Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd. is underneath hearth from clients after scrapping vegetarian meal choices on short-distance routes, including to a barrage of criticism over delayed and cancelled flights and misplaced baggage.
The transfer sparked anger after a former TV presenter took to Twitter to complain in regards to the lack of vegetarian choices on his two-hour flight from Adelaide to Sydney, with different customers accusing the airline of overlooking the cultural and non secular preferences of fliers to chop prices.
@Qantas simply known as me.
They stated they listened to me and that vegetarian meals is coming again on #Qantas home flights.
Thanks for doing the best factor Qantas 👍 https://t.co/QLgptvOTls
— JON DEE (JonDee.com) (@JonDeeOz) September 22, 2022
Qantas stated in an announcement it now presents a single meal on shorter routes to simplify service supply for its crew, and tries to supply a vegetarian snack if the primary choice isn’t appropriate.
The nationwide service has attracted fury from passengers over months of journey chaos because it struggles to deal with a post-pandemic surge in journey demand.
Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce final month rebuffed calls from unions for him to resign, whereas Chairman Richard Goyder final week defended the airline and its CEO, saying Qantas is “well on the way to fixing” such points.
An Australian Broadcasting Corp. survey in 2019 discovered that just below one in 10 Australians stated they have been both vegetarian, semi-vegetarian or vegan.