EasyJet Apologizes for Serving Pork to Jewish Passengers
Low-cost British airline easyJet is apologizing to Jewish passengers after the only food available on a 4 1/2-hour flight from Israel to London was pork.
The airline, which operates most of its flights in Europe, launched the route between London and Tel Aviv in November, promising in-flight menus would include Kosher food.
But that was not the case on a recent flight.
"It is not just Jewish passengers who do not eat pork but Muslim ones, too," passenger Victor Kaufman, 25, tells The Jewish Chronicle.
"It was a little insensitive. I think they need a lesson or two on cultural awareness if they expand their routes into the Middle East."
An easyJet spokeswoman tells the Daily Mail newspaper the incident appears to have been a mistake, with the wrong food carts loaded on the plane. She says the airline's policy bans pork products on the route.
The flight was also supposed to have a vegetarian meal option, she says.
In addition to apologizing to passengers on the flight, the spokeswoman vows the carrier has "done everything we can to ensure that this does not happen again."
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