SINGAPORE: Singapore Airways (SIA) is once more dealing with backlash over its in-flight meals after a netizen shared photographs of the airline’s financial system class meals on social media, criticizing the meals for showing shabby and low cost.
The photographs had been initially posted on the Singapore Atrium Sale Fb web page and had been later cross-posted to the HardwareZone on-line discussion board. Evaluating SIA’s financial system class meals to these of EVA Air on a Singapore to Taipei flight, the netizen who posted the photographs identified that SIA’s meals not embody contemporary fruit, desserts or desserts and are served in low cost plastic bins.
He additionally shared photographs of SIA’s financial system class meals earlier than the pandemic, together with a field of fruit, chocolate cake, and contemporary meal packs with butter and jam.
The submit shortly gained traction and sparked discussions amongst netizens, who criticized SIA for declining requirements however rising costs. Many additionally commented that the meals seemed shabby and unappetizing, with some even evaluating them to pet food.
Some netizens went so far as to share photographs of ready-to-eat meals in comfort shops, stating that aeroplane meals seemed much more pathetic.
An SIA spokesperson has informed the press that the corporate is grateful for and welcomes passenger suggestions. He famous that SIA works intently with home and worldwide catering companions to arrange in-flight meals that rotate a various menu of staples, together with fashionable native favourites and worldwide dishes.
The spokesperson added that SIA would conduct a complete evaluation earlier than launching a brand new menu and also will conduct common critiques with its catering companions to make sure the usual of meals. The corporate may also take passenger suggestions into consideration when planning new meals.
This isn’t the primary time that SIA has confronted criticism over its in-flight meals. In 2019, a video of a passenger complaining in regards to the portion dimension of a meal on an SIA flight went viral, prompting the airline to difficulty an apology and promise to evaluation its catering companies.
The airline additionally confronted backlash in 2020 for serving financial system class passengers meals in sealed bins, which some passengers claimed made the meals look unappetizing and chilly.
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