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UK Airline Offers Traif-Only Menu on Israel Flight

Imagine flying from Israel to London on a long, nearly 5 hour flight. Now imagine the meal carts coming down the isle and serving hot fragrant food wafting into your nostrils, your mouth beginning to salivate, only for you to discover that your options are ham & cheese and bacon sandwiches.

WHAT??? Are you kidding me??
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EASYJET has apologised to Jewish customers after the only food served on a flight from Israel was ham melts and bacon baguettes.
Passengers who follow the faith’s ban on eating pork were forced to go hungry for the four-and-a-half hour journey from Tel Aviv to London.

The airline introduced the route in November, proudly promising that in-flight menus would feature kosher food – meeting Jewish dietary laws.

So Victor Kaufman, 25, was flabbergasted when cabin crew announced the meal choices on his flight last weekend.

The trainee accountant told 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.

“It is not just Jewish passengers who do not eat pork but Muslim ones, too.” Victor, of North London, added: “I couldn’t eat anything.”

Yesterday an easyJet spokeswoman said company policy bans even taking pork products aboard planes on the route.

She added: “It appears that a mistake was made on this flight and that incorrect food canisters were loaded.

“We would like to apologise to the passengers.”

H/t to @JYuter on Twitter

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