EasyJet Offers Israeli Fliers Choice of Ham or Bacon

Budget carrier sorry for pork-only mix-up
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2011 1:43 AM CST
Updated Feb 23, 2011 5:44 AM CST
"I couldn't eat anything," one passenger complained.   (AP Photo/Corrado Giambalvo)

(Newser) – Just months after launching a Tel Aviv-London service with a kosher menu, EasyJet found itself with nothing to offer hungry Jewish passengers on a 4.5-hour flight but ham melts and bacon baguettes. The airline apologized for the blunder, saying the wrong food canisters had been supplied, the Daily Mail reports. "I think they need a lesson or two on cultural awareness if they expand their routes into the Middle East," said one passenger. "It is not just Jewish passengers who do not eat pork, but Muslim ones, too."

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