked for a veggie meal on a flight once and this is what I got. At least yours was wrapped pic.twitter.com/1yU8GCceO4
- Dave O'Carroll (@DaveOCarroll) November 18, 2017
Had a banana once. Luckily it was a short flight and we'd pigged out in the airline lounge beforehand.
- Matthew Rees (@reesmf) November 19, 2017
Have you not got what you requested , a vegetarian meal :thumbsup:
- Keezy Whitelaw (@paisleyprince69) November 17, 2017
wow! what's for pudding, a grape?
- Ella (@EllaMclellan) November 17, 2017
We've previously heard how 37 percent of veggies have eaten meat after getting drunk, and some studies claim they're more unhealthy than their carnivorous counterparts. Now this. Who'd want to be veggie, aye?
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