PUNE: With Air India (AI) declaring that they would no longer be serving non-vegetarian food to economy class passengers on domestic flights, several passengers of the airline are now thinking of switching their airline preference.
Some passengers said that they will not use this flight service again and some are thankful as they will not have to eat stale food.
A senior Air India official said on THE condition of anonymity, “Seventy per cent of their meal is vegetarian. Most Indian passengers opt for vegetarian meals and there are hardly any takers for non-vegetarian meals. Also, you can’t serve non-vegetarian to a vegetarian but vice versa is possible.”
“No official statement has come from the Air India authorities. I have only read about it in the newspapers, so far. Therefore, I won’t be able to comment on it as long as Air India does not issue any circular regarding it,” said Suhas Jadhav, Station Manager Air India, Pune.
Nirbhay Anand (35) IT professional, said, “I prefer non-vegetarian meal on an Air India flight, so now I have decided not to book ticket with AI. Also if they are not going to serve non-vegetarian food, they have to reduce flight charges.”
Dipti Sharma (25), a banker, said, “It is not a good decision on part of the national air carrier. While travelling, I like to eat but it will be disappointing that henceforth, I won’t get any non-vegetarian food on Air India flight.”
IT professional Purnendu Sinha (28) said, “The decision is good because they served stale chicken curry and egg curry.”