No non-veg for AI’s economy class

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jul 2017 08:43:43


NEW DELHI,

WITH an aim to save wastage and extra expenses, Air India has decided not to serve non-veg foods to economy class passengers in its domestic flights from mid-June this year.


In a statement issued by Air India it is said that the decision to cut wastage and cost has been taken to avoid mix-up of vegetarian with non-vegetarian meals. It also eliminates the possibility of mix-up: a non-veg meal getting served to a vegetarian passenger, as it had happened a few times in the past. But the national air carrier clarified that non-vegetarian meals would continue to be served in business and executive class on domestic as well as international flights.


Replying to a question, why no non-veg in only economy class, a spokesperson of Air India told UNI that it’s most of the passengers travel in economy class only.
The number of business and executive class passengers is very low, so the wastage part is almost nil in the said category. That’s why we spared these classes.


The spokesperson again clarified that most of the business and executive class passengers indicate their choice of food in advance and rarely change in onboard. But in case of economy class, very few passengers give their option and a large number of passengers change it once they get boarded. So the problem is with economy class.